2003 - Volume #27, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Side-Mount Mower Hitch Reaches Into Ditches
The hitch hinges in the middle so it flexes up or down. The main part of the hitch is made from heavy wall 4-in. sq. tubing and the hinged part from 3-in. tubing. The mower itself rides on three small wheels and the hitch on a single wheel.
The mower is pto-driven off a right angle gearbox that Finch salvaged from an old Deere corn chopper. He also used some of the chopper's driveshafts and universal joints. He had to rotate the gearbox on the Bush Hog 90 degrees.
A hydraulic cylinder with a length of chain attached to it is used to raise or lower the mower. "I can use the 3-pt. to raise the entire unit or the cylinder to raise just the Bush Hog," says Finch, who uses an International 2424 tractor to pull the unit.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, James Finch Welding, 2787 Lower Meeker Hollow, Roxbury, N.Y. 12474 (ph 607 326-7529).
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