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    Front End Loader for 855 tractor

    I have a 1989 model year 855 tractor. Can anyone tell me what the model number would be for a front end loader for this tractor. I would need the entire setup. Looking to buy something used & don't really know where to look for one or what to shop for. Thanks.

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    I believe it's a model 70A. I've got a friend who's in the same predicament as you. I started a thread last year searching for one and nothing has come up. Kenny said that the're extremly hard to find............and if you find one...........it would be in pretty rough shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling40man View Post
    I believe it's a model 70A. I've got a friend who's in the same predicament as you. I started a thread last year searching for one and nothing has come up. Kenny said that the're extremly hard to find............and if you find one...........it would be in pretty rough shape.

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    Thanks. At least now I know what I'm looking for in terms of a model number. I've got no pressing need on finding one, but I will keep my eyes open. A few years back I kept trying to find a front snow blade fo my 855. Took a long time but I finally found one from a private seller about two hours from my house & it was in really great shape except for one hose I had to replace. You just never know what your going to find out there.

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    Sadly, there are far more tractors without loaders than loaders without tractors. While it is not an impossible task, it is difficult and likely to be pricey. It is usually cheaper to buy a tractor with a loader, than to buy them separately. If your search stretches out, you can always take a look aftermarket, ie. Woods, Westendorf, Koyker. I see tractors priced all the time that if one added a mower and loader, the total price would be close to new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndrmyr View Post
    Sadly, there are far more tractors without loaders than loaders without tractors. While it is not an impossible task, it is difficult and likely to be pricey. It is usually cheaper to buy a tractor with a loader, than to buy them separately. If your search stretches out, you can always take a look aftermarket, ie. Woods, Westendorf, Koyker. I see tractors priced all the time that if one added a mower and loader, the total price would be close to new.
    I think your right on the priceing & the difficulty in finding one. But I did a quick search for Non Deere loaders & found at least one aftermarket brand but can't recall the name. I think it was KeroKey or something like that. They had one ranging from about $2,900 to $5,000 depending on how you were equipping it. So there are aftermarket rigs available. But if I could find a small Garden tractor that had a loader on it & in good shape I would buy it. I'm not in any heavy duty need for it, but I see some jobs that I might want to tackle if I had a loader. And the alternative for me would be to just go out & hire a landscaper or construction contractor to do the task at hand & be done with it. The problem with some of these attachments is that you see yourself doing all sorts of things with it, but in the end you do the one or two jobs & it's game over. On the other hand if your always in need for a bucket, then that's a different story.

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    I know two people who have acquired 855's, one just a couple of weeks ago, both with loaders, one also with the backhoe. The 70A loader is a very nice loader and is capable of doing a lot. Prior to owning, it is difficult to imagine everything that a loader can accomplish, but, it is almost like having person. You can easily accomplish that which would be impossible or difficult for a single man to accomplish alone. That being said. the next best attachment for a loader is pallet forks, even if just the clamp or chain on kind. They allow handling of large objects or bulky objects such as piles of brush. I know guys who use forks much more than their buckets. Food for thought, but personally, I can't imagine any tractor other than very big tillage, meeting it's maximum utility without a loader.
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    My 855 (1987) came with a model 52 loader.
    Works fine.
    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog View Post
    I have a 1989 model year 855 tractor. Can anyone tell me what the model number would be for a front end loader for this tractor. I would need the entire setup. Looking to buy something used & don't really know where to look for one or what to shop for. Thanks.
    Check out Westendorf loaders at Front-End Tractor Loaders by Westendorf: Shade Canopy, Snow Plow, Hay Equipment they claim they make loaders to fit almost any make or model and all of their loaders are quick attach I believe. They claim to be better than a OEM loader.

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    This is the one that Westendorf recommends for the 855 TA-55: Westendorf Front-End Tractor Loader
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling40man View Post
    I believe it's a model 70A. I've got a friend who's in the same predicament as you. I started a thread last year searching for one and nothing has come up. Kenny said that the're extremly hard to find............and if you find one...........it would be in pretty rough shape.

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    The 70A is the correct FEL for the 855. I searched for about a year until I found one in another state. It was in perfect condition and I paid $2100 for it 3 years ago. I will never own a tractor without a FEL again, changes the usefulness of the machine dramatically. The 70A is a nice loader that seems perfectly matched for the 855 so keep looking and be willing to pay when one eventually comes up.
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