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    Default ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    I've been thinking about making "platforms" with casters to store my attchments on. I was wondering if anyone has any photos of anything. It would be much easier to roll the attachment up to the tractor for hook up. Any ideas?
    Thanks.


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    I have all of my implements on dollies which I constructed from scrap lumber, for the most part. Choose your castors carefully; those with rubber wheels will develop flat spots after sitting for awhile under heavy implements. I purchase castors with steel wheels; they're available from a number of sources and any hardware store can order them if they don't have them in stock. I buy mine from Tractor Supply and pay less than $5.00 each. Before building dollies I was walking around at times stooped over with back and shoulder pains from lifting, pushing and levering implements into position. Even after acquiring a quick hitch I found that I had to do quite a bit of pushing and shoving to get things lined up. Dollies allow you to make better use of your space. With dollies, I now am able to store a chain harrow, a crane, a rear platform, a cultivator, a box blade, a scoop, a chipper, a small water wagon, a shredder, a finish mower, a back blade, and a John Deere Model 670 in a one-stall garage and still have room for shelving in the back. It's tight, but it works. Be prepared to use you creative juices. You have to design a dolly for each item and don't be surprised if you have to modify something or even have to start over after trying it. I had the most trouble coming up with a dolly for my back blade and am really not yet satisfied with my latest concoction That's why scrap lumber (pallets, etc.) works well; you don't feel so bad if you have to redo something.


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    Default Re: ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    Did the same thing. Made dollies out of scrap lumber. They work great and are sized to fit the attachment. It was soooo nice being able to move heavy items out of the way that I even put wheels on shelving units and other heavy items (freezer, wall AC unit).
    All of my dollies are made like the platform dollies movers use. The wood is screwed and glued together.


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    Default Re: ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    <font color=blue>a chain harrow, a crane, a rear platform, a cultivator, a box blade, a scoop, a chipper, a small water wagon, a shredder, a finish mower, a back blade, and a John deere Model 670 </font color=blue><font color=red>in a one-stall garage</font color=red><font color=blue> and still have room for shelving in the back.</font color=blue>

    Yikes! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img] What exactly are the dimensions of this "one stall" warehouse?


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    Default Re: ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    It works great provided you have a solid floor.

    Do a search on "Dolly" and you'll find at least two threads on the topic along with pictures.


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    Default Re: ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    arnie
    I made my first dolly a couple of weeks ago to assist with getting Rototiller attached to 3 PH. Sure does help a lot .See attached photo.



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    Default Re: ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    Thanks to all of you ! I've started the project, and have one dolly made for my tiller. Backhoe, post hole auger, back blade is on the list. Sure makes the "hook up" a lot easier !
    Thanks again, and remember....Prayer...Patience..Patriotism !


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    YIKES!! is right.

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    Default Re: ATTACHMENT STORAGE

    The garage stall is 14 feet wide (two feet on either side of a 9-foot door) and 24 feet deep. The two-section chain harrow hangs vertically from a rack; the cultivator, box blade, shredder and finish mower are 4-foot wide; and the back blade is 5-foot wide. Small implements for a small tractor.


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    <font color=blue>The garage stall is 14 feet wide (two feet on either side of a 9-foot door)</font color=blue>

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