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#1 Clevis ONLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 05:17 PM

Hi All -
I just picked up my first implement I want to use on my 3ph with my HT20 & HT23 - a Gannon Earthcavator FD-36.  I also met a fellow forum member in the process, accidentalchild.  I saw his CL ad and we started texting.  Halfway through the exchange I guessed it was him, based on what I'd seen from his posts.  It was great to meet you and see your growing Bolens collection, accidentalchild!
The earthcavator is set up with a Sear GT hitch which I need to adapt.  One of the cleanest solutions I've seen is attaching a cat 0 3ph bracket to it, like Austen's.  Austen - does your earthcavator have a resto-thread? Anyway it needs a hitch adapter, cleaning and paint.
Now that I have my first use for it - I pulled out my HT 3 pt hitch (18086) that came with my HT20.  Uh oh - I am missing a few pieces.  Are these parts available?  Do I need to have them fabricated?  Any suggestions or pointing in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.  I have found a parts diagram on Sam's Bolens.  It looks like I need:
 
Pivot Shaft Supports (Bolens #1724409)
Sway Bar (Bolens #1721580)
Control Rod / Block assembly (1724780 & 1724782 & 1711850)
 
I see that someone has the pivot shaft supports listed on eBay right now.  Holy caramba!  Is that what I can expect to pay to pick up these parts to finish my hitch?
Again - any help or suggestions - or if you've got the parts please let me know.
And also I found a parts diagram - but I haven't found a user manual with installation instructions.  Anyone know where that is available?  Are there threads for the 3ph installation?
Thanks!
 

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 05:39 PM

You can find the Parts Manual here:

 

http://gardentractor...6-3pt-hitchpdf/

 

Here's a copy of the Installation Manual:

 

 

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#3 WrenchinOnIt OFFLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2016 - 07:17 PM

You may find some useful info here : http://gardentractor...6-3point-plans/
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Posted August 25, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Very nice find, Clevis, you're going to absolutely love the versatility of it. :thumbs:

 

To answer you're question, no, I don't have a resto thread on mine. It does have a Cat-0 draw bar welded onto it like you mentioned that I believe Steve adapted.


Edited by Austen, August 26, 2016 - 11:27 AM.

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#5 Clevis ONLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2016 - 02:04 PM

You can find the Parts Manual here:

 

http://gardentractor...6-3pt-hitchpdf/

 

Here's a copy of the Installation Manual:

Thanks, OldBuzzard.  That's the first one I've seen.  Hey BTW - I picked up a G11 a few weeks ago - I know you have one (or several?).  I'll have to post about it here.  



#6 Clevis ONLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2016 - 02:05 PM

You may find some useful info here : http://gardentractor...6-3point-plans/

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.  Those threads are very helpful!



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Posted August 28, 2016 - 01:59 AM

This is the 2nd person that got a Gannon. An 3pt in one deal the was with a early LF 3pt for 200 witch is a heck of a deal now another with an ht 3pt. I have one for a TF an I love it but I want a 3pt fd42 but there Always to far or too expensive
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