Farmhand loaders are built tough for tough conditions, and the new 662 and 882 are no exceptions. Advanced engineering, welding and coating techniques combine with 50,000 psi high-tensile steel and traditional high-quality Farmhand standards to meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer (OEM) loader standards.

“Farmhand loaders are built to the same high standards that we use for our AGCO brand loaders,” says Phil Jones, Farmhand Marketing Manager.

“We know when our customers put the 662 and 882 on 80 to 215 HP tractors, they are going to be putting them under heavy loads. These loaders are built to withstand the stress and provide the lift needed day in and day out.”

The Farmhand manufacturing process uses computerized subarc welding for optimum penetration of the bead for greater strength and durability. With controlled penetration from beginning to end, potential voids that can create weak spots and failure under load are eliminated.

Automated welding processes position and align bushings for the most exacting fit, while programmable presses ensure absolute uniformity in all parts.

The five stage computer-controlled coating process bakes on a durable coating. It provides longer lasting protection against barnyard acids and other materials than traditional paint can provide. Not only does the loader retain its “new” look longer than painted loaders do, the harder finish resists scratches that expose bare metal to rust and weaken loader components.

“These loaders are built to last and built to lift,” says Jones. “These are tough loaders designed to do the job whether cleaning pens, loading silage or moving bales.”

Both loaders come equipped with Attachment Quick Coupler as standard equipment. Attachments include: 6-, 7- and 8-foot buckets with matching tine packages; 3- and 4-tine grapple forks; single and double prong bale spears; a pallet fork and a 6-foot manure fork.

The 662 and 882 have maximum lift capacities of 5,100 pounds (2,314 kilograms) and 5,390 pounds (2,446 kilograms) and maximum lift heights of 12 foot 9 inches (3.9 meters) and 15 foot 11 inches (4.9 meters), respectively, and both have a digging depth of 8 inches (203 centimeters). The 662 has a maximum roll back angle of 23 degrees and a dump angle of 44 degrees, while the 882 offers a 23.9 degree roll back angle and a degree° dump angle.

Subframe mounting kits for the two loaders have been designed for 180 2WD and FWD tractor models to ensure proper fit and appropriate lift capacity.

“Matching loader lift capacity to a particular tractor is vital,” says Jones. “Bad things can happen if you put the wrong loader on a tractor. That's why our loader mounting kits are engineered specifically for each tractor model. Each Farmhand loader is custom fit to a specific tractor.”

For more information on Farmhand products, please visit our website at www.farmhand.agcocorp.com.