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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:54 AM

I see references to a sleeve Hitch. looked at a picture of one. now why do need one, how is it used. can one be fabricated ?

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 02:44 AM

Sleeve hitches are the garden tractor equivalent to a 3-point hitch. It is used to attach implements such as plows, disks, cultivators, rear blades, and the such. You can fabricate them, they are basically glorified hinges. The sleeve hitches work really well in my opinion, although a lot of guys rather have 3-points. I just think a 3 point is too much for most garden tractors, not to mention too expensive to justify if you could hardly justify the tractor to start with lol.
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Posted May 20, 2011 - 03:06 AM

anybody know where I can get plans or directions to make one?

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 03:56 AM

These are for a factory Ford LGT 165. Maybe some ideas at least. I'm not familiar with Masseys.
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Posted May 20, 2011 - 07:02 AM

My son Ryan made some drawings of what he wanted to make, what he made has a few small changes. When the dust settles around here, he will change and we will update. His and at least one other are in the manuals section as PDF downloads in the Manual. There are also some pics of his on here, I think it's in the What did you do TO your tractor about a month ago.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 06:18 PM

Factory sleeve hitch for MF10, or 12.
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This is a homemade copy of the original Massey sleeve hitch made by "IamSherwood"

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 06:28 PM

justpics, What tractor are you putting the hitch on?

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 07:27 PM

Just added a download to MF Implements.
Sleeve hitch dimensions etc. taken from Yahoo groups.
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Posted May 21, 2011 - 12:05 AM

justpics, What tractor are you putting the hitch on?


a MF12G my first,

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 12:18 AM

Just added a download to MF Implements.
Sleeve hitch dimensions etc. taken from Yahoo groups.


I'm lost can't find the download.

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 12:29 AM

I'm lost can't find the download.


I've inserted a link to take you directly to the download. Click here
If you click on the "manuals" tab at the top of the page (just under the GTTalk banner), Click on the "tractor and implement manuals" tab, then scroll down and click on the "Massey /Snapper" logo. Lastly, click on the "Implement manuals" tab. It was on the 2nd or 3rd page of listings. Hope that this helps. -Steve
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Posted May 21, 2011 - 12:53 AM

like what I saw, is there a advantage to the external or internal version of the sleeve hitch.? also i do not have the lift arm coming out of the back plate of the tractor. where can I find this (and associated linkage) or make one?

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 04:08 AM

Here is another set of plans that include the add'l parts. Note the lift rod on the 10 and 12 are different.
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Posted May 21, 2011 - 02:34 PM

Pictures of the MF10 and 12 rear lift.
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Posted May 21, 2011 - 03:16 PM

Thank you very much, and to all of you who are holding my hand and guiding thru this learning curve. this now starts to make sense. putting teh photos with drawings really helps. now I really have some winter projects to do.




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