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3-Pt. Grader Converted To Pull-Type
Old 3-pt. mounted graders can be turned into low-cost pull-type units for use with tractors that don’t have a 3-pt. hitch, says Tim Mounce, Downing, Wis., who recently sent FARM SHOW photos of a 2-wheeled, pull-type grader that he made.
    “I use my Farmall tractor to pull it. It does a better job of leveling than a 3-pt. grader because it rides on wheels and because the frame is about twice as long as before,” says Mounce.
    He buys 3-pt. mounted graders cheap at auctions and says this is the fourth pull-type conversion he has made so far. “I recently sold this one to a neighbor who uses it to level his horse pulling track. The other units went to farmers who use them to grade their driveways,” says Mounce.
    Mounce cuts off the 3-pt. hitch assembly, then uses box tubing to add a drawbar hitch on front and a long frame on back. The 15-in. wheels are off an old trailer and pivot on the trailer’s wheel spindles. A hydraulic cylinder is used to raise and lower the blade.
    Blade angle is adjusted by changing the position of a pin in a semi circular steel plate already on the grader. A bolt runs up through the center part of the plate to form a pivot point. The blade can be mechanically set at an angle in either direction.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tim Mounce, N10954 50th St., Downing, Wis. (ph 715 781-2746; tembcm@gmail.com).

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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4