Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

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Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:25 am

Here's the hitch I came up with to mount my single row seeder. The receiver slot stays parallel all the way up or down. It's a Cat 1 hitch. I used 1500lb cast tiedown rings for the bottom. For the top I bushed the holes in the A-frame and used a 1/2" pin that fit the existing hole in the rockshaft. The drawbar works great as the bottom link, just remove the bolts and it pivots nicely on the pins. Not fancy but for $85 it does the job.

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Rough up of the planter cradle mounted using a pintle hook adapter for a 2" receiver.
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Re: Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby Rick Prentice » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:30 am

Wow. A nice simple design carefully thought out with plenty of options. Great job,
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Re: Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby MiCarl » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 am

I like the idea, but see two potential issues:

1) As you raise the lift the back of your planter will rotate down.
2) No float so unless you're using it on a perfectly level surface you're going to both end up in the air and trying to carry the tractor weight with the implement.

You can address both problems by making the mount hinged and use a chain or cable to lift the rear of the planter.
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Re: Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:31 am

The receiver slot stays parallel all the way up and down so the cradle (1/4" steel) stays horizontal. The rear wheel will hang down a bit on the float suspension when it's lifted but not enough to be a problem. The planter floats within the mounting cradle.

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Re: Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby MiCarl » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:49 am

I did not realize the planter floated in the cradle. You should be in good shape then.

Nice job.
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Re: Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby Willy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:26 am

Wow! Now you have me rethinking the 3 point hitch I built last spring for mine. I love the simplicity of it. I was looking at mine this afternoon and thinking there sure are a lot of pieces hanging on the back of the Cub.
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Re: Poor man's wannabe 3 pt hitch adapter

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:35 pm

A couple of people via PM's have shown an interest in making something similar so here's a diagram of the specific size Cat 1 three pt hitch adapter. They can vary slightly in sizes and this is the one that fits between the existing holes in the drawbar. I got my hitch adapter off of Ebay ($53.50), everything else came from Tractor Supply.

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