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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2014 - 06:04 PM

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 Kenny where were those specs when I was building mine..????  LOL

 

Looks good..!!!

I guess because all these folks that have one, never made a drawing for us to build one from. I'm going by the seat of my pants. I'm not looking to pull a plow with this, but have other sleeve hitch attachments that I can use with this.



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Posted August 21, 2014 - 05:51 AM

There is a plate that pins on the hitch along with the implement that those bolts put pressure on to keep the implement from swinging.

 

You don't use it for every implement though.  For instance you don't use it with the moldboard plow as it needs to be able to swing a bit.

I have made one of those plates and plan to make one for this. I'll see if I can get a pic of one.

 

I wanted to add that I bought 2 new drill bits. A 41/64 & a 21/32, oversize for the 5/8. Should make fitting pins much easier. I will have them this evening. Cost me $70 with tax and shipping, but won't be used a lot.



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Posted August 21, 2014 - 07:04 AM

Here is my idea of a sleeve adapter for cat 0 ;-)

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Posted August 21, 2014 - 07:42 AM

That's cool, Keith! I need to see how much farther back than the 'stock' sleeve hitch this will be.


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 07:54 AM

 And you can turn it around to stick out the back to use as a tounge type hitch too :smilewink:  :thumbs: 


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 05:50 PM

nice background behind your sketch Keith.  :D  :rolling:  :rolling:


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 05:58 AM

Thanks Tom I figured someone would get a rise from it. LOL.
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Posted August 22, 2014 - 09:21 AM

I have two A-frame adapters.

 

The first one I got from Ballard Fabrication:

 

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Pretty nice unit. Well made, and has the optional tow tab on the opposite side from the sleeve hitch.
 
The only problem was the tube for the pin.  For one reason or another it is under sized, and if you use a pin the fits the tube, the attachment really wobbles around.
 
To be fair, the fella that owns Ballard is a member over at MTF, and when he saw that I posted about that, he PMed me and offered to replace it, as it shouldn't have come that way.  I told him that I was still happy with it, and not to worry as I used it mostly for towing, and that in the mean time I had found a Brinly A-frame that I could use for any sleeve hitch attachments.  He definitely has a commitment to having happy customers, and if you don't have the tools/skills to fab your own, I recommend his as it's fairly cheap and will do the job.
 
 
As mentioned above, I also have a Brinly HH-1000 A-frame adapter.  It's a LOT heavier built than the Ballard, but I think that's really overkill.  The down side is that it doesn't have a tow tab like the Ballard one.
 
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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:01 PM

Got to cook some metal this afternoon. Have pics to prove it.

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Although the Turkey fryer won't heat small areas like an Oxy/Acty torch will, it heated things so I could get them bent like I wanted. After things cool, I'll begin drilling holes.

 


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 07:12 PM

Kenny that's a great idea! I'm gonna have to try that.

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Got to cook some metal this afternoon. Have pics to prove it.

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Although the Turkey fryer won't heat small areas like an Oxy/Acty torch will, it heated things so I could get them bent like I wanted. After things cool, I'll begin drilling holes.

 

Now that's using your noodle Kenny!  :thumbs:



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 04:55 AM

I stuck the piece of angle on the top to help hold the heat in. As I took one out to go bend it, I could see they were red hot once in the garage. I got the two pieces very close to the same bends, so it should work out just fine. I haven't cut the lower angle piece to length as yet just in case I need it a different measurement. Get to drill holes today! I'll leave the top holes at 5/8" until it's all welded together. Then I'll run the 41/64" through to open them slightly and make sure they are aligned.

 

Just for info here! I measured where I wanted the bends and made a mark across both pieces. Then I took the angle grinder with a cutoff wheel and made a shallow cut on the line. This is where I put the point of the bending tool on the press so I was bending in the same location on each piece. This helped keep the bends correct and equal. I made the correct angle in a thin piece of strap to see if I had the thicker metal bent far enough.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:34 AM

why are you heating that material? You should be able to bend that stuff with ease in your press. Reason I say this is you could be inadvertently stressing it and possibly case hardening . to take out the stress after it is heated you can
needle scale or peene those areas.
Especially if your not sure what material you have. Higher alloy steels will get harder making drilling a bear. Just a bit of info is all.
By the way, you want a job running the press break at work ? Your doing an awfully good job at it ;-)
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:46 AM

Here is my idea of a sleeve adapter for cat 0 ;-)

My kid has that same blanket... Or is that yours? :poke:

Just kidding, great looking plans, mind if I steal the flip it around idea?

Kenny, your stuff Is looking great! Nice idea with the fryer!
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:01 AM

Kenny, would you mind making two more of the side bars while you are at it?? :smilewink:

 

I have some heavy wall 2"x2" square tubing that would work great for the part that spans the bottom middle for the sleeve hitch.

 

I am having troubles getting my hands on the flat stock to make the side pieces. :(


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