If the double-angle-iron braces are replaced with chain, as my newer model Bush-Hog came equipped with, it will let the rear of the Hog pivot up and move up as it bumps over or rides up over something. Not a bad idea. Maybe a better idea. That does work. What you have there in the picture is certanly rigid. That"s probably a real early Bush-Hog design. However leave the actual "top link", that circular item running from the rear of the tractor out to the 3-point, as it is.
Re: 67 MF 135 Deluxe - just bought one and have some ques... in reply to FBH44, 09-18-2012 03:21:34
Later model mowers were modified with a chain replacing the rigid structure between the three point top link connection and the rear of the mower so as to prevent internal damage to the draft control mechanism of the tractor.
As is, the mower needs a chain in place of the top link.
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