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platform carrier

Postby TJG » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:09 pm

Hi. I've seen plans for a non-fast hitch rear platform carrier on the forum, but I can't find them for some reason. Can someone help me out?

And does anyone one have any tips or improvements that they would recommend? Does anyone have rear forks on theirs?

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Re: platform carrier

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:31 pm

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Re: platform carrier

Postby offrink » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:57 am

Very nice looking set up. Now I just need a welder and 2" angle iron.

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Re: platform carrier

Postby Jack » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:02 am


I built that carry-all, and it is pretty darn sturdy. one thing I would do differently is drill the holes in the bracket that attaches to the drawbar larger, so it is easier to put on and take off
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Re: platform carrier

Postby dgrapes59 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:56 am

Todd,

If you do a forum “search” you will find there are several versions that others have submitted, there are a lot of talented folks here! :wink:

Example; http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=57792

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Re: platform carrier

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:06 am

Before making a platform carrier, suggest obtaining a heavy duty 2 wheeled trailer.

I own a 3 point platform carrier and a 2 wheeled trailer. The trailer gets a lot more use than the platform carrier.
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Re: platform carrier

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:08 am

I will get some pictures of mine a little later today that Rick made, along with a couple modifications I made.

I had the bright, not so bright, idea of using composite decking material on mine, but after a season I replaced it with the treated decking boards. The composite added between 150 and 200 pounds of weight making it a pain to remove and install, plus where it extended past the arms broke easily, especially when very cold.

Here are some pictures of mine when it was new, along with the modified lift set up, and trailer hitch. The brackets on each side of the hitch are for the forks. They will not lift a lot, but are handy sometimes. I also added one of them on each side of the stake pockets so the forks can serve as standards when hauling fire wood.

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Re: platform carrier

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:59 am

I occasionally use a receiver hitch, with one of the platforms, made to carry excess luggage on a car hitch. Ready made, easy to attach and remove. As Eugene mentioned, a trailer is more useful.
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Re: platform carrier

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:14 am

Others have found that a trailer is more useful. In my case, I find that the additional storage space for a trailer does not offset the ease of use and small space required to store the platform carrier. Plus, the carrier goes down to the ground, much easier to load the heavy, awkward stuff. :) :)

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Re: platform carrier

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:39 pm

I use my Fast Hitch platform carrier frequently. In fact, I usually leave it on the tractor unless using some other implement.
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Re: platform carrier

Postby Bus Driver » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:02 pm

On the one I built (for Fast Hitch), which has not yet been used, two cargo rings are welded on each outside portion of the bottom angles, a total of four, to enable tying down cargo from both sides. The rings are never in the way of any use of the platform. Stake pockets are at the back.

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Re: platform carrier

Postby DieselDennis » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:00 pm

I have built a carrier myself using ideas from the few versions here as well as incorporating some of my own. 2x2 angle for most of the frame. I use 3/4" boards on the upper section and 5/4 decking on the lower. Bolted down with 1/4" carriage bolts. I did put a rear angle across mine between the stake pockets and drilled a hole in it for some light load pulling. I have built a rear board that's about 14" tall since these pictures were taken. Does great for firewood and will lift about all the carrier will hold, so its size works out well. I kept the carrier as close to the rear tires as possible to maximize the lifting power. It will lower down to about an inch off of the ground.

Keep it on the Cub anytime I don't have something else mounted on it. Won't haul as much as a trailer, but hauls what I need to 90% of the time.

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Re: platform carrier

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:18 am

I drilled holes in the platform to mount a 12 volt seeder/spreader.

Works great. I can put several hundred pounds of seed or lime on the platform to transport to the deer food plot.
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Re: platform carrier

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:48 am

Here is the best thing to put on any platform. I sure miss those days. :D

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Re: platform carrier

Postby Jack » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:48 am

if I had to make changes to my carry-all it would be, lowering the back some and use 5/4 planks instead of 2x's it is a bit heavy


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