as it's been dubbed by my brother's grandson.
1970 Ford 3400 industrial
735 loader attachment
750 backhoe attachment.
Started it's working life digging graves around Dayton, OH, for about the first 22 years.
Then it was sold to a Nursery in South Lebanon, OH, where it mostly loaded mulch, and ocassionally dug trees, for 20 years.
The story I was told when I bought it, and with what I see have no reason to doubt, is that two (and a half, now) years ago, the old hoe need some attention.
They rented a Bobcat to use while they repaired the old Ford. The engine and hydraulic pump were rebuilt and a rebuilt rear end (differental) was put on, as time permitted.
During the process of rebuilding the old Ford they bought the Bobcat. Once done they rarely used the backhoe, perfering the Bobcat, and having quit growing their own trees to sell.
So she sat for a year or better before they decided to sell it.
Looks a bit different now, It's in the shed with all it's skin off, and seatless.
New parts installed to make it daily useable. Been procrastinating ordering new grill parts,
before I put the sheet metal back on, and still wating for my bride to make seats.
A family emergency took us away from things for the past couple of months but we will get back in order.
Soon she'll be ready to start her third job, keeping up a farm.