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He Converted A 3-Pt. Mounted Boom Pole Into An 8-Ft. Long Model
I converted a 3-pt. mounted boom pole into an 8-ft. long model that lets me hook up to almost anything without getting off the tractor. The boom is equipped with a chain hook and also a 2 5/16-in. ball at one end, and a 2-in. ball that mounts on an adjustable length boom located under the pole. The chain has a couple of J-hooks on it, which I use to lift equipment. I use the 2 5/16-in. ball on top of the pole to move gooseneck trailers, and the 2-in. ball to move tag-along trailers.
  The pole was originally 6 1/2 ft. long and was equipped with a small metal loop to hook a chain into. I cut 2 ft. off the pole. Then I slid a length of larger diameter heavy tubing over the original tubing and welded it on.
  The adjustable length boom that supports the 2-in. ball is made from 1 1/2-in. dia. tubing that rides over 1 1/4-in. tubing, with holes drilled in both pieces to drop a pin into. (Lamar Reynolds, Hogansville, Ga. ph 706 637-6037)

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #2