My Westendorf

Customer Testimonials

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

Attention all farmers and ranchers, if you want a fantastic loader that slides on and off quickly, Westendorf is the loader for you. I have used a WL-42 for years, parted with it, and got me a John Deere 740…biggest mistake I ever made! The 740 don't slide off like the Westendorf models, and I will be trading or selling my tractor with the 740 on it and getting a Westendorf to replace it. The 740 is a joke the way it comes on and off, and I can't wait to have a Westendorf on the farm again! Just another satisfied Westendorf loader customer. Keep up the great job. Yours truly, Phil.

Phil Beck - Creighton, NE

I received my BC-3000's last Friday, and I can't begin to tell you how useful of a tool they are. I was able to cut a large quantity of fire wood in a short amount of time, and the logs I was lifting was amazing. Overall, I am happy with my purchase, and I found myself looking around to see what else I could lift.

Tom Murgo - Chepachet, Rhode Island

I really wish to compliment you people on the fine loaders you build. I have a Westendorf loader as do many of my neighbors, and they all like them very much. Built in the good ole USA!

Galen Benton - Worthington, MN

I bought a TA-28 Plus, and we installed it ourselves. It went on very easy, and we were very impressed with the instructions. I would recommend this unit to anyone.

Tom Dotzler - Aitken, MN

I thought I would send you some pictures of the Brush Crusher I bought from you. I clear cut about a 1/2 acre of cedar trees that all were about 35 ft tall. I clear cut them off of a native prairie that I own. The implement worked extremely well and I am very pleased with it. The product was exactly what was promised.

Scott J. Kitt

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 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!  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.

Chester Speer - Maywood, MO

You guys make a great loader, next thing now is a bale spear.

Dean Avery - Meservey, IA

Gentlemen, I just attended the Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois. I want to comment on the equipment which you had displayed. I was impressed! I am a retired engineer with 12 patents and now go to such shows to see what is new and where things are going with machinery. Most of the stuff is just bigger and more expensive. Your engineers are to be congratulated for some creative design work. Please give one of them a pat on the back from an old man who did some innovative work in his time, too. Congratulations!

John Chapman

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 currently own a WL-42 front-end loader, which is on a 185 Allis Chalmers tractor. I would like to state that this is the finest loader I have ever seen. This thing is incredibly easy to install/remove I cannot imagine owning any other loader.

Allen Gross

 

 

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