kelly backhoe attachment??

Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:29 pm

I found a small kelly backhoe attachment today and it will look perfect on my 154 cub so what do you think are they any good?

Will my hydraulics on my 154 cub run it with no problems?

What is a used one worth still in excellent condition?

I didn't get out of the car and look at it and i'm not sure what class 3pt hitch its for nor if its even for a 3pt hitch. It has 4 levers and the 2
braces that come down on the right and left sides(supports). This is just what i'm looking for to put on my 154 cub. I hope its not too expensive.

What class 3pt hitch does my 154 cub have?

I have some drainage work at my new house to do along with digging up some small roots from large bushes. I looked into renting a backhoe for a week and its $1,000 and a weekend is $350 plus delivery too. It makes sense if i can put the kelly on my 154 with no problems and its affordable its worth doing. Any thoughts or advise???

Then next i have to figure out a front loader.(buy or fabricate) I just may end up with the little tractor i always wanted. Now i can use the excuse to buy another one to cut the grass. Its either a farmall super A or a farmall cub, i'm at that fork in the road right now.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:14 am

Hi BigBill. It won't be an easy hook-up. Your first obsticle will be the pto shaft speed and direction. The Kelley should be a self contained unit, which means it already has it's own pto driven pump, probably setup for the standard 540rpm clockwise rotation(looking from the rear of tractor). Your Cub has the counter-rotation 1800 rpm's pto. You'll have to do some engineering and fabrication to make that switch.

The second obsticle is the actuall size Kelley you're looking at. They make several sizes. You stated it was small. Anything over 900 lbs will be too much for the cub, and at 900, you'll lift the front end of the Cub off the ground with the bucket extended outwards. Kelley makes some units over 1600 lbs. You'll definetly have to fabricate a front loader to counter balance the backhoe.

It can be done, but it's alot of work, and not to be attempted by the average Cub owner :D

I'm not familiar with the lo-boy 3 point hitch lifting capacity, but the 3 point backhoe attachment hangs the unit farther back on the tractor than a rigid unit and will probably be too much for the cub 3 point set-up. My unit is rigid mounted and as close as possible to the rear end.

Kelley's are similar to the Woods. You should be able to find a used one for around $3000 or under. A new Woods 7500 unit sells for aroung $6000, and will dig a 7' 6" deep hole.

Hope this helps alittle.


Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:45 am

Thanks for the advise and the heads up. I may hold off and wait and get another machine with a loader and a backhoe.

Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:19 pm

I have an Owners Manual Kelly B10 Backhoe. States for Category 1 three point hitch for tractor size12 to 30 Hp 533 pounds without bucket.

Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:37 am

prjones wrote:I have an Owners Manual Kelly B10 Backhoe. States for Category 1 three point hitch for tractor size12 to 30 Hp 533 pounds without bucket.

That sounds doable with the 154 cub??? Its a neat little backhoe setup.

Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:06 pm

prjones wrote:I have an Owners Manual Kelly B10 Backhoe. States for Category 1 three point hitch for tractor size12 to 30 Hp 533 pounds without bucket.

I can't find any kelly info on the net??

Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:41 pm

Bigbill I did a search in my netscape header box
"kelley backhoe"
and cam,e up with a long list. Here is one ... khoes.html


Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:54 pm

I have to go back and look at it soon to see if its the B602. I would like a small backhoe and front loader on my 154 cub. Just for little work like burying drain pipes(gutters). And doing landscaping at my new house. It seems every house i buy never was landscaped correctly for the drainage of surface water runoff. They seem to pitch everything the wrong direction. When i was young and stupid i would do it by hand or use my gravely tractor. Now i'm fussy as i got older i want a machine to play with too. We can never have enough or the right toys right?

Thank's oldbill, I lived in Jersey a longtime ago right near Paramus in a little town called Westwood. Thats about 20 minutes from the city. I sure miss living there it was a nice place to live. The street sweeper would sweep and wash the streets once a week. It was a very clean town and probably still is today too. Growing up in the 50's there it was a simple life and i'm sure that has changed now.

Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:10 am

I looked at the kelley backhoe up close and personal lastnite. Its the smallest one and it has no pump it runs off the tractor system. It was late and the guy was sitting relaxing and acted like he didn't want to talk with me about it. After the 100 degree heat today i can respect that so i said thanks for your time and left.

Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:05 am

Hi BigBill. Just to give you some knowledge on other brands and some pricing, here's some listed on Ebay to look at, Rick

I would think, if the unit you're looking at is the basic model, you should be able to buy it for around $2000 or less. If he wants more for it, he's trying to make more than he probably paid.