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    Default twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    When I try to move my small trailer around the yard,using the ball attached to the drawbar, it has the tendency to twist/roll around. How can this be preventend?

    I have not figured how to send a photo!..Thenks

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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    That is a common problem - the drawbar just doesn't work for that application.

    Fixes:
    >There is a kit that attaches to the end of the bar and to the lift arm. The kit holds the bar in place.
    >There are methods to attach the drawbar to the top link by a vertical shaft.

    Do a search and you'll find lots of information. (First look at "Similar Threads" at the bottom of this page.)
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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    Here is one

    EMP Tractor Draw Bar Stabilizer for Category 1 Tractors, Model# 7350-1 | 3-Point Drawbars Stabilizers| Northern Tool + Equipment

    I took a piece of angle and bolted it to the draw bar and welded another piece to it so it would bolt to the lift on the 8N to keep it from turning.
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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    I tried one of the store bought locks as pictured in post #3, but took it back because I couldn't get it to work right. YMMV!
    Here is a picture of what I made for my Ford 8N. Cost to make was about $5. I no longer use it because I bought a KK trailer mover to use instead.

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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    You are also going to need stay strap or the chain the draw bar to keep it from going up.

    Quote Originally Posted by duroc View Post
    I tried one of the store bought locks as pictured in post #3, but took it back because I couldn't get it to work right. YMMV!
    Here is a picture of what I made for my Ford 8N. Cost to make was about $5. I no longer use it because I bought a KK trailer mover to use instead.

    Attachment 336643
    That is similar to how mine was made except mine bolted to the lift arm.
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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    You are also going to need stay strap or the chain the draw bar to keep it from going up.
    What Roger said! ↑↑

    I only use a chain or stay strap on my small trailer if I take it off level surfaces. I always use one or the other devices on my larger trailer. Using a safety device (all of the time) is probably a better practice to get into.

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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    I bought something very similar to this from a company that used to advertise on TBN:

    Ballard Fabrication

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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    Here is what I made to use on my Kuboa B7100 & Ford 8N. Works great as a trailer hitch, log skidder, & I have made gardening implements that use the same hook-up.twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch-004.jpg

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    Default Re: twisting drawbar on 3 point hitch

    We used one of these: CountyLine® Straight Clevis, 3/4 in. dia., S490105TSC - Tractor Supply Online Store, just put it around the 3 point arm and through the last hole on the drawbar.

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