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    Default 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    I am looking for an implement that does all three. Either, commercial or DIY.

    - Hitch must be able to mount a ball, plus have a hole for clevis/pin.
    - Place to add/subtract additional FEL counter weight.
    - Place to mount large PVC tool container, that could hold chainsaw, fuel, and other misc items.

    It would stay mounted on the back of the tracter, except when using another 3pt implement. Anyone built something that satisfies all three requirements? It shouldn't be too hard to modify some of the hitches out there or build one, but was looking to see if this ground has already been traveled. Thanks.


    JohnS


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    John,

    I saw this one a while ago. Bad River Products I like the "hitch part" a lot, probably the best I've seen. The "add on" for the cargo holder certainly would hold your toolbox, chainsaw etc. Not sure that I would want to use it as a "weight holder" for FEL counterweight, as it can only hold 500 lbs. Could be modified to hold more I would think.

    Kevin


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    Thanks Kevin. I have seen a similiar carrier on SUVs. They didn't impress me. I am looking for something that would have storage, above the toplink. A little high to get things out, but prefer that to extending the length.

    JohnS


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    How about a heavy duty carry all with a receiver tube welded to cross member? I am looking at doing something like that myself. A place for weights, 2" recevier down low and a sprayer (or your storage box) up high.

    Gary.

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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    The bad river product looks like they took a step bumper receiver and welded a vertical bar to it and placed it on top of a drawbar.

    Gary.

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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    I am not sure what a "heavy duty carry all" is. Do you have a pic or link? Sorry for my ignorance.

    JohnS


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    Here is a link to a Carry All ....although I probably wouldn't classify this one as "heavy duty". Different manufacturers make them of various grades of strength.

    Kevin


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    Kevin, thanks for the pic. I have seen them, just didn't equate it with that name. I will try to use the pic, to describe what I am looking for.

    Take the "carry all" and get rid of the forks. Add a square or rectangular top frame. Instead of extending back on it, would like to use some of the space, going toward tractor. Mount a large PVC storage container on top of it. I have a FEL and have to manuever allot in the woods, so I don't want anything that will be making it more difficult. Now, add a drawbar to mount a ball or clevis. Add another bar above that for weights. Clear as mud, right?


    JohnS


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    Sounds like you are looking for something more like what
    jeepers call a "jamboree rack", modified to fit a 3PH.
    The picture here might give you some ideas...

    http://www.sierrajeep.com/jamboree.htm

    Timd


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    Default Re: 3pt hitch/counterweight/storage?

    Your idea sounds great. I would consider a ballast box (3pt) with drawbar welded through the bottom and out the back for receiver hitch (or drawbar), the top rear edge stiffened with 1/2' steel plate to hold hang-on weights, and a tool tub (plastic or rubber) to fit in the ballast box. Possibly would have room to add weight below the tool tub in the box. Hey, that sounds so handy, I may have to configure such an arrangement for my 4300. If the weights were in the way at the rear of the box, maybe there would be room to hang them at the sides, thus making the tool tub more accessible from behind, and less cumbersome in the woods. I might also add a big hook to the rear of the box to snake logs out of the woods. And a couple of chain hooks to hang logging chains on for the woods work. Hmmmm. This is getting to be an all-around tool. For those afraid of tipping the tractor up by hooking a log to the top of the ballast box, put the safety chain on as shown in the Bad River hitch product. Keep the ballast box low to the ground, or add a low skid plate that would contact the ground if the front end came up for any reason.


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