Well Iíve been looking for over a year for a front end loader for my 855 with no luck.
The new ones from places like Westendorf and such are WAY out of my league. So this
morning I found a Johnson Workhorse B400-model 30 loader with a 54Ē material bucket
for $1600 and dragged it home with me.
Now the kickerÖÖ.it is made for a 850/950 and was mounted to a 950. Johnson has
been bought and sold so many times in the last 50 years that they seem to have been
absorbed and no one seems to know anything about them. Obvously the 850 and 855
have different ways of mounting the loader and the hydraulics are different.
The Johnson FEL has a two-lever control and manifold mounted on the right upright and
the 855 has a (SCV) selective control valve. Iím assuming that I donít need to use the
two-lever manifold if I have a tractor with the SCV, right?
As far as mounting the frame up to the tractor, well there is no way I can find adaptors for
it so Iíll have to fabricate something so I can mount it to my 855. Iíd like to be able to rig
some sort of a quick disconnect it with it and if anyone has had any experience mounting
FELís up to you compact Iíd sure like to here about it.
Thatís about enough for now, but again, Iíd like to hear any thoughts about using this unit
with my tractor.