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I use my 3039R to load trailers when we are harvesting grapes. When I load the trailers I keep a clipboard with me that I write down bin weights and where they are going so that I can keep track of what buyer gets what. In the past I have had issues with dropping the clip board, getting it wedged between the seat and fender, and just generally being a nuisance. I wanted some sort storage compartment that I could put the clip board or other things like a flannel when the day starts to heat up.

I found a basket type of box online, but there were a few things that I did not like about it. It mounted to the ROPS with u bolts, and it went the full length of the ROPS. I understand why they made it that way as it was a universal unit that would work with all types of equipment. But I wanted something more dedicated to my machine.

I wanted to be able to look back over my right shoulder and have full view of my implement. I wanted easy access to my 3rd function hydraulic lines. I did not want a bar to run across that my elbow would hit when I was operating the 3 point lever. Finally I wanted something with a cleaner more vehicle specific mounting.

So I decided that I would build something myself.

I tacked together a box out of angle iron to the size that I thought would work

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Then I mocked it up on the tractor to try and figure out where to mount it.

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I ended up finding two holes in the ROPS that I could open up and add some RivNuts to and also used a bolt hole on my 3rd function support bracket to mount it

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I filled the sides in with expanded metal

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A few coats of paint and it is all set.

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I thought I would share it with you guys in case anyone wanted to build something like this.
 

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Nice job. Looks great 👍
 
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Well done, nice attention to detail. Green definitely looks better than black would. Thanks for sharing your project with us.

Do you use the clip boards which are hinged with a cover, to protect the contents, like this one?

 
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Good work. I have the commercially available one you mentioned at first, and your right, I cant see my implement!! I didnt think of that at all when I hooked it up!
 

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Nice work!
 
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