Custom 3-Point Hitch for Garden Tractors
(Cub Cadet shown)
1/26/2009

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Mounting Plate- Tack welded bracingI don't know why I took 2-pics... DOH!
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Lift-arm tabs installedDSC07494.jpg
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Pre-fitting Pivot for Upper Lift Lever- tack-welded . Lift Lever components- Thick wall tubing inside square channel
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Lift lever- arm layout (didn't use all- due to clearance problem)Lift-Lever finished
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Lift Lever (upper) and Hitch Link (lower) finishedDSC07501.jpg
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Starting on upper lift armsUpper Lift Arms bent for more clearance
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Lower receiver plate- for a class 1 reciever (weld/bolt on)Test-lift of lower receiver (don't like the receiver angle)
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Lifting sleeve and lift chains (temporary)DSC07508.jpg
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2nd design- required rear axle cover removal. Making a new gasket...
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Axle cover re-installedNew tilt-lever tack-welded to receiver plate
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Parts Painting DSC07514.jpg
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Upper pivot arm and mount installedReceiver will stay level!    6 1/2" travel      I LIKE IT!
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Temporary 1" Receiver . Don't have any 1 1/4" handyI'll find some 1 1/4" tommorrow