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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

    Dec 27, 2009
    Maintenance Planner, mining equipment
    Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
    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!

    Fowler crane loader (1).jpg Fowler crane loader.jpg Fowler crane loader (2).jpg
  2. maddog

    maddog Senior Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    middle TN
    My one concern would be.... when something let loose what a head ache, still kinda neat though