Yes it would.There is the weight balance and of courseit would look completely dorky without a loader.
Gord, I've had my 1026R for less than a week, and I'll admit that it hasn't moved any dirt yet. I only have weekends to play, and I'm kind of getting to know the tractor first.I am now considering the 260 Backhoe myself and I too wondered how and where this sub frame bolted up. I was aware the mower deck could be installed at the same time as the 260BH and i have yet to see any pictures of the sub-frame other than the one posted above. For the like of me though, I couldn't see a reason for having both the mower and the 260BH installed at the same time other then to save storage space at night. The tractor has limited ground clearance as it is.
In my opinion, unfortunately, the brackets around the FEL mount looks like an unsightly afterthought. It sure looks like a candidate for green paint!! When you get some seat time with the 260BH, I'd like to know how it performed and jst as importantly, where its weak. I know its not a full sized excavator but the sales team keep telling me I'd be surprised as long as I am patient as the hydraulics are slower. My concern is its ability to pull out large stumps and move rocks to clear property. I cant justify the $7400Cdn unless it does what I need it to do, which is to clear land for finishing, garage foundation and top finishing. I'd also be curious to see any pictures of a mechanical thumb if you have one.
In the meantime, the missus says I will have to wait for the 260BH (spent over 25k on this new toy so far in the last two months), so I will have to be satisfied to read with envy for now.
Thank you very much for that picture. Could I perhaps see a few more?
Here are some more photos I had taken of the BH subframe. You'll also notice that the clearance between the frame and the rear tire will not allow chains to be used as it is. Maybe wheel spacers would help, but I'm not sure.Thank you very much for that picture. Could I perhaps see a few more?
It's a pretty thin temp cap that probably came on the tractor and it doesn't cover the entire shaft. It's about a inch short. There's one on the rear PTO also. I'll be looking for something better in the future.Great pictures.
One thing i did notice is you have a "cap" covering you mid pto. I know this came up in one of the other threads, and some of use were looking to protect the mid pto when not in use. Does this have a part # on it, or is it like we may have discovered in the other post that is is just a temp cap for transportation? (and being you did not get a MMM they did not remove it)
Thanks, and I was planning to do just that. I've had the BH off, but only a few inches for curiosity, I didn't even disconnect the hydraulic hoses. I didn't want to drip too much fluid on my first day.Can we get some pictures of the back of the tractor without the BH installed when you get the opportunity? Thanks :thumbup1gif:
This is a great thread for those who are interested in a BH on a 1000 series.
Here you go.Can we get some pictures of the back of the tractor without the BH installed when you get the opportunity? Thanks :thumbup1gif:
Welcome,I know this is an old thread but I am considering getting a 260BH for my 1026. Great pictures of the sub frame and how it's installed. One concern I have now is the clearance on the rear tires. I use rear chains in the winter and the BH could be a show stopper for me if I can't use them. Has anyone here used chains with the sub frame on? Guess I could remove the sub frame for the winter but I assume that's not an easy job either. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Did they change the mounting framework for the MY2013 1025R 260 BH? I have yet to have any chain rub? I do not seem to have any issues. And no spacers.Welcome,
There are quite a few threads about using chains, if you search the term "spacers" you should find some. I think to play it however-it's best to get some 1-1/2" spacers to increase the clearance to the subframe.