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Front Bumper Ideas

Postby Tubby Creek Farm » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:05 am

Hello All,

We are looking to install some Bump-N-Drive gate openers on our farm.

We still use our cub a lot around here and putting some type of simple front bumper on her is needed. Now my front axle is widened so I have a set of holes I could run some bolts through to bolt on a simple bumper maybe using PVC to damper the bumping of the gate.

Any ideas or previous experience?
Would/could this be too much twisting force on the bulkhead/axle pivot?
Would it be better to mount something from the implement mounts mid tractor? (This seems like it would be in the way. I will be using cultivators, scratchers mid mounted and rear mounted.

I just don't want to screw up our nice little tractor


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Re: Front Bumper Ideas

Postby tmays » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:14 am

I would suggest buying one of Barnyard's hitch receivers. It bolts to the front axle pivot point. Simple job from there to put a bumper in it

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Re: Front Bumper Ideas

Postby Clip » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:15 am

Put a trailer hitch receiver on the bottom of your steering bolster and use that to mount a bumper, very useful for maneuvering trailers too. This might be overkill for your needs, but suits me for keeping brush out of the headlights and guarding the radiator and tie rods.



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Re: Front Bumper Ideas

Postby tlawre34 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:53 pm

How can I get a front hitch like that??
Thanks :D

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Re: Front Bumper Ideas

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:53 pm

tlawre34 wrote:Hello
How can I get a front hitch like that??
Thanks :D

PM Barnyard and he can give you prices and shipping cost for the receiver part that he has made.

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Re: Front Bumper Ideas

Postby Urbish » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:45 am

I like this bumper that showed up in a recent post:



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Re: Front Bumper Ideas

Postby CapeCodCubs » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:10 pm

Check eBay, I had one like this I bought from Brad Homstead a former member of the forum. Paid $200, and sold it for $200.

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