Micro Hoe Plans enable you to build and service your own backhoe attachment. Customers using our plans are fabricating Micro Hoes for their garden and compact tractors. Virtually any make or model tractor can be outfitted. Dig trenches for water or electric lines. Excavate a small pond or pull out a tree stump. Whatever the job, do with your own DIY digger. Break ground today with Micro Hoe Plans from P.F. Engineering. You’ll save money upfront and keep saving on maintenance for years to come.
Call it a ‘bucket loader,’ call it a ‘wheel loader,’ call it a ‘scoop.’ Whatever you call it, you can build your own and use it to push and lift all sorts of heavy loads. Hundreds of DIY builders with Front-end Loader Plans are fitting boom arms and a bucket to tractors of every kind, even ATVs. And they’re using theirs to quickly move soil, mulch, gravel, and snow. Our plans show you how to construct the perfect loader attachment. With the know-how we provide, you control the budget and schedule. Order Front-end Loader Plans
Log Splitter Plans show you how to make a dual-split model that will half the time you spend preparing firewood. Its durable design is ideal for heavy use, even after lying dormant during the warmer months. Spare yourself the brief thrill and lasting disappointment of buying the cheapest log splitter on the market. Using our plans, you’ll be able to put together a sturdy workhorse of a splitter that you can use and maintain for decades. See how easy this log splitter is to operate in Paul’s prototype video.
P.F. Engineering specializes in DIY (Do It Yourself) plans for backhoes and front-end loaders. Our plans make it possible for you to extend the use of a garden tractor, or a compact tractor.
Loaders and backhoes made from our plans are the perfect tools for landscaping and maintenance done on your property. Light and powerful, they’re great for those hard-to-get-at locations where a larger machine won’t fit. They cause less surface damage and minimum ground compaction while traveling over lawns and other landscaped areas.
If you would like to build your own loader or backhoe, you’ve come to the right place. Our plans are professionally drawn, DIY friendly and priced right for your construction budget.
Learn how to beef up your garden tractor’s front-end spindles, so they can properly bear the weight of a new loader. In our recent DIY Article, The 1000-pound Front Spindle Upgrade, you will find out which parts you’ll need and the steps involved.
Take charge of your DIY project’s motion and maintenance, learn how to make your own bushings. Read about these humble yet crucial components in Build replaceable inner bushings for hydraulically or manually articulated arms.
Look for our new Pin-on Mini Payloader, a loader attachment that works for John Deere garden tractors and other light-duty lawn tractors. It will include a self-leveling bucket.
With recent COVID-19 restrictions in place, many of us are practicing “social distancing” by working on our projects out in the shed. In my case, I’ve been working to fabricate 2 loaders from a new design I call the “Pin-on Mini Payloader” for a John Deere 317 I purchased in 2018 and re-powered with an 18hp Briggs horizontally opposed twin. It’s pin-on because it’s front mounted on the quick attach implement bracket for easy-on easy-off, and uses the 4 hydraulic couplers at the front and the two levers to control the loader. It’s a mini payloader because it has a single boom lift cylinder and single bucket cylinder with high rotation bucket brackets like many payloaders have. Here are some of its features:
Please be careful out there, stay out of the way of this virus and take care of your families! – Paul
The quick-attached Pin-on Mini-Payloader prototype model is now for sale. That’s right. With the design and testing work complete, and CAD drawings already in the works, I have decided to sell our test build.
The payloader is made to fit the older 300 Series John Deere garden tractors. Currently, on a 1979 model 317 using the on-board hydraulics.
The price is $1750 firm. This is for the front end loader ONLY; the tractor is not for sale.
Alternatively, I will consider a trade for a metal lathe with tooling, or milling machine with tooling. (I am willing to add cash for the right machine.)
Call Paul at 413-256-4960, or on his mobile, 413-835-5801.