Practical test: Quicke Q 690 front-end loader

On the Continent, Swedish front-end loader maker, Ålö-Maskiner, advertises its machines with the ditty: “A tractor without a front-end loader is like an elephant without a trunk.” That’s as maybe, but how does one of the company’s Quicke loaders really perform? To find out, we put the second largest model in its range, the Q 690, to the test

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On the Continent, Swedish front-end loader maker, Ålö-Maskiner, advertises its machines with the ditty: “A tractor without a front-end loader is like an elephant without a trunk.” That’s as maybe, but how does one of the company’s Quicke loaders really perform? To find out, we put the second largest model in its range, the Q 690, to the test