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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 08:07 AM

Sounds good to me. The more options, the better.
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Posted March 24, 2011 - 01:39 PM

I made this a few years ago to move a parts tractor (kinda' slpped it together in a hurry, but it works). ~~ grnspot

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 01:52 PM

grnspot110, looks like it works. Do you have any problems on uneven ground? Maybe you could help me with a measurement. On your JDs, what is the distance from lowest point of rear end up to bottom of axle housings? I think I will stay with the two-point lift for uneven ground.
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Posted March 24, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Thanks to everyone. JD has got me to thinking again, so I played on Sketchup some more and came up with this:[ATTACH=CONFIG]11977[/ATTACH]

Pretty good for an amateur in 3D. If I had a torch or plasma cutter, I'd build it. Basically a 2" square tube, heavy wall, 1/2"X24" bar across, with two 1/2" risers cut to slip under the axle. Anyway, here's a tow hitch. Some one can use this, providing they cut an extra set of risers and send to me so I can build one. Measurements are in my head, so act fast before they get lost up there.
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Just outta curiosity, can you use square tube for the cross instead of flat bar? If so, you could go with a smaller cross diameter & sleeve it with larger... Make it an adjustable width design. You wouldn't have to drill holes & use pins, tap the outer tube & use fine thread bolts to lock it.

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Posted March 25, 2011 - 05:52 AM

I chose the flat bar so it would pivot on a bolt for turning. I have the 2" square, just no flat bar. May change the riser to 3/8" thick, these GTs aren't that heavy. I need to get out today and get some better measurements of things. Width is probably too wide right now. That sketch was just to get the idea across.
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Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:30 AM

If you made the horizontal out of tube like MH said you could sleeve it and use a system like the MoJack and pick up by the tires.

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 12:43 AM

That would be a neat idea, but then I would have to find and buy tube to slide in/over my 2x2. At the moment, I'm not sure where to get nor how much I would have to buy over what is needed. Could get expensive. Thanks.
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If you made the horizontal out of tube like MH said you could sleeve it and use a system like the MoJack and pick up by the tires.



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Posted March 26, 2011 - 07:56 AM

cp7, thought about your idea some more. That would be a better idea if you have a 3PH, as you could use the top link to allow you to lay the piece on the ground to get under the tires. My sleeve hitch would need a longer lift arm to do that, unless you made some thing at the attachment point that would work in the same way. I don't have many fabrication tools, but you could use pre-made parts (top link,etc.) to make such an adjustment. Kind of a tilting sleeve hitch, so to speak. It would be a neat attachment.
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Posted March 26, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Ok, here is the "tow sling" I built a few years ago.

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Posted March 26, 2011 - 06:28 PM

That's pretty da** cool. I like it. Wish I had the material to something that intricate. Looks like it does the job. Thanks for posting it.
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Posted March 26, 2011 - 09:13 PM

Ok, here is the "tow sling" I built a few years ago.


Maynard, that's NICE. Do you have a patent? Lol

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Posted March 27, 2011 - 04:43 AM

Maynard, that's NICE. Do you have a patent? Lol


Nope,copy away.:D:D

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 06:49 PM

That is pretty slick Maynard. I'm pulling the mount off my landscape rake and fabing one up.
Hopefully it'll work as good as on your 80hp Cat II.




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