it seems, the 3pt lift on my tractor ('59 641) is a lot stronger than i thought.
i was using a 3pt carryall as a fork type lift to lift tree trunks up to a good height to cut into logs. must have not had the weight equally distributed. hydraulics came up, tires took some load, all seemed ok, but the carryall stayed put. pulled away, and had bent one leg of the carryall down about 6" - 8" and creased one of it's vertical angles. newer carryall too, fairly heavy angle construction.
not the brightest thing i've ever done. guess if i can get it bent back, i'll add some stiffeners and use it for actually carrying things.
for what it's worth. figured i would post this and save some other poor fool.