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Waldon 5100

Discussion in 'Compact Wheel Loaders' started by Dan Kleisle, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. Dan Kleisle

    Dan Kleisle New Member

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    Good Morning .
    I just picked up a Waldon 5100 .
    It runs and moves but needs some TLC .
    the nameplate on the right/passenger side is missing ( so no serial number )
    It's a 4 cylinder diesel ( Ford I think) .
    Just looking for some back round information ( Factory won't tell me anything without serial number)
    Questions are :
    What year did they start with model 5100 ?
    How can I verify what Ford engine ?
    Where else would there be a serial number ?
    Any one have some generic 5100 operator/repair manuals ?
    I'll try to post a couple pics .

    Thanks!
    Dan K.
     

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  2. Dan Kleisle

    Dan Kleisle New Member

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  3. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

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    Can't be of any help but we had one of those years ago stop at the shop before sending it to auction. What got me is on the one we had there was not much room for operator. Don't think anyone over 190 pounds would have fit behind the steering wheel!
     
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  4. Steve Bowman

    Steve Bowman Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, not much help.

    Here's my waldon 7000
    Not sure on the serial number. I was in the same shape, but luckily I had access to the previous owners records which included serial number.
     

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  5. Dan Kleisle

    Dan Kleisle New Member

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    Good Afternoon .
    I was able to find the serial number and an owner's manual .
    But !
    The engine is not what it left the factory with , So I'm still unsure of what the motor is !

    Thanks! Dan k.
     
  6. lake side bob

    lake side bob Well-Known Member

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    I have one, have done a lot of work to it.
    rebuilt it.
    Built a cab for it, the cab is small for a big person but I am comfortable in it.
    Installed locking differentials in both axles, what a difference that made.
    Installed a skid steer quick attachment on it.
    It has a 3 cylinder Deutz 47.5 HP diesel
    Changed out the Vector Hyd Pump insides for more travel speed, now it travels upto 12 MPH, in high range, still has strong power in low range.
    I like it, does not have much power to load up bucket in a pit face, might work better with teeth on the bucket. I can get a full bucket loading up from a pile a truck dumped.
    The tires will dig holes loading a bucket from pit face with locking differentials, before that the loader would just bounce off the pit face, no penatration into bank face. Skid steers would humiliate it loading a bucket, not anymore.