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#1 Jack OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Hi Guys, I bought this today at a yard sale for 3 bucks.  I think I can use some of it to put a ball hitch on my Craftsman lawn tractor.  Is it to good to cut up or is it just some old junk like the owner thought?

Thanks, Jack..

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:27 PM

That's a sleeve hitch.  It's a 'universal' standard, and should more properly be called a 1-pt hitch.

 

It allows you to use any number of implements like plows, discs, cultivators, planters, rear blades, etc. etc.

 

Sometimes the hitch portion at the implement end has more than one hole that you can use so that you can 'offset' the implement a bit. That's useful for plows to get them aligned behind the tractor's right wheel:

 

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Other implements like cultivators, etc. only have one hole:
 
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If that will bolt onto, of if you can modify it to bolt onto your tractor, I'd do that rather than cut it up.  That would allow you to use other implements, and you can buy/build something like these to use for trailer towing:
 
 
 

 


Edited by OldBuzzard, July 14, 2013 - 08:10 PM.

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Certainly looks like more than 3$ worth to me. Looks like it should be adaptable to a Craftsman if it's not already made for one. 


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Don't cut it up. Make it work on your Craftsman if you can. JM2CW. Roger.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:01 PM

I agree, don't cut it up! I could be wrong, but I think it might be from a sears?


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Won't be hard to adapt to the Craftsman....I'd keep it!  I don't think it's from any Craftsman model I'm familiar with (SS/ST/GT), but maybe one I'm not.

  But then again, pull the cross shaft from the rear of an SS/ST/GT, and maybe this will fit in the holes.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:43 PM

I'll be glad to triple your money.  No reason to throw away a sleeve hitch!

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:38 PM

$3   That's almost free.  Can't find anything like that around here.  Been looking for something like that for my xl10.   Maybe you should fit it to a G.T.  and enter it as your favorite attachment. this month.  At $3 it would be my favorite. :D  :D    Rick


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I could use that on my little sears custom 10xl.Looks like a direct bolt on and go.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Thanks guys.  You always have just the info I need.  Fast too ! 


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Congrats! $3 was a steal! I'll be the third person to say I wish I had it on my 10XL lol.



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:42 AM

Looks Sears to me to.  You would need the long 3/4" rod that goes at bottom of back hitch plate to hold the main lift ends. The part with lever looks like it would bolt up just that way. Has that big over-center lever to raise and hold up the implement to travel.







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