4701 grab handle

Trapper Bob

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L4701, Wicked grapple, 6’ bush hog, pallet forks, 7’ box blade
Jan 17, 2022
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I mount the tractor by grabbing the fender mounted handle & search for something on the left side. Usually end up on the steering wheel with my left hand. I want something I can grab on the mount & dismount. This is what I have come up with. Kind of like a door knob, so it can be used from any angle. It does not interfere with the FEL or greasing the FEL.
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This is a prototype. Finished product will be Al powder coated in a textured finish.
 
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Chanceywd

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Kubota L2501 BH77 VIRNIG URG60-CT
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Interesting idea, i find I am always grabbing the loader area there when I get off and thinking I am going to get a greasy glove . I tend to dismount facing away from the tractor. I might be needing a handle of some sort too. Thanks for sharing!

Bill
 

Chanceywd

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Kubota L2501 BH77 VIRNIG URG60-CT
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Maybe a steering wheel spinner would work for my purpose if I come up with a bracket, you have me thinking again and that can be dangerous!

Bill
 

Trapper Bob

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L4701, Wicked grapple, 6’ bush hog, pallet forks, 7’ box blade
Jan 17, 2022
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Andover, KS
That looks like it would be very functional. How does it attach?

Thanks,

Jack
4 @ 1/4”-20x3/4” bolts - I will have to drill into the loader & cover up the “Do not touch loader bucket to power lines” decal. Dang!
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Trapper Bob

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L4701, Wicked grapple, 6’ bush hog, pallet forks, 7’ box blade
Jan 17, 2022
31
37
18
61
Andover, KS
Maybe a steering wheel spinner would work for my purpose if I come up with a bracket, you have me thinking again and that can be dangerous!

Bill
The spinner had crossed my mind. I didn’t want it to move because I can see me just palming it on the dismount & slipping off. But, that is just me.
 

Trapper Bob

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L4701, Wicked grapple, 6’ bush hog, pallet forks, 7’ box blade
Jan 17, 2022
31
37
18
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Andover, KS
So did you make yours or something you bought? 3D printer?

Bill
I am a machinist going on 42 years now. I don’t own the machinery, but have access to it. What you have seen is version 2 off a 3D printer (& the final version). Those things are great for making sure everything is perfect before you cut metal. I will make an Aluminum copy & powder coat with a textured finish to mount on my tractor.
 

Chanceywd

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Kubota L2501 BH77 VIRNIG URG60-CT
Mar 26, 2021
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central ny
Nice! I worked with a really great machinist until I retired. I always admired the skill set.