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#1 johnboggs21 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Started work on a homemade sleeve hitch for my newly aquired MF10. I think this tractor had one on it at one time, but has been removed. Im not sure how they worked originally, but I made up a linkage from the lever on the side of the tractor to the little arm on the back for a lift mechanism. I still have to find bolts the appropriate size and tighten everything up, but it should work. Not sure if Im going to stick with the chain or not. Heres a pic i snapped quick right before dark


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Posted April 28, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Nothin wrong with that, I think the chain will work great. Good job. :thumbs:

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 09:42 PM

the only reason i would ditch the chain is if i wanted to apply down pressure, but I doubt I could apply that much with this kind of setup. I wish I could find a picture of how their supposed to be setup stock.

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 10:26 PM

I am not sure as far as the set up yet. I just got my MF12 two days ago. We do have a bunch of manuals and brochures in our manual section on this site. also there is a entire set-up on Ebay right now, they are calling it a 3 point set-up (but it is not) And there trying to get $300.00 for it lol. But it is a good picture of the parts.

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 10:42 PM

This thread has several pics of my sleeve hitch on my MF12, which is very similar to your MF10.
http://gardentractor...__fromsearch__1
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Posted April 28, 2012 - 10:47 PM

yea that guy on Ebay is off his rocker if he thinks hes gonna get 300 bucks out of that, I could buy my MF10 6 times over for that much money!

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 10:59 PM

This thread has several pics of my sleeve hitch on my MF12, which is very similar to your MF10.
http://gardentractor...__fromsearch__1


interesting read. What lifts your sleeve hitch? I hooked mine to the tall lever on the left side of the tractor

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 04:18 AM

John, found 3 different sets of plans in the manuals area. Hope one of them gives you the info you're looking for.
http://gardentractor...2-sleeve-hitch/
http://gardentractor...ketchup-type-2/
http://gardentractor...ketchup-type-1/
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Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:12 AM

That looks like it will do the job. You might want to drill a couple of holes and weld nuts on for the adjustment bolts. That will help keep the implements pulling straight.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:17 AM

MH81, thanks for the links. I browsed through the manuals section last night, but must have overlooked those.

Brian, I plan on adding in the adjustment bolts later on. I just wanted to make sure the lift mechanism would work the way I have it rigged.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:24 AM

John, the chains are pulling from a different point (further from the rear of the tractor) then the lever arrangement on the stock hitch. This may reduce your lift height. If you added some quick links to the chains you could adjust the height of the hitch by shortening or lengthening them.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:28 AM

Maybe I could try drilling some holes a couple inches farther back and hooking the chain in there?

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:41 AM

I made a hitch for mine also. You could maybe weld something, even a big nut on the center behind the sleeve hitch hole and run one chain straight down to it. May need a bigger chain and a cleeves (shakle) on the ends of the chain.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:52 AM

That would probably work pretty good. I definitly have some more refinement to do to it, but it looks like it should work they way I had pictured it once I get all the kinks worked out

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 10:08 AM

That sure looks like it will work ok. Nice job.




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