Wheel disc cut down

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flusher

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I bought this 13-ft Minneapolis Moline KS1300 (made by Krause) a few years ago. It's too much disc for my 2008 Mahindra 5525 (54 hp engine).

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So I cut it down to about 7 ft wide.
Cut about 24 inches off each of the four axle beams. Used an $80 portable band saw from Harbor Freight and a Miwaukee blade. It's a variable speed saw. Ran at real slow speed. Blade cuts the 3"x3"x1/4" tubing like butter.

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Used two of the pieces of scrap from the axle beams to make a pair of wheel supports and welded them onto the wheel axle. I left the original wheel supports on the axle.

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Welded up a new hitch using a 2" receiver. Use a pintle/lunette hitch.

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Ready to roll:)

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I like that hitch, I've thought about putting a pintle hitch on everything I've got. So much better and safer than ball hitches.
 
  
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I like that hitch, I've thought about putting a pintle hitch on everything I've got. So much better and safer than ball hitches.

And I find they're a lot easier to align and hitch up to compared to the drop pin type hitch I previously used to attach that wheel disk to the tractor drawbar.
 
 
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