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#1 bolen1 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2013 - 12:12 PM

I have 3u point hitch 18010 on 1250,just traded golf cart for ht20 with out hitch.I know
Book says it takes 18086 hitch, all I see different is frame needs cutting off 3 inches.Will that hurt
Anything? Why is frame longer on it behind rearaxle than on 1250?

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Posted September 22, 2013 - 01:47 PM

The frame is longer for the newer 3 point.

 

I would not cut the frame!


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Posted September 22, 2013 - 02:42 PM

any one have new 3 point hitch for sell or trade for older 3 point



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Posted September 22, 2013 - 08:59 PM

The frame is longer for the newer 3 point.

 

I would not cut the frame!

 

:ditto: As said above.



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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:49 AM

You can probably find an older Large frame for less than the cost of the "newer" 3 point hitch. I also owned the older style (came as NOS in a box with my HT23) - it will not fit without modification to the frame, so I ended up trading mine for a mower deck (possibly a bad idea - but I needed a mower). Good luck on your search for a newer style hitch - or older style tractor ;)


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 10:06 PM

I ran into the same problem with an HT 23 I just bought.  It has a Bolens-proprietary hitch on it--two hooks fit on the lower pins on the axle and are kept in place by the upper pins, and two rods come from the pivot that lifts the mower deck... I tried to put the hitch off my 1886 on it, but as said, it doesn't work too good ... does anyone have pictures of the new style hitch... looks like I need to fabricate something.

 

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 05:04 AM

... It has a Bolens-proprietary hitch on it--two hooks fit on the lower pins on the axle and are kept in place by the upper pins, and two rods come from the pivot that lifts the mower deck...

That sounds like something cobbled together from a tiller.

The 3-pt is only held by one pin that goes through the ball swivel.

Here's the link to the 18086 hitch parts manual. It will give you a good idea of what it should look like.

http://gardentractor...6-3pt-hitchpdf/

Here's a link to one that sold on eBay recently. It has a couple of decent pics.

http://www.ebay.com/...cvip=true&rt=nc

I don't know if this will help a whole lot, but it's a pic of mine still in the box when I first got it:
 

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 06:06 AM

The tractor has a tiller, and the PO made a similar hitch for a JD blade he mounted on the rear.
It looks like I'm going to have to fab a 3 point hitch--esp since the lower pin holes already have the rear of the loader pinned there.

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 06:52 AM

The lift arm pins between the tabs on the axle.  If that area is clear, and there is clearance above and below, it might work even with the loader.



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 02:30 PM

The lower arms do not go in the tabs they go on the outside.


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 05:00 PM

The lift arms for the 18010 hitch for the earlier Large Frames goes in the inside of the tabs
 
With the 18036 hitch for the HT tractors, they go between the tabs. 
 
180010 on the 2 left pics, 18030 on the 2 right pics.

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 06:17 PM

The lift arms for the 18010 hitch for the earlier Large Frames goes in the inside of the tabs With the 18036 hitch for the HT tractors, they go between the tabs.  180010 on the 2 left pics, 18030 on the 2 right pics.


My 1886 had the lift arms pinned outside the tabs--to the inside of them. The HT23 has the loader attached to the larger diameter lower holes on the axle. The upper holes are free. The pictures I saw yesterday had the arms pinned to the lower arms on the HT23, but it looks like I could pin them in the upper holes--right?

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Yes.  The 18086 hitch uses the UPPER holes for attaching the lift arm.

 

Here's the Instruction manual for the 18086 hitch.  Note #6 on the first page.

 

 

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Here is a picture of the 3pt on my HT20. It's kind of blurry but might give you an additional angle to look at. 967376_10202055553734998_1510289216_n.jp


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Posted October 02, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Yes.  The 18086 hitch uses the UPPER holes for attaching the lift arm.

 

Here's the Instruction manual for the 18086 hitch.  Note #6 on the first page.

Thanks.  That explains it for me... the pictures at the end were a little confusing since the lift arms are pinned to the lower holes...

 

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