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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch?

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52Fordredbelly

11-08-2013 08:12:45
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Hey guys,

I bought a cat 1 drawbar from TSC to attach a ball hitch to move my father-in-laws 26 foot jayco trailer the other day. Like an idiot I did not account for the fact that it would easily rotate since it does not have a 3rd point to stabilize it. I ended up attaching the trailer to the front hitch which worked but was certainly NOT ideal. Turned into one of those nights you were glad you didnt kill yourself on the 8n. I have a hill behind my gate and with the tall gear in reverse it did not have a lot of necessary torque or traction. I also had to toss the brushog on to get extra traction on the rear tires but it took all the 8n had not to stall out which it did once. So long and short has anyone modified a standard drawbar to work with a ball hitch. I was thinking of buying a pin the same size as the lower arms which link on to a 3point attachment and putting it through one of the drawbar holes and attaching to top link to keep it from rotating. Any thoughts or pics of a solution. As always thanks in advnace.

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tom bleeker

11-11-2013 19:02:02
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
no but a kid makes a receaver hitch on you tube i made one like it . 5 inch c channel on bottom and 3 inch in center 2 of them with 4inch receaver tube.weld ears for pins hour job



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mbramble

11-10-2013 13:17:38
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
And if you happen to have an old, unused bolt on trailer hitch, you can modify it for use on the 3 point hitch ---



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SteveB(OH)

11-10-2013 12:48:18
66.222.33.113



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Here's what can be done with a welder, some old water pipe, and too much time on your hands...

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Royse

11-09-2013 16:55:45
69.36.58.178



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Yep, that's how it goes Dan. Nothing wrong with the locks like that.

As with my setup, I don't think I'd trust them to haul real heavy loads.

They do work great for normal stuff though, at very little cost.



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Pecan Oakie

11-09-2013 16:43:03
72.205.238.175



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Here's one that will pull a freight train. Dealer install option. This is on my 8N that I use to pull a four wheel trailer when hauling pecans from the pecan groves. Might consider selling it..someday maybe

[URL=http://s685.photobucket.com/user/Tahoe1996/media/032-1.jpg.html][IMG]http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv218/Tahoe1996/032-1.jpg~original[/IMG][/URL]



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dan shu

11-09-2013 16:14:31
69.140.243.121



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  

ironically i was going to post this to ask if I put it on right...I also put a sway bar on all is working good for now.



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pierce

11-09-2013 14:44:16
75.101.82.47



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
I got one of these for my 'N



works _great_

I've been using the clevis shackle whatever with a 5/16" grade 30 chain for dragging logs around.



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kylemorley

11-08-2013 20:27:21
96.61.91.82



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  

Oh, here's my quick-and-dirty solution. Has the advantage over the roll locks of preventing the hitch from rising without needing swaybars



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Royse

11-08-2013 18:58:49
69.36.58.178



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Solid draw bar is more solid, especially when backing.

I do like being able to back up, lift the 3 pt and drive off though.

It's a lot less climbing on and off the tractor.



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old

11-08-2013 20:51:18
209.86.226.34



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to Royse, 11-08-2013 18:58:49  
Simple way to get the best of both worlds. Use the swinging draw bar but have the 3 point draw bar on also but under the trailer hitch. So when you want to unhook you lift the 3 point of disengage the ball then lower again to clean the hitch and drive off



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52fordredbelly

11-08-2013 18:12:59
70.208.131.47



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Thanks for the info and the pics. Looks like another order coming into the site soon :-)



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old

11-08-2013 18:25:59
209.86.226.11



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 18:12:59  
Ya the under the rear end swinging draw bar for pulling trailers etc is by far better and safer then the 3 point draw bar. It get the tongue of the trailer in closer to the rear end so a lot less likely to be popping wheelies



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Don Pa.

11-08-2013 16:13:16
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
I move my camper the way Old suggested. Have no trouble at all. Wouldn't be without one. This site sells them.

http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Ford-8N_Swinging-Drawbar-Kit_49A34R.html



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Royse

11-08-2013 16:09:34
69.36.58.178



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
I made this one out of stuff I had laying around.

Receiver was a bumper mount I turned upside down.

It just bolts to the drawbar.

I use it to move light weight boat and utility trailers with.

I don't think I'd want to move a heavy trailer with it.



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Ed Douglas

11-08-2013 19:56:18
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to Royse, 11-08-2013 16:09:34  
Nice Royse.....well thought out........gonna copy that one!



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FLOLDFORD

11-08-2013 14:54:25
65.33.89.5



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Here is one that I made from the hitch off of a junk mower. I just welded a piece of square tubing between the bottom pins and a place to put the ball. Just remember never try to pull a tail heavy trailer with this set up. That's why I use it on my IH 350 instead of on of the N's. It has a double acting external lift cylinder and will stay in what ever position you put it



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FLOLDFORD

11-08-2013 14:57:17
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 14:54:25  

Forgot the picture!!!



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soundguy

11-08-2013 13:55:45
207.30.46.70



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
if you simply WANT practice fabbing something up, go ahead.. be crative.

or if you just want it to work. a simple cat1 drawbar lock usually costs less than 20$. here.. tsc..e tc..



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kylemorley

11-08-2013 09:28:04
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Or if you like red iron,

http://www.redrockmfg.com/images/gde1l.jpg



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HCooke

11-08-2013 09:10:13
70.195.66.251



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  

Here's one solution. I use this tractor and setup to move all my trailers and boats around on the property.



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old

11-08-2013 08:32:12
209.86.226.19



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
You do know you can buy a swinging draw bar set up that will bolt on the an 8N didn't you?? If you look under your 8N you will see taped holes and that is where the front part of it mounts and then there is another piece that mounts on the bolts that hold the PTO in and then a draw bar to hooks under the rear end.



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Dean

11-08-2013 08:31:35
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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
A draw bar lock will prevent the draw bar from turning but you will also needs stay bars to prevent the hitch from rising up and possibly allowing the hitch to unhitch from the ball when going down hill.

Not sure of the weight of the trailer but moving it with an 8N may be dangerous.

Dean



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mhb@ufe

11-08-2013 08:20:47
24.39.22.34



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 Re: anyone modified a draw bar as a hitch? in reply to 52Fordredbelly, 11-08-2013 08:12:45  
Draw bar lock, sold here on this site.

Mark



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