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Custom Made My 1St Ever Sleeve Hitch For The Jacobsen


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#1 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 01:48 AM

Well I couldn't sleep the other night so I decided to make a sleeve hitch for the old Jac. I never owned one so your input would be much appreciated! I did the spring assist and it makes a huge difference. It can free float or lock in place form the lift handle. Is there anything I should do different? If you are wondering why I put the 4" plate on top it's to add fenders later on. Thanks in advance, Chris.PICT1115.JPG PICT1124.JPG PICT1126.JPG

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 02:41 AM

Looks good to me, Chris! Nice idea on the spring assist.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 02:57 AM

Chris,i think you did a nice job on the hitch.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 04:43 AM

That looks good.I agree with the spring assist.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 04:52 AM

Nice job Chris ! In the first picture you have a piece of chanel iron , Im guessing your going to make attachments for your sleeve hitch , my friend Joe has made an assortment of different attachments for his Ford , carry-all , garbage can carrier , wood chipper carrier , there are more but that's all I can think of now . I bet you'll be finding a lot of uses for yours too , Al
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 04:54 AM

looks good, now to start using it :)
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:40 AM

You did a great job on the sleeve hitch Chris. I agree with cedarjunk that now it is time to start using it :D
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 06:01 AM

Excellent fabrication work! I'm in the process of building a sleeve hitch for my Bolens right now. Looks good. :thumbs:
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 06:08 AM

Nice job Chris ! In the first picture you have a piece of chanel iron , Im guessing your going to make attachments for your sleeve hitch , my friend Joe has made an assortment of different attachments for his Ford , carry-all , garbage can carrier , wood chipper carrier , there are more but that's all I can think of now . I bet you'll be finding a lot of uses for yours too , Al

Thanks, and yes I have a few ideas floating around in my head lol. The 1st will be a scraper blade.

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 06:23 AM

Great job Chris, looks mostly factory, but then again, it was built specifically lol.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 07:05 AM

What made building it fun was I had no plan, and I used what ever I had laying around. It's amazing how many times the design changed because I didn't have what was needed for that particular design. On another note, I'm surprised no one noticed I'm using a JD 110 seat spring on my jac :p

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Way to go Chris,, It looks nice hope it does what ya need it to do,,,
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 09:25 AM

Looking good Chris. Nice job!
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Great job on the hitch! Thanks for the pics Chris. If you are building a scraper blade I'd really like to see some pictures of it. I have a sleeve hitch on my JD314 and want to buiild a rear blade or box blade.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 08:08 PM

That looks really good Chris! I'd also like to see some progress pics of the scraper blade if you decide to build one!
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