The basic loader is of 1/8 formed materials, the mounting brackets are 1/4" and some parts of 5/16. The boom arms are formed lefts and rights and welded together. All cylinder and bucket piviots are bushings with grease nipples.
There's no extra hydraulic pump, we run the hyd off the hydro charge pump, which is approx. 800 psi. Will lift bucket full of snow, and light material, gravel or rocks 1/2 full, as for steering and traction, its like any thing with out power steering, or no rear ballast, its a boy and we don't ask it to do a man's work.