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Snap-coupler conversion to 3-pt

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Cody xxxxxxxx

05-06-2008 22:49:30

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I recently acquired a 1959 D-17 with the original snap-coupler arms but all my implements are 3-point. In my reading I have found mention of A/C making a conversion kit for the D-14 & D-17 snap-couplers to allow use of the 3-point system without needing to rebuild the lifter but I can find no descriptions, drawings or photos and no evaluation of how well the conversions worked. AGCO only reports to kits are obsolete and salvage yards do not seem to know what I am seeking. Can anyone provide an image of the original snap to 3-pt conversion kit and any experience using them???

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Cody xxxxxxxx

05-12-2008 23:06:25

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 Re: Snap-coupler conversion to 3-pt in reply to Cody CBD, 05-06-2008 22:49:30  
THANK YOU for the input. I found the photo from Eldon and the Cross conversion kits. Interestingly, I have everything I need to use the existing drawbar on the tractor, except the lifter arms, adjustable levelers and stabilizer, so converting should be rather easy. Thanks again.

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05-08-2008 11:54:53

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 Re: Snap-coupler conversion to 3-pt in reply to Cody CBD, 05-06-2008 22:49:30  

I had a d-14 with the 3 pt conversion.
friend had a d-14 with the worksaver kit.

I liked the kit, seamed to me to be stronger.

Of course together we had a great deal of the equipment made for the snap couple. It worked good if you had it and you did not have to worry with people borrowing the equipment because it would not fit there tractors.

Good luck,

Note: the kit is heavy and has to be taken off on a stand, otherwise its hard to get back on by yourself.

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Chris in MO

05-07-2008 19:54:51

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 Re: Snap-coupler conversion to 3-pt in reply to Cody CBD, 05-06-2008 22:49:30  
When making the conversion, make sure you keep the original snap couplers and the bar between them. No telling when you or someone else might want to convert back to an original configuration.

Also, from personal experience, if you try to lift something (like a bale of hay) weighing more than about 1500-1600 pounds, you might want some extra weight in front as it can lift off the ground a little.


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John (MO)

05-07-2008 06:59:27

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 Re: Snap-coupler conversion to 3-pt in reply to Cody CBD, 05-06-2008 22:49:30  
Any web search for "allis chalmers 3 point coversions" should get you to any number of people who sell conversions and pictures of their goods. In my opinion the ones made by Cross are much better than most of the others. Personally I don"t care for the Worksaver ones at all, but some people seem to think they are ok.

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05-07-2008 03:15:42

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 Re: Snap-coupler conversion to 3-pt in reply to Cody CBD, 05-06-2008 22:49:30  
If you go to the left side of the page here and click on implement photos, and search allis chalmers for 3PT conversion, eldon from washington has an excellent picture of one there. If I got the name of the picture wrong, and nothing shows up, then keep hitting next page, its within 3 or 4 pages of the start.

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