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    Default 3 pt multi purpose bar

    I saw one of these and thought I could improve on what I saw

    So bought a used trailer hitch cheap ... got some more steel




    If I keep it, I should be able to do many things with this. Still have to weld the tab, ends etc .. going to use double tabs on the bottom to make it stronger.

    This thing is very heavy..




    Also made this with some mostly scrape steel I got for free from tractor supply

    my deluxe UDS needed a cart with wheels


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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Got a little more done...


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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Looking good. Are you going logging with it?

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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Not going logging... Just thought the top bar and chain hocks would be useful around the ranch. Also think it looks pretty cool.

    Might have to paint it kubota orange... to match my mx5100

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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    If you are going to pull things that are heavy I think you should brace the lower link pin tabs. I would guess that your MX5100 has enough power to bend those. It is a neat build.
    It's the going that counts not the distance!

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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Thanks

    I am going to brace them tonight

    The tabs are 5/16 x 2.5 inch flat bar.

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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Quote Originally Posted by easygo View Post
    If you are going to pull things that are heavy I think you should brace the lower link pin tabs. I would guess that your MX5100 has enough power to bend those. It is a neat build.
    I agree 100%. Your MX will bend those like sheet metal.

    I have a similar design on my home-built ripper shank. I used 1/2" x 3" bar and a triangular gusset on the top. I had no trouble bending it even with my little L3400.

    I would put a gusset plat on the top AND bottom tying it back into the main beam. Or ditch the single pin and do a clevis style like the HD box blades.
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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    I agree 100%. Your MX will bend those like sheet metal.

    I have a similar design on my home-built ripper shank. I used 1/2" x 3" bar and a triangular gusset on the top. I had no trouble bending it even with my little L3400.

    I would put a gusset plat on the top AND bottom tying it back into the main beam. Or ditch the single pin and do a clevis style like the HD box blades.
    I will add the top and bottom gussets tonight. there should be plenty of room to get a socket in there to tighten

    I thought about the clevis style, but this thing is very heavy and thought the single pin would be easier to attached.

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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    I think this might work

    Now some grinding and paint


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    Default Re: 3 pt multi purpose bar

    Very nice
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