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3 bar deck leveller for bagger use.

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I see Wheel Horse offered a 3 bar deck leveller as an upgrade for 42" and 48" decks with bagger attached.

 

I am too cheap to buy one so I made it.

 

I cut a bar from an old worn out leveller then welded up and filed the wear points.

 

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This is a standard 2 bar leveller.

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This is the leveller with the third bar just sitting loose.

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Here is the completed leveller.

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Here are the plans that I drew up to locate the third bar.

3 bar deck leveller.pdf

 

This is a deck from the internet with the 3 bar leveller installed.

I have not installed mine yet.

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I guess time will tell whether this was a useful upgrade or not.

 

Cleat

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20 hours ago, cleat said:

... I guess time will tell whether this was a useful upgrade or not.

 

My guess is "yes", beautiful work as usual. :thumbs:

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I think it's a good upgrade. I'm going to try it with my vacuum, that side drops down when lifted. I don't see the need for the long slot in the middle on a C-Series or the 300, 400, 500 Series Tractors. It may be that Xi or D's need it. It may just be they duplicated the center bar to have fewer parts.

 

I got one made doesn't look as good as your Cleat. I had to drill the holes and cut the slot out with the side grinder. Made a few cuts that shouldn't be there and finished up the bastard file. I think it will work great. The only problem is I have all ready installed the vacuum and hate to have to take it back off.

 

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Cleat it works great with my vacuum. I had to remove the deck to clean out under the belt cover. It was getting late so my vacuuming was over for the day. Had to take my bracket back to the drill press and run the 3/4" bit though it a couple of times to get it started on the rod. Drove it in to place with a short piece of one inch pipe using your dimensions. Welded it and put the deck back together. The deck now sets level with the vacuum attached.

 

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