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Well here it is. Got lucky and finally found the 750 backhoe attachment ive been looking for for 5 yrs. I bought a Ford 3400 back then with the hopes of finding the backhoe attachment. Never thought it would be this hard to find but it was.. Found a few complete machines but no one willing to split off the hoe - understanable. So just as I was about to sell my 3400 and possibly buy a complete machine with the hoe - look what popped up on good old eBay. This 3400/loader/backhoe with a blown motor. The seller wanted about as much for just the hoe as for the whole machine so now i have a bunch of spare parts. This hoe has some cosmetic issues but looks mostly solid so I'm excited to get to work. One problem is the seller painted this machine Ford blue which is incorrect for a 1970 machine so that will need to be corrected. Question here is whether to paint now or attachand use on some yard projects first.... Still thinking... anyway enjoy some before pics and be looking for some after... Chris



 
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Nice set up there. Glad you found even more that you needed. Me, I'd work it and paint it as a winter project.
 

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Nice find. You might want to consider switching the rear tires/rims over to the industrial rim/tires and also the ROPS. I never seen the ROPS where they connect to the top of the loader frame like that so I don't know if they were from ford or aftermarket. Surely keep the sun and some dirt off your head but not sure how they would hold up in a roll over although anything that might save you might help. Seat belts should be used with ROPS. If you are selling extra parts off it I might be interested in a couple of things.

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Thanks Kirk, yes I see that the blue rims and tires are more designed for the backhoe load then my ag tires. Looks like they have tubes also. The ROP is definitely aftermarket and hope never to test its ability to protect me in a rollover :shock: I will let you know about parts left over. Thanks, Chris
 

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Looking good, looks like the hoe bucket is the high capacity version. If I remember correctly, the bucket can be mounted in reverse for undercutting a footing or sewer line or anything for that matter. I may be wrong on that one, could be just ' hearsay ' that I'm just repeating. :? :?
 

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Looks like you somehow managed to reverse the picture as all of the lettering is backwards. Did you use a digital or film camera to take the picture.
 

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Yes Gene in trying to shrink the pic to post I reversed it. Not exactly sure how but did it on Photobucket. Chris
 
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