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    Default Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    One of the great things I like about browsing the TractorByNet forums is seeing all the great ideas that members have. My latest build, like many others, took it's inspiration from another member's project. In this case I have to thank 600rider. The difference was that 600rider apparently has access to heavy metal working equipment to build his version of a loader quick attach. My equipment is more limited: drill press, small horizontal band saw, compact bender and hand held grinders. I used 2 inch square tube for the quick attach part and 3 inch tube, with the seam side cut off, for the part that attaches to the loader. The first picture shows the progression of this fabrication. I then used 2 inch square tube, 3/16 wall, to connect the two ends together. The first attachment to my loader is shown in the 2nd picture. I knew this would make the overall weight a little more, but it allowed me to easily mount a hitch receiver and hooks to the assembly (picture 3). An added benefit is that I can "stow" the hitch backwards on the quick attach when the bucket or another implement is attached (picture 4). The assembly, without pins, weighs 35 pounds.

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    Last edited by zmansmac; 05-12-2012 at 12:20 AM. Reason: math error on weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmansmac
    One of the great things I like about browsing the TractorByNet forums is seeing all the great ideas that members have. My latest build, like many others, took it's inspiration from another member's project. In this case I have to thank 600rider. The difference was that 600rider apparently has access to heavy metal working equipment to build his version of a loader quick attach. My equipment is more limited: drill press, small horizontal band saw, compact bender and hand held grinders. I used 2 inch square tube for the quick attach part and 3 inch tube, with the seam side cut off, for the part that attaches to the loader. The first picture shows the progression of this fabrication. I then used 2 inch square tube, 3/16 wall, to connect the two ends together. The first attachment to my loader is shown in the 2nd picture. I knew this would make the overall weight a little more, but it allowed me to easily mount a hitch receiver and hooks to the assembly (picture 3). An added benefit is that I can "stow" the hitch backwards on the quick attach when the bucket or another implement is attached (picture 4). The assembly, without pins, weighs 35 pounds.

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    AWESOME- nice work!

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    I was thinking you did with the cross tube before, I saw the hitch receiver on it.
    Looks good.
    So what else to you have to quickly attach onto it?

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    I like it. It's obviously specific to your tractor.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    Thanks for all the kind words. Yes, the quick attachment is specific to my kubota B7500 with LA302 loader but width and pin spacing are the only differences for other loaders. I currently have a FEL mounted snow blade, which didn't get much use this past winter here in SE Michigan. And I recently acquired a used set of 42 inch forks that I will be making a frame for. That's the biggest reason for making the quick attach, along with implements getting heavier in my old age.

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    Quote Originally Posted by zmansmac View Post
    One of the great things I like about browsing the TractorByNet forums is seeing all the great ideas that members have. My latest build, like many others, took it's inspiration from another member's project. In this case I have to thank 600rider. The difference was that 600rider apparently has access to heavy metal working equipment to build his version of a loader quick attach. My equipment is more limited: drill press, small horizontal band saw, compact bender and hand held grinders. I used 2 inch square tube for the quick attach part and 3 inch tube, with the seam side cut off, for the part that attaches to the loader. The first picture shows the progression of this fabrication. I then used 2 inch square tube, 3/16 wall, to connect the two ends together. The first attachment to my loader is shown in the 2nd picture. I knew this would make the overall weight a little more, but it allowed me to easily mount a hitch receiver and hooks to the assembly (picture 3). An added benefit is that I can "stow" the hitch backwards on the quick attach when the bucket or another implement is attached (picture 4). The assembly, without pins, weighs 35 pounds.

    JohnZ
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    Looks good. How did you bend the "J" pieces of steel you welded into the tubing.?

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Looks good. How did you bend the "J" pieces of steel you welded into the tubing.?

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    He used his compact bender. I am curious as to what size drill press or type of bit you used to drill what looks like 1 and a quarter inch holes. Mine has trouble with 1".

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    Yes, I used my compact bender. This was the limit for it: 2 inch wide x 1/4 inch steel. My drill press is a Harbor Freight unit that I bought over 25 years ago. It's a floor model and I don't know the hp off hand. You can stall it with larger bits if you try to cut too aggressively. I only have standard drill bits up to 1 inch. You have a good eye Arrow, it is a 1 1/4 inch hole. I bought a Milwaukee bi-metal hole saw to drill it, slow speed of course but it worked very well.

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    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

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    Default Re: Did I go overboard on this quick attach?

    Quote Originally Posted by zmansmac View Post
    Yes, I used my compact bender. This was the limit for it: 2 inch wide x 1/4 inch steel. My drill press is a Harbor Freight unit that I bought over 25 years ago. It's a floor model and I don't know the hp off hand. You can stall it with larger bits if you try to cut too aggressively. I only have standard drill bits up to 1 inch. You have a good eye Arrow, it is a 1 1/4 inch hole. I bought a Milwaukee bi-metal hole saw to drill it, slow speed of course but it worked very well.
    cool, I missed that somehow in your original post I see it now.. Thanks

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