Ford CL30I bought this skid steer back in 2003 when I was doing some landscaping around my new house. After running it for 8 years it was beginning to leak hyd oil and burn engine oil with increasing frequency and that by itself was getting expensive.
As this is a 1973 model and obsolete, I found another unit up in Missouri and bought it for spare parts. That turned out to be a smart move as the extra unit was more original and had less time on it than my first one. The basic frame was undamaged and not beat up and warped like my first machine so it will serve as the basis to build from.