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    Default Tool Box on John Deere 790

    I was in Harbor Freight the other day and bought a nice steel tool box. It measures 16.5" long 4.5" wide, 4.5" deep. At the time, I thought it would fit the right hand fender of the 790. Brought it home set it on the fender. It blocks the front view of the blinkin lite. I travel the road quite a bit to another property we have. The mountain roads here are nothing but curves . I figure it is important to be seen. John Deere did not provide a tool box for a reason. In my estimation, there is no convenient place to put one, without getting in the way of something or another.
    However I am sure the guys on TBN have already done this or can help me figure this one out.
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    Ray

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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    mfrost posted some pics of how he mounted his in front of the brake pedals. It was included in the "ammo box on b7800" thread a page or two back in this same forum. Good luck.I bumped his thread up. Take a look

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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    I too have a 790 and have yet to find a decent place on it for a tool box. Maybe the fender like you said, and relocate the light to the lid of the box? Mount to the outside of the ROPS, above the light? I've resorted to no tool box and have survived. Let us know if you come up with something that works.
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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    I'm looking to install one on my 770. The only place I think I can fit an ammo box would be on the right side where the FEL frame attaches to the tractor just in front of and slightly lower than the brake pedals and levers. I'm on the other side of the country from my tractor at the moment, and I just acquired several ammo boxes so I'm working from my so so memory and a quick look from several weeks ago. It looks like it would clear the brakes and give me enough room to mount the tractor from that side and still clear the front tire.

    Not as big as a tool box but better than nothing.

    Your other option would be to mount the toolbox on the fender and relocate the flashing lights to the ROPS.

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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    Thanks for the quick replies.
    I saw the ammo box mounted on the JD 750 the other day when I started scatching my head. The 790 has the side panels on the engine compartment. I layed the box in that position .It would interfere with taking the panel out. The engine oil dipstick is behind that panel buried under everything else. I do not want to further complicate that procedure of checking the oil.
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    Ray

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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    Here are a couple of photos of how I mounted a tool box on my John Deere 790. I know that it blocks the SMV sign, but I do not drive on the roads.

    The mount is made from some 1.5" square tubing, 1/4" plate, and a couple short pieces of 1.5" angle. The only tricky part was cutting the compound angles on the ends of the 1.5" tubing. I did it by first making the 1/4" plate brackets, and bolted them to the ROPS. Then, I measured the angles horizontally and vertically where the tubing would meet the brackets, and carefully transferred the angles to the tubing.

    Hope it helps!
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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    Does your tractor have a loader? If not, does it have a place for weights on the front, like a bumper? Can you build a bracket of some sort and mount it there?

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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau
    Here are a couple of photos of how I mounted a tool box on my John Deere 790. I know that it blocks the SMV sign, but I do not drive on the roads.

    The mount is made from some 1.5" square tubing, 1/4" plate, and a couple short pieces of 1.5" angle. The only tricky part was cutting the compound angles on the ends of the 1.5" tubing. I did it by first making the 1/4" plate brackets, and bolted them to the ROPS. Then, I measured the angles horizontally and vertically where the tubing would meet the brackets, and carefully transferred the angles to the tubing.

    Hope it helps!
    Great looking job and it gave me an idea where to put more stuff. That box is just begging to be green
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    Default Re: Tool Box on John Deere 790

    Hi Andrew
    Thanks for your message.
    I guess I am not looking in the right places in the link to the JD parts book.
    Please lead us to your "does this work?"
    Thanks
    Ray

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