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    Default Rake, Shovel, carrier?

    I am looking for some good ways to carry a few hand tools on my tractor (JD4100) and also carry a shovel, rake. I was thinking something attached to ROP?

    Any ideas?

    thanks,

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    Default Re: Rake, Shovel, carrier?

    Carl,

    How about a gun rack truckers install in their pick-up? Modified and installed on back of ROPS with U-bolts or other such clamping device might be used to carry your tools in a horizontal manner. If you don't need your 3PH, you might want to invest in a small carryall, again maybe modified and compartmentalized to organize all your tools.

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    Carl -

    There have been a variety of attempts to solve this problem and many have been posted on this board over the last year and a half. I can't say that I've got it all worked out yet, but my contribution was outlined in the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=implement&amp;Numbe r=19318&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc= 1#Post19318>ROPS Rack</A> thread. It's an old thread, so most of the pictures aren't viewable any more, but you can check these out if you want:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://acknowledge.com/tractor/L2500DT/photos/ROPSRack.jpg>Basic Construction</A> (Note: it eventually evolved from square tubing to angle iron)

    (Magnets obtained online from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wondermagnet.com>ForceField)

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://acknowledge.com/tractor/L2500DT/photos/ROPSRack3.jpg>Completed Rack</A> (Actually, it will always be a work in progress )

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.acknowledge.com/tractor/L2500DT/photos/RackOptions.jpg>Possible Uses</A> (Interpret this one any way you want [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img])

    Spookily, after I made the thing, I found out that very similar rack.

    I will soon be working more on how to carry the long-handled tools. In fact, I'm heading up to the property this weekend, so maybe I can fiddle with that while I'm there.

    Good luck, and please let us know what you come up with.

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    Harv --

    This is very ingenious. Have you applied yet for a patent on it. If not, you should as there could be a real market for this. I don't even have my JD4710, but already I want to start planning on making one of these things. I can think of a ton of uses. Thanks. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Bob Ancar
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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=custom&amp;Number=4 7430&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;vc=1#Post4743 0>Shovel carrier</A>

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    Default Re: Rake, Shovel, carrier?

    This works good IF your tractor has a folding ROPS and IF it's high enough off the ground to keep the handle from dragging!
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    hi:
    I have been using a length of ABS pipe 2.5", with a cap glued on, held on with hose clamps to the outside of my loader uprights.

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