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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    For $150 you can get a drawbar and do it right. DO NOT use the flat bar without connecting the top link anchor and tightening the swing stabalizers. Several people in our area were killed on old 8n era Fords back in the day using those flat bars on the lower links. Carry too high and the tractor goes over backward in a pull. Go down hill arms swing sideways jackknife and rolls. Or go downhill tongue goes up lose control. Not to mention broken trailer parts. Nothing good comes from those flat bars. By the time you buy the Flat bar, top bars etc you might as well just buy a proper drawbar.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    I have to agree with Oldtractorfixer.

    The 3 point towbar is OK for towing a trailer or a wagon, but the temptation to use it as a drawbar is high. Try a heavy pull and the tractor can tip over backwards in a heartbeat. This frequently results in death of the operator.

    Buy a real drawbar and be safe.
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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    My Kioti DK-40se/hst came with a factory drawbar, which can be flipped for height differences, and it 'plugs' into the back of the rear differential area with a pin/clip and accepts a ball of whatever size needed. This is another way to do it right, based on specific manufacturer's design and load specs.
    I like the drawbar setup that incorporates both the top link and the two swing arms in the triangle shaped adapter, depending on what one is attempting to tow; instead of the crossbar alone with the 'stabilizer' to keep it from spinning.
    2010 DK-40se/hst, Kioti KL-401 FEL, (reversible Kioti cutting edge), 72" Ratchet Rake. Fit Rite Top-N-Tilt hydraulics & diverter valve. HLA Series 2000 7' snowplow, Aquiline MPC rear chains. Samuri Sickle bar.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by rambler View Post
    The simple bar wants to rotate, and will put some stresses on the trailer hitch, as it rotates fore & aft. They make clips that go one one end to keep the bar from rotating, or better yet is the type like this site sells, that has a vertical bar and uses the top link, with a reciever hitch tube so you can put in a ball hitch, pin hitch, etc. It keeps the hitch level and stable at all times.

    The other issue is a safety issue. If the trailer gets tail-heavy, or you come down a steep hill and try to stop, the 3pt hitch can rear up and slam upwards pretty badly, damaging something or jacknifing the tractor or at least startling the heck out of you. Best to use a short chain from the 3pt hitch to the regular drawbar to limit the upward movement of the 3pt hitch.

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    Which site, Pepe?
    2010 DK-40se/hst, Kioti KL-401 FEL, (reversible Kioti cutting edge), 72" Ratchet Rake. Fit Rite Top-N-Tilt hydraulics & diverter valve. HLA Series 2000 7' snowplow, Aquiline MPC rear chains. Samuri Sickle bar.

    Scag Wildcat: Kawasaki 26HP, with bagger. Dr. brush mower, & 42" lawn deck, Dr. self propelled, 6.5HP Trimmer mower. Pro-Mow 3 gang mower, no HP.

    Bunch of STIHL chainsaws: 011x 2, MS192T, MS200T, MS180C, MS230, MS270 (Wood Boss), 038 Farmboss, '86 anniversary edition.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote machine View Post
    Which site, Pepe?

    This'un I think.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by MuleMn View Post
    This'un I think.

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    Now I'm really confused, are U Rambler?
    Hello Rambler- which site were U referring to?
    2010 DK-40se/hst, Kioti KL-401 FEL, (reversible Kioti cutting edge), 72" Ratchet Rake. Fit Rite Top-N-Tilt hydraulics & diverter valve. HLA Series 2000 7' snowplow, Aquiline MPC rear chains. Samuri Sickle bar.

    Scag Wildcat: Kawasaki 26HP, with bagger. Dr. brush mower, & 42" lawn deck, Dr. self propelled, 6.5HP Trimmer mower. Pro-Mow 3 gang mower, no HP.

    Bunch of STIHL chainsaws: 011x 2, MS192T, MS200T, MS180C, MS230, MS270 (Wood Boss), 038 Farmboss, '86 anniversary edition.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    Since the 3pt has no down force, it's important to keep the tongue from lifting while you are moving. Here's how I do it:

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

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    Here's mine,the flat bar came with a kubota - I added the top link.

    The A frame of the top link lifts out so the bar can be flipped over.

    More recently made another one from scratch - this time made the "A" wider.

    As the hitch pin/ball don't protrude backwards the turning ability of Mk I is a little limited.

    The big advantage of a linkage mounted pin/ball is that you can just back-up,lift and go. Just requires some common sense from the safety perspective.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote machine View Post
    Which site, Pepe?
    One of the forums here on Tractorbynet.com is sponcered by, and has had a sticky note up about them forever now, you can order one from tractorbynetcom.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch Draw Bar

    Whatever system you use, it should be one using the full three points of your hitch so it doesn't spin and can be lowered enough to get the ball under the end of a trailer tonque. I've never chained down my bar and never had trouble with it "jumping up". Granted I tend to watch how I load my trailers. While I use a 2" receiver and can change ball sizes just by choosing another drawbar, 99% of the time there is a bar with a 1 7/8 ball on it, even though my trailer hitches range all the way up to 2 5/16.
    If I were using a trailer to haul a load (firewood, gravel) thru the bush I would match the ball size, and latch the hitch but most times I am just moving a trailer from one spot to another, such as from the parking area down by the house to up behind the woodshed where they are stored. There is just not enough room to swing the truck up there so they go up on the tractor.

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