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Platform Carrier

Postby Harold R » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:18 am

Since it's getting to be that time of year again, thought I'd go cut some fire wood on the back 40. There's nothing handier than a cub with a platform carrier. Carries your saw and accessories, give you a bench to do your saw servicing, and can haul your wood back to the shed. Probably the implement I use the most. This one is a reproduction from Clint in Virginia.
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:32 am

I like yours better than my idea, but since I don't have a Fast Hitch I am thinking of this setup to attach to the drawbar:

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:41 am

I too have a Carryall and it's great. But before I got that I had put the hitch receiver and one of those carryalls from Harbor Freight on and it also worked very well. I cut out a sheet of plywood to drop in the bottom for a floor so that narrow tools like loppers wouldn't fall through. Kept a couple bungee cords hooked to it to keep stuff from bouncing out.

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Urbish » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:46 am

PoconoCub wrote:I like yours better than my idea, but since I don't have a Fast Hitch I am thinking of this setup to attach to the drawbar:


I have that Harbor Freight cargo carrier for my vehicle. It is pretty sturdy. Keep in mind that the bolt-on receiver and drawbar (and attachment point to the final drive housings) will be heavily stressed with all that weight cantilevered off from it. You may want to allow your drawbar to pivot up and down and run a linkage to the rear attachment lift if you have one on your tractor, transferring a healthy portion of the load to the lift arm.

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:02 am

skwimjim wrote:
PoconoCub wrote:I like yours better than my idea, but since I don't have a Fast Hitch I am thinking of this setup to attach to the drawbar:


I have that Harbor Freight cargo carrier for my vehicle. It is pretty sturdy. Keep in mind that the bolt-on receiver and drawbar (and attachment point to the final drive housings) will be heavily stressed with all that weight cantilevered off from it. You may want to allow your drawbar to pivot up and down and run a linkage to the rear attachment lift if you have one on your tractor, transferring a healthy portion of the load to the lift arm.


Although I do not plan on carrying real heavy loads (mainly small tools to work around the property, tool box in case of a breakdown and to take the garbage out) I was thinking the samething about using the rear rockshaft to support it.
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Urbish » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:26 am

Gotcha. I envisioned it being used to carry a load of firewood which may be testing the limits of the setup and would certainly be bouncing around. Post pics of what you come up with!

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:39 am

I my case i would use it as a supervisor chair, while Zack cuts the wood.
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:54 am

skwimjim wrote:Gotcha. I envisioned it being used to carry a load of firewood which may be testing the limits of the setup and would certainly be bouncing around. Post pics of what you come up with!


Sometimes I wish I had a wood burning stove or fireplace to burn all the branches that I have, but no it will just be used for little chores.
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:55 am

Mike in Louisiana wrote:I my case i would use it as a supervisor chair, while Zack cuts the wood.


:lol: :lol: :lol: I may use it to sit down on also....
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Harold R » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:59 am

I my case i would use it as a supervisor chair, while Zack cuts the wood.


:lol: That's what I look forward to Mike.......one of these days.

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:51 pm

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:19 pm



Dave with the 3500 lb did you have to drill any holes at all?
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:00 pm

PoconoCub wrote:Dave with the 3500 lb did you have to drill any holes at all?

I think that is the one I have on one of my Cubs (also have the other, which did not require drilling either) and, if I am not mistaken, the two holes toward the rear (closer together) worked without drilling. I had hoped the ones more forward would line up for better strength, but it seems to work fine hauling my trailer around.
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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby offrink » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:33 pm

The problem with the hitch is that you can easily over weigh it. There is only 300lbs of tongue weight before damage can occur.

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Re: Platform Carrier

Postby leerenovations » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:11 pm

Mike in Louisiana wrote:I my case i would use it as a supervisor chair, while Zack cuts the wood.



That sounds liike a good idea. I thought of making one into an enclosed blindfor hunting. I get tired of hauling a treestand up in the pasture.
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