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Posted December 17, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Something like this would really look cool. Sorry it's green. :D

 

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:12 PM

If the 3pt lifts via a rod that runs to the mid-mount lift cylinder the lift rod should have a slot it in to allow the 3pt to float. If that is the case then you could ways lift the 3pt, pin it (if that is an option) or just chain it up.

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As you can see here, I would be better off taking the links out between the lift arms and the lower arms. Then build something to hook into where the top link attaches so the weights stay at a constant height.
Also, on the one with the 3-point, I have taken the float out there. I need a bit of down pressure for the box blade.

 

Something like this would really look cool. Sorry it's green. :D

 

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7 of them are right around 12", 8 are a little over 14". The front bracket I have the basket hooked to is 15". I could make something on the front and stand them up like suitcase weights, just run a rod through them.


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 09:47 AM

I have an idea on how to put them on the rear. Going out today to see what I have to make it work. Hope I can find a short chunk of 8" c-channel for the first one to set into.



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Posted December 18, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Didn't find the c-channel, so I improvised. We have weight.

I robbed the lower arms off the GTV (Bertha) and they are a perfect fit. Need a top link now so I will have 3-point on both FF's. Oh, I decided to name this one Willie in honor of Uncle Willie. It's the least I could do. here's some pics.

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I figure I have upwards of 180 lbs. back there now!

 


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Looks great Kenny!  That oughta give ya some traction!


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Looks good. That will make a big difference.


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:36 AM

Kenny I like the idea that your supporting the weight off the lift system :thumbs:  


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:43 AM

Slick.

Looks good too.

That'll give you traction. :thumbs:


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Posted January 06, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Didn't find the c-channel, so I improvised. We have weight.

I robbed the lower arms off the GTV (Bertha) and they are a perfect fit. Need a top link now so I will have 3-point on both FF's. Oh, I decided to name this one Willie in honor of Uncle Willie. It's the least I could do. here's some pics.

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I figure I have upwards of 180 lbs. back there now!

This did not work out as the weights keep swaying/leaning from side to side. I need to build the A-Frame as Daniel said but will have to wait for warmer weather to do that. Maybe later this week. Too cold to even push what we have right now.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Got some time and decent weather to work in the weight holder today. Refering to post #19, pics 3 & 4, you can see how I had it attached. But that allowed too much side sway, bending the metal going to the upper link attachment. Here's a pic of how bad it bent the metal.

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Using some angle iron and flat stock, I added a 4th attachment point at the trailer hitch on the tractor. Look in the center of the pic for the Blue bolt.

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This took out 98% of the side sway, so I put the weights back on. Hope I don't need them again this year.

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Posted January 11, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Weights look good back there Kenny, one thing you might do is make sure they are good and dry and seal any holes on the top(s) that might allow moisture in.

Glad you were able to remove the sashay back there. Will the 4th point cause a bind at all if the lever gets bumped?
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Posted January 11, 2014 - 07:21 PM

Looks to be an easy fix. My 3 point came with the sway chains, but it is still surprising how much things swing around back there.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 07:32 PM

Weights look good back there Kenny, one thing you might do is make sure they are good and dry and seal any holes on the top(s) that might allow moisture in.

Glad you were able to remove the sashay back there. Will the 4th point cause a bind at all if the lever gets bumped?

I took the lift links out, so it is static. If moisture gets in, it can run all the way through & out the bottom. No floor in the angles, basically framework.

Looks to be an easy fix. My 3 point came with the sway chains, but it is still surprising how much things swing around back there.

I tried sway chains and springs, but it still swung like a pendulum.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 09:40 PM

Looks good Kenny, that should do you well now.


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 11:16 PM

Now that the tractor bears my name it needs a hat


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