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    Default Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Hi, I thought I would just use the hitch or tow bar (or whatever the bar that comes standard under the tractor) to pull heavy things with a chain. But I realized that I would put a lot of stress sideways on any bolt-on hook, stress that the hook is not designed for.

    What is the most direct and economical way of hooking up a chain in the back of this tractor? Is there an assembly available that slides over this bar, which has a hole in the direction to mount a hook? Or is buying a drawbar and put a hook in that the best way? What have other users found?

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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Desmo-Kid View Post
    Hi, I thought I would just use the hitch or tow bar (or whatever the bar that comes standard under the tractor) to pull heavy things with a chain. But I realized that I would put a lot of stress sideways on any bolt-on hook, stress that the hook is not designed for.

    What is the most direct and economical way of hooking up a chain in the back of this tractor? Is there an assembly available that slides over this bar, which has a hole in the direction to mount a hook? Or is buying a drawbar and put a hook in that the best way? What have other users found?
    Welcome to TBN. I use this CHAIN HOOK attached to my draw bar from
    Tractor Supply. (Click on the Blue of the words chain hook for the link)
    Here is a pick of mine.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -hpim1997a-jpg  
    Randall



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    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Desmo-Kid View Post
    Hi, I thought I would just use the hitch or tow bar (or whatever the bar that comes standard under the tractor) to pull heavy things with a chain. But I realized that I would put a lot of stress sideways on any bolt-on hook, stress that the hook is not designed for.

    What is the most direct and economical way of hooking up a chain in the back of this tractor? Is there an assembly available that slides over this bar, which has a hole in the direction to mount a hook? Or is buying a drawbar and put a hook in that the best way? What have other users found?
    A clevis works great. It is just a U shapes heavy rod that a pin goes through and you pin it to your draw bar. That way it will pivot any direction.

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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    The term Clevis actually refers to a "Shackle" when you go to the farm supply store for one.

    You do not want a slide on tube assembly as it is weaker than the draw bar.

    Do several things before you buy it:


    1. Measure the thickness of the draw bar to allow for proper clearance at
    the shackle ears.

    2. Be sure to buy a shackle with a wide opening between the shackle ears
    for the drawbar pin hole size; as the width of the shackle between
    the ears may not pass over the end of the drawbar-no you dont want to
    heat it to bend it to work as the shackle ears will not meet after
    that.some shackles are cast with wide openings to accept several pieces
    of log chain at one time. Find the right pin size shackle with a wide
    opening betweenn the ears and buy it.

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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Try to never hook above the center of the rear axle, you'd probably do a wheelie.

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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Here's my chain to drawbar anchorage - It's a shackle & banjo link:

    -p9120002-jpg

    This allows fairly quick attachment - probably a little more effort than dex3361's hook. This makes for a very secure & unrestricted attachment to the drawbar. The shackle also is a great place to tie off a rope. I have two slip hooks on the FEL bucket that are also great for working with rope and two banjo links that transform the hooks to chain grabs whenever the need arises:

    -img_2595-jpg


    Remember - try not to pull at an angle to your centerline. If you must do this keep the angle as small as possible to minimize the risk of laying your machine on it's side. Better yet, get a snatch block and some high quality rope for when you get into a situation where you can't avoid and angled pull.

    Work safe,

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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Grand View Post
    Here's my chain to drawbar anchorage - It's a shackle & banjo link:

    -p9120002-jpg

    This allows fairly quick attachment - probably a little more effort than dex3361's hook. This makes for a very secure & unrestricted attachment to the drawbar. The shackle also is a great place to tie off a rope. I have two slip hooks on the FEL bucket that are also great for working with rope and two banjo links that transform the hooks to chain grabs whenever the need arises:

    -img_2595-jpg


    Remember - try not to pull at an angle to your centerline. If you must do this keep the angle as small as possible to minimize the risk of laying your machine on it's side. Better yet, get a snatch block and some high quality rope for when you get into a situation where you can't avoid and angled pull.

    Work safe,

    Jim
    Hey Jim
    I like the Banjo Links, where did you get them? I would feel safer with them in a lot of situations or when skidding multiple logs.
    Randall



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    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Grand View Post
    Here's my chain to drawbar anchorage - It's a shackle & banjo link:



    Remember - try not to pull at an angle to your centerline. If you must do this keep the angle as small as possible to minimize the risk of laying your machine on it's side. Better yet, get a snatch block and some high quality rope for when you get into a situation where you can't avoid and angled pull. Work safe,

    Jim
    It's just about impossible to cause a side rollover when pulling from a fixed drawbar which is well below the tractor's COG. I say "just about impossible" because someone, somewhere has probably accomplished it using a combination of speed and carelessness.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    Hey Jim
    I like the Banjo Links, where did you get them? I would feel safer with them in a lot of situations or when skidding multiple logs.
    Northern Tool has them, but I think I got mine from Bailey's. Search Chain Grab Link. Where'd you get that swinging hook? That's the first time I've seen one of those and for pulling chain with the drawbar it looks perfect.

    -Jim
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    It always starts out as such fun."
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    Default Re: Chain hookup on rear of my L3400: best attachment point?

    I have a 2'' trailer towing ball in my drawbar and simply place the slip hook of my logging chain around it. Easy on and off, pivots nicely, and convenient when I'm moving the trailer around.

    Regardless of the connection method, pull only with the drawbar.
    Mike

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