Three Point Trailer Hitch Reciever

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Ductape

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A couple years ago, I had the replace the hitch on my truck. Both ends were rusting through. I hung onto it, thinking I'd have a need for it eventually (hard to throw away steel).

Started by cutting the ends off. I measured the height and width of my york rake, and used those for the hitch.

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I always keep spare pins around, so I grabbed a couple and made some ends......

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Drilled a couple holes on the drill press, and put together an upright for the top link....

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Did a test fit on my tractor for good measure.....

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My neighbor borrowed my hitch reciever a couple weeks ago to move his trailer with his Massey....... figured he'd like one of his own.

I'll let him paint it whatever color he wants. :)
 
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My neighbor borrowed my hitch reciever a couple weeks ago to move his trailer with his Massey....... figured he'd like one of his own.

I'll let him paint it whatever color he wants. :)

So would I, you do a good job of them! Chevy orange please :D
 
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I have receiver hitches on my chipper/shredder, PTO buzz saw, box blade, and even made a 3PH lash-up that hydraulically raises my trailer tongue four feet for dumping, but I finally had to break down and make one for when there is nothing on the 3PH. I also have a receiver tube on the FEL bucket.
 
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Looks good. I like your design. I just made one myself. My difficult decision point was deciding how heavy the crosspiece needed to be. 2x2x1/4" angle? Square tube? Make square tube out of two pieces of angle iron? I finally decided to use an old 1" thick drawbar, but welding to that was less than perfect.

I have receiver hitches on my chipper/shredder, PTO buzz saw, box blade, and even made a 3PH lash-up that hydraulically raises my trailer tongue

That's an interesting approach, put one on everthing :laughing: You are making me think though. I converted an old box blade to a logging winch. Maybe I ought to put a receiver on it so that I can haul the trailer in at the same time that I use the winch and do it with one trip:thumbsup:

Ken
 
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One ??, why did you make the upright post so long? Your lower links are level and the upper is up. If they were the same it would go up and down and the hitch would stay flat.
 
   / Three Point Trailer Hitch Reciever #7  
I have been thinking about getting a hitch the junk yard to make one.
 
   / Three Point Trailer Hitch Reciever #8  
I did the same with hitch off my old van.
 
   / Three Point Trailer Hitch Reciever #9  
That's an interesting approach, put one on everthing :laughing: You are making me think though. I converted an old box blade to a logging winch.

I have an electric winch on the box blade too. I haven't used it while the receiver hitch is employed. :)

The hitches on the buzz saw and chipper get used every time the implement is used. I built a blower setup that blows chips into the trailer (four loads yesterday) and I jackknife the trailer around so it catches the wood when it falls off the buzz saw cradle. My splitter also mounts on the box blade and I split the wood into the trailer.

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That is one heck of an integrated system you have there! All you need to do now is figure out how to rig up something to cut the trees down and have them fall onto your buzz saw! :thumbsup:

Ken
 
 
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