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Detailed D.I.Y. Plans to build your own FarmIt! Tractor Attachment
Forklift, Log Skidder, Bale Spear & more for 3-pt. hitch!
Plans to build your own. We will email you a PDF file upon purchase - NO REFUND is possible on this item.
These plans provide step by step instructions for building this handy attachment for your category I or category II three point hitch. They include a material list, detailed drawings and assembly. You will need access to a welder and equipment to cut and drill steel. Degree of difficulty is moderate.
A description of the finished product follows:
Do you own a farm tractor with a CAT1 or Cat2 3-point hitch? If so, the FarmIt! might be exactly what you have been looking for! The rugged FarmIt! does it all, from skidding logs to lifting heavy pallets and bales of hay. It even has a 2 inch center receiver so you can easily hitch a trailer to your tractor. Watch the video and see details and specifications below about the many things you can do with the FarmIt! tractor attachment!
FarmIt! as a forklift or bale spear:
When the 38 inch forks are inserted into their receivers, the FarmIt! can be used as a forklift! The FarmIt! is so ruggedly built that you can lift just about any amount of weight your tractor is capable of up to the point when your front wheels lift off the ground. If that happens, add a counterweight to the front of your tractor and you can lift even more! If you add a hydraulic top-link (not included) to your tractor you will even be able to tilt the forks! The FarmIt! can only lift things as high as your tractor's 3-pt. hitch's travel, but that is more than enough to move a heavy pallet or a bale around. When not in use, the forks store easily inside the vertical frame tubes so they are out of your way but always close at hand.
FarmIt! as a Log Skidder:
With the forks removed, you can use this heavy duty frame to easily and securely skid logs out of your woodlot. Just wrap a 5/16 or 3/8 inch choker chain (not included) around the log or logs, hook the chain to the FarmIt!'s upper chain slot, and lift it up! By raising the end of the log you will have greater maneuverability, cleaner logs and cause less damage to to your woodlot, fields and roads. Raising the front end of the log also means it won't get caught on rocks, roots and ditches. Add weight to the front of your tractor and you will be able to lift surprisingly large logs with the FarmIt! Also included is a handy "drawbar chain slot attachment" for the tractor's draw bar, and by hooking a second chain (or the other end of the choker chain) into it, and then hooking the lift end of the choker chain, you can stop the log from swaying forward and back as you drag it. Also, you can use the included "log wedge" attachment to wedge small logs into the FarmIt! so you can lift them up from one end, allowing you to cut them with your chainsaw much more easily. Watch the video to see this in action!
Updated March 2015
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