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    Default 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    Gents does anyone know of an off the shelf bolt on adaptor
    to spread the lower connections on my Gearmore AS Series tiller
    to the span of a quick hitch? I guess I can weld on some ears and
    do whats necessary but....thought I would ask. Here is what I have.



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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    How about some long-threaded hitch pins bolted to both sides with 4 nuts, and sticking in or out to fit the hitch? Left and right sides don't have to exactly match. One might stay like it is and the other side has an external pin.

    Long Draw Pin, Category 1 - 0265197 | Tractor Supply Company

    Extra Long Forge Draw Pin, Category 1 - 0265121 | Tractor Supply Company

    Bruce

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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    They would have to stick out at least 6", maybe a hair better and
    the leverage from such a long pin would bend stuff I thunk.

    The QH is 28.5" Center to Center.

    The OE Brackets are like 22.25" Outside to Outside.

    I am working an idea to buy 2 more of the brackets and making
    the backside clamps.




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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    Darn it, how to make those brackets.

    I guess I could get a piece of .25" x 1.5" angle and weld ears on it...

    Sure would be nice ot find something close and make this a bolt on mod!
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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    My second thought was working from some old cultivator clamps:

    Today's Tractors :: View topic - Old cultivator clamps, etc......

    http://www.partspring.com/catalog/pr...view/id/643335

    Third thought is heavy wall square/rectangle tube with one side cut off, bolted to your tiller square bar with square U-bolts.

    -tillermount-jpg

    Bruce
    Last edited by bcp; 08-02-2012 at 04:43 PM.

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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    Who has a brake and can whoop me out two of these babies?

    (I have not read your latest bcp, on a mission here...)

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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    I am looking at that 2nd link now....


    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    My second thought was working from some old cultivator clamps:

    Today's Tractors :: View topic - Old cultivator clamps, etc......

    New Holland 420-SERIES Section 005 CULTIVATOR CLAMPS, 420-SERIES - 13-249,13-269,13-270,13-271

    Third thought is heavy wall square/rectangle tube with one side cut off, bolted to your tiller square bar with square U-bolts.

    -tillermount-jpg

    Bruce
    Regards,

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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    The 3rd thought isn't a bad idea...

    I await a price on the OE brackets and maybe
    something close to the clamp I need will pop up.

    That would look as close to store bought as I could get I think.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan
    The 3rd thought isn't a bad idea...

    I await a price on the OE brackets and maybe
    something close to the clamp I need will pop up.

    That would look as close to store bought as I could get I think.
    Or cut the square tubing along one corner, and carefully using a torch, bend the 2 sides adjacent to the cut out to serve as ears.

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    Default Re: 3PT Lower Connection Spread / Quick Hitch

    i say U bolt. and a some extra nuts and a washer that fits the U bolt.

    -u-bolt-tiller-png

    tightening up the nuts. and it will cause the 2 washers to bend right around the square tubing on tiller.

    or skip the extra washer and 4 nuts, and just go for a generic U bolt, with a washer, and 2 nuts. ((suggest adding 2 more nuts. so the nuts do not spin off / back out on you, threads shear off))

    if the washers or U bolt bends as you tighten the nuts, keep on tightening till you think you got them tighten enough they will not bounce loose. (may need to get off tractor a couple times to check) and tighten up. on the first time tiller is used with Q/A after that should be trouble free.

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    edit ok re-looking back at your pictures, the edit picture of mine most likely would not work, but just a generic U bolt by itself with a washer and a nut on each leg. and just keep tightening the U bolt and let the U bolt bend how ever it wants to bend.

    have done it a few times on some pipe gates that look kinda like a P. and on a few other things. it holds, that is all i care about. bending of bolts well just will have to live with it.
    Ryan

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