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It’s a 3pt IH backhoe, 3082 Series B.  I talked to the original owner who purchased it new in 1973. Would be pretty cool for smaller jobs I think. 

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May want to pick up that balanced head mower while you're at it

 

 

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Seen some like it but never an IH one. Most folks I've talked to were not impressed with 3 point mount backhoes. However I will say that most of these people expected a rather small 3 point backhoe to do the work of a Case 580/JD410/Ford 555 dedicated TLB. Personally I think if a guy used it within it's design limits it would be handier than a shirt pocket.

Rick

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selling one just like it on bigrion.com on December 18 on a retirement/estate sale

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very similar to t340 model....for 500b...24xx.....

not used much so tractor had no dedicated pump

is it there or did they do away with the splined swing.......?

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27 minutes ago, mmi said:

very similar to t340 model....for 500b...24xx.....

not used much so tractor had no dedicated pump

is it there or did they do away with the splined swing.......?

There was a splined area that oriented it side to side right in between the small swing cylinders. 
 

The man said he ran it on a 544 and then a on 656.  He recalled that it was $3K new in 1973. 

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53 minutes ago, oldtanker said:

Seen some like it but never an IH one. Most folks I've talked to were not impressed with 3 point mount backhoes. However I will say that most of these people expected a rather small 3 point backhoe to do the work of a Case 580/JD410/Ford 555 dedicated TLB. Personally I think if a guy used it within it's design limits it would be handier than a shirt pocket.

Rick

I’m right with you on this one Rick. Used to it’s intended capacity, it would really be nice. It’s not made to be a bread winner, just a lot better than a shovel. 

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1 hour ago, Sledgehammer said:

I’m right with you on this one Rick. Used to it’s intended capacity, it would really be nice. It’s not made to be a bread winner, just a lot better than a shovel. 

Exactly what I was thinkin, would be handy to dig out the sand that blows into stock tanks. Not my favorite job with a shovel.

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Neighbor had one exactly like that we borrowed acouple times................They thought it was the cat's meow, I didn't think it was much if any better than a shovel. ...........

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We have one for a 903 bobcat sitting in the yard . Now with mini excavators they took over 

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I would like to get one of them for the kids to play with in the same box

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I wonder if you could use one on a tractor with a cab or canopy?  Obviously you would be outside the cab with it installed but clearance wise?

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Our neighbor has one.  We used to borrow it and put it on another neighbor’s 424 that had a front pump for the 2000 loader.

The backhoe (& the 424!!) was handier than a pocket on a shirt!

Like others have already said, it was not a tractor loader backhoe, but it was handy, compact, and nimble.

And it CERTAINLY beat a shovel!!!

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22 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

I wonder if you could use one on a tractor with a cab or canopy?  Obviously you would be outside the cab with it installed but clearance wise?

Neighbor here has one on a 766 with a canopy. Has used it like that for years and years. Might be similar to your tractor clearance wise. 

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If you could find a utility loader(25 oh something)that already had the subframe that might not be to bad.

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We have one similar or the same as that and it is great for fixing tile.

I think we used it on a 986 with a cad once or twice but it is tight and not as nice as on the open station 856 easier to get on and off of it.

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Bradco is the manufacturing company that made all the backhoe/trencher attachment.

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Has anyone seen one of these sell in recent history to have an idea on value?

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I think one of those restored would be a nice setup behind a restored, 544, 656, 666..... take your choice. 

 

Those 3pt diggers made me think of the diggers that could be mounted on 32 and 3300 IH skid steers 

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$3-400 less repairs....novelty  if you want to work it get something new that can take the stress fits right and has a high flow system to run it

that is the only reason mine is saved

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I had one and it worked much better than any shovel I ever used. I used mine with my 806 which made it kinda big to use in small spaces. You cold get a lot of digging done if used for what it was made to do.

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How did the hydraulics operate on these? Most tractors of the era had 1 or 2 hydraulic outlets. Just try to figure out how you operated all the functions.

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2 minutes ago, IH Forever said:

How did the hydraulics operate on these? Most tractors of the era had 1 or 2 hydraulic outlets. Just try to figure out how you operated all the functions.

Only needed one remote, they fed the valve stack on the backhoe........

 

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