160A Barko Hydraulics Loader

Barko Hydraulics 160A Loader supplied by Truck Utilities is the big brother to our 130B.

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Specially designed for heavier loads, the Barko 160B Back of Cab knuckleboom loader (material handler) gives you an extra 3 feet and 8 inches (44″) of reach.

And like all Barko products, it provides increased work productivity and the lowest total cost of operation than any other product on the market.

Equipped with more standard features than its competitors, the 160A lasts longer, performs harder, and delivers the results you expect. Once you buy one, you’ll never want anything else!

Max Lift Capacity

  • 27′ 0″ straight boom, less attachment:

Radius Lift

  • 10′ (3.05 m) 18,860 lbs. (7,995 kg)
  • 15′ (4.57 m) 12,730 lbs. (5,645 kg)
  • 20′ (6.10 m) 9,580 lbs. (4,270 kg)
  • Full Reach 5,760 lbs. (2,610 kg)

Boom Data

  • Standard 27′ straight boom lengths:
  • Main 15′ 6 ” (4.72 m)
  • Stick 11′ 6 ” (3.50 m)

Boom Structure

  • Fabricated tube type design of all welded construction
  • Bronze bushings with grease grooves at boom pivot points

Boom Reach

  • Standard 27′ straight boom:
  • Horizontal 26′ 4″ (8.03 m)
  • Vertical 36′ 3″ (11.05 m)


  • Hydraulic cylinders with spherical bearings and wear rings on glands and pistons for long wear
  • All cylinders are made of heavy wall honed steel tubing. Heat treated cylinder rods have heavy chrome plating
  • Main boom: two 6″ x 36″ (152.4 mm x 914.4 mm) with 2.5″ (63.5 mm) rods
  • Stick boom: one 7″ x 30″ (177.8 mm x 762.0 mm) with 3″ (76.2 mm) rods

Power Source

  • Customer supplied Power Take Off

Hydraulic System

  • 42 gallon (159 L) hydraulic reservoir with externally serviceable suction screens
  • 33 micron return line filter and sight gauge
  • Control valves: sectional type with mechanical joysticks
  • Pump: One triple gear pump producing 31/23/14.5 GPM (118/87/55 LPM) at 1500 RPM
  • Rotary manifold to allow continuous rotation
  • Heavy-wall tubing and 4-spiral wire hose throughout system
    Main system operating pressure 2,000 PSI (13,790 KPA)

Swing System

  • Continuous rotation on 39″ (991 mm) internal tooth turntable bearing powered by twin motors and planetary swing drives
  • Independent swing system with direct-linked foot controls

Operator’s Cab

  • Rotating platform with beneath-the-seat style valve mounting and foot swing pedal
  • Fold-down seat with arm rests


  • One set of independently operated 13′ 4″ (4.06 m) foldaway stabilizers using two 6″ x 17″ (152.0 mm x 432.0 mm) cylinders with 3″ (76 mm) rods and bolt-on load locks

Mounting Data

  • Mounting bolts and support plates are supplied


  • Weight with standard equipment, less attachment and oil: 9,750 lbs


  • Main and stick boom heel racks
  • Log rest