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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2016 - 11:34 PM

I'm looking for either the original sleeve hitch for a Moto Mower or plans to build an original sleeve hitch. I need this for this summer...

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

I would go back thru some of Iamsherwood's posts from last year or the one before. He has a couple of MF7/8 made by moto and he has replicated the different hitches as far as I know.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Just thought, you may be able to see some pics In The Moto built MF7/8 manuals.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 04:55 PM

I did some fleabay shopping and found everything I would need to make my own sleeve hitch...

Thanks for your help though... I'll post pics of the build if I get the stuff.
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Posted March 04, 2016 - 08:44 PM

I'm interested in seeing this.


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Posted March 04, 2016 - 10:04 PM

I feel I can make a sleeve hitch with these kinda fuzzy hard to understand directions...

The bracket will be mounted with the bolts that hold the drawbar on the tractor. We will need to make holes to match the bolts on the tractor. After we have that installed, we will make a point where the electric actuator attaches like the top link similar to the 986 or 135. My ideas for this is to get 2 pieces of angle iron mounted under the seat mounting point attached using the seat mounting bolts. We will extend the pieces of angle iron out so we can mount one end of the actuator to the angle iron. The other end of the actuator will be attached to the bracket where the implement attaches to.

The electrical system will be composed of an alternator, mounted on the main drive belt near the transaxle to eliminate the need for miles of wiring, a battery under the seat, wires running to the actuator with a directing switch that controls the actuator in between the battery and actuator.

http://m.ebay.com/it...5607?nav=SEARCH

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Posted March 04, 2016 - 10:11 PM

sounds interesting keep us updated.
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Posted March 04, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Just gotta find the money/time/resources to get the materials I was talking about earlier... Going to town tomorrow so a prepaid Visa card might be in order.

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Posted March 05, 2016 - 12:03 AM

If it were mine, I would make it manual lift. You can always add in the fancy stuff but working thru the geometry with the manual is a wise first step.

Not to be a wet one could but I have done things like this in the past and afterwards wished I had taken baby steps
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Posted March 07, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Ok.

What kind of battery/alternator set up should I get for when I follow through? I will be doing lots of cultivating and rear blade work...

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Just an update...

I plan on using the cub cadet bracket, like in the post with the links. But like as MH81 suggested, it will be manual lift... I'll probably steal the lift mechanism off of a horse drawn plow
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