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    Default How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    I recently got a small utility trailer that we're attaching to a draw bar across the 3pt. However, when we put weight on the back of the trailer it lifts the tongue. Is there a way to lock it so that it doesn't rise like that?

    I know the hydrolic flow lock will keep something from dropping, but what about the other direction?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    Don't put weight in the back of the trailer.

    The 3ph will rise if upward pressure is placed on the lower arms. They are designed that way.

    Can you pull from the tractor's frame mounted drawbar instead?

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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    The easiest way it to put a chain from the new draw bar down to the belly draw bar. Bolt it so that it won't come off. You sure don't want the trailer coming up when you get it loaded.

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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    That's a good idea with the chain, thanks.

    I can't go straight to the belly draw bar, as it is way too low to keep the trailer level.

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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    Quote Originally Posted by tony123
    I recently got a small utility trailer that we're attaching to a draw bar across the 3pt. However, when we put weight on the back of the trailer it lifts the tongue. Is there a way to lock it so that it doesn't rise like that?

    I know the hydrolic flow lock will keep something from dropping, but what about the other direction?

    Thanks.
    Attached is a photo of a 2" receiver hitch that I made for my tractor. The chain is used only with a trailer to keep it from lifting.
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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    That ought to keep 'er down! Nice hitch!
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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    A few folks here posted about one of these, so I added one. It works great!
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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobJ
    A few folks here posted about one of these, so I added one. It works great!
    Kind of hard to use that while your moving the trailer though
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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd
    Kind of hard to use that while your moving the trailer though
    Correct, but I usually keep my trailer still when I'm loading it. Otherwise sort of bad practice I'm told to keep up pressuse on a hitch all the time.

    Of course the jack flips up when not in use.
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    Default Re: How to keep 3pt from lifting?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobJ
    A few folks here posted about one of these, so I added one. It works great!
    I have one of those I welded to the tongue of a little 5x8 tilt trailer. It looks like you have it on the rear of a much larger trailer. I think the jack is only rated at 2,000 lbs.

    A buddy of mine did something similar, but he put one on each side. He swears by his.

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