/ how to build your own custom backhoe subframe #21
- Feb 3, 2004
- Santa Cruz Mtns, CA
- 05 Kioti CK30HST w/ Prairie Dog backhoe, XN08 mini-X
The Amerequip hoe sub frame mounts to the bolts that normally support the 3pt lift arms and at the front hooks over a cross member of the loader's sub-frame.
Going hand in hand with all this is ease of installation and use. While having a firm attachment system is great, if it is difficult or impossible for one person (sitting in the driver's seat) to back up to and hook up...well, it's not worth bothering with.
This is the balancing act the designers must struggle with. I know the BH ladder type subframe for my Kioti DK45 isn't all that great (kioti BH). I wouldn't want to use it all day every day, but it sure is easy to hook up.
One that requires crawling under the tractor, installing bolts and other calisthenics should be considered as poor design, in my book.
I am fairly sure (from tractor shopping) that just about all backhoes require a FEL frame to be installed first, at least the ones that I got anywhere close to considering required it.