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    Default 3 pt hitch

    Is there an easy way to get these attachments hooked up. I find that I can get one side and the top link, but the second side is a royal pain in the patute.

    Also has anyone used a middle plow for ditch digging and if so how did that work for you


    Thanks in advance [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    DannyD

    Welcome to TBN. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    There is a lot of information available on TBN that will answer your questions by using the search feature. I'll get you started by list some links.
    <font color="blue"> Is there an easy way to get these attachments hooked up. I find that I can get one side and the top link, but the second side is a royal pain in the patute. </font>
    Dollies

    Pat's easy change.

    Quick Hitch

    <font color="blue"> Also has anyone used a middle plow for ditch digging and if so how did that work for you
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    Middle Buster

    <font color="blue"> hey where did you get the teeth for your bucket. </font>
    Tooth Bar

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    Thanks so much for the leads on things. I had actually thought of the dollys for the tiller, but I am going the route of not being one to build much and buy the ones at my local tractor supply store. Mine will sit on plywood for the time being as my concrete floor in the barn is still gravel...........My only concern is the extra height that the dollies will cause. My b2200 does not allow for much extra height with its smaller wheels [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    Keep in mind that on most 3pt hitch setups.. one lift link arm is adjustable. Hook up your toplink.. and the non adjustable arm.. then adjust your other arm to hookup.. then with the lift up a bit.. re-adjust the arm to level it.

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    I guess I am self-taught and am probably doing it wrong...

    But what I always do is put the two lower arms on first, then the top link last. If I need to coax the implement a little with a 2x4, that is what I do. The top link, since it is adjustable, is easy to put on. I get it in range by lifting the 3PH and then adjust it a couple turns so the pin slides through, if I need to.

    I never thought to try it the way Soundguy said, but see how that could work too. Just never had the need.

    The only exception is my 3PH backhoe, which is easier to hook up by connecting the top point first. But that is because it attaches differently than a normal implement...

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    Dont remember how the check chains work on a BX, but on a small tractor I find it easier to disconnect the check chain so that one of the arms can swing all over the place- makes it easier to get that 'last arm' connected. Then when you raise the implement - if on level ground, it will swing to center and you reconnect the check chain. Trick is to use the hydraulics to help you whenever possible. With practice you can limit the amount of cursing. Although I will admit there is no elegant way to attach a 3pt tiller- they always seem to rock around when you dont want them to. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    I'd follow Soundguy's advice and use a spud bar or the equivalent to persuade things to line up. If it's almost there, the lift pin just doesn't want to cooperate, I use a plastic sledge hammer to coax things a bit. Some attachments are easier than others. My sickle bar is the worst of the worst. Nothing really wants to line up on that sucker after hooking up the first lift arm.. It takes both the bar and the sledge.

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    IMHO, I agree with Henro, I was always taught to put the left bottom link (non adjustable) on first, then adjust the right hand link up and down with the adjuster till it lines up and goes on, then finally put the top link on, if necessary you can play with the lift control to tilt the implement forward and backward until the top link fits, or by adjusting it to length
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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    Forgot to add!! taking it off is the reverse of putting it on [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: 3 pt hitch

    Thanks guys, at least I am not alone in the cant get the thing on there crowd.

    I have decided and the wife has given her royal ok to the Pats easy change things. I have found nothing bad about them and if they work like those that have them say.........problem solved. I will be ordering them soon. so that I have them when I am on vacation.

    it is good to know I am in great company on this delima though

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