A few years ago, I picked up a carry all frame and … let it sit in the pasture unused. You know how it goes—you get a good deal on something you know you’ll need someday in the hopes that someday isn’t too far away.
But I finally did some research on the carry all, and I’ve decided to put the thing to use. I’m going to build a platform on it and use it to carry stuff around the farm as a tractor attachment.
About the Carry All
Looking at my carry all, I have to admit, it’s not a fancy piece of machinery. You could assemble one yourself fairly easily yourself with some basic welding skills. Luckily, though, I don’t need to do that—but I do need to build a platform to make it usable for my needs.
For starters, I picked up some 2 x 6 x 10-foot treated lumber to use, which I’ve determined will provide adequate strength to hold things I need to move around the farm, whether that be wood, hay, a chainsaw or whatever else needs transporting.
Cutting the wood is just a matter of measuring the frame, measuring the wood and cutting to size. As it turns out, four boards lay out pretty nice on the carry all frame’s bolt holes, but I am left with some exposed frame at the end. I could cut a couple more boards of smaller size (simply what I have on hand) to get everything covered, but I decided to just go to the lumber yard for a single 2 x 12 later, which will finish the job.
But that won’t stop me from attaching what I have to build the platform. I flipped my carry all on its back to both snug the boards against each other and expose the 1/2-inch holes I’ll use to secure them.
Check out the video above to see how I secured the boards to my carry all frame, as well as construction and installation of hinged doors. Stick around to the end to see the finished product, complete with a few special surprises meant to make carrying things around the farm even easier.