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    Veteran Member troutsqueezer's Avatar
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    Greetings Fellow Earthlings,

    It's taken me 5 months to figure out where in the heck to put a toolbox on my B21. When they designed this tractor, they left NO room for a toolbox of any size to be mounted by the user. I need to mention that I do not have a backhoe on this TLB but even so, space is at a premium.

    Finally I came up with this plan:

    I started by welding together a rod assembly that will fit directly behind the seat and in front of the ROP.



    I ran across this plastic toolbox at Home Depot one day and it only set me back a measly nine bucks. It so happens it's close to the same color as my tractor. I drilled two holes in the bottom for the rod assembly to fit up into.





    Next I needed some brackets to mount the assembly to the fenders on the tractor, right behind the ROP. This way I didn't have to compromise the ROP. I started by marking a block of aluminum.



    I bored the holes to slightly over .5"



    Then I cut out the parts.



    Done deal.



    The competed assembly. I added the flag to the small upright post to ensure the assemble doesn't tip toward the rear of the tractor once the tool box is mounted. It presses against the ROP.



    Here it is mounted.



    Now I have a nice place to keep my chain, wrenches, food, beer.....no not beer....ummm...Coke. Yeah, that's it. I removed the metal latches that came on the box because they would probably rust immediately. If it turns out this plastic box is too lightweight, it's an easy matter to buy another box, made of metal, maybe with a slightly lower profile, drill two holes in it and plop it on there.

    - Dennis

    Once you see the bandwagon, it's too late.

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    Default Re: B21 Toolbox

    Great looking,Love the mill work that went into it
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    Looks great!

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    Lookin good troutsqueezer, nice job
    Dale,
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    Default Re: B21 Toolbox

    I really like it. I'm invious of your mill too.

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    Looking at your work I would suggest you build a tool box out of some plate, you have the tools and the know how. I had the same problem with my tractor but because I had the backhoe I mounted my toolbox to the front bumper.

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    Default Re: B21 Toolbox

    Good idea, and even better execution!! If I were you, I would get a sheet of some 1/8" aluminum and cut to fit the bottom of it to make a nice "floor" for it. Or, you could go cheap and just use 1/4" plywood. If you drive your tractor on roads, you might want to consider adding a SMV on the outside back of the box for safety.
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

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    Veteran Member troutsqueezer's Avatar
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    Default Re: B21 Toolbox

    Thanks guys. This thread is more than two years old. Since then I have replaced it with a metal tool box and also have an SMV for safety. We think alike! This pic does not show the SMV but it is installed now.

    - Dennis

    Once you see the bandwagon, it's too late.

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