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Posted July 03, 2012 - 06:46 PM

The rear hitch is definitely a homemade unit.


Ouch! ....They really canabalized the OEM hitch parts!


That hitch may work for towed attachments, but a plow or cultivator would need the original hitch.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Ouch! ....They really canabalized the OEM hitch parts!


That hitch may work for towed attachments, but a plow or cultivator would need the original hitch.


Do you happen to have any documents/ pictures on what an original Hitch looks like?

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 08:28 AM

Looks like it would work well to tow a boat or camper or other kind of trailer around your yard if you put a hitch ball on that! My dad does that with his Cub Cadet 1440 to tow his fishing boat around as it was more maneuverable than his truck. You know, for things like pulling it out of the garage to wash it or winterize it, etc... He'd use the truck whenever he actually wanted to go to the lake with it to use it... lol.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:15 AM

Do you happen to have any documents/ pictures on what an original Hitch looks like?


Sorry, Brian, but the best I can do are the pics in the parts lists & owner's manuals for the 21HD and model 220.

Maybe someone who has a Ride-A-Matic will take some pics for you.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 09:59 AM

Here are a couple old quick pics. If you need more let me know!

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:02 AM

I missed this thread until now, it looks like a good restoration candidate! You can't complain about the price either! Good luck with it!

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:46 AM

You got yourself a great tractor Brian.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 12:06 PM

I went out and got these for you.

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Thanks, I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for a hitch

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Update:

 

Finally Found a Hitch for my Ride-a-Matic! :bounce:

 

I had to pay dearly for it though but sometimes you have to if you want an elusive part.

 

Looks Like I still got some work to do before I begin the restoration. I didn't get a lift link with the hitch so it looks like I'll have to make one.

If anyone has pictures and dimensions of their lift link I'd appreciate it. Also I would like to see some more closeup's of the hitch.

 

 

Looks like I'll also have to make a that  tab that sticks up for the hitch as well as someone hacked mine off :(

 

I've been slowly buying parts I need to get the restoration going over the last few months. Still need to get the hitch in order, New Rear tires, and decals made up. Still need to go through the engine as well as it smokes on start up and will probably need a ring job.

 

 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:09 PM

BUMP

 

 

Anyone Have the lift link dimensions they could give me?

Also Would like some close ups and measurements of the Hi/Low range decal along with some of the Hood Decals


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:00 AM

is that tile on a work bench or are in the kitchen  lolo     tile was my trade for 50 yrs, in Christ     goodnews

Update:

 

Finally Found a Hitch for my Ride-a-Matic! :bounce:

 

I had to pay dearly for it though but sometimes you have to if you want an elusive part.

 

Looks Like I still got some work to do before I begin the restoration. I didn't get a lift link with the hitch so it looks like I'll have to make one.

If anyone has pictures and dimensions of their lift link I'd appreciate it. Also I would like to see some more closeup's of the hitch.

 

 

Looks like I'll also have to make a that  tab that sticks up for the hitch as well as someone hacked mine off :(

 

I've been slowly buying parts I need to get the restoration going over the last few months. Still need to get the hitch in order, New Rear tires, and decals made up. Still need to go through the engine as well as it smokes on start up and will probably need a ring job.


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:44 PM

is that tile on a work bench or are in the kitchen  lolo     tile was my trade for 50 yrs, in Christ     goodnews

 

Its in the front hallway near the Door.... :D



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 11:52 AM

BUMP

 

 

Anyone Have the lift link dimensions they could give me?

Also Would like some close ups and measurements of the Hi/Low range decal along with some of the Hood Decals

 

 

Did anyone get you the lift link dimensions?  I can take some measurements if you still need them.

 

Bob



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:09 PM

Did anyone get you the lift link dimensions?  I can take some measurements if you still need them.

 

Bob

 

Thanks

I'm not 100% certain, but I think your 58' Used a different length lift rod than my 57' (Part numbers are different)

 

 

 

If anyone has these dimensions or pics of their lift links I'd appreciate it.






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