Three Point Receiver

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KennyG

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SW Michigan
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John Deere 2320
Over the fall and winter I built a three point receiver and, as usual, it got out of hand. I started out with a Cat 1 drawbar which didn't work very well because it would rotate and if I loaded the back of a trailer it would float up. I got a 2 inch receiver tube and combined it with the drawbar and some flat bar. I drilled an extra pin hole in the tube so it's reversible. It's Cat 1 standard dimensions but adapted to my quick hitch.

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I also use this to attach my Cyclone Rake. Background info - The CR has a two pin rigid attachment. The standard hitch is an angle bar that bolts to the back plate of a lawn tractor. Since that won't work with a CUT, they offer a "Cat 0/1" hitch but I was afraid that would not work easily with the quick hitch. So I made a bracket that would pin to the drawbar (green in the first picture) and the CR hitch can bolt to that (the black angle). It was quick and worked well.

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That is a great idea.
 
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Finally, to solve the "floating" problem and also give me some ballast weight (I've been using my box blade but that's not ideal), I made some concrete weights I could add to the hitch. I built some that were kind of like suitcase weights. I used coupling nuts to give some points to bolt to and added some cheap garage door handles. They weigh about 60 to 70 lbs each and I can put a total of 6 on the drawbar. I also made a large weight with a 2" tube embedded. It weighs about 250 lbs. The picture shows 4 weights on the bar plus the large one which is about 500 lbs. This is enough to keep the back wheels firmly on the ground with my 2320.

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