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    Veteran Member Barryh's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent View Post
    OK, two more pictures.

    Basically the design is two square tubes welded onto an attachment plate. Cross members provide a rigid frame and are lined up with rungs to attach with u-bolts. There are also size dogs made out of bent angle iron to provide support under the ladder rungs when it transitions from the hanging state (carried by u-bolts) to the upright state.

    The guy who did the welding suggested the stuts and the flat bars going forward/backward to increase the rigidity and take tension off of the leading weld on the attachment plate. I can say this was a great idea given how much flex those long ladders have anyway! Lots of bounce when driving it around...

    I can leave the carrier attached when the ladder is in use, and can detach the whole thing without undoing the u-bolts. The only trick is that the ladder has to be at least about 30 degrees up at one end to detach/attach, as the PT loader cannot curl its attachment plate forward past horizontal/down.
    Very innovative Kent I like it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_in_CT

    That is pretty cool, but not $594 cool.

    Plus, I suspect you would lose some stability when you chucked it up in the PT 2" receiver.

    I strongly considered fabbing something like that when I was cleaning my gutters at the top of a 24' ladder last fall. Instead, I just made a 15' PVC wand that attaches to my leaf blower, and finished the job from the ground.
    Lets see that wand and how you attached it to your blower
    Scott

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    Members home made attachments / improvements-image-jpgMembers home made attachments / improvements-image-jpg My counterweight and brush forks. I use the forks probably 90% of the time, they are light enough I can pick them up with one hand and the abuse they take really surprised me. So far I've only bent the tines a little but that was using them as a pry bar with the loader to free up some frozen logs.

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    Veteran Member Barryh's Avatar
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    See my old thread is still here as well.. May have to get another one of these little Pt monsters soon.
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    Veteran Member Barryh's Avatar
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    Before there was Power Trac .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kThwwwp6WA
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    Former owner of a P T -180 / Kubota BX-1500 .. A Craftsman Yard Tractor / John Deere 140 H-1 / Cub Cadet 108. And now ( Little Red ) a Power Trac 1425

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    Power Trac wants close to $700.00 delivered for a new Rop's.

    I figure since I have an old tractor anyway I will make my own and cut that price in half.. Figured I may as well put it under this old thread I started years ago. My question to any of you has anyone already done this ? And would one of you be nice enough to measure out from the side mount of your Rop's to the edge of the outer bar. I would appreciate it.. I was thinking around 6 inches extended out on each side. Thanks in advance ..
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    mine is welded right to the frame.....so it only extends the width of the 2" pipe on each side........Jack

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    Thanks Jack !
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    Not at home right now... don't know if this picture from the front will help you or not, but it can't hurt!

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    Yes it does on the angle thanks ..
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