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    Default 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    See attached picture.This subject was discussed to some degree in the Drawbar Stabilizer thread and I decided to make a new post to keep em separate!?

    Just finished this rig and it works well. My old blue 1900 just couldn't handle my 21' flatbed which has an 8' deck over the gooseneck as well. I built a 3PH similar to this one but gave to friend when I found out the 1900 wouldn't handle it. The Ford would pick it up and move it but the front end was so light I couldn't steer it so safety won out. Recently saw one of these rigs at a tractor dealership that was priced at $250. I almost fell out.
    $20 bucks scrap steel, $15 ball, $8 pins, $3 welding rod, 4 hours of my labor @ $2.75 per hr. and VOILA!! Sorry about the rambling!!!

    I did not take measurements but will be glad to provide all if any interest is shown. Just reply private to me and/or to this post. Some were talking of incorporating a receiver hitch to this as well. EASY to do. Cut a square hole in the bottom member and weld your female receiver part there and you are ready to put any male receiver accessory you wish to work.

    By the way - my trailer weighs 5,200 pounds empty and the M5700 handles it well. Also handles a 20' cattle trailer. And none of my welds broke!!

    Happy tractoring, acessorizing, attaching, etc.


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    McCallum,
    I'd like to send my private jet to pick you up and fly you 1st-class-PLUS ( your choice of "Playmate" stewardesses, libations, cuisine, etc ) and put you up in my Manor, so that you can weld a few things up for me (since I don't weld). And you play the viola at the same time?... heck, I'll pay you two-EIGHTY an hour just to see THAT!

    Actually I hope you are kidding about working for $2.75/hr...., I'm sure kidding about everything else :-)

    Seriously though,...nice job!

    Larry


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    McCallum, nice job!! Now you have found a side line business, you can spend the winter making them and selling them to TractorByNet members! One suggestion though, add your draw bar connection to the bottom back side of the goose-neck draw bar and you'll have a two in one accessory!
    Should be able to jack the price a little, patent it, and stay busy all winter!


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    McCallum -

    As you well know, I'm getting the urge to try my hand at welding pretty soon, with projects just like yours in mind.

    What are you using for the lift points? Plain old steel rod, or is this something special you can purchase and incorporate into your projects?


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    lhsmith - Man for $2.80 an hour I'll fly coach, sans the playmate!

    Harv - I assume you mean the pins that actually go into the 3 PH lift arms. You can buy those at TSC , Co-Op's, Farm & Country stores or any place that caters to the Rancher/Farmer tractor folks. They got em for Category 0, 1, & 2 .


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    Nice device you made.

    What do you call the device that hooks to the 3 point hitch, and allows you to pull a regular trailer? I have been trying to locate one, but don't know what to call them. Thanks.


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    rlk, I'm not sure what you call them either, but Northern Tool calls theirs a "3-point hitch adapter." Try http://www.northerntool.com and look up item #12469-C151

    Bird

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    Bird, thanks for the information. I looked at this item at Northern. I don't believe I need one for $199. I think I can make one for a lot less dollars. Looking at the picture of their device, it accepts the receiver from your truck. I'm not looking for anything that fancy, just something I can permanently mount a 2" ball onto.

    Thanks again for the information about Northern.


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    RLK - Look under "Drawbar Stabilizer"

    Cat 1 about $25 , Cat 2 about $45 , just add a trailer ball and your own design of stabilizer and you got it. I have a picture attached of mine in that thread.


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    Default Re: 3PH GOOSENECK RIG

    RLK, McCallum did a little fancier, prettier job (actually more than a little) than I did, but like you, I couldn't see paying $199 for one, and didn't need the 2" receiver, so I bought the drawbar to go between the lower links, and then with a little drilling, bolting, and welding, made my own.

    Bird

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