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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 6:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could someone that has one of these hitches please check my dimensions before I begin to fabircate. I know Ken Ortman has some good pictures, but things are unclear in many instances.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/duwem/cat0a-framedrawing.jpg}


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John Lang
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 7:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can buy these new from Brinly Hardy for less $100 or less and that includes the sleeve hitch hardware which you have not shown in your drawing.
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John Lang
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just trying to help. Here's some more info from Brinly Hardy. I've found Nancy very helpful.
H-1000-A-frame
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An origional one went for $60 on ebay, I will post up in the classifieds here to see what I come up with. }
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Tim N.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Got one last week from Brinly, about $91.00 for the frame - $104 to my door.
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I will keep that in mind, I just dropped $1400 for a 332 then $250 for the 3-}point.... so if I can get a used one that would be great.
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 7:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

could someone please check these dimensions for me
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Pat Blackford
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 7:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike -

Mine was just delivered yesterday from Brinly. Some of your dimensions are a bit off. My girlfriend took the following pictures, so you can see them.

http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/jlettich/Brinly%20Sleeve%20Hitch%20Adaptor/

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Steve Hayes
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Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A standard Cat0 drawbar is 20" wide. The top link location is not terribly critical but I build my adaptors with a 12" vertical dimension. Also a Cat0 hitch uses 5/8" pins.
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 6:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So it is 5/16" for the side pieces, not 3/8"
Also that top part is 1 7/8" not 1 3/4"

How much was that new, They are so simple that I would feel bad buying one, but I could always make one and sell the one I bought.
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Tim N.
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Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 8:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike - Brinly quoted me about $91.00.
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - 6:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have called that number on that page you posted up John and havnt had anyone answer it for 3 times now.....
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Bruce W.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike,

Brinly-Hardy Info

You may contact our Customer Service Department toll free at (877) 728-8224. All other departments are (800)626-5329 or send us an e-mail at customerservice@brinly.com.
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Jim Quarles
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Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2006 - 6:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know about the Brinly-Hardy frame because I've got one built by a fabber from e-bay. Here is an experience I've had with mine.

It's built from 1/4 stock. I put a weight carrier on it and things are cool. Then I get the idea to use it for a hitch for a planter - that's cooler yet.

Then I build a tool-bar with 2 middle-busters for the A-frame so I can build irrigation furrows down the rows. That worked so good I started plowing my garden with that tool. At some point using this tool-bar setup I overloaded the 1/4" A-frame and now both lower hitch pins are about 1/4" out of line pointing to the front of the tractor.

The long and short of it is that area where those pins mount probably needs to be 3/8 metal if you are going to be using your a-frame in a 'stressful' way.
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 6:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim,
Can I see pictures of this
I just bought one from John Lang
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Jim Quarles
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Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

pictures of what I'm using it for - or the damage done?
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Jim Quarles
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Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 7:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike you want to see how I'm using it or how I damaged it?
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Tim N.
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Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim - The Brinly-Hardy A-frame is built with 3/8" stock, not 1/4" like the one on ebay.
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Jim Quarles
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Posted on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup - it needs to be - I can prove it.
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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The damage and using it for, mine is in the mail.
I want to make the 790 compact weight bracket bolt up to the frame as well but dont want to overload it.
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Jim Quarles
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Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 8:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike - Here are two uses - planter and tool bar. You can see the weight carrier on the a-frame on the planter picture. When you need weights on the rear end - turn the a-frame around and hang the weights on it.

I don't have a picture of how I mounted the tool bar or a good picture of the damage yet. I'll try to get them sometime this afternoon or tomorrow.



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Jim Quarles
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Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tool bar hookup and a-frame damage...



I use the center hole in the hitch to hook things up. Note the hitch pins on the a-frame that are pointing off different directions? The paint on the uprights is cracked from top to bottom because of the twist that was put into them.




A bolt comes up from the bottom and tightens into the nut bracket welded on the tool bar.



The end tabs with holes in them are pieces of scrap that slide into the area just under the nuts on those lower hitch pins



It's a neat quick set up - one bolt does it. When it's cinched up it's all one stout piece.

Now to mount those hitch pins a bit stronger...



The final result.
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Steve Hayes
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Posted on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I built this Cat0 3point adaptor with 2" receiver and weight bracket. I then built an adaptor to convert the 2" receiver to sleeve hitch to use my sleeve hitch plow.

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Mike Duwe
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Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Steve,
that is one nice setup. Did you start with a Brinly adaptor and weld on brackets for the weights. I would like to use mine in the winter as a weight ballast for snowblowing. I have a 790 front bracket that I might put on it, but I like your setup a lot better.
Also, how do you plow with your 3 point. With my 10.5" wheels set in the wide position I need to have the sleeve hitch adaptor plate that bolts on the A-frame all the way to the right side, it looks like yours is centered. What are you doing to keep the 3- pt arms from pullin to one way, I put a second bolt in the chains to tighten them up, but then I couldnt get the frame off without removing that bolt.
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Dusti Snider
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Thought I'd post a pic of the 3pt adapter and A-frame I just finished building. Seems like these things come up every so often...

My dealer gave me a sleeve hitch from a tractor of unknown brand, which I incorporated into it. I also added holes to bolt the weights on that I have on the front of all my tractors, a set of forged eye bolts for pulling and lifting, holes to bolt a trailer ball and so on. It's all made from 2-1/2" angle, 3/8" thick. Pretty stout...
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Darrin Behm
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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 2:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oops

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Travis Ford
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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It seems like everybody builds there own version of these things. I built this one a while ago to move my trailer around and pull a lawn roller. Then I built a ripper for it. Seems like I am using it all the time for something.



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Farley Cornia
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Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 4:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim, is there any way you could get a close-up on the brackets you fabbed up for the Earthway planter to 3-point A-frame converter. I have 1 of each and would like to try to build my own. Thanks Farley

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