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Posted May 29, 2011 - 03:14 PM

Maybe some good info to build a better one for the Ford, it's a little wimpy. LOL
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I see we served in the army at the same time. different arena tho

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 03:16 PM

I'd have swore you bent the first two pieces. Good job fooling me.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 03:29 PM

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:21 PM

Thanks, no bends just some multiple passes with the wire feed.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 06:31 PM

Thanks, no bends just some multiple passes with the wire feed.


It looked like bends to me too. You do great work, but my only concern is you said you have a 1/2" inch hole in the hitch tube? I thought sleeve hitch stuff was 5/8". I didn't say anything before because I thought about the tensioning bolts, but then remembered plowing you want to have all the slack in those bolts. Am I missing something now?

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:00 PM

It looked like bends to me too. You do great work, but my only concern is you said you have a 1/2" inch hole in the hitch tube? I thought sleeve hitch stuff was 5/8". I didn't say anything before because I thought about the tensioning bolts, but then remembered plowing you want to have all the slack in those bolts. Am I missing something now?


I thought of that but was told that the implements were of 1/2" hole. the plans called for 1/2 . initially I was going to go larger even had 1.25 round bar ready to drill out. was told if I used 5/8 I would have to drill out the implement holes to that. they said that 1/2 would be plenty strong for this tractor. I am new to this GT stuff so not the expert. maybe one of them can share some light on this.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:04 PM

I thought of that but was told that the implements were of 1/2" hole. the plans called for 1/2 . initially I was going to go larger even had 1.25 round bar ready to drill out. was told if I used 5/8 I would have to drill out the implement holes to that. they said that 1/2 would be plenty strong for this tractor. I am new to this GT stuff so not the expert. maybe one of them can share some light on this.


All of my implements do have 5/8" holes in them stock, so I just wondered why the 1/2"? Do you have the implements already?

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:21 PM

No I don't. just the mow deck. think I should change it to 5/8 hole? the 1/2 was from the plans and drawings I got off this forum.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:26 PM

I would change it because you will be hard pressed to find sleeve hitch implements with 1/2" hole, most often they are 5/8".

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 09:53 PM

I will try to drill it out , if not will start over and replace the rolled bar. thanks for your input. should have trusted my first thought.

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Posted May 29, 2011 - 10:04 PM

Nice work there.
You should market those.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 01:15 AM

Nice work there.
You should market those.


Think so, would anyone be interested? for how much

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 01:37 AM

I wouldn't sell them for any less than $100, because they are worth every penny of it in my opinion, and most sleeve hitches can't be had for much less than that, new or used.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 05:07 PM

would that be all the parts included or just the U section?

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 05:53 PM

I would do material cost + 10 bucks per hour of work, and then the entire package, but not to exceed the cost of OEM.




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