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2305 with broken 3 point hitch!


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#1 Pa Plow Day OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 08:15 PM

so i was going across my lawn, loader on the front, weight box on the back. There was a bang, and a jolt, and half the weight box was dragging.

Turns out the bar that connects the top and bottom arms broke. The right side has an adjustment, and the all thread broke right below the fork that connects the arm..

So i called Deere, go figure that little part was $250, so i said nope, and took it to a welding shop!

So check your 3 point hitch parts, make sure you dont have any cracks. mine has obviously been cracked by checking the color of the break in the metal.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 09:10 PM

Atleast it didnt happen at a job and rip up somebodys lawn

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 04:54 AM

Is that made of some exotic metal? LOL Glad you could get it fixed. Good point on checking for cracks.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 05:05 AM

Is that made of some exotic metal? LOL Glad you could get it fixed. Good point on checking for cracks.


Yes the metal is exotic (probably Chinese junk alloy) LOL

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 05:10 AM

Ran into some of that yesterday at work. China made 1/2" pipe short nipple. It was thinner and oval on one end causing a leak.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 05:28 AM

It's because Chinese quality control is out of control.

Here is an old Chinese proverb.... "when making parts which must be pressure tested, do not use Chinese steel"
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Posted June 28, 2011 - 05:44 AM

I'll pass that along at work today. Thanks.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 05:44 AM

To bad about the broken part. I have known a lot of people with 2305's and used to hang out at MTF on the JD compact tractor forum. I have never heard of any issues with the 3pt. hitch. You probably got a defective part or it was damaged somehow. With 2305's they are such a strong little tractor that people often use them hard. Most damage to 3pt's comes from pushing with it. For instance using a rear blade to move snow and running into something. Or accidentally backing into something hard.




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