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Building a Sleeve hitch for the Bolens 800

bolens brinly sleeve hitch

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#1 steamer936 ONLINE  

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Posted February 29, 2016 - 01:00 PM

Starting up the next project so the new and improved garden can be plowed.

 

Now all of the parts are cut and drilled. The welding will now commence.

 

Sleeve Hitch
Sleeve Mount

 


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 01:16 PM

Is it going on a Bolens or Wheel Horse 800?



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Posted February 29, 2016 - 02:10 PM

Is it going on a Bolens or Wheel Horse 800?

It's going on a 63 Bolens Husky 800


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Tacking it together and making sure it fits before finishing the welding.

Next task will be to make the lift arm and attach it.

Tacked Sleeve Hitch
Sleeve Hitch Tacked together
Dry Fit before it gets buzzed together

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 11:11 PM

It is done! All welded up and attached to the 800. Plow is attached and I took it for a spin. Now to plow the garden.

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Sleeve Hitch Lift arm

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Posted March 07, 2016 - 07:48 AM

That was quick work.
Nice job, what thickness steel did you use?

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Posted March 07, 2016 - 08:01 AM

That was quick work.
Nice job, what thickness steel did you use?

I used 3/8" x 21/2" for the frame, 7/8" tube 5/8"id and 5/8" rod.

Its is based off the Brinly design but with a simplified Bill of Materials (only 3 items).


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Posted March 07, 2016 - 08:34 AM

We used 3/8 for Ryan's hitch. It will bend downwards if the right stresses happen. Say the plow is up and he is traveling along and hits a hole. It will tweak.
We had to weld in another cross bar to keep it from happening.
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Posted March 07, 2016 - 09:29 AM

I dont doubt that. The Brinly plow is a large moment arm slung on that hitch. My concern is grabbing a root and breaking out the plate on the back.

We will see how it holds up flipping the garden over.


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