A good freind had bought a used tractor package many years ago that included a 46 backhoe, it had seen little use and he didn't have to much use either for it but the deal was great soooo, he had this sitting around in his woods for a while, we recently discussed it and he just said "Why don't you just take it, you'll use it around your place" and so it was done, he went through quite an adventure to get it here, but he finally did it! Thanks Erik
Here it sat in my pole barn the day he delivered it:
So the first thing I had to do was swap over the front loader mounts and rear PTO guard, the one for the hoe is heavier and has larger bushings to accomadate the hooks for the rear mounting. Sorry no pics of that, not really much to see anyway.
Second, I had my Power Beyond lines hard plumbed to feed my rear SCV, so I had to add in QD's to be able to hook up the hoe. This of course made the one hose to long, but I'll deal with that later as its really not in the way now.
Next up was to get it attached to the tractor, that went pretty well for it being the first time and having to adjust the loader mounts, about 45 minutes total. So once it was attached and working, I got the pressure washer out clean it up some. Yes I know it will get dirty as mentioned it sat in the woods for quite a while, there was moss growing on all the hose coverings! And I found this when I went to lube the control linkages:
After a thorough washing it was grease time, found two bad zerks and one pin on the bucket was stuck so I had to drive it out and cleane it up some. Have this convinced me to order a new Dewalt 20v grease gun!
So finally here she is in all her glory: