Featured Tractor of September - TecumsechBrigg's 96 Ranch King
Tractor Forum > CUT & Big Tractor Manufacturer Forums > John Deere > 790 front loader



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
joshc
Country boy at heart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joshc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hurricane, WV
Posts: 24
790 front loader

I'm going to look at a 2006 790 this weekend with hopes of purchasing it. The only thing it doesn't have is a front loader. The guy that owns it works for a local JD shop and says you can get the kit for about $3000. Is that true? Are their "aftermarket" companies that sell this loader?



__________________
joshc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
tractor beam
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS
TRKTR_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tractor beam's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Priest River, Idaho
Posts: 7,542
Liked 354 Times on 272 Posts
Likes Given: 227

Sounds about right. Get it in writing though before buying it and be sure it's a 419 loader series.



__________________
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea
***** The best customer of American industry is a well paid worker **** Don't believe everything you think.
tractor beam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
grnspot110
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
grnspot110's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Trenton, Missouri
Posts: 356
Liked 70 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 9

I bought my '04 790 just less than a year ago. When researching what I wanted I check with Bush Hog & Koyker & JD loader dealers, all were similarly priced. I think they were talking a little over $3000, but not a lot, if memory serves me right.

I found a 790 w/300 loader BTW. ~~ grnspot110

__________________
grnspot110 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #4
joshc
Country boy at heart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joshc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hurricane, WV
Posts: 24

So it sounds like there are other brands of loaders and they all are similarly priced, right?

This jewel is an 06 with 29 hours and has been garage kept (so he says). It comes with a 4' JD grader blade and a 4' JD brush hog. He wants $10,000. Sound pretty fair based on those facts without laying eyes on it?

__________________
joshc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
tractor beam
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS
TRKTR_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tractor beam's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Priest River, Idaho
Posts: 7,542
Liked 354 Times on 272 Posts
Likes Given: 227

My bad. They also have the CX300 as Grnspt mentioned. Both by John Deere., though I've heard that the CX loaders are made in China. Still a great loader nonetheless!

__________________
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea
***** The best customer of American industry is a well paid worker **** Don't believe everything you think.
tractor beam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 07:58 AM   #6
grnspot110
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
grnspot110's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Trenton, Missouri
Posts: 356
Liked 70 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Sounds good, is it 4wd?

I gave $11,500 for mine last Spring w/300 loader & 5' Woods finish mower, 385 hours. ~~ grnspot110

__________________
grnspot110 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 08:10 AM   #7
joshc
Country boy at heart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
joshc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hurricane, WV
Posts: 24

Yeah it's 4wd with AG tires on it. I'm anxoius to look at it tomorrow. I'm looking online right now trying to find a loader for it, not having any luck though!

__________________
joshc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 07:16 PM   #8
Nitro-Fish
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10

If I recall, you can't get the 300CX loader for the 790, but you can get the 300 series (the 419 is no longer available) loaders which work fine and are still current for right around $3000.00 with mounting hardware. The JD loaders are not made in china, mine (300CX) is made in Canada, however I believe the newer ones are coming out of Mexico. There should still be plenty of NOS Canada made ones still available, a friend ordered a 300CX recently and even though everything had a Mexico shipping origin the loader was actually made in Canada & the bucket was made in Mexico. The 4' implements are a bit small for the 790, I was using a 5' bush hog, 6' scraper blade, 5' tiller and 6' york rake with no problems; I had the R-4 tires on mine, he may have purchased the 4' implements due to the Ag tires narrower stance.

__________________
Nitro-Fish is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #9
tractor beam
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS
TRKTR_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tractor beam's Avatar
Tractors
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Priest River, Idaho
Posts: 7,542
Liked 354 Times on 272 Posts
Likes Given: 227

I stand corrected. I had read an article about John Deere buying a plant in China and that they are making loader parts over there now. It had been awhile since, and I had forgotten that it was just certain parts related to the castings. I thought also that I saw a 790 with a 300CX but it must have been just a 300? I looked at at a 300CX for my series and it was not quite as hefty as the older model that I have.

__________________
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea
***** The best customer of American industry is a well paid worker **** Don't believe everything you think.
tractor beam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2011, 01:43 AM   #10
jen123
jen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 15

i think all the companies are moving to china now because they are offering low rates as it is expensive for the John Deere tractor to build them in USA compare to China.....Wonder how will this e stopped!

__________________
jen123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #11
cemiii
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SAC, CA
Posts: 1

Hi Josh, I'm a little late here, but remember how very light weight your tractor is, and you are only going to be able to lift maybe 500# load. I used my 790 bucket to lift about a 425# tiller out of a trailer off one side of the bucket on a chain the other day (on a slight side slope) and it fully picked up the opposite side rear wheel off the ground due to the leverage. Got it done but there's not a lot more than that. (If you need to lift a lot of weight and be very precise and nimble, tough to beat a Bobcat).



__________________
cemiii is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
790 Front end loader joshc John Deere 2 02-17-2011 07:35 PM
Front loader for HT23 newtomebolensht Bolens 4 12-14-2010 01:18 PM
Yanmar YM240 1976 w/ front end loader - good deal? Furndog Yanmar 11 10-02-2010 12:30 PM
Attaching a front end loader to a 384 Leyland Tractor Chainsawjuggler Operating & General Discussion 2 07-21-2010 11:52 AM