Why don’t tractors have dedicated tie down points?

sandman2234

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Well, consider it from a different angle. If they supplied tie down points on the tractor and your trailer attachment points didn't quite "fit", and there was a wreck, who is going to get sued? Different lengths of trailers, as well as widths, flatbed versus dump body, and the list goes on. If you haul your tractor with an implement, is the hold down point still going to work? My 3008 bush hog tends to get in the way of the chains when I haul it on the tractor, so I have to change how I run the chains. If liability comes into play, with a dedicated chain route, I can see why they don't offer them.
David from jax
 

nisaacs

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In general, tractors stay on the farm. They also have road gears for longer distances. So they don't spend the coin on tie downs.

On the other hand, construction equipment do have them. They are slow, so transport is a must, since they move from job to job.
 

KVs2650

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Im going to move my B2650 2000 miles this coming fall and am working on tiedown points. I planned on using the rear drawbar with a clevis to secure the rear and am thinking of having a clevis mount,
(2.925" wide X 2.577 tall X 1.000" thick w/.905 diameter bored hole (true round).)
welded to a 1/4" plate that will get bolted to the front of the tractor frame using existing bolt holes. Then I could use the same tiedown system on the front as the rear. I have a fel in front and a back blade on the rear which I'll tie down both separate from the tractor. I have time so will report back with results.
 

bcp

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Welcome to TBN.

Your shackle mount sounds like one from 4x4 off-roading.


Bruce
 
 
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