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    Default Attaching tow chain

    I'm very new at this tractor stuff.

    If I'm attaching a tow chain to drag a log out of the woods should I attach it to the tractor drawbar, or should a get a bar that attaches between the draft arms? Where's the strength?

    ktd

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    Default Attaching tow chain

    I'm very new at this tractor stuff.

    If I'm attaching a tow chain to drag a log out of the woods should I attach it to the tractor drawbar, or should a get a bar that attaches between the draft arms? Where's the strength?

    ktd

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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    Every thing I have read about my tractor says to pull from the drawbar only. There are several warnings in my operators manual about turning the tractor over if you pull from another point. But ---- there alot of sources here to get an attachment to move trailers from the 3pt.

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    Platinum Member firemanpat2910's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    Every thing I have read about my tractor says to pull from the drawbar only. There are several warnings in my operators manual about turning the tractor over if you pull from another point. But ---- there alot of sources here to get an attachment to move trailers from the 3pt.

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    Platinum Member Redneck_Randy's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    Or you can use something like this. It's a bit pricey at 3K



    Randy

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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    Or you can use something like this. It's a bit pricey at 3K



    Randy

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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    The strongest thing to pull from is the drawbar. It is also the safest. If you use one of those 3ph hitch bars and pull from the side then all that load is acting to pull your 3ph to the side and your stabilizers are at risk of failure. That being said, pulling light stuff pretty straight I just chain off to my box blade.

    I pull the log to where it needs to go, unhook the log and wind the chain around the boxblade and then back into the log with the back of the boxblade to shove it firmly into the stack. Then pull forward to get another.

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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    The strongest thing to pull from is the drawbar. It is also the safest. If you use one of those 3ph hitch bars and pull from the side then all that load is acting to pull your 3ph to the side and your stabilizers are at risk of failure. That being said, pulling light stuff pretty straight I just chain off to my box blade.

    I pull the log to where it needs to go, unhook the log and wind the chain around the boxblade and then back into the log with the back of the boxblade to shove it firmly into the stack. Then pull forward to get another.

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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    The lower you can pull and still get the front of the log off the ground the better. Hooking the chain close to the drawbar helps, and there is some lifting action when you start forward. Here's a handy gadget for your drawbar.


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    Default Re: Attaching tow chain

    The lower you can pull and still get the front of the log off the ground the better. Hooking the chain close to the drawbar helps, and there is some lifting action when you start forward. Here's a handy gadget for your drawbar.


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