My Westendorf

Customer Testimonials

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'm very happy with the Cool Cap and the simple and heavy duty hardware.  What a difference a little shade makes.

Adolf Siegl - Palmyra, NE

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

Thank you for making amazing loaders, I've been a proud owner for many years and never had any issues.

Casey Osborne - Adrian, MO

I am 71 years old and over the years I have owned 24 Westendorf running gears and used them for gravity wagons and hay racks. They are built like the Rock of Gibraltar--real heavy duty construction. They are the only loaders I buy.

Joe Stoll - Primghar, IA

I bought my Westendorf sun shade and its been great. I should have bought one years ago. It is amazing how much cooler I am during summertime.

Mark Nussbaum - Cape Girardeau, MO

I have had the BC-3000 for several years now, which I use on my Kubota B3030 HSDC tractor with the LA403 loader. I have over 7000 trees on my property, which are constantly dying and I also purchase firewood. The BC-3000 has been an extremely useful tool in handling trees. It was the best money I ever spent.

Steven Foulks - Gwinn, MI

My 2008 Westendorf TA-26 has exceeded all my expectations. When I moved the loader from a 1965 Ford tractor to a 1990 Ford cab tractor it bolted right up with no problem using the same mounts.
Westendorf's customer support is awesome, I talked to a real person and not to an automated system. Westendorf gets an A+ for the advice they offered for their product.

David Patton - Garnett, KS

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

Custom Contour I recently purchased a New Holland TS115A tractor with a Custom Contour 340 Loader.  This loader is even better than my previous Westendorf loader I had.

John Neuman - Baraboo, WI

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 owned a weld shop, and I was continuously fixing and repairing loaders. When I bought myself a loader, I was determined it was going to be a Westendorf loader. Nobody else had one like it. Whenever they saw my loader, they would say, 'That's the stoutest loader I've ever seen!' It was built stronger, and I never had any trouble with it.
What really convinced me of the loader's strength is in the following story:
I had a fire break out in the barn, over 2,000 gallons of gasoline started on fire. I had my tractor and loader parked in the barn. The fire melted the tires right off the tractor, melted the tractor's hood and busted up the cab. The loader was scorched, the decals and hoses had melted off, but I wasn't sure about the loader's condition so I called my local Westendorf dealer to come out and take a look. He told me that loader had an internal I-Beam or double wall construction and the loader wasn't damaged. I couldn't believe it didn't split the loader's frame. Nothing warped, no welds were broken, the bucket was still in excellent condition. I couldn't believe the loader wasn't hurt - I took it up the road to a body shop, had it sand blasted, repainted, reinstalled the hoses and sold it.
That was a good loader. I had a dozer blade, bucket and pallet fork. Even after 10 years I never had to sharpen the bucket's blade. I leveled dirt, pushed out trees and sprouts, the blade stayed sharp. I really like the easy hook up system. I could sit in the tractor seat and see what I was working with. The low-profile allowed me to see to align the units. All I had to do was back up, hook on to the other attachment and I was back to work.
My Westendorf loader was a really fine outfit - that's for sure. If I were to go back into farming again, I definitely wouldn't buy anything but a Westendorf.

Bill Gossett - Casy, IL

 

 

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