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100 & 200 series sleeve hitch on 300 series?


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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 03:42 PM

I put an ad up on kijiji looking for 300 series sleeve hitch, some guy said that the hitches were similar.

Will the 100/200 series sleeve hitch fit on 300 series tractor?

I would be hoping for it to work with minimal modifications...
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Posted April 10, 2016 - 04:15 PM

They should be the same except for the lift rod.


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Posted April 10, 2016 - 04:32 PM

I may be mistaken, but I thought it was you who said you were taking welding shop next semester? I made a sleeve hitch for my Bolens in a few hours and mostly from scrap metal, working off the tailgate of my truck. I am not familiar with JD's, but if it is going to cost you $100 or more for a sleeve hitch  and you have to work on it to make it fit, you might be better off to start from scratch, depending on what you have laying around for resource materials. I don't recall the total cost on mine, but it is well under $100 Canadian, including the lift arm.

 

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 04:59 PM

The JD sleeve hitches are interchangeable between the 200 and 300 series. The difference is the lift rod.
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Posted April 10, 2016 - 05:00 PM

I may be mistaken, but I thought it was you who said you were taking welding shop next semester? I made a sleeve hitch for my Bolens in a few hours and mostly from scrap metal, working off the tailgate of my truck. I am not familiar with JD's, but if it is going to cost you $100 or more for a sleeve hitch and you have to work on it to make it fit, you might be better off to start from scratch, depending on what you have laying around for resource materials. I don't recall the total cost on mine, but it is well under $100 Canadian, including the lift arm.

Jim


About that... Apparently I took wood shop, or someone decided for me that I was taking woodshop
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Posted April 10, 2016 - 06:15 PM

The JD sleeve hitches are interchangeable between the 200 and 300 series. The difference is the lift rod.

 

From this pic stolen from Dayton King: the 100 series flat fenders and the 200 series use the lift point in the center, the 300 series use the one on the right.

 

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 08:01 PM

About that... Apparently I took wood shop, or someone decided for me that I was taking woodshop

 I "wood" have to say that a sleeve hitch made of wood , "wood " probably not stand up very well.  I am a carpenter, I build things from wood for a living. Houses mostly. Is it really impossible to switch classes now? Do you have a buddy taking welding? 

 

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Posted April 10, 2016 - 08:51 PM

If you are looking around to buy one... I have seen them anywhere from $100 to $300, depending on condition. I have been lucky enough to have found a few tractor graveyards close by and got them for pretty cheap in rough condition. But I buy most of my stuff in non-working or rough condition and redo it.

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Posted April 11, 2016 - 10:27 AM

From this pic stolen from Dayton King: the 100 series flat fenders and the 200 series use the lift point in the center, the 300 series use the one on the right.

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So to get it straight, the 200 series hitch fits on the 300 series but uses the attaching point on the right?

If so, how do I build my own lift rod? I mean the one that runs from the mower deck cylinder to the hitch...

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Posted April 11, 2016 - 10:29 AM

I "wood" have to say that a sleeve hitch made of wood , "wood " probably not stand up very well. I am a carpenter, I build things from wood for a living. Houses mostly. Is it really impossible to switch classes now? Do you have a buddy taking welding?

Jim


No and no... I'm sure if I talk to the welding teacher and bribe him with cash I can get some stuff done though...
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