Who can clue me up on the exact difference between an "IT" and the standard loader....aside from the obvious quick hitch fitted loader arms. The reason I ask (apart from wanting to buy one) is one person told me the IT's where not so good at digging and levelling. We do a lot of commercial pads with "eFFie" the 938F and it performs brilliantly for the general cleanup, load out and pad prep down to 3/8" or better. I'm looking at the IT because I need forks for 4000lbs.....but if the IT is not such a goodera earthmover would I be better off putting a quick hitch on the standard loader???
The city here has an IT28 and the operator there told me it works fine as a loader...but he does general cleanup stuff and not cut/fill of pads with lasers and the like.
BTW: Poor old eFFie is in the Cat house getting the tranny done ...15,000 hrs and its the first major mechanicals. It was getting a big hesitant going in and out of gear and we found a few pressures down. Nothing serious was the report from the mechanic yesterday. Not bad for one of those useless throw away 3116 engines either