Do-It-Yourself Plans: Backhoes, Loaders & More

Project Videos

If you have purchased plans from P.F. Engineering and built a backhoe, front-end loader, log splitter, payloader, or dump trailer, please send us some pics or videos, and we’ll post them on the website.

Steve films his payloader build

The upcoming Scissor-lift Dump Trailer.

Nick’s Jacobsen Homelite backhoe build

Building a backhoe and front-end loader for my Cub Cadet garden tractor

Mini payloader test with mower deck

Testing the capacity of the mini payloader

A first look at the mini payloader prototype.

Part 7: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

Part 6: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

Part 5: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

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Part 4: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

Part 3: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

Part 2: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

Part 1: A 7-part build series from Jason and Ryan in Kansas, building a backhoe for a John Deere 210

Norman’s interview about his Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build at isavetractors.com

Loader and backhoe on a MTD 990

Cub Cadet 149 Tractor Loader Backhoe - 20-Hour Update

Backhoe digging rocks

Cub Cadet 149 garden tractor loader-backhoe at work

Part 14: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 13: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 12: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

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Part 11: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 10: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 9: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 8: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 7: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 6: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 5: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 4: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 3: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 2: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

Part 1: Cub Cadet 149 loader-backhoe build by Norman from Maine

John Deere 322 Front-End Loader & Micro Hoe build

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Log Splitter demo, part 1

A look at the log splitter prototype

David’s Cub Cadet 1862 and loader

Brian’s backhoe

Massey Ferguson’s MF12 with loader on trailer

Cub Cadet 1250 loader action

Micro Hoe on large Kubota

Cub Cadet 1250 loader

Kubota Micro Hoe by Russ, video 2

Kubota Micro Hoe by Russ, video 1

Yanmar F13 loader moving snow

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A Micro Hoe on larger compact diesel by Scott B.

Cub Cadet 1650 and loader

Ariens S-16H loader video

Cub Cadet 1250 backhoe in action

Andy’s Cub Cadet 1250 loader backhoe

Micro Hoe on Zen-Noh farm tractor

P.F. Engineering Micro Hoe digging

Bolens with Micro Hoe

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What Next?

  • Head over to our picture gallery where we have 1002 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 built 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.