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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:10 PM

I had a Eureka moment yesterday.

Ever since I put the 3PH on my Sears SS12, I have been irritated by the fact that you can't let the 3 point down without the handle getting back around & into the tire.
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It's one of those little things that had gotten me to thinking, but never made me mad enough to actually do something about it. I hadn't even thought about the issue since very early spring.

I did have to do something temporary (out of an extra lift arm & some wood) last winter as the lift handle for my snowblower and the 3 pt wanted to be in the same space.

I was walking past my steel pile and a piece jumped up and said "Look at me, Look at me!!!"
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It's part of an old depth gauge from a walk behind tiller.

I took it up to the house, stared at the tractor and this piece waiting for inspiration.
Eventually, the creative juices got to flowing.
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A little cutting, a little welding, a little shaping.
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Test fit. BIG Smile (Note the gap in the last picture.)
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A little Paint this morning, and a picture as she is tonight.
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I know this doesn't actually deserve a "Build" thread, but if I was excited enough to show my wife, I darned well better share it with my friends. One of life's little irritations out of my way. :thumbs:
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Nice fix Alan :thumbs: :thumbs: , dont you just love how that stuff seems to work out right sometimes?
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Congratz Alan, glad you got it under control.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Congrats on the inspired solution to a irritant! That looks like it will work like a charm :thumbs: BTW buddy, those are some great looking welds!
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:32 PM

excellent solution to an agravating problem! Way to go!
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:46 PM

You beat the beast and that's all that counts. Thanks for sharing your success story.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:54 PM

... but if I was excited enough to show my wife, I darned well better share it with my friends. One of life's little irritations out of my way. :thumbs:


We will appreciate it more. Nice job.

Edited by MH81, August 23, 2012 - 06:39 AM.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:09 PM

Nice fix, Alan! And you didn't even have to drill a hole to attach it.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 11:52 PM

Way to go Alan. Am I ever glad you figured this out. Not only will you be less
irritated, but I'll be happier too.
Since I put the 3pt on my SS12 this spring, every time I've walked past it, I thought, "I
can't lower the 3pt."
I think tomorrow, I'm going to walk past my steel pile.

Thanks for sharing this. :thumbs:


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Edited by IamSherwood, August 22, 2012 - 11:53 PM.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 04:48 AM

That's the way to do it ,Alan. :thumbs:
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Looks good! A nice simple fix! :thumbs:
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 08:20 AM

Alan, great idea. Don't you just love that "a ha" moment.

I don't have many of them, so they are cherished moments. lol
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 08:31 AM

thats wy i never take steel to the scrap yard you never know when you will need that little piece jim
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:36 AM

Great creativeness there! You must be a genius!
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 09:56 AM

My 3pt does the same thing. If you have and implement on it, there is never a need for the hitch to go down that far. Nice work.
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