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Project Time! - 2" Rear Hitch Receiver

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Pullstart
12 minutes ago, OutdoorEnvy said:

I'm going to weld in some some coupons on the square tube ends


Good work, that thing is tough looking!  What are coupons? I’m sure it’s an auto correct flub, but I’m stumped!

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OutdoorEnvy
Just now, Pullstart said:


Good work, that thing is tough looking!  What are coupons? I’m sure it’s an auto correct flub, but I’m stumped!

 

Thanks!  They're little square or rectangle pieces of metal for welding.  Usually what people practice with or use to make tabs or gussets, etc. 

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Pullstart

I’ve been welding a long time.  I’ve never heard that one.  I learned something today!  :orcs-cheers:

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lynnmor
2 minutes ago, Pullstart said:


Good work, that thing is tough looking!  What are coupons? I’m sure it’s an auto correct flub, but I’m stumped!

The word "coupons" is usually used to define a sample for testing, I think he is referring to gussets.

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OutdoorEnvy
4 minutes ago, Pullstart said:

I’ve been welding a long time.  I’ve never heard that one.  I learned something today!  :orcs-cheers:

 

Well the guy who showed me a little about welding called them that...so you know how that goes...maybe it's a regional slang?

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ebinmaine

Excellent work there.

 

I'd like to add something on the fitment here having done this myself in the past.

I've built one hitch and modified another and they were both for eight speeds.

When I went to install it on the 1975 Automatic last year it did NOT fit.

 

Automatics are a little wider than the manuals.

 

I've kept a bad Automatic casing set aside with my old three speed. Both had bad outer bearings and were shredded. They will be used as a jig to be able to use to make my future hitches.

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OutdoorEnvy

@ebinmaine  Thanks Eric.  That's good to know.  Both my rigs are 8 speeds so should in the clear on this one.  But my friend has a 417-A that I probably would've assumed matched as I may make up one for him if I find another hitch receiver. 

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ebinmaine
Just now, OutdoorEnvy said:

@ebinmaine  Thanks Eric.  That's good to know.  Both my rigs are 8 speeds so should in the clear on this one.  But my friend has a 417-A that I probably would've assumed matched as I may make up one for him if I find another hitch receiver. 

 

If you get to that point just let me know and I'll snap some pics and measurements on the core transmission I have.

 

You can find those receivers by themselves on the interwebs for less than 20 bucks. After that, cross pieces and braces depends on what you have laying around.

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ri702bill
5 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

After that, cross pieces and braces depends on what you have laying around.

...and your ability to lay a weld bead with the worst of them !!  :ROTF:

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moe1965

I did the same setup on one of my tractors but I mounted the receiver upside-down to give me a little more height for moving a small landscaping trailer around and  still have the smaller hitch that came on the tractor to move my small yard trailer and lawn  roller.  

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ebinmaine
1 hour ago, moe1965 said:

I did the same setup on one of my tractors but I mounted the receiver upside-down to give me a little more height for moving a small landscaping trailer around and  still have the smaller hitch that came on the tractor to move my small yard trailer and lawn  roller.  

 

:handgestures-thumbupright:

 

 

We did that on Trina's  Military Tribute Tractor, 856, "Millie".  

 

Originally I did it so she could use the Single Ripper Spike but I came home one day to find the Monster Splitter in a different place.  

 

:lol:

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Lee1977

Two receiver hitches is better then one.  The top one is braced to the top of the transmission. The bottom one hooks on to the top one and is held in place by the WH hitch pin it's easily remove. 

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Lee1977
On 1/24/2023 at 12:19 PM, ebinmaine said:

Excellent work there.

 

I'd like to add something on the fitment here having done this myself in the past.

I've built one hitch and modified another and they were both for eight speeds.

When I went to install it on the 1975 Automatic last year it did NOT fit.

 

Automatics are a little wider than the manuals.

 

I've kept a bad Automatic casing set aside with my old three speed. Both had bad outer bearings and were shredded. They will be used as a jig to be able to use to make my future hitches.

The clear space between the two axle mounts on a auto needs to be 12".   The 8 speed 10 1/2" will clear the cast triangle reinforcements. If you have snow blade bracket on the tractor you need to make the mounting holes match up.

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