Home made cup holder

D2Cat

Well-known member
Lifetime Member

Equipment
L305DT, B7100HST, TG1860, TG1860D, L4240
Mar 27, 2014
10,834
2,001
113
40 miles south of Kansas City
I see post where folks spend up to $25 dollars to purchase a cup holder for their tractor. I read them because I find them somewhat entertaining and it reminds me to be thankful I took a welding class years ago to not be in that boat!

My L4240 has a cup holder "if that's what you want to call it" behind the seat on the left side, and it's about 2 1/2" deep. Can't reach back very easily with either hand to reach it. Here's my solution.

Had a piece of thin wall tubing like used for old time gas lights folks had in their front yard and cut off about 3 1/2". Had a assortment of flat washers, found one that just fit inside the tubing and welded it there. Had a piece of 1" x 1/8 bar, cut if off the same length as the tubing, drilled two 1/8" holes near the top and bottom, and welded it vertical on one side of the tubing. Used tapered head SS bolts to attach two neodymium magnets rated at 27# each.

A can/or bottled drink fits in a koozie and the whole thing rides where I can see and reach it. I put it on the loader tower and while grappling for two hours it didn't move.

Patent pending. ;)
 

Attachments

Last edited:
  • Like
  • Love
Reactions: 21 users

85Hokie

Well-known member
Lifetime Member

Equipment
BX-25D ,PTB. Under Armor, '90&'92-B7100HST's, '06 BX1850 FEL
Jul 13, 2013
9,114
1,156
113
Bedford - VA
simplistically perfect solution.(y)
Well done
 

Benhameen

Active member

Equipment
2012 Kubota L3800 HST W/FEL and 1963 JD 2010 row crop utility
Jan 27, 2013
616
51
28
Southern IL.
Looks nice. Mine came with a cup holder built into the fender, I figured most did.

i made one for my atv years ago using pvc pipe and some zip ties. Lol. Didn’t look the best but worked fine. Yours is way nicer.
 

D2Cat

Well-known member
Lifetime Member

Equipment
L305DT, B7100HST, TG1860, TG1860D, L4240
Mar 27, 2014
10,834
2,001
113
40 miles south of Kansas City
Looks nice. Mine came with a cup holder built into the fender, I figured most did.

i made one for my atv years ago using pvc pipe and some zip ties. Lol. Didn’t look the best but worked fine. Yours is way nicer.
Thanks. As long as things work as intended that's really all that matters. I enjoy making things out of what most people call "junk". I buy those magnets in bunches of 10, and those little SS bolts were 17 cents each.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

DVR

Member
Premium Member

Equipment
Kubota MX5400, L3560LE, L3301, B2320
May 8, 2020
56
16
8
Columbia, SC
If you have enough junk to make another, I'd be interested for my L3301.
PM me how much shipped to SC 29206 if you'd like to sell one.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

armylifer

Well-known member
Lifetime Member

Equipment
BX1860, FEL, RCK54P MMM, BB1548 Box Scraper, Quick Hitch, Piranha Bar, BX6315
Mar 26, 2013
1,683
465
83
Thurston County, WA
The only thing I can see that is not right is the wrong beverage in the cup holder.🍺
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

OrangeKrush

Well-known member

Equipment
BX2680, LA344 with Piranha tooth bar, LP PF 1242, LP Rear Blade, KK 60" BB
Nov 15, 2020
960
451
63
Indy
The only thing I can see that is not right is the wrong beverage in the cup holder.🍺
I figured he sized it off that category of beverage's!
 

OrangeKrush

Well-known member

Equipment
BX2680, LA344 with Piranha tooth bar, LP PF 1242, LP Rear Blade, KK 60" BB
Nov 15, 2020
960
451
63
Indy
Nice work! That does look good and versatile for many locations and machines! Soo many good ideas on this forum..
 

LarryBud

Active member

Equipment
L3130
Dec 5, 2020
185
93
28
Cleveland, MO
Nice work! Could be the highest quality cup holder ever made.

It amazing what a man can do with time, skills and motivation.
 

fried1765

Well-known member

Equipment
Kubota L48 TLB, Ford 1920 FEL, Ford 8N, SCAG Liberty Z, Gravely Pro.
Nov 14, 2019
1,448
1,047
113
Eastham, Ma
I see post where folks spend up to $25 dollars to purchase a cup holder for their tractor. I read them because I find them somewhat entertaining and it reminds me to be thankful I took a welding class years ago to not be in that boat!

My L4240 has a cup holder "if that's what you want to call it" behind the seat on the left side, and it's about 2 1/2" deep. Can't reach back very easily with either hand to reach it. Here's my solution.

Had a piece of thin wall tubing like used for old time gas lights folks had in their front yard and cut off about 3 1/2". Had a assortment of flat washers, found one that just fit inside the tubing and welded it there. Had a piece of 1" x 1/8 bar, cut if off the same length as the tubing, drilled two 1/8" holes near the top and bottom, and welded it vertical on one side of the tubing. Used tapered head SS bolts to attach two neodymium magnets rated at 27# each.

A can/or bottled drink fits in a koozie and the whole thing rides where I can see and reach it. I put it on the loader tower and while grappling for two hours it didn't move.

Patent pending. ;)

That is certainly very innovative & nice!

On that same loader post, but on the outside ( where you have the mirror) I have mounted a 5lb. dry chemical extinguisher.
Do you have a suitable extinguisher aboard?
I consider the 5lb. (dry chemical) size to be the minimum for meaningful effectiveness of an extinguisher.

I lost an entire house from not having enough extinguisher capability!
 

Trapper Bob

Member

Equipment
L4701, Wicked grapple, 6’ bush hog, pallet forks, 7’ box blade
Jan 17, 2022
49
59
18
62
Andover, KS
I like your idea so much, I built 1. I used 16 gauge sheet metal & rolled it. I left a 2” tail where I attached the magnets. Made a bottom a little larger then a quart bottle & welded everything up. Paint color is off, but plan to powder coat it the proper color when I do another project. I think it is different enough to get me by the original patent🤫.

Thanks D2Cat!

384BA292-155B-42E3-BC2F-FAF4FE4B1562.jpeg
57144850-2C5F-4AB2-8843-F4D5FCBF1BA3.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

woodman55

Active member

Equipment
L6060HSTC, RTV 1100
May 15, 2022
252
135
43
canada
I see post where folks spend up to $25 dollars to purchase a cup holder for their tractor. I read them because I find them somewhat entertaining and it reminds me to be thankful I took a welding class years ago to not be in that boat!

My L4240 has a cup holder "if that's what you want to call it" behind the seat on the left side, and it's about 2 1/2" deep. Can't reach back very easily with either hand to reach it. Here's my solution.

Had a piece of thin wall tubing like used for old time gas lights folks had in their front yard and cut off about 3 1/2". Had a assortment of flat washers, found one that just fit inside the tubing and welded it there. Had a piece of 1" x 1/8 bar, cut if off the same length as the tubing, drilled two 1/8" holes near the top and bottom, and welded it vertical on one side of the tubing. Used tapered head SS bolts to attach two neodymium magnets rated at 27# each.

A can/or bottled drink fits in a koozie and the whole thing rides where I can see and reach it. I put it on the loader tower and while grappling for two hours it didn't move.

Patent pending. ;)
Great idea and very well made. I enjoy the thought process as much or more, as actual fabrication, on projects like this.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users