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Downloadable Plan
$7.95
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$10.95
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Construction-Grade Skid Loader Project Kit
$7.95
79 WOOD Points
+ 0 bonus
BUYING OPTIONS PRICE YOU EARN QTY
Construction-Grade Skid Loader
79 WOOD Points
+ 0 bonus

From farmyards to building sites, a nimble skid loader squeezes into small spaces for all sorts of jobs: digging dirt, scooping snow, and moving all manner of materials. Just like on the real-life machine, the arms of this tabletop version raise and lower a tilting bucket.

Overall dimensions are 8" long x 5" deep x 6" high.

Each Project Kit contains all the specialty parts and hardware needed to complete one skid loader. Project kits and plans sold separately. (See photo. Lumber is not included with Project Kit.)

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Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:

Taking the Plunge; RE: Skid Loader Plan & Kit(s)

Rating:
Pros:
  • I want to build the Dump truck next
Cons:
  • I don't have the Dump Truck Plans or kit
<p>Admittedly, I'm not rushing thru building 2 kits simultaneously. But, I do have a few comments on where I'm @ today. All parts are cut to shape & assembled except for attachment of the bucket(s), roof(s), & wheels. I was amazed to see how well the pivot blocks fit under the cross brace(s) when assembled. That was very well planned out. I might submit a alternate version of it's construction from start to finish when I'm thru. My 1st kit only included 1 (8/32) all thread. Not enough to complete the job. My 2nd kit included 3 (8/32) all thread rods, so I am able to complete w/ what I've been issued. The plans say to cut the upper rear rod to 4 1/4" long. I found that to be long & shortened it to 4" to work properly. The smaller rods were too long @ 1 1/4" also. They worked better @ a shade under 1 1/8". That way the cap nuts can be tightened to give proper friction to the arms & pivot blocks. I do have a question to pose.....on pg 6 of 10....item 7)</p><p>This paragraph alludes to finishing the whole project(s) or as I read it....only the "hubcaps" of the axle pegs??? If the intent is to finish the whole Skid Loader....I'd have been finishing it as I went along & then assemble it. I can see that finishing & sanding & refinishing & sanding & refinishing now is going to be a real PAIN. Instead of that...I'll probably just oil it like a cutting board & wipe it down really well. I also found resawing on my bandsaw to be far less accurate than on my table saw. I used a brand new 1/2" ripping blade.....maybe I needed a 3/4" blade??? Maybe my blade tension wasn't tight enough???/ It was & still is pretty tight. I've got a couple things to pick up @ Lowes today.....I'll also be looking for a better band saw blade & a 320 grit sanding sponge(s).</p>