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    H120 loader lift capacity

    Hey all.. I think JD is sand bagging with their reported loader lift capacities. I assume they do that to keep people from doing dumb/dangerous things with their machines that they could somehow get sued for. I did a rudimentary lift test moving bags of mulch this weekend. 15 bags of mulch at 40.5lbs per bag + a 40lb pallet plus my 42" HLA forks at 315lbs = a fairly accurate 963lbs. I got that load up to a very usable height of about 3ft before the pump said no more. I drove about 60 yards with that load over uneven ground with no problem. Based on the speed of the lift. I think it could have taken another 50 to 100lbs. I'd say the real world max dead lift to a safe usable height with forks is right at 1000lbs but if you had to get 1100lbs off the ground to a foot or so I think it could do it. Very impressive for this class if tractor. Just the bucket and a 1200lb lift wouldn't surprise me after my experience with the forks.
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    Where is the sandbagging?

    They list the H120 as being capable of lifting 944 lbs up to 59" when it's mounted on a 1023E. You got 20 lbs more than that but only up to ~36".

    That sounds like it's pretty much dead on with the specs.

    Deere doesn't list any specs for loaders for 12" off the ground. They only list a weight for max height and for 59". I wouldn't be surprised at all if you could lift 1100 lbs a couple of inches.

    My H130 is listed as capable of lifting 1275 lbs up to 59" but I can lift a ton of wood pellets + the pallet about 1/2" off the ground. Unfortunately, there is about a 2" lip going from my driveway into my garage so I still have to unload some of them to get them inside.
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    I never paid attention to what they say it will life. If it can lift it, great. If not, then I know I have to take some weight off.
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    I would guess the listed capacity has something to do with the front axles more than the loader itself.
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    [QUOTE=JimR;1822321]Where is the sandbagging?

    They list the H120 as being capable of lifting 944 lbs up to 59" when it's mounted on a 1023E. You got 20 lbs more than that but only up to ~36".

    That sounds like it's pretty much dead on with the specs.

    ^^ yeah.. I suppose that's about right eh.. My thinking was more about the fact that much of that weight was sticking way out past the front of the loader arms at front edge of the pallet. If it was a dead lift in the bucket. I think the 944lb capacity could be well exceeded. That's more what I meant by sand bagging a bit but didn't explain very well.. I Dunno'. Was just an observation.
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