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Hough HU Loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Andyinchville, May 31, 2005.

  1. Andyinchville

    Andyinchville LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    HI All,

    I have the chance to buy an older Hough HU loader in decent condition for only $1000....It has a 6 cyl gas engine and 4WD, rear steer....It does need a little work but not much at all....It weighs about 13,500 lbs.....How well would this work for pushing over trees? Has anybody here used a wheel loader to push over trees?....I have a property I'd like like to remove some trees on and was wondering if this would be a good cheap way to do it or should I just get the back hoe that I really want (of course that is way more expensive)....I kinda think the price is so good I may just do it to have it anyways.

    Thanks for any and all help / opinions

  2. RedWolf

    RedWolf Banned
    Posts: 280

    My father has one.I use it to push over trees and grade piles of dirt and it works great.the one my father has the motor is a flat head six.but it has the power to knock down trees and load stone and dirt in my dump truck.if all the guy wants is a grand then go for it.its a steal.

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