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Looking for ideas of how to add a tool box to the tractor. I am sure someone has done it. If you have pictures post them up.


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Neel,

Here is the one I did on my 2520, but you could easily adapt it to a 2305. It is not a real big box, but it does the job. :thumbup1gif: Please note the crow bar storage.
 

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Neel,

Here is the one I did on my 2520, but you could easily adapt it to a 2305. It is not a real big box, but it does the job. :thumbup1gif: Please note the crow bar storage.
Randy,

Looks like you are quite the Tig welder.... I guess Ill have to see what the ol Lincoln mig has in her.. I think Im gonna go metal box and paint it jd green
 

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Neel,

Here is the one I did on my 2520, but you could easily adapt it to a 2305. It is not a real big box, but it does the job. :thumbup1gif: Please note the crow bar storage.
Randy,

Looks like you are quite the Tig welder.... I guess Ill have to see what the ol Lincoln mig has in her.. I think Im gonna go metal box and paint it jd green
 

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Randy,

Looks like you are quite the Tig welder.... I guess Ill have to see what the ol Lincoln mig has in her.. I think Im gonna go metal box and paint it jd green
Actually Neel, it is mig. I have a Miller 210 with the spoolgun and gas set up. I find I do about an even split between steel and aluminum. I do OK for a self taught "fabricator". I resist the word "welder" as I am far from that.

So Neel, what are your ideas besides the green paint?:lol: I went with the plastic box to avoid the rust and not to listen to tools bouncing around. Plus, they are very cheap, I mean thrifty.:good2:
 

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Randy,

Great job mounting the toolbox!! :good2:... That's a good place for it, If you don't have a Backhoe!, and I like the ''crowbar storage''!!

Where did you buy the box ??... That's a nice color!

It's hard to find a place on these tractors to mount a box!!... I don't think I can mount one where you did, Because of my BH... But I would buy a plastic box instead of the metal!

Thanks for sharing!

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You are very welcome Bill. Yeah I know this placement isn't ideal for everyone but maybe spawn some ideas. The box is a Waterloo and they come in different sizes. I actually bought the one the next size bigger and had to return it. Even where I have it mounted is tight when the 3pt is all the way up with the quick hitch on and the seat all the way back. The store link is of a local chain and I bought in the store but I see they do offer this online as well. I am sure you can find other vendors that sell these Waterloo boxes.

http://www.farmandfleet.com/catalog/find.aspx?t=toolbox

Glad to help.:good2:
 

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Here's my solution; a $5 plastic toolbox bolted to the place where the upper link holder was. Since I use a quick hitch there's no need for the holder. Because it's a cheap plastic box I don't care that it gets half crushed by the upper link each time I lift the hitch, it pops back out when I lower the hitch. And there I have something to keep a tow chain and a couple tools in. Even though it gets repeatedly crushed it does stay latched. Not a good solution but it works, it's been on there about 5 years so far.
 

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Hey Nelson, you do really NICE work. Did you custom make the box?
 

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No I bought it through






Thanks for the compliment. No, I bought it through Yesterdays Tractors. It is a replacement box for older full size farm tractors, fender mount. When I ordered I got an 18" long box but should have ordered a 16" so my elbow wouldn't hit the corner:cray:
 

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Actually Neel, it is mig. I have a Miller 210 with the spoolgun and gas set up. I find I do about an even split between steel and aluminum. I do OK for a self taught "fabricator". I resist the word "welder" as I am far from that.
Randy, You have the same welder that I do. I just bought a spool gun so I can try my hand at aluminum welding. Are you using 0.030" or 0.035" wire?

here are pics of my tool box on my 2305. I copied a poster on another forum.
Very nice.
 

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Randy, You have the same welder that I do. I just bought a spool gun so I can try my hand at aluminum welding. Are you using 0.030" or 0.035" wire?
Matt, I am using the .035. According to the chart in the manual I got a better range of metal thicknesses with the .035. Works well for me.
 

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Matt, I am using the .035. According to the chart in the manual I got a better range of metal thicknesses with the .035. Works well for me.
That's what I'm thinking of doing for the same reason. Now I need to get off my butt and order the regulator, buy the tank, and get some wire.
 

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I'm going to have to do the same. I haven't even hooked up gas with mine yet, still using flux core wire.... So much to do, and a full-time job gets in the way :lol:

Ah, well 3 yrs. to retirment and then I'll have lots of time to tackle the important stuff :thumbup1gif:

That's what I'm thinking of doing for the same reason. Now I need to get off my butt and order the regulator, buy the tank, and get some wire.
 

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That's what I'm thinking of doing for the same reason. Now I need to get off my butt and order the regulator, buy the tank, and get some wire.
Matt,

Are you adding the Miller dual tank option to the cart or building one like Ken did? I bought the option when I bought the welder.
 
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