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    Default Drawbars

    Buying a drawbar for my small kubota. The sort which is just a bar with holes in it which goes into the 2 lower links of the 3PL.

    With a ball on it and trailer, will the ball try and tip rearwards when under load.

    There is nothing to stop it from doing so.

    Any ideas ???


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    Default Re: Drawbars

    hjrqs, you're right; you'll need something to keep it upright. I've read somewhere on the forum something about a bracket that attaches from the drawbar to the lift arm, but I haven't seen one, nor do I know where you would get it. Of course, if you can do a little welding, you should be able to make one. When I bought such a drawbar for that purpose, I also wanted the ball behind the drawbar a few inches to allow for tighter turns, so I did a little drilling, bolting, and welding to make a much cheaper, lighter version of the hitch receiver, Item #12469-C151, in Northern Tools catalog. You might look at it at http://www.northerntool.com. And right now my memory fails me, but somewhere on the forum are pictures of a much nicer one that someone else made.

    I found the picture of the one McCallum made at http://www.tractorbynet.com/forumfil...55-drawbar.jpg

    Bird<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Bird on 12/18/00 07:58 AM.</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Drawbars

    I've wondered about this myself. My wife's tractor (Franklin Mint Ford Golden Jubilee) has braces that go from the drawbar to each lift arm. As precise as that model is, I'd think that may have been a Ford installed device back then.

    Rob

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    Default Re: Drawbars

    Uh, your wife's tractor? How do I convince my wife she needs a her own tractor?


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    Default Re: Drawbars

    Her dad had a Golden Jubilee so I got her the model. She's now built up a small collection of them on one shelf of the curio cabinet I made for her. The downside of all this is we do occasionally fight for real tractor time [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Rob

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    Default Re: Drawbars

    Bird, thanks for digging that photo out. I was just thinking about the same situation. Farm and Country sells drawbar stabilizers (slotted braces that attach to the lift arms) but when I went to access their on line catalog it was gone. When I was at the dealers Sat. they had some local made hitch recievers like the ones Northern sells for about the same price.


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    Default Re: Drawbars

    njrqs
    There is a bracket called a drawbar lock. It slips on a lower third arm and then you put the multi-hole drawbar into it. TSC sell them and so does most dealers. You might only need one, If your trailer wasn't real big. I think that they sell in the $10-$12 range.
    JerryG


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    Default Re: Drawbars

    You can get a look at one here. drawbar lock kit


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    Default Re: Drawbars

    How true that a picture is worth a thousand words! Thanks DFB.

    Rob

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    Default Re: Drawbars

    You can see the hitch that I made at:

    http://www.his.com/~msimpson/tractor/hacker/hitch2.htm

    As you can see in the photos, it can be used to dump the trailer as well as tow it. If you don't attach the hitch to the top link on the three point the trailer ball will be angled as you raise and lower the 3pt.

    Andy


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