If you can send me pics of your subframe from all angles that helps me a lot! I don’t expect a ton from JD directions. I assume you have the 260 and not the 260B?I noticed on my unit the subframe is tied into the roll bar....was thinking of removing the roll bar since using the backhoe but it looked like an almost impossibility. The poster is into an ambitious project, seems like one would need to strip down the who rear of the tractor. I'm anxious to see how he comes out and maybe he'll advise time and cost factors in doing this. Would really be interested in knowing.