2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1, Page #42[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Receiver Hitch Bolted To Tractor Drawbar, 3-Pt. Hitch
He used a cutting torch to widen out the holes in the hitch, then flipped the hitch upside down and matched the holes on the drawbar to the enlarged holes. He also bolted a 3-ft. length of 3-in. tubing on back of the hitch and fastened it to the 3-pt. top link.
“I use it on my Allis Chalmers WD tractor, which is equipped with a homemade 3-pt. hitch and a Cat. II drawbar,” says Draney. “The tractor’s original 3-pt. hitch came only with ‘hydraulic up’, whereas the homemade one operates hydraulically both up and down. It comes in handy when I’m pulling a blade behind the tractor to dig into dirt or snow, because I can push the blade down into the ground and do a good job.
“My dad donated the receiver hitch to help make my idea come to life. I left the trailer tow chain safety hook on the hitch in case I ever want to use it while pulling a wagon. If I need to use the drawbar again I can just unbolt the receiver hitch from the drawbar.
“The tubing that I used happened to be just the right size to slide over the hitch. It’s thin wall tubing, but that’s okay because the pressure is on the drawbar and not on the hitch.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Justin Draney, P.O. Box 72, Auburn, Wyo. 83111 (ph 307 248-0885; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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