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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.


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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.

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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.
 

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The JD subframe should not be hard to copy, its basically channel iron and flat plates.

Does that hoe have 6 handles for controls? Are you going to power it form the 2320?
 

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Its the special clamps and brackets and stuff that attach it to the tractor that are $$ from deere or not simple to copy.

Yes the backhoe has 6 individual handles, I have thought about converting to joysticks since it needs new hoses anyways (so could change fittings at that time if needed) but those valves are like $800.

On the simplicity it ran off the 2000 rpm rear pto. A guy could maybe run that same pump off the mid pto which is 2100, or just add a power beyond to reduce the clap trap and make mounting easier.
 

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Youll also need a seat to operate it from, though if you could do it like the other backhoes, its a fairly simple fold up affair.

I wonder if you could make your own brackets similar to whats on the new 1025/2025 for the 260B (and I assume a similar mount is used for the 270B too)?
They are just a pair of plates that bolt to the lower section of the frame that hold the lower section of the backhoe and then pins for the upper.
Shouldnt be TOO hard to fabricate for that.
I dont know what the frame is like on your 2320 vs the new 2025 though.
 

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Not worried about the seat, thats easy in comparison to the rest of it.

This guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2IZA2UHR_E

Pretty sure it fits the 2320 as well.

Looks pretty slick and its great that the 3pt arms stay on.

Not really sure what all comes off and gets replaced/added on the tractor, would need to see pictures of the "subframe" off the tractor to get a better idea.

Maybe its this piece? 1400 big ones for that

https://www.green-parts-direct.com/john-deere-parts-diagrams/john-deere-270a-backhoe-pc10884-attachment-subframe-270a-backhoe-backhoe-270/AD-4275-172587-18818
 

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Any more ideas for this?
 

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I also looked into doing this with a DuAll backhoe I had bought. The sub frame from Deere is probably the best option IMO and I almost ordered it when I found a 46 backhoe from a member here. I have about $800more I to the 46 hoe than I would of in the DuAll and I didn’t have yet another fab project...
 
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