My dad owns a 926 we use for snow removal, and at work we have a couple 926Es I've operated over the years... I honestly can't tell the difference between a 926 and 926E other than the 926Es at work are equipped with blinkers/4 way flashers... other than that it's the exact same machine... Same engine, same boom and linkage, same cab, same everything!
But there is apparently a weight difference according to the City of Winnipeg who (in their infinite wisdom) classifies the 926 as a J2 Class loader on snow removal and the 926E is a J3 class loader BECAUSE OF WEIGHT... It really makes me upset because we're totally gettin' screwed by the system... Our loader goes out there and works just as good as the J3 class machines, most of the time we do MORE WORK but get paid LESS MONEY. on top of that, the J2 machines don't get called out to work as much! All because of a little weight which doesn't even affect our performance on snow removal.
We asked them if we could be J3 class if we got a bigger bucket or bigger counterweight... they said NO DICE.
Anyone got serial number plates off of a burnt/salvaged 926E? Desperate times call for desperate measures.