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I own a JD5525 tractor and would like to purchase a loader for it. I want to understand all my options, JD models as well as others. I have seen a Massey Ferguson 1070 Loader for sale by private party and wonder if it is compatible with my JD 5525 tractor.
Your insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to DT Craig,

Used loaders in decent shape are very hard to come by-they are usually beat to crap. There are several options for you from various sources including the #563 JD Loader or the #542 JD Loader. Here is a couple used ones on TractorHouse: http://www.tractorhouse.com/list/list.aspx?ETID=1&Manu=JOHN+DEERE&Mdltxt=563&mdlx=exact

Since these loaders fit different tractors, you must make sure it has the proper brackets for your tractor if you buy used.

Aftermarket companies include (there are more...just can't think of them now):

Woods
Westendorf
Quicke
Koyker
 

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542 Loader

Hi C raig: Have you found a loader yet? I have a 542 loader, slightly used, that I am sellling. The brackets will fit your tractor. If interested, let me know.

Happy Holidays!!!

Kevin
 

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Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of tractors have loaders and a tractor with a loader is worth a lot more so typically a seller will not break up a set. Finding an orphan loader is nearly impossible and unfortunately your tractor may be doomed to be a spinster unless you are willing to by a new loader. That can be a tough pill to swallow on an older tractor.
 

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Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of tractors have loaders and a tractor with a loader is worth a lot more so typically a seller will not break up a set. Finding an orphan loader is nearly impossible and unfortunately your tractor may be doomed to be a spinster unless you are willing to by a new loader. That can be a tough pill to swallow on an older tractor.
When I sold my JD 2030 Gas tractor with an aftermarket loader (Freeman), I offered to separate ONLY if the loader sold first (which it did). I did not want to be stuck with an obsolete loader that I could not even demonstate.

When the JD 2030 diesel with JD 245SL loader goes up for sale I will again offer to separate ONLY if loader sells first.

If you think you may EVER sell your JD 5525 get a JD loader for it. People shy away from loaders of other brand tractors adapted to work. That's worse than going aftermarket in my opinion. The good news is JD normally makes mounts for the new model loaders to back fit to older model tractors.
 
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