Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    167
    Location
    Cabot, Arkansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L2600DT

    Default Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    After spending an inordinate amount of time trying to find a toolbox and suitable mounting location for my L2600, I finally decided to just build my own. The ROPS seemed to be the most logical mounting location to keep things out of the way yet easily accessible. Using 1/8" mild steel, I cut out the panels and began the welding and grinding process. I had to remind myself along the way that it was <font color=orange>"just a toolbox"</font color=orange> [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img], otherwise I'd still be grinding and polishing. The dimensions are 18" wide by 8" deep and the rear is 7" high and the front 5" high, creating a sloped top.

    A lengthy search for U-bolts of the correct size proved fruitless, so fabrication of the mounting hardware was required using 3/16" steel plate and 1/2" galvanized bolts. I have attached a picture of the results. The kubota emblem on the toolbox top was provide by my local Kubota salesman... just to make it look "store bought" [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img].

    The empty toolbox added about 35lbs to the rear, but it's quite solid and would take a hefty pounding with a sledge hammer to dent it [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]. If I had it to do over again I'd probably use 1/16" steel to reduce the amount of grinding that was required to smooth the seams and to make it easier to work with during fabrication. Nevertheless, I'm pleased with the results and now have a place for all the tools I need when I'm out "tractor'n" [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img].

    FarmerBob

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -35-48706-botamultipic-jpg  

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    415
    Location
    Michigan
    Tractor
    Kubota B7100HST & Kubota L4610HST w/FEL

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    FarmerBob
    Nicely done[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Maybe I'll leave a little uprights to incorporate a similar setup when I take the sawzall to my rops.
    regards
    Mutt


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    167
    Location
    Cabot, Arkansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L2600DT

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    Thanks Mutt. Now lemme get this straight... you're gonna saw off your ROPS???? Gee... then you're gonna miss all the fun of your ROPS catch'n hold of those low hang'n limbs and shak'n ticks 'n spiders down your collar [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img].

    FarmerBob


  4. #4
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    424
    Location
    Akaroa South Island ,New Zealand (about 1/2 way down south island)
    Tractor
    8350 valmet with 980SL FEL duels had a 150 Hp deutz just sold it 10 NOV 01

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    Hi ya
    very nice toolbox ,i need a few of them to put parts in on my seeddrill and tractor prob is i could not mount the same way with haveing a cab wins some lose some kinda deal
    another idea for toolboxes is old army ammo boxs ..waterproof and cheep
    catch ya
    JD Kid


  5. #5
    Epic Contributor jinman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Posts
    21,011
    Location
    Texas - Wise County - Sunset
    Tractor
    NHTC45D, NH LB75B, Ford Jubilee

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    Hey! That's where the gas tank is on my New Holland.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Oh well, it looks good on your 'bota anyhow.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    JimI

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    167
    Location
    Cabot, Arkansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L2600DT

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    Now who ever heard of a gas tank at the rear of a tractor??? That's the toolbox place [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img].

    Thanks Jim. I could of bought one a lot cheaper if you count the time it took to make, but I like it and now I don't cuss nearly as much when I'm in the field and need a chain, or wrench, or other tool. I still don't understand why all tractors don't come with toolboxes as standard equipment [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img].

    FarmerBob


  7. #7

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    The L4610 with cab comes with a built-in tool box behind the seat. It is almost big enough to hold a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. When I get a chance I will design one to mount in the space now occupied by the SMV sign and remount the SMV mount on the back of the tool box I F it will clear sph implements in max up position (including hydraulic top link).

    Patrick


  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    3,371
    Location
    California - S.F. East Bay & Sierra foothills
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT Standard Transmission

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    Excellent, Bob! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    That should hold one heckuva lunch!!! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]


  9. #9
    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Posts
    1,478
    Location
    North Central Vermont, Jay Peak Area
    Tractor
    2004 New Holland TN70DA with 32LC loader, 2000 New Holland 2120 with Curtis cab, 7309 loader

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    So what is the kubota part # of that toolbox[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img].

    Looks like OE to me. Maybe you could get Kubota to put a part # on that tool box!

    I've got that problem too, making or doing things too well. Nice job!!

    Derek

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    167
    Location
    Cabot, Arkansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L2600DT

    Default Re: Toolbox Dilemma Resolved

    I know what you mean Patrick. My neighbor has a 3010 with the same narrow "toolbox" behind the seat. It's almost useless [img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img].

    FarmerBob


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.