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Loader kit for a crane

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by Aussie John, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Aussie John

    Aussie John Well-Known Member

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    This is a Fowler crane from the 1940's based on an IH Farmall farm tractor with a front loading bucket attachment. These cranes were built on an assortment of farm tractors in Melbourne. I also found a photo from the Melbourne Museum of a Massey Harris with a similar set-up. May be basic but would have been easier and more efficient than shovelling a load of gravel onto a truck by hand!

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  2. maddog

    maddog Senior Member

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    My one concern would be.... when something let loose what a head ache, still kinda neat though