2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #59
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Do-It-Yourself Loader, Backhoe
If you’re looking to add a front-end loader or backhoe to a garden tractor, or compact tractor here’s the place to go.
P.F. Engineering specializes in backhoe and front-end loader plans that allow you to build these yourself. They also offer a spindle upgrade design to boost capacity of front spindles to 1,000 lbs.
Each set of plans includes a full set of measured drawings showing each part of the loader/backhoe with material dimensions and location of all holes; bill of materials listing all steel, hydraulics and miscellaneous hardware so you know the exact size, quantity and sources where to purchase; complete hydraulic schematics and a full set of 3D assembly drawings to show you the loader/backhoe as a whole and exactly where each part goes with exploded views included of the more detailed sections.
P.F. Engineering also provides free unlimited customer service by phone or email and is happy to help you with any questions you might have along the way.
The front-end loader plan package sells for $50 plus $5 S&H. The Micro Hoe plan package sells for $75 plus $5 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, P.F. Engineering, 47 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst, Mass. 01002 (ph 413 256-4960; email: p.f.engineering@gmail.com; www.p.f.engineering.50megs.com).

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2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12