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Old 08/23/07, 09:01 AM
 
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attachment for atv. i am interested in an attachment for atv's that let you use a backhoe, forklift etc mounted on your 4 wheeler anyone know what they are called and were to get such a devise?



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Old 08/23/07, 11:35 AM
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ATVs are much too light to handle such attachments, a backhoe's weight starts at about 12,000 pounds, forklifts can be as light as 6,000, but they are for very small loads. The equipment must out weigh the load by about a 5 to 1 ratio, otherwise they would be death traps.

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http://www.google.com/search?complete=1&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=atv+backhoe
Harbor Freight sells a "mini" backhoe for $3000. For a little more than that you could buy a REAL backhoe on a used tractor.

Most of those ATV atachments dont work nearly as well as the makers claim

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Old 08/23/07, 03:11 PM
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Swisher makes a "frame system" that you hook up attachments to.
BIL got the front bucket for his, machine (atv)too light to do any work with it, so took it back.
Mower works pretty well, as well as the snow blade.

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Old 08/23/07, 04:32 PM
 
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thanks folks.

i finally remembered where i had seen it, on the les stroud off the grid thread in country families. so i listened again to the youtube links and heard what he called it, a multimate. a little digging, pun intended, and here is the link to what i was asking about.

http://www.norwoodindustries.com/pro...=1034&cID=1006

maybe this could be of benifit to someone.


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I think your moniker would be more likely used to describe any work that could be accomplished with that setup. Do not waste your money, buy real tools.

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Old 08/23/07, 08:24 PM
 
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Hey.....I HAVE a backhoe attachment on my ATV and I do just fine thank you. Easy to make, take a three foot piece of three inch PVC and cap one end. Attach that end down toward the ground and the other end to the "luggage" rack... Insert the handle and you're set. Fits any of the straight handled "mexican backhoes" out there (sharp shooter, round point, flat). You mentioned fork lift....I bet one of the long handled pitch type forks would even fit in there.....

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thanks okiedavid

can you elaborate on this, such as what is a mexican backhoe? and how does it work etc.


do you have a link or something?


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Old 08/24/07, 07:54 AM
 
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http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...302-15-653/654

As to the operation, I hope it's self explanatory.......

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Old 08/24/07, 03:51 PM
 
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got me :baby04:


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