I figured I would share my experience buying, installing, dismounting, and re-mounting the Deere D120 loader on my 1023e.
I couldn't find much info when I was researching this loader model, as this isn't a popular option... so I hope this helps others considering the difference in models.
My dealer had to order this for me. It came from Mexico by truck to them, and in my truck to me.
Why I chose this loader over the 120R or H120 is spelled out in other threads.
I was given great advice and information about those other two, I considered that information, did some research, and chose the D120 for my needs.
I'm not looking to debate the superiority or cost effectiveness of those other loaders in this thread, I just want to share some information about the D120 model.
I bought this loader "cash and carry" on a pallet that fit in the 5.5' bed of my pickup. (I did remove it from the pallet and lay it down in the bed for safety sake)
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I was a little disappointed that it was missing 2 bucket pins, 2 spacers, and 3 nuts... The hardware bag had worn a hole in transit and they must have fallen out.
(Imagine one of those hitting your windshield at 65MPH)
My salesman checked into it, and got the parts shipped directly to my home a few days later. It is nice to work with a dealer that cares...they got it all right the first time.
When I got it home, I noticed rust inside the pin bores where the loader attaches, and some globs of extra powder coating in there too. I spent about 20 minutes with some green pads and a little sandpaper on a drill, and honed them out to clean steel.
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