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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 08:08 AM

I don't want to call this lesson 2 because I am far from any kind of expert. I just want to set the record straight on something else that I see a lot of. Three point hitch. I've seen a lot of ads lately where the seller claims the tractor has a three point hitch and it does not. They get confused because the draw bar goes up and down. I've always called this a movable draw bar for lack of a better name. This picture shows the movable draw bar on a 65 Jim Dandy that I repainted some years ago..

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And here is one on a 1970 Economy Power King but I have no idea who owns it.

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You can see that, on the draw bar set up, there is no side to side adjustment to enable you to attach an implement like there is on the three point. It's basically a solid piece that moves up and down with the lift.

This picture shows a three point set up that is on my 83 2414

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I hope this helps clarify some things for those looking to purchase an Economy or Power King tractor.
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for this bit of info. :thumbs:
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Another good point! I have seen this a lot also.

There was a 3 point adapter that was offered so that the 3 point implements could be used on tractors with drawbars. I am 99% sure I have a diagram of it, I will post it after school... if I have it.
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Another good point! I have seen this a lot also.

There was a 3 point adapter that was offered so that the 3 point implements could be used on tractors with drawbars. I am 99% sure I have a diagram of it, I will post it after school... if I have it.


You are correct but, to me, it didn't offer much of an advantage. There was still no adjustment like a true three point and I think you actually had to take the pins out, mount the implement then put them back in to hold it if I'm not mistaken. It just never made sense to me unless I'mm looking at them wrong.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 01:06 PM

Does the Drawbar go up/down enough to make it into a Sleeve Hitch? :wave:
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Posted November 27, 2012 - 01:12 PM

Does the Drawbar go up/down enough to make it into a Sleeve Hitch? :wave:


To be honest, I have never owned anything with a sleeve hitch so I am unsure as to what kind of range they have. I want to say yes because you can do everything with a tractor equiped with the drawbar as you can with any other tractor with a sleeve hitch. I mean, before the three point came along, the draw bar was your option. There were implements (plows, etc.) to work with the drawbar so I think that is possible.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 02:33 PM

I agree with Jeff in his assessment of the adapter.The only thing I can think of having one is that it would allow the use of three point implements if that is what you had.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 04:49 PM

Oh no, I am not saying it is a good design, I was just pointing out that one was offered.

Here is the diagram.

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Posted November 27, 2012 - 06:16 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...r-/170910952559
Here was another adapter that was on eBay not to long ago




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