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Posted September 18, 2014 - 09:58 PM

I picked up a 3PT hitch from Ballard Fabrication, He now makes the lift arms so i decided i would give it a shot as i have a factory hitch that's missing parts. The welds and quality seems top notch just ran into one small issue. The plans he builds these to are the ones floating around on the web and it calls for 19 1/4 length lift arms and they are spot on. When comparing these to my OEM arms they are 2 inches shorter i was wondering if this will be an issue with function.

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I also scored this Brinly plow on ebay for 1.00 and that's not a typo. The seller has alrady called to confirm pick up on Sunday morning.

 

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Posted September 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Nice score on the plow,pretty lucky,just goes to show, there are some good deals on ebay



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:42 AM

The length shouldn't be an issue for any implement that doesn't use a PTO shaft. If the PTO shaft length is critical then you would have to deal with the difference in length. Shorter arms will give you slightly less lift height but a bit more capacity so it's a tradeoff.



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 09:28 AM

The length shouldn't be an issue for any implement that doesn't use a PTO shaft. If the PTO shaft length is critical then you would have to deal with the difference in length. Shorter arms will give you slightly less lift height but a bit more capacity so it's a tradeoff.


No pto attachments here I have a oem set if I ever did get any it's mainly for the cat 0 plow and moving my trailer around the yard with out using my truck. My only concern that it won't lift the plow high enough or go deep enough but I guess I'll see come Sunday when I get the plow.

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Posted September 19, 2014 - 09:51 AM

No pto attachments here I have a oem set if I ever did get any it's mainly for the cat 0 plow and moving my trailer around the yard with out using my truck. My only concern that it won't lift the plow high enough or go deep enough but I guess I'll see come Sunday when I get the plow.

 

I would guess that the top link adjustment would be able to deal with the difference in height at the top of the travel. The real issue when I think about it  would be a slight loss of travel from lowest to highest position.



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 10:16 AM

You are only losing between 3/4" to 7/8" of travel in either direction. Good score on the plow.



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Posted September 19, 2014 - 05:27 PM

I just measured my three point arms. And, they are 19"
I have the other style three point.

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