When it comes to tractor attachments, one of the most useful ones you can have is a 3 point mounted carry all. It is also one of the most affordable attachments if you buy a carry all frame and build it yourself.
The frame I used is made by County Line and sold at Tractor Supply. My wife got it for me for my birthday. What a wife! And what a luck guy I am! If you can’t get this frame, Rural King also sells carryall frame and you can get them in several colors.
If you’re handy with a welder, you can make your own frame. Here’s what you need to know: First, it is made mostly from 3″ angle iron, 1/4″ thick the top section is made from 2.5″ square tubing that I assume is 1/4″ thick.
The top link pin holes are drilled into two pieces of 2.5″ bar stock 3/8″ thick and the pin holes are 3″ down from the bottom of the top square tubing.
The back of the carryall frame is 36″ tall and 26″ wide between the part of the angle iron where the lift pins mount. The lift pin holes are 16″ from the bottom.
The platform is 37″ long front to back with a usable length for attaching boards of 29.5″.
The 1/2″ holes for bolts to attach boards are spaced 6″ apart, but you can space them for whatever width of lumber you plan to use.
Some of the features I wanted on my carry all were:
- Lots of places to carry tools
- A chainsaw scabbard
- Sides that fold in for carrying wide loads
- Removable tailgate panels
- Doesn’t take up too much space when stored
- Has a 2″ trailer hitch receiver
- A custom dolly for moving it around
The two part video series on the DIY My Way YouTube channel covers all it’s features and how to build one like it. Here’s a list of materials I ordered online:
If you would like to download a PDF materials list for this project, Here it is:
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