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    3 point winch/pole setup

    Has anyone built a winch/pole setup for the 3point on a tractor? I have the poles, winch, channel iron etc to fab it. Looking to get more lift capacity off the rear. Plus I could adapt it to fit the bucket on the FEL to place rafters or items where extend reach would be nicel Any pics or thoughts?

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    Re: 3 point winch/pole setup

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    Re: 3 point winch/pole setup

    Quote Originally Posted by brushtrooper View Post
    Has anyone built a winch/pole setup for the 3point on a tractor? I have the poles, winch, channel iron etc to fab it. Looking to get more lift capacity off the rear. Plus I could adapt it to fit the bucket on the FEL to place rafters or items where extend reach would be nicel Any pics or thoughts?
    In the mid 90's I built one for a farming outfit that fit the quick hitch on a 4850 John Deere tractor, Had an 18' boom made from 4"x6"x1/4" tube, used a 5"x36" cylinder to raise the boom from 0 degrees to 75 degrees. It had a set of feet that were used as outriggers when you set the 3 point down, had a 2500# hydraulic winch with a snatch block with 3/8" wire rope. They used it to setup and repair Center pivot irrigation machines. It was very easy to hook up and unhook, place the boom at zero degrees, drop a "kickstand" on the end of the boom and set the 3 point down til it sat on the outrigger feet. Pop the hoses and locks on the quick hitch and drive away. No, I have no pics from back then.

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    farmersamm was starting a project on one but he got himself on a forced"sabbatical'" for now. maybe he'll return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    farmersamm was starting a project on one but he got himself on a forced"sabbatical'" for now. maybe he'll return.
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    I did a forklift on a 3 point
    Works great in and shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushtrooper View Post
    Has anyone built a winch/pole setup for the 3point on a tractor? I have the poles, winch, channel iron etc to fab it. Looking to get more lift capacity off the rear. Plus I could adapt it to fit the bucket on the FEL to place rafters or items where extend reach would be nicel Any pics or thoughts?
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    Re: 3 point winch/pole setup

    Just look up AgCrane
    They come as close to doing it safely as can be done.

    Relying solely on 3 point arms and the toplink once the boom goes above 45° gets very unstable, on the boom even if you don't flip the tractor.

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    Re: 3 point winch/pole setup

    Quote Originally Posted by jw3 View Post
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    Usually curved for three point. If you have a front end loader, why the 3 point?
    As a teenager, I didn't have a loader, and my tractor was a Farmall Cub. I had a 1936 1-1/2 ton Dodge truck with an A frame off the front bumper. It was all come along work. I'd erect it laying two 20 foot trusses made from curved 2x1x1/4" channel on the garage roof. I'd pin the base of each to the truck bumper, then bolt them together on the roof. 2 comealongs were hung from the top, along with two cables. One went to the rear of the truck, I'd use it to hoist the A frame, then connect the cables to the rear corners of the truck frame. This was crude, but served as a means of lifting things too heavy for mortal lift.

    When I first owned a three point tractor, I contemplated such a device, but found a loader to adapt to it. I was dumbfounded to find that although it came from a very different tractor, it bolted to mine.

    I still have that tractor, 32 years later. #2 son removed the loader 'cause that day he believed it'd be slightly more convenient without. It never got put back on. These days it's the Case 580K multi tool, or a IH 385 with full hydraulic loader.
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    Re: 3 point winch/pole setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Usually curved for three point. If you have a front end loader, why the 3 point?
    As a teenager, I didn't have a loader, and my tractor was a Farmall Cub. I had a 1936 1-1/2 ton Dodge truck with an A frame off the front bumper. It was all come along work. I'd erect it laying two 20 foot trusses made from curved 2x1x1/4" channel on the garage roof. I'd pin the base of each to the truck bumper, then bolt them together on the roof. 2 comealongs were hung from the top, along with two cables. One went to the rear of the truck, I'd use it to hoist the A frame, then connect the cables to the rear corners of the truck frame. This was crude, but served as a means of lifting things too heavy for mortal lift.

    When I first owned a three point tractor, I contemplated such a device, but found a loader to adapt to it. I was dumbfounded to find that although it came from a very different tractor, it bolted to mine.

    I still have that tractor, 32 years later. #2 son removed the loader 'cause that day he believed it'd be slightly more convenient without. It never got put back on. These days it's the Case 580K multi tool, or a IH 385 with full hydraulic loader.
    There are things that my FEL does not have the power to lift. With the W/P setup I can get more leverage to lift heavier items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushtrooper View Post
    There are things that my FEL does not have the power to lift. With the W/P setup I can get more leverage to lift heavier items.
    Have you checked how much Hydraulic pressure the tractor is putting out?

    If it’s low you can shim The pressure relief valve spring.


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    Re: 3 point winch/pole setup

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Have you checked how much Hydraulic pressure the tractor is putting out?

    If it’s low you can shim The pressure relief valve spring.


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