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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:14 AM

Keith,thanks for the photos,and the sideways vid.:D

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 05:16 AM

Gonna have to save some pennies, Keith. I think I will only need the upper shaft/arms and the lower arms, right? PM a list if you would, may have to get it a few at a time.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 06:21 PM

Ok, got the side links done, and the vertical link centers, went to the hardware store and fitted everything and it will work perfectly. I didn't buy the pieces because they wanted an arm and a leg for just a yoke and hiem joint was over $50 ouch!
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Posted October 07, 2011 - 08:00 PM

wow

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 06:37 AM

Well after a few hours of run time plowing with the 3 point, I feel there is room for some serious improvements! the placement of their pto is a total boo-boo on their part! Shame on them ... it totally compromises the 3 point hitch and its stability. The hitch on my 165 is superior to the factory version. it handles side loading ( bottom plowing) much better.
The reason is the offset to clear the pto stuff.... definite after thought on their part.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this saga to improve this flaw.

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 06:42 AM

I'll be watching, Keith. I thought that was kind of odd how it was designed.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 04:19 AM

Progress is going, got the new lower arms made, WAY nicer and cheaper to make, heck anyone may be able to do these as long as you don't want swivel balls .
Next step is the pto/ left side support, this is where it is going to get tricky. Stay tuned for pics , I think its going to also cut back the cost to make too !

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 04:26 AM

I am sure it will be a lot better when you get done with it, Keith. You do an awesome job on anything you work on.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 11:22 AM

Well making progress, if it fits and works like I'm thinking, I might hurt my self patting my back, as it looks right now it will work with everything , even the tiller/brackets top and bottom with just a slip of the pins for the lower mounts. Stay tuned for pics in the next day or two.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 05:50 PM

I'm waiting.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 06:45 PM

Same here....

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 04:18 AM

Ok got it mounted up last night, I'm going to mount the stabilizer links on the inside like my diesels 3 point , stabilizes better I think, and pulls the arms into the attachment rather than against the pins.
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Posted November 01, 2011 - 05:09 AM

Looks good that way. Just have to remove the PTO shaft to do it like that. And get a hole all the way thru that bracket? Did you put slight bends in the lower arms? Kind of looks like it.

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Posted November 01, 2011 - 06:14 AM

Looks good that way. Just have to remove the PTO shaft to do it like that. And get a hole all the way thru that bracket? Did you put slight bends in the lower arms? Kind of looks like it.


The pto bracket is new and has a bushing added to it for the arm, along with another support plate . I need to do a few things this week before I add the pto shaft to it to verify a complete outfit. And yes the arms do have slight bends in them. Stay tuned for more ....

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Ok, all updated , only thing left to do is the pto shaft, of which I have no use at all for, but will do one just for the mock up.
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