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Tractor 3PT Hitch Attachments
     

In addition to the CADDigger Models 608, 708 and 808, CADSplitter Model 208 and the CADLoaders previously offered for your tractor, CADplans Corp now offers these farm tractor accessories.

     
newr_8.gif (5163 bytes)Grapple 3 PT, Model 102
Grapple 3PT Model 102Grapple 3PT is an attachment for your tractor that lets you grab items such as brush or logs with the hydraulic hooks. This attachment attaches like any other 3PT attachment and the hooks are actuated by your tractor’s Grapple 3PT, Model 102auxiliary hydraulics. When you want to dump, simply lift the hooks, lower the Grapple 3PT to the ground, trip the dump latch and raise the 3PT hitch arms to dump the load. The Grapple will also handle most pallets.

newb_8.gif (4999 bytes)CADLoader RT, Model 107
CADLoader RT Model 107

CADLoader RT is a loader that is designed for the rear of your tractor. Install or remove CADLoader RT with the ease of any other 3-point hitch attachment. CADLoader RT will dig like a front-end loader and can raise the load to a height of 60 inches for easy loading.

CADLoader RT will perform the same tasks that a front-end loader is capable of. The beauty of the RT’s rear loader design is that the added weight of the loader will increase stability through better weight distribution and provide greater traction at the rear wheels. This greater rear weight distribution pushes down on the drive wheels where a front end loader will instead load the front wheels and cause a tendency for the tractor to tip forward. The rear end loader design eliminates the need for adding weights to the rear wheels.

The boom’s maximum and minimum height is adjustable by the varying length of the top link.

OPTIONS

The CADLoader RT can be built in two bucket dumping configurations. The most economical is the trip mechanism option, where the bucket is gravity dumped by the release of a lever, therefore only one hydraulic cylinder is needed. The second option requires the use of second hydraulic cylinder which will allow the bucket to be angled to any point throughout it’s range of motion. Both these options are described in detail in the drawing package.

If your tractor does not have hydraulic remote outputs already, a 12-volt hydraulic power pack can be used to actuate the cylinder(s). Several types of 12-volt hydraulic power packs are available such as single acting, double acting and dual cylinder, each with optional remote control wiring available. If CADLoader RT is operated behind a tractor that is equipped with hydraulic remote outlets, this power source can be utilized to operate the boom and bucket.

The single acting 12-volt hydraulic power pack offers power up, gravity down and requires only one hose. Install a filtered breather in the unused port of the cylinder to keep dirt out during gravity down operation. The double acting 12-volt hydraulic power pack offers power up and power down.

CADLoader RT can be configured to give power down so the weight of CADLoader RT can be placed on the bucket. This system requires two hoses connecting the power pack or tractor to the cylinder.


newr_8.gif (5163 bytes)CADScoop Model 104

CADScoop Model 104

CADScoop is a compact and simple to operate scoop that will allow you to move dirt and gravel with your tractor that is equipped with 3pt hitch. CADScoop is completely reversible, since it has 3 point hitch attachments at both the front and rear. This allows you to operate the scoop while you move forward or backward, depending on the mounting location you choose for the time being. CADScoop can be dumped by a light pull on the trip mechanism, which has been designed to operate error free and with little pulling effort.

The length of the top link effects the scoop height. By adjusting the top link, the bucket can be tipped forward a few degrees to allow it to scoop more effectively.


newb_8.gif (4999 bytes)CADLift Model 101
CADLift Model 101

CADLift is a forklift that is designed for the rear of your tractor. Install or remove CADLift with the ease of any other 3-point hitch attachment. CADLift will handle pallets and other materials like a forklift and can raise the load to a height of 60 inches for easy loading at standard truck bed heights.

The beauty of the CADLift’s design is that the added weight of the loader will increase stability through better weight distribution and provide greater traction at the rear wheels. This greater rear weight distribution pushes down on the drive wheels where a front mounted forklift attachment will instead load the front wheels and cause a tendency for the tractor to tip forward. This design eliminates the need for adding weights to the rear wheels.The angle of the forks is adjustable by the varying length of the top link.

OPTIONS

If your tractor does not have hydraulic remote outputs already, a 12-volt hydraulic power pack can be used to actuate the cylinder(s). Several types of 12-volt hydraulic power packs are available such as single acting, double acting and dual cylinder, each with optional remote control wiring available. If CADLift is operated behind a tractor that is equipped with hydraulic remote outlets, this power source can be utilized to operate the lift.

The single acting 12-volt hydraulic power pack offers power up, gravity down and requires only one hose. Install a filtered breather in the unused port of the cylinder to keep dirt out during gravity down operation.

The double acting 12-volt hydraulic power pack offers power up and power down.


newr_8.gif (5163 bytes)Trencher Model 103

Trencher Model 103

Trencher is a 3pt-hitch attachment that allows you to bury wire, cable water pipe and phone lines with your tractor. Make a pass along where you want to bury the cable to insure there are no obstacles, then go back and lay the cable. Trencher has an adjustable skid to control depth. The cable laying attachment is removable so Trencher can be used as a single shank ripper to loosen difficult soils.

The length of the top link effects Trenchers digging angle. By adjusting the top link, the digging tooth can be more or less aggressive depending on soil conditions.


newb_8.gif (4999 bytes)CADSplitter Model 211
211.jpg (8647 bytes) The Model 211 3-point hitch is similar to the design of the Model 210 but incorporates a frame for mounting on your tractor. The beam is transversely mounted so the tractor/splitter is as short as possible. In many cases you can pull your wood trailer from the drawbar of the tractor with the Model 211 connected to your tractor to eliminate an extra trip to move your wood.

newr_8.gif (5163 bytes)CADDigger Model 508
After the success of the backhoe we developed for the mini-diesel tractors (Model 608), we decided to design a backhoe for the Category 0 hitches on garden tractors. The CADDigger Model 508 was designed for the tractors that can lift at least 400 pounds with the hitch arms. The Model 508 is designed to run off the hydraulics of some tractors or a pump can be operated off the same pulley that normally drives the mower.The frame and boom were designed to keep the weight of the Model 508 as close to the tractor as possible. The standard bucket is 10 inches wide. Digging depth is 4 feet. The fixed stabilizers are pin adjustable for uneven terrain. The steel in the Model 508 weighs 330 pounds. The controls, hoses and cylinders weigh 70 pounds. You know the Model 508 is tough with this much steel in the frame. You can even make different width buckets for this machine and change them by pulling 2 pins. The Model 508 has slightly less ripping power than the Model 608 but it also has a narrower bucket so performance at the bucket is virtually the same. The Model 508 and one of the CADLoaders makes your garden tractor the perfect landscaping tool.

newb_8.gif (4999 bytes)CADPull, Model 302

CADPull

CADplans has recently developed CADPull, an attachment that can be connected to the hitch of your pickup, sport utility or antique tractor so you can use 3PT hitch attachments. With CADPull, you can plow snow, grade gravel, move dirt, move hay and more. Many low cost 3PT hitch attachments are available for tractors, but, until now they could not be used by those without a tractor. CADPull changes that.

The hydraulically operated lift arms of CADPull lets your vehicle act like a tractor. Four wheel drive trucks with low range are best suited to powering CADPull, but, two wheel drive trucks can do many jobs with CADPull also. Antique tractor owners can now use the 3PT hitch attachments without modification of their classic machine. For lower cost CADPull can be built totally mechanical, with no hydraulics required. This lets you fabricate CADPull quickly for only a few hundred dollars, and you are ready to do the work. CADPull is designed to be powered by a hydraulic cylinder available for as little as $60.00. Add a 12V hydraulic pump and CADPull is a self powered 3PT hitch unit. Even the wheel angle is adjustable up to 20 degrees to CADPull can crown your driveway or pull a ditch. Build CADPull is as little as a weekend using a welder and common hand tools and you are ready to do jobs that previously required a tractor.

CADPull can be used with almost any ball hitch, heavier applications require a heavy duty hitch. CADPull uses standard CAD I top links (available for less than $20) for the hitch and to adjust each wheel height individually. The lift arms can also be operated by a CAD I top link for light duty use.



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