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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 08:40 PM

I bet it needs some serious front counterweight to lift much, but it has some possibilities. I've thought about taking that section off my cherry picker and mounting it to a swivel plate that slides into a pickup receiver hitch.

 

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 08:42 PM

I love the hood!


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 09:35 PM

I bet it needs some serious front counterweight to lift much, but it has some possibilities. I've thought about taking that section off my cherry picker and mounting it to a swivel plate that slides into a pickup receiver hitch.

 

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I have been considering a similar setup on a Craftsman II GT.. It does okay with the log mover with100# of counterweight on front of it but, don't think the tractor's front axle would handle the necessary counterweight for this. I have also considered adding a pivoting wheel behind the drawbar, similar to a boat trailer's, to relieve strain on the rear axle.


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 09:58 PM

I don't laugh at much...... but this had me rolling for some reason. :rolling:


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Hell a couple of Cyls and a bucket..its a backhoe..


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Had a buddy built a portable backhoe with a hoist..it worked great.I gave him the parts..thats why I am looking for a Hydro cyl for my lil tractor...LOL


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 06:23 AM

Replace the chain with a hardened spike and you could use it to pick up trash.


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Make it a trailer set up to carry the load would be more practical.


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The basket on the front is full of chain.

http://perichbrother...sears-gt16.html

 i like this one  better

hilo garden tractor.jpg


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 12:53 PM

I love the hood!

Is that a Sears with a custom hood?


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Posted June 07, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Yes a craftsman gt
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Posted June 07, 2016 - 06:41 PM

I love the hood!

I thought something looked familiar about the shape of that hood. Sections of mid fifties Ford pickup rear fenders!

 

The basket on the front is full of chain.

http://perichbrother...sears-gt16.html

 i like this one  better

attachicon.gifhilo garden tractor.jpg

That one is cool as can be but probably costs more than all my vehicles combined! Something like Perich's built probably anyone can afford with some planning. Looks like it earns it's keep. Thanks for that link!

 

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Posted June 11, 2016 - 09:41 PM

I am looking at making something very similar to use on the 3 point hitch of my MF1450. Was hoping to use it to pull some bushes.


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