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 07-01-2000, 23:32 Post: 17613
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 Easy storage & hookup to 3 pt

Today I solved the problem of storing my 3 pt implements inside & keeping easy access for hookups & in the process made hooking up the implements much easier. Since I bought my compact tractor last November, it has been a chore to keep the implements out of the weather and keep the garage organized so I could hook them up. I solved the problem today by making platforms with casters to set each implement on. I can now store the implements lined up next to the wall. When I need to use one I can simply roll it over to the tractor. The casters make it easy to line up the pins for hookup. The frames I made are simple rectangles made with 4 2" X 6"s with lapped corners, a swivle caster on each corner. For the grader blade I had to add an up right frame for the blade hitch to set on. I made these for my large PTO chipper, tiller, grader blade & box blade. For the bush hog I took a 2" X 8" cut 4" longer than the width of the deck, added 1 1/2" cleats to the ends & 2 swivel casters on each end. Just roll this under the hitch end of the bush hog and lower the mower on it. Hope this is helpful. Chris






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 07-03-2000, 07:09 Post: 17649
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I do a similar thing with mine. Home Depot has furniture dollies that are inexpensive. I use two on my tiller and it works great. It makes hook-up quick and easy - I can attach to the PTO first and then slide the tiller into perfect position for the 3pt connection. I only feel a little guilty about not doing it the macho way. Keeping the implements inside really makes a difference also. I compare mine with a friend who bought similar implements at the same time and there is a big difference. [he keeps his outside]. I will have to try your plan as the dollies are a little weak for some of the larger implements.






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 07-03-2000, 10:16 Post: 17655
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They say the best ideas are the simple ones. Too bad I'm not smart enough even to think of the simple ones. I like this idea and I'll have to try it out. I keep my stuff under cover and it is a pain jockeying things around to get to what you want. Thanks for the idea.






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 07-04-2000, 20:58 Post: 17708
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Thanks guys. The cost was not that high, about $40.00 each. I used 3" all steel casters that I bought from Tractor Supply for $8.00 each. They are rated at 300 lbs. each. The lumber I used was warped teated lumber that I got for 1/2 price from the lumber yard. I figured that using crooked lumber did not matter since weight of the implement would flatten the platform out & they did. If I had used regular retail lumber the total cost of the 4 platforms & cart for the Bush Hog with all hardware would have been about $180.00. Chris






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