Buying Advice Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get?

   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #21  
Great! Just trying to keep everyone safe and happy. :)

Have a great Thanksgiving!

All the best,

Peter


Excellent point. I will be very careful.

-Rob :)
 
   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #22  
I'm going to need more than a 2" hitch on my PT425 to get my fat carcass off the couch after tomorrow. :laughing:
 
   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #23  
Here is another adaptation for the FEL arms. A tractor 3pt boom with a high reach limb cutter on the end.

That is sweet...... Sorry but i'm stealing your idea. Are the cutting edges blunt or sharpened? NO MORE LADDER AND CHAINSAW!!!!
 
   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #24  
One blade has a 45 degree point. I would like to shape it like an axe. I used the shank from a subsoiler which is 3/4 steel. It can also be turned sideways, and upside down to cut tree roots. Mine has a small cyl on it, but you can put whatever your design can withstand.

Another picture. The second picture is a tree shear made by Power-Trac, at $3200
 

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One blade has a 45 degree point. I would like to shape it like an axe. I used the shank from a subsoiler which is 3/4 steel. It can also be turned sideways, and upside down to cut tree roots. Mine has a small cyl on it, but you can put whatever your design can withstand.

Another picture. The second picture is a tree shear made by Power-Trac, at $3200

Wow, JJ!

That's awesome. You're a genius! Super super cool. Thanks for sharing.

-Rob :)
 
   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #26  
...and then I'd really like to learn to weld and use a plasma cutter..-Rob :)

There are welders and people that weld....
There are books and DVDs. The best thing I did for myself was take a course at the local county/state trade school. I actually received a certificate upon graduation. The course covered stick, mig, plasma cutting, torch cutting/welding/brazing, safety, etc. It was about $200+ for two nights a week for 3 mos. (I tend to take my hobbies much too seriously though.)
 
   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #27  
How big of limbs can you cut? Is it hard to get hang of being that far out from the FEL? I have thought of making one with a hyd chain saw, but your idea looks mutch more doable.
 
   / Which hitch receiver adaptor would you get? #28  
I bought a 3PH receiver from the JD dealer. I believe it cost me $79 + tax. Works great.

The first pic shows the receiver on the back of the tractor and the second shows a trailer attached to the hitch.

For short quick moves, I just back up under the hitch and raise the 3pt and drive away. For longer/bumpier moves or a loaded trailer I get off close and the latch before I move it.
 

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How big of limbs can you cut? Is it hard to get hang of being that far out from the FEL? I have thought of making one with a hyd chain saw, but your idea looks much more doable.

It can cut about 4 in. I have the hyd chainsaw also but I have to make an adapter to mount on the chainsaw. The chainsaw is a closed center saw, so I need to figure how to activate it. Right now, I am thinking of tying the trigger down and operate my aux hyd to power the saw.
 
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There are welders and people that weld....
There are books and DVDs. The best thing I did for myself was take a course at the local county/state trade school. I actually received a certificate upon graduation. The course covered stick, mig, plasma cutting, torch cutting/welding/brazing, safety, etc. It was about $200+ for two nights a week for 3 mos. (I tend to take my hobbies much too seriously though.)

I did the same thing, but only took stick and mig. Community colleges were very good about that back then, however, now some of them are wanting to get you into full degree and/or certification programs and with the economy being the way it is, the community colleges are full of people taking entire programs. They are less likely to let you in for just a couple classes without a degree path commitment.
 
 
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