3pt Backhoe attachment with stabilizers.

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3pt Backhoe attachment with stabilizers.

Postby Mokashan » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:52 pm

I see all the time people adding backhow attchments to cub cadets but I have yet to see a backhoe attachment for the Lo boys. Is there one specific for this tractor or is there one that could be safely modded to work well with this tractor?
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Re: 3pt Backhoe attachment with stabilizers.

Postby gitractorman » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:11 am

Any Cat 1 backhoe will go on the tractor.
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There is a bigger problem with the Lo Boy though. The hydraulic pump really isn't strong enough and doesn't really provide enough flow to run all the hydraulics on a back hoe. You would have to find one that runs on the PTO with a separate hydraulic pump and reservoir. Then you run into another problem, finding one that will work on the smaller PTO shaft, running the wrong direction, at engine speed instead of the standard 540 rpm. With all of those issues, nobody really makes a backhoe attachment that will work on a Cub. No, there was never a backhoe attachment built for the tractor by IH or their equipment suppliers either, probably for these same reasons.

Having said all of that, it's not impossible. Our own Rick Prentice built one for a Farmall Cub, which was a modified Woods 3-point backhoe, but Rick is something of a master fabricator, and it was quite a project even for him.
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Re: 3pt Backhoe attachment with stabilizers.

Postby Andrew Z » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:51 pm

Maybe run the pump off the front crank, or a double V belt that the PTO shaft would go to? Just thinking out loud here...


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Re: 3pt Backhoe attachment with stabilizers.

Postby BigBill » Fri May 30, 2014 1:45 am

I plan on running my pump from the PTO shaft after I speed it up to 3k rpm. Switching the pulley diameters.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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Re: 3pt Backhoe attachment with stabilizers.

Postby BigBill » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:56 pm

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BigBill wrote:I plan on running my pump from the PTO shaft after I speed it up to 3k rpm. Switching the pulley diameters.
The pump can be mounted in the front or rear using the pro shaft.
Now with this extra load on the S/G I plan on using a geared flywheel and starter. I'm thinking about the cold weather starting when both hydraulic oils are cold. I'm thinking power steering, the FEL and backhoe. The orginal hydraulic system will run the power steering.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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