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    Silver Member valleydweller1's Avatar
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    Default Another 3-pt. receiver

    Hi all,

    My lovely wife gave me something very useful for christmas this last year; a welder! Nothing special, it's a Lincoln AC225 from Lowes, but it's my first one. I wired up the garage a few weeks ago for the 50 amp circuit, and after a few practice welds decided to take on my first fabrication project.

    It's a 3-pt receiver hitch that I'll use to move my trailers around with. It only has a 1 1/4" stinger, as I had one give to me to use. The total for the rest of the steel was around $10, and the two cat-1 pins were $1.99 each at the local co-op. I'll try it out today to see how it works.
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    Silver Member valleydweller1's Avatar
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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    Here's a different view, the welds aren't that great, but hey; it was my first time!

    My welding instructor in college called them "gorilla welds". He said they may be big and ugly, but they're plenty strong.
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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    Great job.

    I need to make something like that.

    And you could insert another receiver hitch at a 45* angle part way up, and you have the makin's of a boom poll!

    Have fun,
    ron

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    Silver Member valleydweller1's Avatar
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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    I tested it out today, moved my project boat out into the barn to make room for the tractor in the garage. I think the tractor will be a little happier there.

    The hitch worked like a charm!
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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    Here's an up-close view of the hitch in use. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    Great pics.

    I'm really into the multifunctional role, so your tool could become a toolbar, rear forks, or other stuff REAL easily.

    The pic is now stored for my "to do" listing. THANKS.

    ron

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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    you will find it very usefull. I made one for my JD 2210 last year. I have a 2" recever on mine. I made mine to use my mulbord plow with a sleeve hitch on it. I also use it to move my pop up around. + a all around trailer. You want to be careful and not go to fast or over to rought terrain because there is no hold down on my TPH.

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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    What kinda tractor ya got there? I know it's a kubota. Lemme guess a Bx22?

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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    Never mind about the "what kinda tractor ya got there?" question. I just saw the picture of your tractor and clearly saw where it said "BX22"....Nice tractor.

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    Default Re: Another 3-pt. receiver

    Good job. Don't kid yourself... the good looking welds are ground smooth. I have seen these for $150.00. A couple hours work and a little planning yields a very useful tool. I bought a receiver hitch from a station wagon that has enough steel in it for two of them. As they say.... it is on the list !!

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