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« on: June 08, 2011, 12:51:52 PM »

There is probably a simple answer to this, but..........

Are there attachments that will help control the horizontal sway of my 3 point hitch?


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 12:55:59 PM »

I take it your lift arms don't have stablizers...?


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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 12:56:42 PM »

Nope.

Where do the stabalizers attach too.  Axle?  And what type are best?  Adjustable bars, chain type?
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 01:41:47 PM »

Jay,
      Here are pics of my stablizers on my Kubota B7510.


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The turnbuckle (one on either side) is how you adjust the 3pt hitch


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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 03:43:04 PM »

There are a set of chains that hang from the top link to the lift arms that can be bought for about $35 to keep the depth and sway under control. Not quite as good as a solid sway bar, but it works. My sway bars are on the outside of the lift arms, and have pins that slide in to lock them in place. almost all tractors older than 65 didn't have sway bars. They were added on by the owners if needed. One sway bar is all you realy need but it looks better with two.



picture of my 8n swaybar, there are two but I only put one on for the picture, and usually only run one on the tractor anyways.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 04:26:26 PM »

Jay ... don't know what kind of tractor you have but if you can get the sway bars get those.  Quicker and easier to adjust.  I've had both.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2011, 04:27:01 PM »

OK    Went out to the farm and checked out the tractor.  There is a set of short chains, non adjustable on the inside of the lift arms.  But my lift arms still move from left to right quite a bit.  I want them to be centered and stay in place.  There are a set of brackets on the rear axle.  Looks like they could hold an adjustable stabilizer bar, and the distance from the hole where the chains are attached to the lift arms, is 16 inches.  Can I put stabilizers on the outside of the lift arms?  And would this help the lift arms from swinging back and forth?

If I think out it I will get some pictures when I go the next time.

WAB  Looking at your pictures, do your lift arms swing back and forth?  Or do you have the turn buckles tightened so that they work against each other to keep everything centered and not sway?  My setup has chains where your turnbuckles are, and have slack.  Thus, I think that is why my lift arms (and quick hitch) swings back and forth.
Also, would it be better to have the stabilizers on the inside, or the outside?
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 05:50:40 PM »

Jay,
     I should have taken a pic showing the quick hitch which stays on my tractor all the time. I have the turn buckles adjusted so that the hitch is centered and they pull against each other so the arms have no sideways movement.


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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 06:21:50 PM »

Here is a picture of my new holland sway bar



You remove the pin and the swaybar is free to move for hooking up implements, then repin to center.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 06:35:19 PM »

I always run with just one sway bar. Makes a big difference though.
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