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#1 wj-ihc

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:32 PM

I recently acquired this skid steer. It seems to be in pretty good mechanical condition. From what I've been told, it was originally equipped with a v4 wisconsin, which went bad and the previous owner installed a flat head jeep engine. In doing so he cut out a piece of box tubing running across the back and installed a radiator. This engine runs and everything seems to work OK. He said that one of the main drive chains had a tendency to jump when you butted it up against something or really tried to push with it. So what do you guys know about these machines. I havent been able to find much. Did IH make the whole machine? Was is a payline piece or an ag product? What are the pros and cons? Etc, etc. Thanks

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:17 PM

I know the 4100 series was built by Hydra-Mac in Thief River Falls, MN. I believe the unit you have also is a Hydra-Mac. Hydra-Mac is no longer around I believe they were purchased by Gehl. But not sure. Sounds like your drive chains are out of adjustment or totally streched.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:26 PM

:rolleyes: I`ve got a 3300 B , next size bigger . it does what I need it to do , had it for 5 years . Wisconsin V 4 , 47 horse power . Your CASE-IH parts man will laugh when you ask him about parts . So far I`ve been able to make parts and fix every thing myself . Jensales in Minnasota has all the manuals you will ever need , look them up in your computer . BE CAREFUL they want to tip over side ways when the back end comes off the ground very far. GOOD LUCK ....

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 05:59 AM

:rolleyes: I`ve got a 3300 B , next size bigger . it does what I need it to do , had it for 5 years . Wisconsin V 4 , 47 horse power . Your CASE-IH parts man will laugh when you ask him about parts . So far I`ve been able to make parts and fix every thing myself . Jensales in Minnasota has all the manuals you will ever need , look them up in your computer . BE CAREFUL they want to tip over side ways when the back end comes off the ground very far. GOOD LUCK ....


Does yours have a factory rollcage? I saw a picture of one in red power a year or two ago and it had a very nice looking roll cage. I also plan on probably replacing the engine, although I probably won't go back to the v4. Any idea how much horsepower is needed to operate correctly? I'd like to at least get something small enough that I can get the radiator inside the frame so I can put the original grill back on. Also, any pics???? Thanks
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:45 AM

Your skidder was built by Northwestern Mfg. of Eau Claire, WI. IH sold them under the industrial line.(that is why they are painted yellow) Parts for them are hard to find.

I.M.O.....open cage skidloaders are a death machine just waiting for a chance to find their next victim. If possible get a cage for it.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:52 AM

I.M.O.....open cage skidloaders are a death machine just waiting for a chance to find their next victim. If possible get a cage for it.


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:20 AM

My father and I restored one of these a few years ago. I is a nice little piece for the small task we use it for but the V4 Wisconsin engine really leaves it underpowered. I would definetly try to find a roll cab or make one as it is not the smothest ride in the world. We also installed seatbelt on ours for that reason. Parts are extreamly hard to find but most our our problems were with dry rotted hoses which can be easily fabricated.

Also, you mention that the drive chain tends to jump off. Does yours have drive chains or drive belts? The machine orrigionaly came with belts but with the new engine yours could have chains.

Best of luck to you with your new play toy.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

Also, here is a picture of ours.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:39 AM

Also, here is a picture of ours.


Thats a great job on that restoration. I figured that this unit was sold under the industrial line, but wasn't sure. IHCdude, was your rollcage a factory option. It looks like the few others I have seen.
Mine has drive chains, as I have already pulled off the inspection plates and looked around. Everything looked really good. No scalling, or signs of abuse. The teeth on the sprockets all looked pretty good as they weren't real sharp or short. Previous owner said that they just jumped/slipped at times. I don't believe they were actually coming off. I guess I'll have to get it out and use it a little and try to diagnose the problems if there are any. I definetly want to get that jeep motor out of there. Any suggestions on a power unit? I'd like to go IH or at least use something that IH used, but not the v4! How many hp would the v4 have been? Thanks guys
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:03 AM

Did Northwestern sell these under their own brand name or were they sold as other brands as well?

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