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3-Pt. Hitch Added To Sears Garden Tractor
“I recently built this 3-pt. mounted drawbar for my Sears 12 hp garden tractor. It really comes in handy for pulling small wagons and hay rakes,” says Leonard Seltzer, Manhattan, Ill.
  The tractor was already equipped with a manually-operated 3-pt. hitch. Seltzer used 1 1/2-in. wide, 5/8-in. thick flat steel to make the drawbar, welding a pair of 5/8-in. dia. steel pins onto each end that mount on the 3-pt.’s lift arms. The top part of the drawbar pins onto the 3-pt.’s top link. He drilled a hole into a flat piece of metal to make the drawbar hole.
  “I like how it turned out. The only problem was the 3-pt. dropped down too far,” says Seltzer. “To solve the problem I mounted a pair of U-shaped metal ‘stops’ under the lift arms, which keeps the drawbar at a normal hookup height and therefore keeps the implement’s tongue about 1 in. higher than the original drawbar.”
  He says he has also made 2 other hitches using this same style, one for Cat. I implements and the other for Cat. II.
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Leonard W. Seltzer, 16040 W. Manhattan Rd., Manhattan, Ill. 60442 (ph 815 478-3578).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #5