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#1 Rainier OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Well after some research I think I have the wrong sleeve hitch and the rod is wrong as well.
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This is the model that the plan were taken from. I think this would work with the tube frame.

Here is a pic of the sleeve hitch I have. I'm thinking that the dark green paint tell me it is for a later model.

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I am sure with a little fab work I can make it work. But I think the rod dimension are wrong. It looks too me that the rod needs to be longer. That's to bad because I made a real nice one.
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The said part is that I cut it to the dimensions that I had from the internet. If some one has the proper length that would help. I am trying to make it as original as possible.
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Posted April 07, 2015 - 07:04 AM

What model of tractor are you putting this on? What makes you think the rod needs to be longer? This information will help us help you with your dilemma. Remember the rod goes to the bottom pin on you lift plate on the tractor with the bend down. I may have missed it but did not see the short tube with strap attached for the hitch and rod connection. Good luck with you project.

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Posted April 07, 2015 - 08:53 AM

The very first pic you have on top is for the tube frames,what model tractor are you putting this on
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Posted April 07, 2015 - 09:28 AM

H 14 I have made the rod and the swivel piece that attaches to the hitch. If you look at the hitch, the flat platt that the rod hooks too is off the edge of the hitch it is moved about 3 inches in.

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Posted April 07, 2015 - 09:32 AM

With the attachment plate being moved in 3 inches , it makes the rod hit the brake assembly.

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Posted April 07, 2015 - 10:48 AM

I see your'e  issue and yes the, Platt as you call it is in too far... That may not be for a Bolens.. An alternative might be to weld a platt on the outside of the  right bar...

 

 I also see what looks like the lift-rod in your'e first pic. .Is that the one you made.??


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Posted April 07, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Yes that is the one I made.
And my next move will be to weld a plate to the side where it goes, also I will need to measure the length of the hitch, it may be to long?
This what you get from eBay, they said bolens, so much for keeping it original!

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Posted April 07, 2015 - 12:21 PM

I wonder if that is for a QT series's tractor?
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Posted April 07, 2015 - 01:44 PM

That hitch is a Bolens hitch,just not for the tube frame,if the seller stated it was for a tube frame he steered you wrong,if he's a honest seller and it hasn't been to long since you bought it he should offer a return,unless he stated from the start is was from another model,then it's on you
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Posted April 07, 2015 - 02:38 PM

The dark green color makes me believe its for one of the medium frame tractors, I have no idea on what models though


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Posted April 07, 2015 - 02:52 PM

That is a bolens Hitch. The model number for the hitch is a 50961 used on the Bolens model 5017G,5017H,5018H,5019H,5020H and the  Duratracs 5117H,5118H and 5120H. It used a cable to lift it up and down which I don't see. It will be a pain to make this work and I would relist it on ebay with this info as it is a hard item to find for those models.


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Posted April 07, 2015 - 06:11 PM

One thing about it you sure made a good looking lift rod. Like mentioned if you can't get e refund try to sell the hitch yourself to recoup your cost.


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Posted April 07, 2015 - 09:51 PM

Thanks I try to make it right. It sure helps when you have the right stuff.
If any one needs a sleeve hitch rod for a tube frame, I'm your guy. It was cheap to put together.
Or a fancy sleeve hitch?
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 09:22 AM

I wouldn't give up on that nice rod you made.  When you get the right hitch that rod may just be what you need for it.  Have you thought of building your own sleeve hitch from the plan found here?  I had one made from those plans and it worked out great for my 1053.  Only tip I might add would be to make a cut 2/3 way through at the bend points.  When you have it all bent at the right angle, clamp it and weld the bends shut, then dress the weld down.  Much, much easier that trying to bend that heavy iron at precisely the right spot to make everything come together.  Just my 2 cents worth.  Good luck.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM

I agree make your own hitch too. The hitch would be less effort than what you have already done with the rod. I made one the same way Chieffan mentioned,worked great.

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