My home-made FH platform carrier

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My home-made FH platform carrier

Postby mva1958 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:51 pm

One implement I've really wanted is a carry-all. I recalled a post about a 3-point carry-all that Agri Supply stocks that might be a good candidate for conversion - since I'm only an hour from Agri's Petersburg store, I filed that away as a possibility:

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Then I ran across this fast hitch point that had been salvaged from another implement, and bought it with the idea of making a carrier:

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Remembering the Agri Supply carry-all, I drove up to the store to take some measurments. The space between the angled uprights is 25"; the crossbar on my point is 24" - I bought the carrier. It comes knocked-down, which made it easy to drill the four holes necessary to attach the point - I'm not a welder:



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My dad's old Shopsmith ER10, in horizontal boring mode, made the drilling easy. I picked up two carbide bits at Agri while I was there.

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I decided to make the deck removable, in case I needed to use the forks or wanted to cobble up some other contraption to use them for, like a dump bucket for mulch. I cut some untreated pine boards to length (4') and attached them to two pieces of perforated angle iron from a home center. I spaced the angle iron so the pieces would be snug against the forks. I marked a few spots on the forks and drilled out four 5/16'" holes so I can secure the deck with pins.

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I made a hand-hold cutout to make it easier to pick up and store the deck.



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Re: My home-made FH platform carrier

Postby Chipmaker » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:54 pm

Looks great!
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Re: My home-made FH platform carrier

Postby Peter Person » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:57 pm

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Re: My home-made FH platform carrier

Postby mva1958 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:09 pm

I made a removable backboard out of an old piece of 2x6 - I cut two slots in the backboard to allow it to fit over the fork flanges. I'll figure a way to secure it better, probably with some kind of screw eye and pin arrangement:

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The nice thing about it is, it's quite light without the deck. The fork kit weights 54# and the spike adds maybe another 30 pounds. Easy for me to move around outside.

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The next thing will be a hinged tailgate. Over my shoulder in the last photo you can make out a wheelbarrow tub that I will try to use with the forks as a tilting dump bucket. Got that at Agri too, only $19. It's a good thing I don't live any closer...
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Re: My home-made FH platform carrier

Postby ricky racer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:15 pm

:worthy: Very nicely done!!!!! :worthy:
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