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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 05:48 PM

This tractor does not have a dedicated trailer hitch. My non-running FF does! So i took a few measurements and built one for this tractor. I'll install it tomorrow!

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The angle iron is 1/4" X 3" X 2". The plate is 1/4" X 6" X 7" wide. Should do the trick!


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 05:52 PM

It looks pretty good! how thick is it? What did you use to cut it?



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:02 PM

It looks pretty good! how thick is it? What did you use to cut it?

1/4" plate and angle, so 1/2" all together. Used a chop saw for the straight cuts & a 4 -1/2" angle grinder for the angle cuts.


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Looks good. I need to do the same, all I have is a tube hitch receiver for the Bolens right now.


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:24 PM

1/4" plate and angle, so 1/2" all together. Used a chop saw for the straight cuts & a 4 -1/2" angle grinder for the angle cuts.


Do you ever torch cut stuff like that? Once I learned how to properly use one in welding class, I started to use it a couple times a week at least!
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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Do you ever torch cut stuff like that? Once I learned how to properly use one in welding class, I started to use it a couple times a week at least!

We are out of Oxygen at the moment. Plus I'm a bit more precise than what a cutting torch will do!



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Looks good Kenny. It's nice to have a ball hitch on the back of a tractor. There is a little bracket you can buy for <10$ that goes under the ball and has a loop on it for hooking a chain or tying a rope to. It makes a handy addition to a hitch. I think they are made for ATV's but work well for GT's. You could always bend and weld a piece of 1/2" round under the hitch plate to do the same thing. 


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 09:06 PM

Kenny, looking very stout. Thanks for the idea.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 09:24 PM

We are out of Oxygen at the moment. Plus I'm a bit more precise than what a cutting torch will do!

Don't be fooled, torches can be precise! I can regularly make cuts accurate to 1/16 of an inch! And by "regularly" I mean I have only done it once. :D My cuts usually end up being off by 1/8" at the most.



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 05:29 AM

Don't be fooled, torches can be precise! I can regularly make cuts accurate to 1/16 of an inch! And by "regularly" I mean I have only done it once. :D My cuts usually end up being off by 1/8" at the most.

Ryan, you aren't adding in the 'wobble' factor of me trying to use a torch without a guide. Cut can be off an 1/8" each way within and inch of cut. Plus, the angle grinder makes a nice looking cut with minimum deburring needed.

If I need a good cut with a torch, I'll get Aaron to do it.



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 05:40 AM

Looks good ! Was a hitch an option or did some po remove it ?
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Posted July 14, 2013 - 06:03 AM

Looks good ! Was a hitch an option or did some po remove it ?

I can't answer that either way, just not one on this tractor. But, that is fixed now. Or, will be when I put it on today.

The main reason for it is for my Dump Trailer. Now I don't have to swap the 3-point out for the sleeve hitch to pull that around.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Got the hitch installed and found a major issue on my part. The hole for the hitch pin needs to be bigger than 5/8". OOPS!






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