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Ball Hitch and Tree Work

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jsarro

Last fall September of 2012, I had a bunch of downed trees that needed cutting, splitting, and hauling across the yard. I found this simple 1 7/8 ball at Tractor Supply for about $5.00. I have gotten so much use out of adding that ball to the rear of my 3112. I needed to do some minor filing, but other than that it dropped right in. I believe it was a 3/4" stem.

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dynodave

I put a 1-7/8 ball also on my tractors however I did not want to open the hitch hole all the way to 3/4" on the narrow tab. I had in the past used 5/8" shaft balls, and was tired of just moving it around. When i started to looks for a few more, I found them only at TCS. Not web/mail order but "store pick only" so I had a friend that lived far away but near a TCS pick one up for me. I eventually got it from him. now all the tractors are happy with new balls.

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jsarro

I'll have to go back and measure the stem of the ball. I did not need to drill out the rear tag. I was happy to find the right stem size at my local TSC. I merely lightly filed off a few rough edges. It may have been drilled by a PO.

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jsarro

Thanks Josh. That seems to be a big part of the fun with these machines, is finding rugged uses for them around the yard and house.

quote:Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen

Very nice! Always great to squeeze in as many uses for the old machines as you can.


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quote:Originally posted by jfrank1962

Nice pictures Jack8D8DGlad to see you still enjoying these old machines!


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id="quote">Thank You John for tipping me off to Kent's tractor. I am hoping to be able to put some more time into these fun machines!

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quote:Originally posted by perry

great use of the tractor ^ nice log splitter dOd


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id="quote">Thanks, without this tractor, I could not have easily hauled this trailer load across the yard. The 3112 has earned it's keep. The newer splitter was a friends. The older splitter was a rental. The double wedge on the old splitter made everything so much faster.

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jsarro

Thanks Greg, I appreciate it. :D

Tony, Glad to help out on the parts. I look forward to seeing that deck when you get it done. dOd

I am hoping to expand the shed this spring so I can fit the 3112 in there with all the attachments, plus a sister. dOd

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quote:Originally posted by gwiseman

Wondered where you'd been lately. Now it's obvious---you were busy!


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id="quote">Thanks for noticing Gene. I hope this year is not be as busy. I do have a list of projects at home and work. I need to try to keep it in balance though. ;)

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