Letters to the Editor

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I have a John Deere no. 26 rear-mount cable loader, and now I
have found a John Deere no. 25 loader (see photo). It is powered
off the flywheel and the mechanism is located on the left side near
the left brake pedal. It is operated by a foot pedal. The pedal in
the start position is the brake to hold the bucket in the desired
position, pedal halfway lowers the bucket, pedal forward raises the
bucket. It is cable-operated and has a trip bucket with a brake and
clutch all on one pedal. The loader was bought new in 1948 by
Lowren Gudex, Eden, Wis. He had it on a 1938 John Deere A and when
I put it on my 1949 John Deere A, I had to buy an adapter to fit
the flywheel. I have taken it to shows and shown it in parades. It
is nice to have people willing to sell items like this so we can
show what it was like before all the hydraulics and push

James Newman
W. 3366 County Road C
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 467-6053; (920) 226-1330

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