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Building A 3 Point Hitch For A Farmall H

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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  


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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:10 PM

I started to build a 3 point hitch for my Farmall H. The letter series Farmalls never had a factory 3point hitch and their 2 point ' fast hitch" didn't come out untill later series tractors. Their are a couple of companies that make aftermarket 3 point hitches but I am building one of my own design. These pictures are of my first step. I removed the stock drawbar and left the axle clamp brackets on the tractor.
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I used 2 pieces of heavy 5x6 angle iron to bolt to the axle clamps.
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The next step was to lay out another piece of angle iron to make the anchor point for the 3 point hitch arms.
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I made this piece so it bolts to the large angle irons.
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The bracket for the upper link is bolted to the top of the heavy angle iron.
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I made a pair of stabilizer bars that bolt to the lift arms to prevent the drawbar from swaying.
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I have the hitch made enough to try it out and see if what I have made so far works the way I want it to. The rest of the hydrauliclift parts will have to wait for awhile but I want to test this out for now and see if I need to make any changes in it.
This will be a catagory 1 three point hitch, good for about 50 horse power. The Farmall H is only 28 horse power. By using a Cat 1 hitch any implement made to work with Ford N series will work.
I bought the arms, drawbar, and upper stabilizer bars. So far I have about $125.00 into it.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:18 PM

Lookin' good Mike.
I knew you had to be up to something to keep you away from GTTalk for a bit.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 09:29 PM

Nice job Mike, It is looking good so far. i know by seeing your other work, it will turn out great..




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Posted February 25, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Looking good Mike. We bought a Saginaw 3pt about 10 years ago and put it on our on H with the intent of buying a broadcast spreader to do top dressing. We ended up not buying the spreader and the hitch NEVER ONCE had an implement on it. We sold it about two years ago for the same price we paid for it. Now the H is back to its former self and enjoying its retirement.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:08 AM

Great Fab work!! Maybe this will help inspire me to make mine soon :thumbs:

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 05:35 AM

Hey Mike ,good work.I missed this thread earlier.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Hey Mike ,good work.I missed this thread earlier.

I also missed it Mike, Lookin good!

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