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    Default Inventing a new attachment

    First if they say necessity is the mother of invention, I need a new mama. I do not have a quick hitch. I have a pin on bucket. Now a days, the bucket is used the least of everything I have but it has an important role in that it serves as a mounting platform for tines, teeth and forks. As I skid logs in winter, I need an attachment that A. is able to pile logs, B. is able to plow snow better than what a bucket can do. C. can mount forks to. D. can make any of these change overs in seconds. I wish I had C.A.D. to show what this might look like but I'm thinking of a 4' wide "blade" used to pile logs and go through the woods easier that one can quickly pin on snow containment sides (sort of like a snow pusher) that make it 6' wide. I already made dismount forks so that's the easy part. Its about how this can curl and hold a tree stem without getting in the way of plowing snow. Any ideas would be welcomed.
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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    Simple, change your loader to quick hitch and everything is avalable most anywhere including a grapple if you like. Here is and example.

    Tractor Loader Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach Hitchs

    John Deere also makes there own type of hitch but the attachments are usually more expensive.
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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Guesseral View Post
    Simple, change your loader to quick hitch and everything is avalable most anywhere including a grapple if you like. Here is and example.

    Tractor Loader Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach Hitchs

    John Deere also makes there own type of hitch but the attachments are usually more expensive.
    The point of this is to not spend $1000 on just the quick hitch as that part is not "simple" for me. As my bucket has a rounded back, an adapter would be a hard fit and I would still have to make the pusher.

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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    I don't know right off what your lift capacity is on the 750 but it would seem by the time you get all the gadgets worked out it may be more weight than you would want. If it were me I would address the real problem which is the lack of quick attach, I would build that if necessary and have separate tools that would work well.

    I do quite a bit of clean up work with my tractors and find it quite alot easier to cut and load firewood then chip the limbs on the spot eliminating a mess to clean up afterwards. Lot better for the soil too.

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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    I just posted in the other thread and then ironically, I saw this one.

    Any type of blade you "add" to the forks and plan on leaving on, will reduce the lift capacity for logging.

    I know its the wrong time of year, but why not look for a truck mounted plow. In the spring, they can be had for cheap. $200 would buy a plow worthy of personal use. You can easily adapt to a loader as many have already done. If you dont want the complexities of hydraulics, most plows can be pinned and manually angled. So just pin it straight, and adding wings is easy.
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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    I just posted in the other thread and then ironically, I saw this one.

    Any type of blade you "add" to the forks and plan on leaving on, will reduce the lift capacity for logging.

    I know its the wrong time of year, but why not look for a truck mounted plow. In the spring, they can be had for cheap. $200 would buy a plow worthy of personal use. You can easily adapt to a loader as many have already done. If you dont want the complexities of hydraulics, most plows can be pinned and manually angled. So just pin it straight, and adding wings is easy.
    No you are right about the forks. They would have to be removed and not part of the attachment process. The forks would be mounted to the blade and as a result would actually increase lift capacity as they would not be sticking out so far as the current bucket makes them do. I cannot use the forks for stem piling as they have cut my loader lift drastically.
    The plow idea is a good one as well but I'm actually looking to ditch the bucket for winter. Would need to make pin on mounting brackets and slice a foot off each side and come up with some way of attaching grab points to lift logs. Might make a good platform if I could solve the log lift thing if the blade is not too heavy.

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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I don't know right off what your lift capacity is on the 750 but it would seem by the time you get all the gadgets worked out it may be more weight than you would want. If it were me I would address the real problem which is the lack of quick attach, I would build that if necessary and have separate tools that would work well.

    I do quite a bit of clean up work with my tractors and find it quite alot easier to cut and load firewood then chip the limbs on the spot eliminating a mess to clean up afterwards. Lot better for the soil too.
    Actually jenkins this atachment should be lighter than the bucket with all its stuff on it. The other advantage is that a "blade" would provide an in closer attachment point making lift increase.

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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by arrow View Post
    The plow idea is a good one as well but I'm actually looking to ditch the bucket for winter.
    Can you make a plate or frame that the plow pins to and then that frame pins on the loader arms??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    Can you make a plate or frame that the plow pins to and then that frame pins on the loader arms??
    I must have edited my above post while you typing in this one. To reiterate; that's exacly what would be needed to do. Darn, I know I saw a $200 plow on some road I traveled last week. Why can't my head and life timing coincide just once.

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    Default Re: Inventing a new attachment

    Not sure how far away this is from you 8'6" Myers plow blade

    But if it were near me, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    But then again, I am actually looking for a 8.5' plow to replace my 7.5 since I got a bigger truck.

    You could always cut it down, and could even make wings with what is left after you cut it down.....


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