pt attachments on other traction units

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agjones

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Rk55HC 4n1 fel/bh, Power-Trac 1850, 425d, Terex pt30, Kubota kx033, bx1880, yanmar 8x8 dumper, Magnatrac mh5000 w/ loader, six way blade & backhoe, Dew-eze ATM72LC Slope Mower, Terramite t6 4wd, DR Power brush mower
After a few years w pt attachments that, to me, have stacked up well to other manufacturers while handily beating them on price (looking at you toro), I've converted a few different tool carriers/traction systems to use the PT quick attach setup.

First was a magnatrac mh5000 dozer. It's now remote controlled.
Next came the toro dingo, because forget those bendy qa pins and spendy attachments.

Now, I've got 3 conversions on deck and wanted to share the inputs and results.

Next up: is a Mcelroy tracstar 28...some kind of pipe/conduit fusing tool carrier. Idk what it was just the specs... The unit I scooped up is Rubber tracks and hydraulics ready to drop a Honda gx390 (11-13 hp) on... plenty of power for traction, cylinder based attachments (grapple, minihoe) and stationary pto tasks, I'll give the stump grinder a go,trencher not so much. Brush cutter, nope.
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It's getting pt arms and qa, a dedicated limb chipper, 4 gpm chainsaw/polesaw/generator circuit, 50' dual hyd hose reel and a 20' man lift w outriggers. Yep, I'm well insured.

After that (assuming there are survivors) a terramite t5c carcass that will be merged with the running gear and power plant of a ransomes 250 fairway mower to become a 4wd, pt 4 series tool carrier and backhoe.

Finally a lay-mor towable sweeper... What? Yep.

I think of it as repurposeful equipment. I recycle my beer bottles, why not machines?
 
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Awesome!

Please share the conversions as they happen.
Where do you find the carcasses? They are a bit thin on the ground hereabouts.

All the best,

Peter
 
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Awesome!

Please share the conversions as they happen.
Where do you find the carcasses? They are a bit thin on the ground hereabouts.

All the best,

Peter

They come from all over the place... A few ppl with eyes out at scrap yards(whole toro dingo $75=personal record) , golf courses are a great supply of Kubota and hydraulic stuff.

The other day on ebay I got a helac cylinder (Google it hard to explain)... 90$ (usually thousands) now my backhoe is getting a tilting bucket. Huge work saver for me... Couldn't afford it otherwise.

If you learn to read those obnoxious part numbers on hydraulic stuff...there's tons of cheap pressure&flow gizmos in ebay from surplus and liquidators.

Ebay, craigslist... I find abandoned projects or 'don't have time to fix' stuff all the time.

Idk what happened in the hydraulic world but there was a ton of cheap valves and such on Amazon. I Search cross and prince valves on Amazon, every now and then... 32$ proportional valve 66$ 2 spool w float... Never know.
 
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Can't wait for the pictures. :thumbsup:
My pt425 with the Kubota and 3pt hitch thinks it's name is 'what - the hello- is that'

Franken family photo coming soon!
 
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I do a lot of work around DOT projects and in this yard or that I find that the 'girl in the office' is often given a list of stuff to get rid of... Even better I find that person doesn't know what it is... 50 lay-mor sweeper w 33 Kubota hp... Missing only a cheap part.
 
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That's the nice thing about commercial/industrial equipment. It was super expensive new and the quality and design usually reflect that. It's not just consumer stuff made as cheap as possible to be just enough. Also, a lot of stuff is common and generic. Not special to a particular machine. Ritchie always has some back row of weird stuff like that.

Some of the stuff that goes to scrap just makes you want to cry.
 
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That's the nice thing about commercial/industrial equipment. It was super expensive new and the quality and design usually reflect that. It's not just consumer stuff made as cheap as possible to be just enough. Also, a lot of stuff is common and generic. Not special to a particular machine. Ritchie always has some back row of weird stuff like that.

Some of the stuff that goes to scrap just makes you want to cry.
I've been to a few Ritchie Bro. Auctions. There can be a whole buncho potpouri there.
 
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You pay mostly in your time, which can be a very long day.
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