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This is a nicely running unit with the original Hercules six cylinder engine and 6 volt starting and charging system. Although they do not show in the pictures, I have all the side panels that are removed in these photos. This is a two wheel drive, two wheel brake, manual steering, unit. The bucket is power up, and gravity down. I believe the bucket is approximately a 3/4 yard capacity. I'm the second owner. It was at this coal yard it's whole life, and never worked construction. It just loaded coal into trucks, hence the longer arms on the bucket. I have the original manuals that came with it. It always starts up and runs, even if it sits for five or six months. Since I rarely use it, I decided to let it go to someone who may be looking for one of these units. The gas tank is located in front of the steering wheel, and the sheet metal in front of that has been pushed in a bit. I would think it can be easily straightened out. I did use the built in gas tank at first, but ran it so little the gas would go bad. I drained out that tank and use a portable tank on top behind the drivers seat when I run it.The Payloader is located on the south side of Chicago near the Skyway and connections to route 94. Transportation will be the buyers responsibility. The unit will drive up onto a trailer or whatever as long as ramps are available.Please ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them. I imagine the unit was made in Libertyville, IL, where the Hough Co. was located for many years.
On Mar-25-11 at 07:50:58 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have looked up the weight in the HFH Manual and it is listed as 12,250 lbs. The long arms give it extra weight. It should clear a height of 10'6" for dumping it says. Overall length is 19'5". Wheelbase is 68-1/2". Standard bucket capacity for this model is nine-tenths of a cubic yard, but I don't know if this is the standard bucket. Engine should be the Hercules QXD-3. I cannot find the tag on the engine to verify that. The operators manual and the parts manual go with the Payloader. Please ask any questions and I will try to answer quickly.