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    Putting 2 Tool Boxes on my Quick Hitch

    OK yesterday I measured, raised and lowered my Quick Hitch for clearances. Came up with 2 matching places to mount 2- Small 30 Cal Ammo Cans on the right and left inside back edges of the Quick Hitch. I needed a place to keep 2 short bucket haul chains and several pins and links. My factory JD fender tool box is running out of room for stuff! Now I will have a bigger storage area and the tool boxes won't block my view looking out the back. I removed one tool box for this reason but still need the storage space on my 4044M tractor. Ordered the New Ammo Cans for $30.00 which included shipping. Once on I will post pictures. I will bend a steel bracket to go on the Quick Hitch to keep them solid and not crack the sheet metal bouncing around. The bracket will be mounted with bolts using drilled and tapped holes in the Hitch. They are about 4" wide by 7" tall and 11 1/2" long perfect to fit there and not hit my fuel tank when I raise the Hitch up.

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    They mount to the Cross Top Steel one on each side flush with the top on the rear tractor side.Click image for larger version. 

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    Now just add the tri-pod mounted with your favorite "um" semi-auto and your ready to go.
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    You may want to refer to my ammo can toolbox installation at Ammo Can Tool Box for iMatch on 2038R I used a 50cal box which is larger, but had plenty of room. I came up with a way to install it without having to drill into the iMatch. Another thing to think about.......I put mine on the right side as I need the space on the left side to hook up the PTO shaft, since I am right handed.

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    How much chain (size and length), can you fit in a .30cal can? I'd think 10-14ft or so of 1/4" or 5/16"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRG View Post
    How much chain (size and length), can you fit in a .30cal can? I'd think 10-14ft or so of 1/4" or 5/16"?
    I have 2 - 5/16" x 5 ft long chains I use to pick up cows and such with my 2 end bucket hooks. Makes it easy to do with 2 short ones hanging off the ends of the bucket to hook to the feet. That will live me room for the pins and things like that. My fuel Tank sticks out and when my 3 point lifts all the way up there is only room for the smaller ammo can.Click image for larger version. 

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    I got the brackets for the Ammo Cans bolted in place for a test fit then they will get painted. I raised the Hitch again with them on and 3/4" spare room on the fuel tank gap. 2 Small ammo cans is like one 50 cal ammo can in volume. This also gives me lots of room for my PTO Shaft and hook up of it to the tractor.
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    All but tge Cans done

    I got the 2 mounts finished and test fitted a Ammo Can to check. Painted them green and the rest later. Here are a few picts;Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice, looks good.
    Think a textured bed liner on the inside would help?

    How often do you hookup PTO powered implements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRG View Post
    Nice, looks good.
    Think a textured bed liner on the inside would help?

    How often do you hookup PTO powered implements?
    My Brush Hog and Snow Blower uses a PTO Shaft but I can still get to the shaft having the smaller boxes. But I don't use the brush hog much and the rear snow blower winter will decide that. I still have to finish welding up the Snow Blower and then the PTO Shaft will be test fitted to make sure it is easy to put on and off with the rear blade. I have some more textured rubber I can put some in the bottom of each can and I will put a drain hole in each can.
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    Right on.
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    Finished except Green Paint!

    Got the 2 Ammo Boxes in the mail today and put them on. Filled them up, one side with both chains and the other Pins, Winch Pulley, Hay Spear Wrench ETC. I am happy with the job and I could go bigger by dropping them down if needed. That probley would block the easy install of my PTO Shaft Equipment and Upper 3 Point Adjustments. Click image for larger version. 

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