Do It Yourself plans: backhoes, loaders & log splitters

Testing new prototype with about 3000 lbs of stone

October 29, 2021

The first video of our new prototype

October 15, 2021

This is the NEW DESIGN for 2021 — It’s a 40-by-78-inch dump cart!

We are calling it the “Scissor-lift Dump Trailer," and it will come with the following features:

We’ll be adding to this design more features not shown in the video, including:

How much can 800 psi lift on a pair of 2.5" bore cylinders? Stay tuned for some real-world weight lifting tests.

Photograph of the Scissor-lift Dump Trailer prototype, 7 Oct 2021
Closeup of the Scissor-lift Dump Trailer's hydraulics, 7 Oct 2021
Rear view of the Scissor-lift Dump Trailer prototype, 8 0ct 2021

Building my second Pin-on Mini Payloader

October 2, 2020

Right now, I am building a second Mini Payloader that should be ready for sale later this year. I’m also designing a small trailer for use around the yard that has a “walking beam” suspension. It has four wheels, hydraulic dump linkage and a carrying capacity of around 1000 pounds (450 kg).

Pin-on Mini Payloader Plans Released

July 9, 2020

First customers of the Mini Payloader are starting to send us pictures of their builds! Please send us some of yours, and we’ll post them to our Gallery of Pin-on Mini Payloaders.

Built by Gene H. from Palm, PA for his John Deere 318 - left side
Built by Gene H. from Palm, PA for his John Deere 318 - right side

Gene H. from Palm, PA - Pin-on Mini Payloader on a John Deere 318

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What Next?

  • Head over to our picture gallery where we have 942 images of our customers' machines on display. Use the search box at the top of that page to locate a particular make or model tractor that you are interested in seeing with a loader or backhoe attachment.

  • View Videos

    On our videos page, see customers operating their DIY loaders, backhoes and log splitters — all build using our plans.

  • Order Plans

    Go to our orders page and find out how to order one or more of our products, such as plans for a front-end loader or a backhoe. There are ordering links for shipping plans within the U.S. and internationally.

  • Contact Us

    Perhaps you have questions about hydraulics, a particular tractor application, or something else. Ask the original designer and builder about your project before you purchase plans. Feel free to contact Paul by email at , or call the office at 413-256-4960. You can also call Paul’s cell at 413-835-5801.

  • Read More

    The FAQ page contains some of the most commonly asked questions we hear about building loaders and backhoes. Your question may be answered there, if not please feel free to contact us by email or phone.

Questions? Contact Paul at , or call the office at 413-256-4960. You can also reach Paul on his cell at 413-835-5801.
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