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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:22 AM

Any idea what models this will fit. Looks fairly new.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:46 AM

Looks like you got a nice conversation piece there Will
Looks like it has a tag???
My guess ... obviously Sears with one of those rotor- cup-tearing lift handles. Probably for the Craftsman II which replaced the Suburban .... which had a similar lift mechanism but was 3ph rather than sleeve hitch.

These hitches are often bought and adapted to other brands ....

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:52 AM

Looks like you got a nice conversation piece there Will
Looks like it has a tag???
My guess ... obviously Sears with one of those rotor- cup-tearing lift handles. Probably for the Craftsman II which replaced the Suburban .... which had a similar lift mechanism but was 3ph rather than sleeve hitch.

These hitches are often bought and adapted to other brands ....


It's not mine. It's listed on a buy/sell site.
I'm looking for something, or thinking about bulding a 3pt for my SS12

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:53 AM

It won't fit my Craftsman II. Those hangers at the top must be for a newer tractor.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:18 AM

It's not mine. It's listed on a buy/sell site.
I'm looking for something, or thinking about bulding a 3pt for my SS12


Those 3ph for Suburbans are always on ebay for about $100 more or less. There are two styles made. One was a little better than the other... this concerns the mounting plate.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:37 AM

Will,
I have one of those hitches that someone gave to me. I am not sure what it fits but thought about trying to adapt it to a RF 110. It is to wide to fit between the fenders and way to tall. I have seen alot of guys adapt the older Sears 3pts to the RF Deere's so I thought that this might work but no go. So I would pass on it if I was you unless it was free.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 11:18 AM

It is for a newer MTD but also for a Craftsman 2, because I have one on mine. Sears sell for 20 bucks a piece funky adapter plates to bolt to the top of your frame sides to catch the top mounting tabs. However, to save the cash I made my own adapter plates to mount up the hitch to my Caterpillar (Craftsman 2). I will get some pics up later today to show you guys.

Edited by MH81, July 04, 2011 - 06:38 AM.


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Posted July 02, 2011 - 12:29 PM

So with a CORRECT adapter, this will work on a Craftsman II? As shown, I saw no way it would work. Normal ones bolt to the rear slanted piece.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 01:07 PM

Here is a link to the Sears website and the sleeve hitch. You can see the two plates (numbers 20 and 21 in the diagram) at the top to adapt it to the tractor, those you can (and I did) make yourself.
http://www.searspart...36/0247/1509400

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 01:20 PM

Here is my sleeve hitch with custom made plates. It is still in mock up in this picture but the plates are solidly bolted to the frame and then solidly (with washers to fill space) bolted to the mounting hook/tabs on the sleeve hitch mount. I used overkill bolts to bolt this up, grade 8 half inch bolts to the frame and 5/8s grade 8 bolts on the sleeve hitch. It is overkill I know, but I did that because I mounted a channel iron on the backside to have a winch lift which I will post a good pic of if anyone is interested in seeing that.
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Posted July 04, 2011 - 03:21 AM

Thanks for the info and pics.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 04:56 PM

It is just like the one I have on a two year old DGS6500

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:17 PM

I believe what that pic shows is the hitch still mounted to the angled plate from the back of a sears. One I bought that came that way. It's faster/easier to remove the whole hitch plate than just the hitch so a lot of people do that. In fact, when I mounted the one I got, I just swapped hitch plates.

Edit: after looking at the sears direct link, I was mistaken. It is indeed a newer style hitch I'm not familiar with. Sorry for any confusion.

Edited by Gibby, August 01, 2011 - 01:24 PM.





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