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Posted March 06, 2014 - 02:25 PM

So I used the plans found on this site and also the original documents showing how the parts are laid out. I then contacted Ballard Manufacturing in Ohio and he built this for me. He just sent me these pictures and is getting ready to ship it.

As you can see in the pictures he has ball and sockets at both ends and he also has the right angled bends in the lift points. Also he recommend a heavier metal for the lift arms.

He said he can make what is in these pictures for $275 for those who are interested. I can't wait to try them out!

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 02:27 PM

Actually the place is called Ballard Fabrication. http://www.ballardfabrication.com
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Posted March 06, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Hmm for 300 i may just bite the bullet and have them make me one.



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Posted March 06, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Would not useing the heavier metal bring the cost down?   I dont see why its needed.



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Posted March 06, 2014 - 06:01 PM

Hey do me a favor and if you call to order please tell him Newt referred you!

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 06:04 PM

Would not useing the heavier metal bring the cost down?   I dont see why its needed.


Heavier metal wouldn't be cheaper.....that price was with the heavier metal. I wasn't gonna argue for the price :-)

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 06:06 PM

Hey do me a favor and if you call to order please tell him Newt referred you!

 

Wouldn't be for a couple of weeks but when i do i will deff say you sent me.


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Posted March 06, 2014 - 09:07 PM

You will pay that kind of money on ebay for a rusty one, $ 275.00 is not out of the ball perk for one of them.



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Posted March 06, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Nice looking set up,I don't see the lift arms in the pic,are they also included,very good price

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Nice looking set up,I don't see the lift arms in the pic,are they also included,very good price


No, the only thing included is what is in the picture. I didn't need lift arms so I didn't have them made. I will buy cross chain at Tractor Supply. Then I am in business. When I install it I will be sure to post pictures.

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Posted March 06, 2014 - 10:44 PM

I sent him the plans and asked him to do the bends like on the original instead of the welded blocks....he never batted an eye. I also had him do the cross bolt like the original with pins instead of threaded rod.

He does awesome work!

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Posted March 07, 2014 - 02:59 PM

I have one of his 3-pt to sleeve hitch adapters, and it is very well made.

 

However, the tube he used for where the pin goes in is undersized.  That means that there is a bit of slop in the connection,

 

I may have someone local cut that off and put on a piece of tube the proper size.



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Posted March 21, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Did you get this installed yet or actual pictures of it in your hands.



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Posted March 21, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Not yet there is a lot going on :-). Trust me I will post it!

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Posted March 31, 2014 - 02:54 PM

Did you get this installed yet or actual pictures of it in your hands.


Here are some pictures installed on the tractor. I don't have the cross chains or cross bar on yet as I ran out of time. At some point I will get better pictures and a video.

Also attached to the lift arms is an A frame with a garden sleeve hitch on one side and a vehicle sleeve hitch on the other. This will come in handy moving my log splitter around!

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