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#1 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Well, I got a phone call today, a friend of a friend had a emergency with a water line.

He hit a water cap sticking out of the ground with his big John Deere tractor, braking the pipe off 3 1/2' down. He called because I have a small Brantly backhoe on my Kubota L2000, I told him I could be there in 30 minutes (had to put on the backhoe and fix a trailer tire) I got it dug in a few minutes, we were then looking around his shed for a piece of PVC pipe and I had seen this 3-pt hitch sitting there. I asked him about it and he bought it off of a guy who was going to put it on a 4 wheeler but couldn't find a way to do it. So he bought it for his tractor and then ended up selling his tractor so he no longer needed it.
I asked him if he'd want to sell it and he said we could trade labor for the 3-pt so I said YES.

 

The 3-pt is new, everything was bought from a farm store and never mounted.

I'm planing on putting this on my Bolens HT23, I can't wait to get it on and working!

 

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Cool trade. And isn't that how all jobs go, gotta fix the equipment before you can use it lol.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, September 16, 2014 - 10:02 PM.

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Cool trade. And isn't that how all jobs go, gotta fix the equipment before you can use it lol.

 

ALWAYS :thumbs:

My pickup also is having issues, I lost a belt so I have no power steering or power brakes. Luckily he is only 3 miles away on back roads :D


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:46 PM

Only three miles, you shoulda kicked the tractor into road gear and got more seat time! Lol
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Only three miles, you shoulda kicked the tractor into road gear and got more seat time! Lol

 

It only goes 6 mph so it would of been a slow ride, also our dirt roads have a lot of natural rock so there would of been a lot of bouncing lol


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:51 PM

So what you are saying is that you need bigger tires on your tractor and a better seat cushion lol.
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:52 PM

So what you are saying is that you need bigger tires on your tractor and a better seat cushion lol.

 

BINGO! :rocker2: :bigrofl:


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 04:44 AM

    I love the barter system!!!!!!  Works out great for everyone involved.  Nice looking hitch :thumbs:


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 04:57 AM

Good looking hitch! I think you did well!


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 05:32 AM

Great way to help out and both happy at the end :thumbs:   I hate taking money from a friend , to me your way was better


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Nice hitch. That was a great deal to both of you!
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Posted September 17, 2014 - 08:42 AM

I agree with Alc I never liked taking money from a friend. This worked out well for both of you. Don't forget pics of the hitch mounted.


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 08:31 PM

That is a nice 3-point setup.

I especially like the side adjustment for controlling the width of the lift arms.   I've never seen that style before.


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Posted September 17, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Thanks

I hate doing jobs and ect with machinery, I never know what to charge, I hate to charge very much but yet I also need it worth my time.
I have been wanting to build a 3-pt for this bolens and this is going to give me a good head start!.

 

I will post pictures when I get started building it, It's probably going to wait until later this fall/winter because I have other projects that are already started.

I to have never really seen that style of stabilizers before, now seeing these, I want to go buy some for my Kubota, since it doesn't have anything and the 3-pt arms are always swinging into the tires :(.


Edited by BTS, September 17, 2014 - 10:59 PM.





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