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3-Pt. Tool Carrier Tows Behind ATV
"It lets me hook my ATV up to almost any kind of 3-pt. implement and saves a lot of wear and tear on my tractors," says Willie Thompson, Louisa, Ky., about the    home-built 3-pt. tool carrier he tows behind his 4-wheeler.

    The 3-pt. tool carrier rides on a pair of 15-in. wheels and an old house trailer axle. It's made mostly of 4-in. angle iron and sq. steel tubing. An electric winch, which operates off a 12-volt battery, is used to raise and lower the 3-pt.

    "I use the 3-pt. to do everything from planting corn with a 2-row planter to leveling ground with a blade. I also use it with a boom pole to transport miscellaneous objects, and with a bale spear to move round bales," says Thompson. "I use the 3-pt.'s top link to level the planter when planting. I use a 3-pt. mounted bale spear to transport round bales and replace the 3-pt.'s top link with a chain that I wrap around the bale."

    He bought the house trailer axle for $30 and a commercial hitch for $12. He paid $79 for the winch. "I already had the battery and most of the metal that I used to build the frame," notes Thompson.

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Willie C. Thompson, 10968 Hwy. 32, Louisa, Ky. 41230 (ph 606 652-4354 or 606 624-5736).

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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #2