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    Default Needing Old Toolbar Clamp Part!

    Been looking for a "clamp" for the toolbar and can't find it anywhere. It holds a round shank with 2 big u-bolts. It is for my row discs. This is a very OLD AND HEAVY set of row discs! I do not know the manufacturer, but it is a single row maker, with 3 blades per side. It is a solid toolbar.

    When i get my computer fixed, i'll take a picture. But in the meantime, is there anyone on here who can point me in the right direction? I think the clamp is made of ductile iron.

    Thanks so much!
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    Default Re: Needing Old Toolbar Clamp Part!

    Maybe here?

    Farm Parts Store - page 2

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    Default Re: Needing Old Toolbar Clamp Part!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spindifferent View Post
    Maybe here?

    Farm Parts Store - page 2

    Spindifferent
    Thanks! I looked at the website and im almost certain that 1 of those clamps will work. It's not how mine is made, but i think it'll work.
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    Default Re: Needing Old Toolbar Clamp Part!

    I know this thread is old but I still haven't found the clamp that I now desperately need. I found that it has "20H958" stamped on it. The "shank" that it fits is a 2" ROUND shank. The clamp and shank are held by (2) big u-bolts (which i also need) that all fit on a 2" x 2" diamond shaped solid toolbar. I have searched all over the internet and can't find anything.

    Any help is Greatly Appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Travis R
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    Default Re: Needing Old Toolbar Clamp Part!

    What I would do:

    First, an old style machine/welding shop (not something full of CNC machines, with a floor you could eat off of) could make one that would work in a half hour or so.



    Second, I would try something like this if I needed to use as many ready-made parts as possible. Only a little cutting and welding is needed.

    Buy a trailer axle U-bolt kit like this. 2 3/8 is a common size.

    Discount Trailer Parts Direct-Shop U-BOLT TIE PLATE KIT 2 3/8x1/2 ROUND BLACK
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    On both plates, weld on one side a short angle iron parallel to the U-bolt holes, V-corner of the angle welded to the plate. This will clamp the tool bar.

    On one plate, weld an angle iron on the other side 90 degrees to the first one. This will be the round shank seat. Or use half a short piece of pipe or pipe coupling instead of angle

    Using all 4 of your hands, place a plate on each side of the tool bar, put the shank against the vertical angle, insert the U-bolts, and tighten the nuts.

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Needing Old Toolbar Clamp Part!

    I have recently learned that the clamps on my toolbar are obsolete, and probably have been for many years.
    After searching and deciding on custom made clamps, i contacted Lorenzo Manufacturing in Texas. They are making the clamps for me and i'll never have to be concerned about u-bolts or clamps again. Very nice people to do business with. They truly went out of their way for me. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. Here is the link to their website...

    Lorenzo Mfg Co Inc
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