“Recently, my daughter bought me a Tractor Caddy for my Kubota L2501. I’ve been a part-time tractor operator for about 15 years and I can’t believe I managed to get anything done before I got the Caddy. My goodness, it has been the most useful addition to my tractor. I live in Central Florida and have to deal with downed trees all the time. Now I can carry my chain saw, fuel and have everything I need when I leave the barn.
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The Tractor Caddy is a heavy, American-built tractor tool carrier. It’s designed to help you carry tools, supplies and other items. They are with you on your tractor when you need them, but they’re stashed safely out of the way. We’ve gotten requests for a tool box for Kubota tractors, and this caddy fits any tractor with a roll bar.
The tray of this open, compact tractor tool box is all metal. It won’t accumulate water, and the mesh back aids in visibility. It’s easy to mount this tractor tool rack on most current roll bars. It includes pins that allow it to be taken off and used on other vehicles, like ATV’s. The Tractor Caddy can carry your chainsaw as well as other tools, for less than the cost of a simple chain saw mount for tractors.
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John H. of Bethel, N.C. offers an in-the-field review of his new Tractor Caddy.
” Got it a few weeks ago.
Today I went back to the woods behind my cropland to work on setting up the shooting range I’ve been wanting for a good while now. I’ve already got a big dirt berm made; hired a guy with an excavator a while back todo that. Today I set up yardage markers, and cut back light brush and low-hanging branches that would be in the way. The list of things I took with me to accomplish those jobs:
– 10 yardage marker signs I made, about 2½ feet tall
– a hand-held sledge hammer and a small block of wood
– a couple of tape measures
– a kite string reel (to mark out a straight line 100 yards long)
– a set of loppers
– an 8-foot battery-powered Greenworks pole saw, bungeed in the front-to-back direction on top of the Tractor Caddy, and steadied by
hand when needed
– a DR trimmer mower (like a weedeater on steroids, on wheels) on a pallet, bungeed to the pallet forks frame
Now, before the Tractor Caddy there was no way I could take all that various and sundry stuff back to the woods in one trip, using only the tractor. I would have had to carry the signage stuff in my Grand Cherokee, do that work, then come back to the house (about a half-mile drive), load the brush-and-branch-cutting equipment on the tractor — the pole saw was harder to carry before the Tractor Caddy was installed — and then go back there the second time and do that part of the work. A pain in the you-know-where, having to split things up like that. And a time waster.
But today I was able to take everything back there and get everything done in one trip, with just the tractor. It was really nice to be able to combine different types of jobs, finally — thanks to the Tractor Caddy!”
Tractor Caddy Tool Box
The Tractor Caddy: The Most Convenient Tractor Tool Box
Why buy a Tractor Caddy?
Well, have you ever been out at the far end of the pasture on your tractor and suddenly needed a tool?
Or you need to go to the woods with your chainsaw, but there’s nowhere to carry the saw?
Or you’re brush hogging and there’s a tree that’s a little bigger than the capacity of your cutter? But if you had a saw, you could cut it down and brush hog over it?
That’s what I’ve experienced my whole life. Out on the tractor, needing something I wish had with me but THERE’S NO PLACE TO CARRY IT ON A TRACTOR! There wasn’t a tractor tool box. That’s when a tractor tool caddy would come in really handy.
But one day, when trying to balance the chainsaw on the operator platform, the answer to the problem hit me. I said to myself, “Mike, tools are always needed when you’re on your tractor. So why not design a tray that could be mounted on the roll bar?”
I took the idea to a local machine shop and they immediately saw the potential. They started designing the Tractor Caddy that very day. We ran several prototypes of this tractor mounted tool box, and came up with a product that really works. If you want a tractor tool carrier, Tractor Mike suggests you give the Tractor Caddy a try.
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Forget Your Tractor Tool Box. Use The Tractor Caddy
If you’ve got the typical little bitty tractor tool box, you know can carry hardly fit anything in it. That tool box is only big enough for stuff you can use for a fix in the field. And let’s face it, there’s not really a whole lot on a tractor you can fix in the field.
So I invented the Tractor Caddy, the solution to the tractor storage problem we struggle with. The Tractor is a tractor ROPS tool box, and was designed after I had been kicking around a bunch of tractor tool box ideas.
The Tractor Tool Box is Just Too Small
In my original tractor tool carrier I managed to pack in some baling wire and twine. Now, probably every tool carrier on a tractor I’ve seen has those items. And I do occasionally need my twine or baling wire for fixing fence and other small emergencies.
Second thing I carry is a strap with a loop on both ends, and I used it to move a log with this and my pallet forks. I can use it to move implements, and it’s handy to carry and a lot more compact than chains.
I generally also keep a couple of extra hitch pins in the tool box, because they often come in handy.
Any Room Left for Tools?
But now there’s no room left for tools for the only thing you can really fix on a tractor – checking the gearbox oil. And sometimes you need to do that when you’re out in the field.
I use Allen wrenches if I’m checking my brush hog and my posthole digger, and carry the little box of sockets and an adjustable wrench. I also store a pair of wire cutters and a set of needlenose pliers to fix sheared pins and change them out with spares. (I stash a handful of those in a Gerber baby food bottle so I can make a quick repair and get back to work.)
I also carry a level, to check my brush hog before I go to the field, to assure a nice, even cut. I also keep a couple of extra linchpins and a pair of hand pruners to snip away multiflora rose and other invaders that need to go. I hop off the tractor and take care of business.
I usually keep my chainsaw down on the operator platform, but I don’t like that. If the chainsaw bounces off, I’ll probably run over it and kill it. And I’ll possibly ruin a tire in the process. Other than that, there are a few spare parts down in the bottom of the box, and some dead leaves.
A Lifelong Struggle to Store Stuff on My Tractor
All my life I have struggled with where to store stuff on my tractor, especially in the fall when I’m getting ready to go to the forest and cut firewood. Where do I put the dang chainsaw? I’ve heard plenty of disaster stories about chain saws flipping out of the tractor on bumpy ground. It’s a common problem.
The design includes a solid front and mesh on the back, and it works. And after a neighbor told me he’d like to be able to take his tractor tool caddy off his tractor and put it on his four wheeler, I realized I could make it detachable. The Tool Caddy comes with clevis pins so all you have to do is pull four pins and the caddy comes right off the tractor.”
This way, if you’re going to do a lot of brush hogging and you don’t want to have it right where you can’t see around it, you just take it off real easy. You can put it on your four-wheeler and go to the deer woods that way if you want.
Now you can carry a chainsaw, you can carry a leaf blower, WD-40 AND a small toolbox. You won’t have to worry about losing any of them or running over them.
Fits Virtually Every Roll Bar
Now, we’ve tested this caddy on as many tractors as we can find, and I’m sure sooner or later we’re going to encounter a roll bar that doesn’t fit the caddy. But we’ve included multiple holes in the brackets, so it’ll adapt to most roll bars. And if it doesn’t fit yours, shoot me an email and we’ll try to figure out how to develop one to fit your roll bar. We’ll do that at our expense and and get you a bracket that works for you.
Just remember: it’s not designed for pets or humans, so don’t put a kid up there! And secure your items in place, in case of a tractor rollover. You sure don’t want all that stuff coming down on you.
The Tractor Caddy is available only in The Tractor Mike Fun Store. Right now it’s only available in the lower 48 states – I’m sorry to my Canadian friends and the folks overseas.
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Jacky W Campbell –
The Tractor Caddy seems robust and strong, but fit and finish are not what I expected. For instance, the mounting brackets were packaged while the paint was still wet on them, so that they were stuck together in the box. I had to take a hammer and pry bar to get them apart, further damaging the finish. It also appears to me that the tray portion of the Tractor Caddy is not square, so that one end sits on top of both mounting brackets evenly, while the other side of the tray sits off of the bracket at the rear (in fairness, this could be a result of my work mounting the brackets and will not prevent using the caddy). Finally, I was unable to use the pins to secure the tray to the mounting brackets, as I could only get one side of the tray at a time to line up the holes in the mounting brackets with the holes in the steel mesh of the tray so that the pins could be inserted. I resorted to using small bolts that would fit through the steel mesh openings to secure the tray. All in all my issues are/were relatively minor and will not affect the usefulness of the Tractor Caddy. I would certainly rather have the caddy than not.
Tractor Mike –
Thank you for your input, I apologize for these issues. I’m addressing the paint issue with the supplier. I’ve not heard of an issue with the holes lining up, but we’ll consider that when doing our next product evaluation. Thank you for your business and for taking time to review the product.
Jeffrey P Hansen –
Mike, I got the light from you just wanted to let you know that it makes nighttime day when I flip the switch. Now moving on to the tractor caddy do you think you are going to be running a X Mass sale on that? I would like to get one for my 45 hr New Holland I think it’s a T 15 30 It sits in the garage.
Michael Brennan –
This Tractor Caddy is just what the doctor ordered. Well made and easy to install. I used a level across the roll bar brackets to line them up properly. My only concern, and this is speculation at this point, is that the clamping attachment relies on friction to keep it in place on the roll bar. Substantial weight placed in the Caddy could possibly cause the rear to tilt downwards with vibration over time requiring frequent readjustment. My use will include stowing a chainsaw, felling tools and heavy log chokers so I fabricated an additional bolt-on strut which should prevent any tendency to sag. It’s been in service for several weeks now and I love it.