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|Jim Harmon||Will a "Bushhog" front end loader work on a Ford 3000 Diesel? What size loader? Are ROPS available for this tractor?
|cockshuttguy||My 2 cents worth- Unless you are going to do light work I would not put a loader on my 3000.
The front ends are not designed strongly enough for a loader. I have a 3000 and would not put a loader on it. A 4000 or 5000 yes, they have a different front end structure.
|Don||and more 2 cents' worth:
While I would tend to agree with the cockshuttguy if talking about a lighter, fast detatch type loader,
I've had a 1969 Ford 3 cyl.diesel for about 7 years now, one that I bought BECAUSE it had a heavy frame loader already attached.
In the same official manual, they give the "maximum permissable load" ratings for the size tires that I'm now using as: 1560# x 2 @ 36psi for the front, and
This works out very well as the lift capacity of the loader is given as 2200# at full height, a condition I never try to come close to approaching,
I wouldn't recommend using anything less than that amount of ballast as the recommended counterbalance weight for this loader is given
|mike w||what is the model# for ford 3000? i am looking for a loader without much luck.thanks
|cockshuttguy||Sorry I can't help with a number. I've seen very few satisfied 3000's with loaders. Maybe if you are doing just light work you could get by. I've seen a few tore up and broken from having a loader attached. The front end is a sweep type and not too good for loaders. A call to your local AGCO dealer will help you with the numbers for loaders that fit a 3000. Hope this helps.
I've found that an industrial loader is best for someone like me who has little experience with loaders and reef on it too hard now and then.
I have a MF 30 with an industrial loader (a beast) and it has taken the beating so far.
PS- Our 3000 is a family heirloom and I would never put a loader on it. My 2 cents.
|pamc1950||My husband has his fathers 1969 Ford 3000 tractor and we purchased a used manure front end loader bucket type. Will this hurt the tractor? Also the end loader is yellow and we need some parts but don't have a clue who made the end loader. Can you help?
|sftd||I would definitely recommend one - my family has a 60 something 3000 with a bushhog front loader. While the weight has drawbacks such as harder steering, sinks into the mud faster, and doesn't pick up dirt as well as a proper loader, the front bucket adds exponential usefulness: everything from helping push the machine out of the mud (out land is wet), grading, moving small amounts of dirt, hoisting, loading items into trucks, pulling out fence posts, if you are in a tight area you can use the loader to lift the front wheels off the ground and then really crank the wheels - endless uses.
|Peter||Have had a loader on our 3000 since the 70's and NO PROBLEMS....just replaced the cylinder seals once and thats it. Also have the full weights on the rear wheels.....not sure how wide the bucket is but its wider than the track of the tractor. Only thing I was wondering and how I ended up on this page is if there is a different rim/tire setup for the loader to more evenly distribute the weight on the front and not have the sidewalls roll or deform when turning?
|Goode Hill||A guy wants to sell me a front end loader from a 64 4000. Wondering if it would work on my 71 3 cyl. 3000?
|Crowman7||I'm not sure why cockshuttguy has such an issue with putting an FEL on a 3000, but I have had no problems except with the loader itself which was in bad shape when I got it and had been abused. The 3000 is a pretty solid machine and seems to handle the loader quite well.
|Joe Hoag||I have a 1968 Ford 3000 gas powered with a Ford heavy duty loader. The loader pump is driven off the front of the engine and is deciated to the loader. The loader is fast and strong. I made a 3 point hitch 55 gal. drum filled with cement counterweight (1180 lbs.) for loader use, tires are loaded as well. Works well with no complaints. I don't think I'd be as happy if it didn't have power steering.