Just wanted to show two new additions to the HT loader. A few weeks ago I picked up a 3 point hitch from a fellow member of GTT. it is the older style 18010 hitch and not the 18086 hitch that is supposed to be for the HT series. After much discussion with the fellow member it was determined that the old style will for my purposes work on my HT. There is a clearance issue with the frame but only at 95% full lift. Austen, now I know why your frame was cut the way it was when you got your tractor. Its the exact cut mine would need if I ever decided to do it. At this present time It lifts plenty high for what im going to do with the hitch. I converted my weight box I built to be a 3 point set up. It lifts 410 lbs without even a moan and just for fun I stood on it as well (150 more lbs) and again lifted without issue. The weight box is not fully completed as I have not put sides on it yet to contain the weight. When I park the tractor I just drop it on some concrete blocks to take the stess off of everything. I was all ready to paint the hitch the Bolens green but decided to go with the same semi-gloss black as the bucket was given. I kept the paint more neutral for the fact that in the future i would like to look for another Large Frame (1886) to work on.( hint hint) It would be the exact hitch for it if I ever go that route.
My other new addition is that I purchased another new muffler that had a bottom inlet instead of the side inlet I previously had. Just a better fit with a shorter top tip creating less mass to break the muffler. This muffler also has different baffling inside and is a bit quieter.
Now the fun begins to find some 3 point attachments for it. Already bought a lawn dethatcher that I will convert to 3 point just for the fun of it. Plug aerator is next.
The pictures are sideways as thumbprints but when you open them up they are correct.
Edited by nsengineer, October 16, 2020 - 08:25 PM.