So I picked up this Brantly LD6 backhoe off a simplicity powermax. They were sold for garden tractor and small compact tractors with unique subframe configurations to match the tractor.
I want to put it on my 2320. I have read that 3pt mount has too much flex and too much stress on 3pt mounting points.
I have plenty of tools and skills to fabricate a frame/mounts, but I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. Want the backhoe easy on/off as it will only get used a few times a year. Willing to buy JD parts that bolt on to save on time and figuring, if they aren't priced the same as gold bars....
Here are some pictures of what I'm starting with. You can see the subframe for the simplity tractor.
Maybe finding a subframe for the 46 loader would be the logical place to start. Little hard to swallow the $1300 price from deere though.
I will never have a mid mount mower on this thing, so other than ground clearance and access to hooking up driveshaft for front snowblower, have flexibility under there.