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#1 PetesPonies OFFLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 06:43 AM

I recently bought a 318. It came with a 1" receiver attachment for the rear hitch plate. I used that attachment, along with some junk angle iron I had around to fab up a sleeve hitch. I bought a used sleeve hitch for a Cub Cadet. I fabbed the mount. I'm not done, but here is where I am so far.

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Edited by PetesPonies, November 01, 2014 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Very nice. Good job!

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:29 AM

can't wait to see pictures when you are done. I am thinking of adding one to my 318.

 

Thanks for sharing!



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 02:26 AM

So I'm almost done. But now I need to know at what angle I should have this hitch dropping to? Example, 10 degrees below level? I have a slot in the arm, so if it hits something or the ground is such that it has the ability to come up. But before I weld on this last piece I wanted to get an idea as to the drop angle. Thanks

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 08:36 AM

This is great, would be awesome to see some final pics.



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 09:33 AM

Absolutely, but no comment on the question?



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 06:57 PM

It depends on what your range of your lift cylinder. Most sleeve hitch attachments  run with hitch level. I'd say level your hitch and attach the lift bar so you have 1/3 down and 2/3 up cylinder travel. 


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Posted November 14, 2014 - 08:51 PM

Thanks, I understand exactly what you are saying. OK, I'll do that, sounds reasonable.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 06:23 PM

I hope I'm close to what you need tho I do have a 318 no attachments or hitch. I'm going by the sleeve hitch I made for my case. I threw it out there cause didn't see much feedback to your inquiry. That I find odd seeing how there's more green on this site then Carter has peanuts. They must be getting ready for winter.Great bunch of guys if I'm way off the mark one will surely chime in to let you know I'm wrong.   



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Posted November 19, 2014 - 12:59 AM

Here's the final pics of the sleeve hitch added.

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Posted January 13, 2015 - 01:05 PM

I wanted to make a sleeve hitch for my 316 (much cheaper than a 3 point) for Plow Days.  After looking at several versions from other open frame setups,

I went with my own design and had a single 1/4" plate cut, drilled, and welded on two tabs to attach an old Cub Cadet hitch to.  It has served me well for several plow days now and many more to come.

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