Location: In beautiful downtown Sticks, near Belleview, Fl.
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.
If you can read this - thank a teacher. If you can read this in English - thank a veteran.
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.
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.
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.....