Converting my pin on loader to a skid steer quick attach system

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davedj1

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And so it begins, I finally got around to ordering some pieces to convert my pin on loader to skid steer quick attach system.
The first part of the puzzle arrived today
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I have ordered two attaching plates as well, they should be here sometime this week. I ordered the Sunday night and they came in today. I bought them from Ebay if anyone wants their info.
I'll keep this updated as things progress. I will be busy the rest of the week with my daughter who is going to have a baby (my second grandson) on Friday. I an driving her for her pre op and then we will be there for the delivery and a couple of days afterwards.
One of the plates I intend to use my homemade forks to move my firewood on half pallets around.
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I've since reinforced the joints.
 
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Well I hope they sent some good assembly instructions. I am guessing that the handles are on upside down for shipping in a smaller box.
 
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Well I hope they sent some good assembly instructions. I am guessing that the handles are on upside down for shipping in a smaller box.

I believe (and I hope so) you are correct!
 
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Congratulations on the soon to be here grand! Much more important and enjoyable than any implement or equipment. But a grandson who will enjoy it with you is top of the mountain. Pray all goes well for Mom and Son.
 
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Congratulations on the soon to be here grand! Much more important and enjoyable than any implement or equipment. But a grandson who will enjoy it with you is top of the mountain. Pray all goes well for Mom and Son.

Thank you.
I took her in for her pre op yesterday and they kept her. Her blood pressure was high and she is already a high risk pregnancy. They are going to take him this morning around 07:30 :)
I did receive the quick plate for the forks, waiting on the one for the bucket then I can get to work :)
 
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I converted my tractor to a quick attach system so I could change attachments, but had to modify it to keep the attachments from falling off. I've wondered if I should have gone to another type of system that is more secure, but don't know too much about them. Just that the big wheel loaders and full sized backhoes use a different system that seems more secure.

Why are you changing yours to quick attach?
 
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I converted my tractor to a quick attach system so I could change attachments, but had to modify it to keep the attachments from falling off. I've wondered if I should have gone to another type of system that is more secure, but don't know too much about them. Just that the big wheel loaders and full sized backhoes use a different system that seems more secure.

Why are you changing yours to quick attach?

I am changing it to quick attach mostly because I want to be able to have forks and I would like to get a little bit wider bucket and save my bucket for the firewood with the thumb on it.
Can you elaborate on your system? I am using the common latch pin type.
 
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What were the attachment plates called on E-bay ? Or Post a link to your seller .. I'd like to make an adapter too.

Thanks
 
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What were the attachment plates called on E-bay ? Or Post a link to your seller .. I'd like to make an adapter too.

Thanks

They are called quick attach plates and latch boxes
Here is where I got the plates, great seller, shipped free and very quickly
3/16" Steel Quick Tach Attachment Mount Plate Skid Steer Bobcat Kubota New 73735334694 | eBay
I bought one 3/16 for the bucket and one 1/4" for the forks
This seller was great and fast and free as well
Skid Steer Quick Connect Conversion Adapter Latch Box Weld Plate On QTK | eBay
 
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Well i had a few minutes this morning , no turning back now ! LOL
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I think I can weld these directly to the latch boxes. The top pin seems a bit long but I can shorten it a bit to make things work. I know a lot of people who do this have to add something to the latch box to space the pins out, I want to keep this as close as possible to not give up any more lifting capacity that I absolutely have to.
 
 
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