New hitch for an old plow

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flusher

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Getting old. Sold the ranch. Sold the tractors. Moved back to the city.
I bought this old John Deere 2-14 plow awhile ago.

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The hitch mechanism on the plow is pretty worn and will not hold an adjustment.

Solution: build a new hitch

Cut and drill a pair of 4"x1/2" thick angle

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A 3" x 1/4"wall tube with 1/2" plates welded on the ends to carry the lower hitch pins.

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The two vertical brackets for the upper hitch pin were cut to length and welded to a 3"x18"x1/2"thick plate. The original two supports for the vertical brackets were salvaged and reused. Cost: about $70.

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Haven't had a chance to try the new setup yet--next month after the rainy season begins and the soil is less like concrete (5 months since the last rainfall).
 
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suncoast

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Plant City, Florida
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John Deere 4720 Cab
Great Idea! I have on old 3 x 12 A.C. that is finished ecxept for a new front set-up. Your idea looks good to me. Gene
 
 
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