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Sassi7855
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2012-11-18          185502


I have read all the information that I can find on both the the Northern Tool (Nor Trac) and the Tractor Supply Company (County Line) three point hitch carry alls. I am leaning toward the TSC County Line product. I plan to build a platform using two inch lumber. The platform will probably be five feet wide. I plan to make it so that I can roll my electric generator onto it, and haul the generator, and my electric limb saw, and my electric chain saw around behind my Kubota L3240 to cut low hanging limbs, and small trees that have come up off of fences.

My questions to yall are: Does anyone else make this product? Which in your view will work the best for my purpose?

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2012-11-18          185504


If that's the heaviest load you'll be carrying, you can get by with the light duty (500#) carry-all. They're quite common, so shop around. I don't doubt you can find better prices than those offered by Northern or TSC. And 2" dimension lumber is overkill for 500#, you can get by with 3/4" treated plywood. Just add a little box ledge around it with 2x4s to keep stuff from rolling off.

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2012-11-20          185517


It is a matter of the weight, because rear hitches have a lift capacity, as do add-on carriers. Generators range from small enough to run your campfire TV to big enough to power your house, so it depends. ....

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2012-11-20          185519



I still have the steel frame for mine that fit the old International Harvester two point fast hitch. I had an IHC 350 utility two wheel drive that was all but helpless with a loader and much of anything in the bucket. My Uncle bought the tractor new in 1956, then I bought it at his farm sale in the late 70's, it spent it's entire life with the loader on it. The tractor had the fast hitch, it functioned the same as a three point of today except it used two prongs that fit into two sockets on the tractor, there was no top link.
Anyhow the carry all had a plank floor with some probably six inch sideboards on the ends two twelve inch planks on the front and no sideboard on the rear. the old carry all spent its entire life on the 350 with some big rocks and anything else that had any weight to it to give the tractor a bit more traction with the loader. Finally the plank floor rotted out and I never bothered to repair it, we don't have any tractors with the two poiont hitch anymore.
As was suggested I think I'd use a sheet of 3/4 inch treated plywood for the floor instead of planks.
Building it too heavy wil make a partiasl load for the tractor with nothinhg on the carry all.

Frank.

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2012-11-21          185525


Sassi7855,

Since you won't be using your PTO to power the generator, you might consider getting yourself some bucket forks and then semi-permanently mounting your generator to a pallet.

Should the power go out, you could then simply carry the pallet to the house with your pallet forks, without fear of the generator falling off when you hit a bump, or climb a curb.

My welder is screwed down to a 4'x4' wood pallet. The plasma cutter is mounted right next to my welder. I also have a little air compressor and a large metal tool box screwed down to that pallet; in which I store my grinders, metal clamps, welding rod, chipping hammer, etc.

It's a great little set-up for me, as I feel perfectly comfortable carrying all of that equipment across a rough pasture, without fear of losing anything along the way.

The best part about this setup, at least for me, is that I'm able to store the entire pallet up off the floor on a set of pallet racks in my shop.

Hope this helps.

Joel ....

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2012-11-25          185542


Recently I came across another tractor carry all that is made by Reddick Equipment Company, from Williamston, North Carolina. This carry all is rated at 2500 pounds. I plan to call these folks on Monday November 26th. Granted this may be considered "over kill" for my application, but I have learned that if I can get a better, stronger product at a reasonable price, it is better to go that route. ....

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2012-11-25          185548


Had a look at the Reddick site. Doesn't cost much but looks heavy, hangs well back, and is designed for a wood platform, so better check your K's lift capacity. In effect gives rear forks rather than front loader forks but the fork spacing is not adjustable. ....

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2012-11-28          185561


Before closing down my Bad River company, we often sold products to put a carry-all together. We used our 3pt. hitch adapter/2" sq. tube receiver adapter and bolted it to a horizontal drawbar. Customers could go to Harbor Freight and get a cargo carrier for about $60.00 which sometimes was on sale for $40.00.

They have a 500 lbs. rated capacity. We would not use their standard rail outer wall/fence but line it with 3/8" plywood and build up a box around it with 6" tall sides. Since your hitch won't go all the way to ground level, 2" x 6" ramps could be made with 1 1/2" angle irons on the end to catch on a lip for connection to the carrier. You could roll up generators, small lawn mowers, tillers, snowblowers, etc. on it.

This carrier would also fit your pick-up or SUV. Without the carrier attached, your tractor could use the hitch adapter for moving trailers. It was a very versatile and inexpensive combination.

At the time we also sold a vertical rack system that mounted to the rear of the tractor for holding a toolbox, chainsaws, shovels, hoes, rakes, axes, weed trimmers, etc. ....

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