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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Wondering what tractor wears this type of hitch?  It may or may not be complete, as pictured.  Has a small flange that looks to sit atop a front hitch plate/bumper, and then two lower tabs to secure the attachment in place.  Pretty simple.  Looks like it runs off a horizontal shaft drive, that sits perpendicular to the tractor like a Wheel Horse or Sears, but I dont know that this hitch resembles either of those.

This is off a C-48 Sweepster, and looks to be a '70's-'80's model.  The hood is fiberglass, which is the first I've had that wasn't plastic or steel.  I'd prefer to figure out what it fits, and offer it to someone who can use it in the OEM configuration, rather than mod it, or try to adapt it to something else.  I am planning to put new brushes on it, as soon as I have some play funds.  It is in excellent shape...much better than any other I've had.

 

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Brushes???  Don't get that, but do see a brush in background maybe?  Is that at front rotary brush?  Small for garden tractor?  What does it have for mounts and drive? Not this one in picture?  I think a brush would be neat thing to have. Kinda looks Sears like on mount. Do I see the front angled for the attachment it runs? 



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Posted September 23, 2013 - 04:52 PM

Here's the only pic I have at the moment, of the broom.  The angle is fixed, to clear swept debris off to the side while sweeping.  It is a 48" power broom for garden tractors.  I've had a couple this year, for Simplicity and Allis machines, and would never be without one!

 

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Here's a clip of my first test run, of my first broom, this past winter.

 

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 05:21 PM

There was one for sale here locally that I just didnt have the cash for and two days later, she was gone.
It was off a kubota scut, looked about like that with the housing being all black tho.

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:23 PM

Is the pto knuckle and shaft under the belt pulley?

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 11:33 AM

Is the pto knuckle and shaft under the belt pulley?

Yes it is.  I sat it side by side, with my early '70's AC/Simp unit, and the hitch is MUCH shorter, almost as though some of it is missing.  I can't see how it would clear the front RH tire on any GT.

 

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Posted September 27, 2013 - 08:41 PM

I was thinking early sf JD-homemade mount, but the hole through the frame for the lifting strap or bar is too close to the center. JD would be closer to the left. The pulley set up is oriented correctly, though.




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