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First time poster here - after cutting my teeth on my father's Little Grey Fergie in the UK when I was a child, I am now living in Brazil and have my own MF 235 for the small holding I have here.

Brazil lacks the abundance of old farm machinery that I was used to in the UK, and I am joining up to learn a few new things, refresh my memory (like when did reversing a trailer get so hard??) and ask some questions.

The MF235 is a new purchase, and is in good condition (see below) with the exception of the brakes, but I have never had a tractor where the brakes work properly, so nothing new there!



I am looking to make a transporter box like the one in the picture below - I cannot find anyone with these in Brazil, so I figure that someone who is a competent welder could make one with the right plans. I am going to dig around the forum, but has anyone had any experience of making their own transporter box on here? Ideally I am looking for some tips, and things to avoid/remember, but if anyone has any good plans they can share, it would be a great help, as my Google Sketch-up skills are quite lacking!

 

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Welcome to the forum! :Welcome1: I'm sure a transporter could easily be fabbed. Just make sure the 3PH dimensions are adhered to. :)
 

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:MTF_wel2: We used a fixed pallet fork built somethine like this and built a box to go on it.
We never attached the box and, and used it to move pallets around a build site, to move round bales of hay, and, to load logs on a trailer. This is similar to the one we had, they also make them where the tines are adjustable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edwards-3pt...999?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f12fd3237

The only difference is ours had a bar at the bottom between the lift pins.

Here is one with adjustable forks.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tractor-3...K_BOI_FarmingEquipment_RL&hash=item4aafc95366
 

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:MTF_wel2: , fintanbrazil!!

Hmmm, Brazil........ no snow! That shoud give you some entertaining posts to read.

You should have no problem getting ideas for a carry-all for your tractor. There have been many build threads for them here.
 

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Nice MF you have there! Welcome to the forum and you will find a lot of folks here with good ideas on the box you're planning on building.
 

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First :MTF_wel2:, Second nice little MF. Looks like has been mostly well taken care of. From your comments, it appears that you do not own a welder. That should be no reason to stop you from building it yourself. If you have a saw and a drill, cut the parts out and bolt them together. Or if you have a blacksmith close, you could rivet it together. You will enjoy this site. Lot of people willing to help.
 

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:trink39:Hello Brazil and welcome to the forum. You indicated you were from England. You wouldn't happen to be from around Stoke-on-Trent would you?
My dad came from there to the U.S. My grandfather is buried at the Stoke-on the-Trent.
 

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Thanks for the words of welcome everyone, and the URL to those ebay sites. This looks exactly what I am thinking of, with the box welded or bolted onto the horizontal of the L

http://tinyurl.com/7tudrke (the ebay page)

I am going to have a chat with the locals with the welding machines - I've done some soldering, but not sure I am ready for the leap to welding yet!

I'm not from Stoke in England - Hampshire born and bred.
 
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