MY WESTENDORF

Welcome to the My Westendorf section of our website! Here you can read some of the many testimonials that satisfied Westendorf customers have submitted about our products. While you are here, you can fill out the warranty registration on your Westendorf product by clicking on the Warranty Registration link located to your right.  To see more testimonials, refresh this web page.



“Years ago my brother owned a WL-40, and we’d use that in our farming operation daily. When I bought my own farmstead, I needed to get myself a loader tractor. I had an IH 1086 and put a brand new WL-42 on that tractor in 1980. I’ve been using that loader every day since. I decided it was time to upgrade, and I wanted a Westendorf so I took a look at the FM-560 loader and was sold. All I needed to do was find a tractor to match it. I really like the looks of the loader; it’s a modern loader for a modern tractor. The day the tractor and loader were delivered, my son, Philip, liked it too; he took his girlfriend out for a cruise around the section.

Over the years I had to replace a cylinder in my WL-42, the new Freedom Mount loader’s hydraulic fittings are a real good improvement over the threaded fittings – it saved a lot of time wrenching on hoses. I like the new swivel fittings it eliminates twisted hoses."
- Dave and Karla McGrain, Castana, IA

 

I really like the quick-tach bucket teeth.  They work really good for scooping manure, an you were the only company I found that had a quick-tack style so the teeth don't need to be bolted on.  When I want them off they're off and when I want them on, they're on in just a few minutes.  That's quite a patent and loader you have.  I like everything about my TA-28 loader - It's the best.  I clear a lot of manure, as I have a lot of cattle.  I use it to haul wood and handle brush.  It's got good lift height (over 13') and works great for stacking bales.  I couldn't get along without it! 

 

 

- Chester Speer - Maywood, MO

 "I ordered the Freedom Mount loader with the New Cat Claw grapple. I use it mostly hauling hay and stock bales – haven’t moved a lot of brush yet, but it worked well on a couple cedar trees I removed from the fence line.   The Cat Claw is excellent, and I can even dismount my loader without having to remove the grapple. It works great for large round bales; I even pick up two stock bales at one time and take them to the cattle yard saving myself multiple trips."

- Dave and Karla McGrain, Castana, IA
Before I purchased a set of Brush Crushers for my John Deere 740 loader I knew they were going to get a serious workout. Over 75% of my 80+ acres are wooded and some logs are 18 feet long!  After some practice I can finesse those claws pretty good and do some delicate work like moving around attachments for my Super C in and out of storage.  Most of the work is moving logs and stumps and an occasional actual brush pile.  I also used it to clean up some scrap iron around the farm. Those Brush Crushers are the Cat's Meow.
- Greg Lessord - Spencerport, NY
I absolutely LOVE my TA loader. I'm truly pleased with the performance, more than I actually expected. My neighbor and I have 24 acres that we're putting fence around, and if it wasn't for that loader, we'd never get it done. It hauls our barb wire, fence posts, bags of cement and all the tools. Plus, we use it for stretching and tightening the fences. It is invaluable! It is doing bigger jobs than I ever thought possible. The first day I used my loader - I transported full length telephone poles, several large trees and additional miscellaneous items around the farm. The canopy I purchased with the loader has really been a blessing, it keeps me out of the weather while I'm brush-hogging the pastures and mowing the yard.
- Gordon Arteno - Fayetteville, TN

A Man's Two Best Friends... His Westendorf and His Dog

I really like the 340 loader; it's a very powerful loader, and it's made very well.  This loader really looks good on the tractor, like it's been molded to fit; you can see really well because of this.  I especially like the heavy-duty bucket and how easy the loader is to take on and off the tractor.  I've used it for everything around the farm and have not had any problems.  I'm a satisfied customer.

- Mike Gfeller - Junction City, KS
I bought a Snap-Attach for my Allis-Chalmer 460 loader, bucket, spear, plus manure forks at the 2005 National Farm Show in Louisville, KY.  In 2006 I bought the FL-48 forklift at the National Farm Show.  I set up my loader to the Snap-Attach system, and it works great!  I go from moving round bales to moving pallets to scooping manure in just seconds!
- Brian Young - Bedford, KY
It's a fantastic loader.  Fits like a glove and has excellent visibility with the loader on.  Three neighbors are already looking at it.  This will give New Holland a run for its money.
- Bill - Harrisonville, MO

“I love the Freedom Mount loader; it’s a great piece of equipment, and it fits my John Deere 8120 great. I left the loader on for a year before I decided to try to take it off. I was amazed at how quick and easy it came off, and it was just as easy to put back on. It is far and away the easiest loader to mount and dismount that I’ve ever owned.   I was worried about reconnecting the hydraulic couplers under pressure, but the Hydra-Snap units are a great feature--the handles offered enough leverage to easily hook-up the hoses while under pressure."

- Mike Recker, Arlington, IA
I'm 71 years old and have farmed all my life. Over the years I have owned 24 Westendorf gears, 2 front-end loaders, and a grapple fork. I trust Westendorf--they are built real heavy duty.
- Joe Stoll - Primghar, IA

I have a 60" version of the Rear-Ender Auto-Dump on my YM2000 for a few years.  It works great for the investment.  I have spread and leveled gravel, dug drainage reliefs on field edges, and it really works great for moving snow.  Add a hydraulic stop link (high lifter kit) and it becomes a heck of a machine.

- Steve - Wenona, IL
My family & I were talking with a gentleman from Westendorf last Friday at your display at the Iowa State Fair, and we were telling him about the old 1940's Westendorf running gear that I had just restored. This running gear was a hay wagon when my Grandfather had it. I am getting ready to replace the wood and fix it back to a hay wagon for parades (and just for fun).
I was around 10 years old when my Grandfather would have me drive the tractor and pull this wagon. I lost my Grandfather back in the 90's. We found this running gear in the field where we previously stored the hay. The running gear was good as new when we found it. I am 41 years old, and I am very lucky to have my parents, as my Dad has been a big part of the restoration of this wagon.
Here are a couple of pictures I thought I would send you.
- Todd Whitehead - Des Moines, IA


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