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Posted April 03, 2013 - 05:43 AM

I made a set of lower lift arms so that I can use the smaller sears stuff. 1/2X2 flat bar, 4 swivel eyes, 2 inch hole saw, drill and welder. Material cost was around $50. Use the hole saw to make the pockets for the eyes and weld them in,then drill the holes for the lift links and your done. 

 

I like your idea of  using the spring to put some pressure on the float option.


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 06:44 AM

I made a set of lower lift arms so that I can use the smaller sears stuff. 1/2X2 flat bar, 4 swivel eyes, 2 inch hole saw, drill and welder. Material cost was around $50. Use the hole saw to make the pockets for the eyes and weld them in,then drill the holes for the lift links and your done. 

 

I like your idea of  using the spring to put some pressure on the float option.

That's what I did for the lower arms for the GTV. Took a while to get the hole saw through there.

The 8" 3-point may become trading material, as it is in rather nice shape. I thought about using it to figure out what I need to convert the 10" sleeve plow to a 3-point. But I know someone nearby that has a 12" 3-point. If I can, I would like to keep the sleeve hitch on the 10" and just add the 3-point hitch on there. Guess I need to take the plows visiting. With all 3 side-by-side, bet I can figure it out!



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Here's the center link pic! Forgot to put it in the other pics.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 07:03 AM

In post #30, I made mention of the lift rod and it's built in float. I have found a compression spring. It's one of those from a storm door with the chain to keep the door from going too far. I'll get some 3/8" I.P. today and pretty this all up. Then to try it out. Pics later today. Here's the original pics:

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 06:05 AM

Here's the modified lift bar:

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When I removed the yoke, I was surprised to find 1/2" threads. So I had to use a larger diameter tube. I still have some float in this, just not nearly as much. Plus the spring should help keep thing from bending. Maybe I can get it installed soon.






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