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Pull-Type, 3-Pt. Tool Carrier
“It turns my ATV into a powerful work vehicle that lets me do everything from grading driveways to cultivating gardens,” says Alex Batten, Selma, N.C., about his home-built, 3-pt. tool carrier. It hooks up to a ball hitch on his Honda Rancher 4-wheeler. Batten uses a remote control to operate a 2,500-lb. electric winch that raises and lowers the 3-pt.
  Made mostly from 1 1/4 and 2-in. tubing, the tool carrier rides on a pair of 8-in. wheels and a homemade axle. The winch operates off a 12-volt battery mounted on the carrier’s tongue.
  “I built it 1 1/2 years ago and find that it works even better than I expected,” says Batten. “So far I’ve used it with a 4-ft. box blade, a straight blade, and a cultivator, which I use to till food plots.”
  He bought new 3-pt. lift arms, a turnbuckle, electric winch, spindles, and wheels. “My total cost was about $400, not including the tubing. Commercial 3-pt. tool carriers are available, but they come with a pump and attach directly to the 4-wheeler so it takes more time to install and remove them. Hooking up to a ball hitch is much easier.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Alex Batten, 1080 Bluegrass Rd., Selma, N.C. 27576 (ph 919 422-7531; abatten4564@yahoo.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3