2012 - Volume #36, Issue #5, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
3-Pt. Hitch Added To Sears Garden Tractor
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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