Tractor Carry All

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  1. Kimberly

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    Some time back I asked about plans for a carry all that would fit on Dad's old 8N Ford tractor. I remembered Dad building one but that was so long ago I could not really remember how he did it. I did remember that he used the cultivator for the support of the carry all. I decided to just design my own and I spent considerable time coming up with something that I thought would work. Here is a photo essay of what I accomplished.

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    Base frame is 2x6 pressure treated pine. I probably could have gotten by with 2x4s. I tend to over do things.

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    A notched 2x4 is added to ride on the cultivator arms which are lower than the cultivator frame; they are lagged screwed into the base frames. Construction was with lag screws, through bolts and nuts and carriage bolts. The decking was secured with galvanized wood screws.

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    The decking and sides are above ground PT fence boards; they were the cheapest I could find. Pressure treated plywood is worth more than gold.

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    I used some large bolts that drop through an eye bolt and into the cultivator frame and there is a bolt and nut to secure the carry all to the cultivator as well, it won't come off until I want it to come off.

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    Loaded up and ready to head home.

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    Back home and ready for splitting. No need to handle the wood twice, I unload directly to the splitter.

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    Finished job except for the stacking.

    The only thing is that if I put a lot of weight in the carry all I have to be concern with the amount of torque being applied behind the axle. I would like a counterweight in the front of the engine. However, my disc is rather heavy and I have never had an issue. However, the carry all may have the mass higher; I have not done any moment calculations or anything but I would just feel better with a counterweight on the front.
     
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  2. unclefess

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    great job
     
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    Dang ,you done good!

    Gary
     
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  4. Kimberly

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    Thank you
     
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    Good job on the construction of your carry all. Should last a good long time.
     
  6. Stinny

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    Great job Kimberly... rugged and it looks perfect on the back like that, right at about waist height. Could you make one for my JD tractor? ;)
     
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    Nice work Kimberly! That will be very handy.
     
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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Good looking carrier. Thanks for the photo essay on the building of it. Work should go faster now and smoother.
     
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    Awesome job! I love it!
     
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    Looking real gooder Kimberly :binoculars::thumbs:
    Wanting to calculate moments, too?! REALLY Gooder! You must admit- you were meant to come to FHC:yes::)

    Now... How about getting that splitter up a little higher?:sherlock::D
     
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    Nice Job there! Looks Great!!!! :handshake:
     
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    Very nice job there Kimberly :thumbs: the work you put into it will save you a lot of work down the road:yes:
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I took both statics and dynamics when I was at university; moments, pins, etc so I do tend to think along those lines.

    Yes, I need to build a stand for the splitter so I don't have to bend over so much. It would be nice to split standing up instead of stooping.
     
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    Thanks guys; yes, it is going to save me much work on keeping warm this winter.
     
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    I consider myself very lucky that I came across this site and registered. Not a better bunch of folks anywhere.
     
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    Maybe you have some stuff laying around you can build it out of or, if you can find you a source for some free pallets you can build your stand out of those and won't have to buy any materials
     
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    I will think about what I need to do to build a splitter stand, maybe look at what others have done.
     
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    One thing you will want is to build it with a back table, so you don't spend half your time bending over picking up wood off the ground
     
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