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Build It Yourself Skid Steer Loader
"You can save two to five thousand dollars off the list price of a new skid steer loader by building it yourself," says Dennis Miller, president of Power Equipment Corp., Minnetonka, Minn., manufacturer of a new full-size skid steer loader kit.
"With the poor economy, people can really save by building their own," says Miller. "Everything needed to build it comes in two 4 by 2 by 6 ft. boxes and can be put together in 15 to 30 hours. No welding, machining or painting required. You just bolt the components together and connect the hoses."
Three skid steer kits are available. One's equipped with an 18-hp Kohler gas engine, another with a 25 hp. air-cooled gas engine, and the third has a 22 hp 3-cyl Yanmar diesel.
The largest 25-hp. model is equipped with 27 by 8.5 by 15.6 ply tires, bucket seats, complete instrumentation and quick-change attachment bars. Optional equipment includes flotation tires, an auxiliary hydraulic package and a wide array of buckets and related add-on tools.
To build, preassembled chain cases are bolted to the main chassis. Then the load arm-hydraulic reservoir, engine, and pumps are put in place. The engine and pump come completely assembled.
The model 550 with a 2-cyl., 25-hp engine sells for $6,595.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Power Equipment Corp., 134 Opus Center, 9900 Bren Rd. East, Minnetonka, MN 55343 (nh 612 433-80841.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2