2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pull-Type, 3-Pt. Tool Carrier
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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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