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Is it possible to use sleeve hitch implements without a sleeve hitch?


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Posted January 05, 2021 - 10:09 AM

Ive always wandered.. Is it possible? I saw the sleeve hitch "hitch" part was shaped just like the non sleeve hitch ones are. They have the 2 parts. Of course you wouldn't have the ability to raise and lower, but is it possible? 

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Posted January 05, 2021 - 04:41 PM

People used implements behind horses for years and horses never had a sleeve hitch.  So the answer is a qualified yes.

 

Horse drawn plows generally had a wheel on front to control depth and a pair of handles the operator used to keep the plow upright.  Where there wasn't a wheel the operator controlled the depth with the handles.  So if you're talking a plow you need to add a handles, maybe an adjustable wheel on front and get your woman out there to operate the plow while you pull it.  Same thing for cultivators.

 

Back blade or box scraper would need a carriage added to keep it properly oriented to the ground and control depth.

 

So long as you don't hitch too high or low a disk should work fine.


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Posted January 05, 2021 - 07:52 PM

Clevis on the tractor and a chain and you can pull about anything.  :smilewink:


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Posted January 06, 2021 - 09:33 PM

Clevis on the tractor and a chain and you can pull about anything. :smilewink:


I’m actually considering getting some tire chains, and making a Clevis pin type of molboard plow setup. You think that my tractor with the worn hitch will pull even a plow?

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Posted January 07, 2021 - 06:59 AM

If your hole on your hitch bothers you that much just take a washer and weld it on to reinforce it. Done..
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Posted January 07, 2021 - 07:09 AM

As far as the original question, I would say no. #1 you have no way to lift the implement.


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Posted January 07, 2021 - 09:01 AM

If your hole on your hitch bothers you that much just take a washer and weld it on to reinforce it. Done..

 

it doesn't bother me. Just wanted to hear your opinion on if it was worn alot or not.

 

I plan on doing that once it wears more


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Posted January 07, 2021 - 09:11 AM

As far as the original question, I would say no. #1 you have no way to lift the implement.

 

 

I have noticed with a tow behind trailer with the normal non-sleeve hitch setup. I actually tried seeing how far the trailer would lift upwards and it lifted  very far. Although i needed a smaller pin to allow more movement and may not be capable of pulling a plow. Ill see if i can contact this guy and i can install a sleeve hitch. Does the sleeve hitch just bolt onto the rear end?



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Posted January 10, 2021 - 09:55 PM

If your hole on your hitch bothers you that much just take a washer and weld it on to reinforce it. Done..


Turns out, they have some new draw bars on eBay that just bolt right up to the rear end as a replacement for 30$. Not bad!
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Posted January 11, 2021 - 07:47 AM

Turns out, they have some new draw bars on eBay that just bolt right up to the rear end as a replacement for 30$. Not bad!

This may give you a option. 1/4" plate fastened to the old worn out hole with a trailer ball and new hole behind it..
Two for one sale..
Didn't cost me a cent..

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