I have around 2700.00 tied up in mine and quite a few hrs., The set up I have is strong and I would like to think it is somewhat equal to the factory as far as strength goes. I can't speak for the woods set up but the price is what made me do mine. I would stay away from the 3 pt. setup it would cost two or three times over if you break the axle housing.How does thiese elegant solutions you guys have come up with compare to, say, the Woods backhoe setup? Which is more reliable and which is cheaper in the long run? If I have to dig the foundation trench to brick our home, I'll need to do one of these. Renting a unit will cost a lot just for this one task due to my inexperience.
I realize that I am bringing up an old thread here, but is the other hardline (the one with the green tag on it) power beyond from the loader?Here is a pic. of what I did for mine.
The two hose's shown as supplys are just hooked together with quick connect fittings on the other end of hose's when the bh is not installed. Keep in mine this is a power beyond set up on some of the other bh setups I looked at before I did this they only required the supply line to be feed to the bh and then they feed the ft. loader and the return line is not used like I have in this pic.