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04-01-2000 09:29:33

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I use a 3pt drawbar so that I can raise it up and down, problem is using a ball mount to move my trailers around, drawbar will rotate. I was going to build a stabilizer to prevent it from rotating, has anyone seen one or have any suggestions?

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Pete's '47

04-01-2000 12:25:01

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 Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to mike, 04-01-2000 09:29:33  
Mike, The easy solution is to go down and pay about $16 for a drawbar lock (the price around here) or if you're like me and like to make stuff yourself, use a piece of 1/4" bar stock, 16"x 3", cut a 1-1/8"x2-1/2" hole in one end that the drawbar slides through. Weld a couple of pieces of angle on the other end that the lift arm will fit into, one above, one below, drill a hole in each, drop a pin through outside the lift arm. Put a slight bend in the bar so it angles in a little on the drawbar a couple inches. When the lift arms are parallel with Mother Earth, so is the drawbar and at a good height. It's out of the way and useable on either side. Just a suggestion that works if you have materials/equip. handy. If not, see you at Fleet-Farm. Pete

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Pete's '47

04-02-2000 06:49:56

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 Re: Re: Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to Gaspump, 04-01-2000 13:30:31  
Around Wiscosin there is a chain of stores called Fleet-Farm and they have d.b. locks for $16 in-store and they are also zinc plated. I've said this before once or twice that tractor parts prices (for a hobbyist like me) are quite cheap compared to other things, i.e., a new rear tire w/tube, installed for $189 and lasts 10(?) or more years. A new rear tire for my motorcycle, tubeless, mounted myself for $200 discounted, lasts about 50-60 laps. When it comes to my N, I don't mind spending the money, but I also take a little pride in making my own parts. Pete

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04-02-2000 07:36:31

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to Pete's '47, 04-02-2000 06:49:56  
CT, Farm & Fleet, Country General, County Post, Farm & Home are all one now. Actually Your drawbar lock sounds like great idea, I plan to make one.

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Hendo (OR)

04-02-2000 08:10:47

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to Gaspump, 04-02-2000 07:36:31  
I bought one years ago from Central Tractor but it turned out to be for a catagory 2 or 3, so it hung in the shed for 10 years, finally I welded another piece over the opening for the drawbar and cut it to size.
thirty years ago i saw a neat little thing on the drawbar of a TO-20 that just went on one end of the drawbar and was held by the ring pin but have never seen once since, it was a manufactured part, not home made.
I prefer to use wagons and tools with drop pins.

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04-01-2000 10:58:01

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 Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to mike, 04-01-2000 09:29:33  
Mike what you are refering to is a drawbar lock. You can get them from farm supply stores or catalogs for around $30. They could be built easily if you have welding eq. Just a fork over and under the drawbar that bolts or clamps to the lift arm.

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04-01-2000 10:43:32

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 Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to mike, 04-01-2000 09:29:33  
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This is a nice setup that I've seen a couple of times. Maybe something like this would work for you?


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04-02-2000 19:39:59

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 Re: Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to Tyler(MD), 04-01-2000 10:43:32  
Where can I get one of these?

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Chris (MI)

04-03-2000 16:20:55

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 Re: Re: Re: draw bar stabilizer in reply to Scott, 04-02-2000 19:39:59  
Keep an eye out on Ebay, I bought one last year for $20.00 + shipping.

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