I plan on buying a moldboard plow for my tractor. And some ag tires.. So of course, i need to install a sleeve hitch. The issue is the my mower deck lift on the 1250 is so rusted together, that it almost looks like a weld. And i dont have the rockshaft or the lift linkage. So ive sketched out a design for the sleeve hitch without using the deck lift. Im going to make a simple raise/lower handle thats connected to the sleeve hitch. By attaching a bar to the arms that would originally go to the lift, I will just make a simple lever. Pull up to raise, push down to.. Push down. Pretty simple setup idea without having to break loose the "rust welded" mower lift problem. And also the parts for the lift and rockshaft are also just adding to the price and time. So im just going to have a simple lever setup. I may make a locking mechanisim that will hold the lever in place from falling down as my arms will get tired from holding is down all the time. Should be enough for a plow. Plow, lift shortley, then plow again. This design was based off the newer MTD sleeve hitches that bolt to the actual hitch.
Sleeve hitch: https://www.google.c...D4IQvhd6BAgBEHo
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Edited by jcp7hp, January 11, 2021 - 01:40 PM.