Posted March 21, 2015 - 06:10 PM
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Posted March 29, 2015 - 10:18 AM
I made a sleeve hitch for my MF12G and was concerned about the round stock used where the hitch pin goes. I wanted to use tubing with a 1.125" diameter so that I would not have to worry about strength and wear later on. I didn't have much luck trying to drill and fit black pipe nipples in each other so I turned to McMaster Carr and found exactly what I wanted. Hope this helps someone with the same issue.
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Posted April 04, 2015 - 01:39 PM
Hoping these pics will work. Had a problem with the card. Here is what I have for the sleeve hitch build.I tried to bend the steel on the press but the jack is bleeding down. I have a kit to rebuild it on the way. I ended up using the acetylene torch and the vise to bend it. Needed to apply a little more heat next time to bend it easier. As soon as it warms up again I will get out there and weld it up. I have tried it on the Homelite already and it fits and pins to it good. Here are the pictures.
1/4" X 2" X42" steel
Bent in the U shape and 5/8" and 1/2" holes drilled.
With the bolts installed, and nuts ready to be welded on.
Tube to be used for pin.
Thanks. More later after all the welding is done when it gets warmer. Roger
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Posted April 21, 2015 - 09:23 PM
Posted April 22, 2015 - 08:22 AM
The sleeve hitch should be at a factory length. Making it longer will make it harder to lift whatever is attached to it.
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Posted April 22, 2015 - 10:32 AM
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