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    Default 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    Does anyone know of someone who makes a decent rear end loader with a normal type of bucket ? Looking for something that attaches to the 3-pt hitch and has dump capabilities. Lift will obviously be restricted to the 3pt hitch lift capability.

    I've looked into Westendorfs Auto-dump. Their's dump automatically at the top and is not hydraulically controlled. They do have a hydraulic controlled one but the smallest size is a 7ft bucket. A bit too big for my use.

    I know there is the Scooper, but the bucket is real shallow and looks almost like a plow blade. There is also the Johnny Bucket but its too small and lightweight at 400lbs and 40/48".

    There is also the unilift that appears to be out there awhile, but its main bucket size is also 40". They do have a larger one but it has two arm detents to handle the original 40" attachment points.

    Anyhow, are there any others out there that I just don't know about ? Cadplans has a set of plans for this, but I really don't want to get into MIG welding for this.

    I saw a picture but it actually looks like Jinma makes it of all things. But something like this in a 5ft bucket driven from the 3pt hitch.

    http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/308580...1188690726.jpg

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    What do you want to do with it? Sounds like something I've been thinking about, every one is bonkers for getting their 3 pt quick hitches to mount on their loaders, I want to do the opposite, to be able to quick tach front implements on the 3 pt quick hitch.
    I made my forks couple to my Imatch, but did it so only the forks will go on, if I made an adaptor to hook up the forks like on the front then any thing else would work on the adaptor plate as well. forks would be the most used, but I was thinking about all these people with loader mounted power angle snow plows, I think they would work great on the rear leaving loaders on front for their use.
    I suppose then you could put a front bucket on as well and if you had the hydro top link you could dump it partly any ways, of course you would be limited by the 3 pts lift height.



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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    I had one of these on a tractor that had limited hydraulics. Was really happy with it.
    3 point linkage rear loader
    Good luck

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    I would say the Ag-Krane would be a great unit except that its a bit taller than what most people would want/need in the FEL/fork category - which means it's capacity on both of those fronts is severely limited with the boom arm. Not sure we want to be hauling a few buckets of dirt/mulch with the arm 8 ft out there (unless you really wanted a big counter moment arm for the front). . .

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    I made one quite some time ago in less than (2) hours by hooking the end of a 3 pt lift boom to the top link position on a pond scoop. I attached (2) lengths of heavy angle iron between the tractors lower links, and the lower attach points of the scoop. After you lift up the scoop, you pull a rope to dump it. This setup worked suprisingly well. I had it on a 2wd ford 2000 and it actually worked better than a front loader on this tractor. Having the weight over the rear drive axle allowed the tractor to dig well out of a hard pile, while it instantly lost traction with a front loader. The 2000 had plenty of hydraulic power to lift a heaping scoop of gravel or topsoil, but I used it mainly on manure, to load spreader. It would lift high enough to load a spreader, trailer or pickup truck. I even used it to load a dumptruck when the rear tires were in a ditch to lower it a bit. My old 8n could barely lift the empty scoop on the end of the boom due to a lack of hydraulic power. A couple suitcase weights on the front of the 2000 helped stabilize the rig. You can probably build one of these yourself today with a boom and scoop from TSC for around $500.

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    Actually someone came up with a pretty good idea as well. I think Bradco/ATI make a 3pt hitch to Quick-Tach adapter. Since I have HTL, attaching the adapter and then bucket should enable dump capability, but even better is to use a 4n1 bucket. Then you could dump at whatever height without relying on the HTL to enable the dump.

    Had anyone used a Bradco adapter and attached a bucket on to the end of it. I'll have to check with Bradco to make sure after attaching a bucket, that the bottom of the bucket will be able to reach the ground - basically the height offset from the rear 3pt lift pins to the adapter must be greater than the height of the bucket to the quick-tach bottom point.

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    Quote Originally Posted by anthem
    I would say the Ag-Krane would be a great unit except that its a bit taller than what most people would want/need in the FEL/fork category - which means it's capacity on both of those fronts is severely limited with the boom arm. Not sure we want to be hauling a few buckets of dirt/mulch with the arm 8 ft out there (unless you really wanted a big counter moment arm for the front). . .
    Counter weight is unneeded, if you have the Wheel Assist Kit...

    While you are travelling, the arm is closed up similar to a mounted backhoe...

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    Anthem: I sent you a P.M. about this, just had time to re-read your post, and look at your picture. The unit that I have looks like the one in your picture, except it uses a rope trip system instead of hydraulics. If anybody has access to a photo of a Forano rear loader, that's what I have.

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    Default Re: 3-pt hitch rear end loader

    Quote Originally Posted by wolc123
    I made one quite some time ago in less than (2) hours by hooking the end of a 3 pt lift boom to the top link position on a pond scoop.
    It sounds sweet. Do you have any pictures?

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