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706 loader attachment, making cheap look better.

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I bought a good running 706 with a 3 point hitch conversion for 2500$. It dragged a IH475 tandem disc around the motocross track this last fall and performed admirably. When I was on a ride at another friends track I spotted another 706 sitting in a farmers driveway. Next time I drove by the same place I noticed that the tractor which had a loader on it also had another loader sitting in front of it. After leaving a note on the door and playing phone tag we agreed to let him sell me the complete old assembly for 250 dollars.

That was a smoking deal as the hoses were probably worth more than that. The only problem was that the loader frame was designed to brace back to the rear end, RIGHT where my 3 point hitch was attached! I did some searching on the GOOGLE and found several that attached frame forward. So I designed my own!

Here is my work.

Of course I wanted to just take the pictures and post them up. BUT...... this is what I got to see first. No grass is going to grow there for a while!

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This was supposed to be the first pic actually. Sucky way to start the day after a good day of fabbing.

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Just more pics of fabrication and not dismay.58dd08d6006c7_17458251_801291303355698_8694839019093796478_n1.jpg.794e9de71db4fd08e7772b9461eb6ad2.jpg58dd08dc5b0e5_17523404_801290676689094_1502793650169810615_n1.jpg.d260575ce7d499036a836f466d827199.jpg58dd08e698b8d_17553582_801291460022349_5262920513575695722_n2.jpg.b8db757c5485c60f80d74ee11401126d.jpg58dd08f03be80_17553830_801288676689294_4441181462590450872_n1.jpg.f2cb945640b99af8b0a50a6df8b15749.jpg

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4 bolts a side and the connecting flange in the middle and the whole assembly comes right off.

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Any comments would be greatly appreciated, as would a new tire apparently!58dd09d1453e2_17626606_801288560022639_7500466072260879219_n1.jpg.1df1dcbdae4c55ffc00e06f124e8293b.jpg58dd09d6e47e5_17629778_801288620022633_3311088600788973458_n1.jpg.c987642faf2eda23876c464ffd975e67.jpg58dd09da1fb16_17630032_801288500022645_8488574555452062489_n1.jpg.45a8b4900bb3b13d236459162e08b16f.jpg

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Looks pretty nice. Curious about this 3 point conversion you are talking about? 706s had 3 points so why couldnt you just put all the original stuff on it?

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Lets see it already had one or I could pay extra to get another original one HMMMMM. Nope I am too cheap for that!

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2500 is pretty cheap horespower, reread your post and caught that it already had it but why would any one not use the right stuff is what i dont get.

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Wasn't my decision to make. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

 

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Here are some pics of the 3 point that it currently has.

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That is a wheatland 706 so it most likely never had factory 3 point. Adding the top cover with rock shaft is easy, the hard part is the draft control. I full agree, it's not worth your time to add a factory 3 point...

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Great job on the fab work !    It's always interesting trying to make something fit on both sides of a tractor with the

engine in the way :)

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Fab work looks great. Keep the rope lift link if you can. Looks like some good weaving. Love it.  

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31 minutes ago, egoman said:

Here are some pics of the 3 point that it currently has.

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The 3 point looks like the same one I have on a 1486.  

I think it is a Faul made in Harvey ND.

I am missing the same lift link ( got to get a heavier rope).

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5 hours ago, Matt Kirsch said:

Looks good but be careful with the loader. It's much stronger when braced to the rear axle, and now you're putting all the stress on the frame rails.

Is the puddle a puddle, or calcium chloride?

The puddle is a nice mix of spring melt and calcium

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For my buddy Brent I have to give all the credit for the good looking welds. I didn't take too many pictures of mine.

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Remember that I told you the original stuff was shoddy, well here is some of the stuff I cut up.

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The only thing that I kept from this setup was the original side plates that bolted to the frame and bell housing. Amazingly enough they were almost perfect and the bolt holes were feeler gauge tight. The second upright was flanged on but broke at the weld. You can see that in the pictures!

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I think that is a corn husker 3pt I am working on a 4010 jd with the same thing. We have a couple Faul 3 pets they are a little taller and cylinders more straight up .  Don't get to wild with the bucket for the loader. Have put a ta housing in an 806 the guy broke and dad  broke his engine adapter on his 806. The standard axle set back wants to pick the back of tractor over front wheels. Had a neighbor  the same that broke his ta housing loose the 3 bolts holding bolster on once. Fun putting it back on in the feed yard he was pushing up manure with a 9 ft farmhand bucket.we have a 1256 farmall with the same loader now but it is a farmall tractor with the front end ahead.

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Only thing I would change is back mount to the frame rail not the bell housing ih never mounted a loader that I.know of to the bell housing always to the frame rail 

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52 minutes ago, 7and8and1456 said:

Saw this picture a few years ago.

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Never had one fall down like that but the old Hs and Ms would do that in the hayfield. Have fixed a Bunch of tractors that run f11 loaders and they will break frame rails where loader support comes down. Fan and radiator frame rails usually fixed them.

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On your 1/2" plate that you are using for your loader arms I would weld some round steel tube concentric to the hole in the plate. Then drill a hole through the steel tube and your loader pin to fix your pin to the frame.

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