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#1 robert_p43 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 05:12 PM

When I got my Suburban 10, it had a 3 point hitch, minus the center link of course. (Just what happens to all the center links? )  It is the early style, 2 bolt one. 917.251781

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I found a center link, the guy said it wouldn't work with his hitch so I bought it for a good price. $20.  It is the kind that you always see on ebay for outragious prices, with the clevis ends.  Well, it didn't work with my hitch either,  you couldn't raise the handle all the way.

Today, I made a trade for the 4 bolt piece with the handle and switched them out.  Now I have a handle that if not careful, it lays back on the tire.  I would like to find the origional type center link, but in the meanwhile, I do have a hitch that I can use but I need to fabricate a piece to keep the handle off the tire if it falls back.  I remember seeing a thread showing the modification here somewhere but have searched and searched and can't find the thread.  Can anyone point me to that thread? 

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Someone on MTF posted a pic of a factory hitch stop, I think the came with the newer style black hitches, late 70's/ early 80's maybe?

I need to make one for mine also, mine rides on the tires and the tow bar I made sits too low for my yard trailer.



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Does yours look like this robert? 3pthitchdimensions 003.JPG I don't remember there being a stop on it though. I have three of them. I will look at the last one I bought to see if it has a stop. DSCF4014.JPG This one doesn't have a stop either. Roger


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 06:22 PM

OOPS! if you look close on the black one you can see where it rubbed the tire also. Roger



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Someone on MTF posted a pic of a factory hitch stop, I think the came with the newer style black hitches, late 70's/ early 80's maybe?

I need to make one for mine also, mine rides on the tires and the tow bar I made sits too low for my yard trailer.

I cut a piece of angle iron and bolted it to the lower hitch bolt hole and it stops the 3 point at the right hieght for my yard trailer and people hauler that I use. I remove it for the plow as it will not let it lower enough.


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 07:03 PM

When I got my Suburban 10, it had a 3 point hitch, minus the center link of course. (Just what happens to all the center links? )  It is the early style, 2 bolt one. 917.251781

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I found a center link, the guy said it wouldn't work with his hitch so I bought it for a good price. $20.  It is the kind that you always see on ebay for outragious prices, with the clevis ends.  Well, it didn't work with my hitch either,  you couldn't raise the handle all the way.

Today, I made a trade for the 4 bolt piece with the handle and switched them out.  Now I have a handle that if not careful, it lays back on the tire.  I would like to find the origional type center link, but in the meanwhile, I do have a hitch that I can use but I need to fabricate a piece to keep the handle off the tire if it falls back.  I remember seeing a thread showing the modification here somewhere but have searched and searched and can't find the thread.  Can anyone point me to that thread? 

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dumb question:  what is the purpose of a 3 point hitch?


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 08:07 PM

The picture I remember  the stop was mounted on the left side on the short upper arm used for link to bottom arms and it had some type of adjustment like a large bolt or something. I want mine adjustable also as sometimes I have different attachments used at different heights.

 

Hammon, that last pic you posted looks like that one was modified for an electric actuator

 

 



dumb question:  what is the purpose of a 3 point hitch?

 

 

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Posted June 12, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Guilty as charged.
http://gardentractor...ng/#entry203188

Still working great IMHO
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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:19 PM

That's the post that I was looking for.  THANK YOU!

My older 2 bolt hitch actually has a stop, it looks much like this one.  As you can see, it also has the older style of center link, missing on mine.

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The hitch that I got today is like the one from the link that was just posted,  That one needs a stop or it will rub the tire.  I wonder why sears didn't have a stop on the hitch?  Is it possible that the models that it was designed for were different enough so the handle didn't hit the tire?

 



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 09:58 PM

dumb question:  what is the purpose of a 3 point hitch?

Not really a dumb question.  It is for attaching implements such as plows, tillers, cultivators, grader blades, etc.  I think the newer Sears tractors use sleeve hitches for gardening implements, but not sure.


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Not really a dumb question.  It is for attaching implements such as plows, tillers, cultivators, grader blades, etc.  I think the newer Sears tractors use sleeve hitches for gardening implements, but not sure.


Yes, and the sears three point was arguably superior for adjustments when introduced. The later three points from other mfgs was just heavier duty and didnt use the Armstrong lift system

There is an adapter for the three point to use Brinly stuff.
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Posted June 13, 2013 - 08:02 AM

Found the pics I was looking for. I guess this was a Sears accessory hitch stop.

 

 

Sorry for you purists  :wave:  :thumbs:    couldn't save pics so I have to post link

 

http://www.mytractor...ghlight=factory


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 09:49 AM

Found the pics I was looking for. I guess this was a Sears accessory hitch stop.

 

 

Sorry for you purists  :wave:  :thumbs:    couldn't save pics so I have to post link

 

http://www.mytractor...ghlight=factory

Here's a pic of that accessory for those who prefer to stay in their seats and not travel to other tractor forums:

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I also found another home fabricated stop that looks like it would do well, It swings and catches on a small piece of angle iron that looks like it is mounted to the backplate on the left side of the hitch:

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I'll probably go with Alans as it looks like something that I could make. (except for the welded piece) I would need to find someone to do the welding.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Yes, and the sears three point was arguably superior for adjustments when introduced. The later three points from other mfgs was just heavier duty and didnt use the Armstrong lift system

There is an adapter for the three point to use Brinly stuff.

 

Not really a dumb question.  It is for attaching implements such as plows, tillers, cultivators, grader blades, etc.  I think the newer Sears tractors use sleeve hitches for gardening implements, but not sure.

 

just so i'm clear, it's NOT just a trailer hitch, but one that can adjust 'pressure' to the implement?



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Posted June 13, 2013 - 11:07 AM

No it's not just a trailer hitch.  Tahoo showed a good example with the picture of the garden plow.  You use the hitch to raise it so it doesn't plow going across your lawn, and lower it to plow each row.  The hitch has adjustments to set the plow at the correct depth and pitch.


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