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Offline 1wkinsley

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Prentice G loader
« on: June 06, 2016, 02:18:53 pm »
I just bought a Prentice G loader I think its from the 70s. how much horsepower is needed to run this hog?

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 08:46:18 pm »
I seem to remember hearing 40 horsepower for a truck loader.

I do know for sure a 75 horse engine will run a Barko 80 and barely open the governor.

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 09:02:08 pm »
 It depends what you are running for pumps . 40 GPM is going to need 50 HP . Twin 40's will need at least 90 . 1 HP per gallon at 1500 PSI . You can get by with less but you will be feathering the controls.
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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 05:53:57 am »
you want to look it over real well. they were known for breaking the mast. i had one until 1981 then traded it towards a 110

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 10:56:58 pm »
Its never been welded anywhere that I can see. One more question for those of you who have used one of these: what kind of a turn radius does this have? If I face it a certain direction could I then put logs to the opposite side?

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 08:55:26 am »
pictures of the mast where the hoses go down. should have a tag that says gobc  if its a g. the seat swings with the boom if its a g

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 01:31:00 pm »
It is a G for sure. The tag says G-SR does anyone know what that stands for?

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 07:16:02 pm »
Assuming the G uses a similar swing rack to the H, you should have about 400 degrees of swing.
The SR designation has something to do with how the loader is configured, but I don't have an answer beyond that.

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Re: Prentice G loader
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 11:24:35 pm »
thanks for the help. Does anyone have a guess on what a Prentice G weighs?