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L.Fure
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This afternoon I put my dirt scoop on the 8N to scoop up a pile of gravel that was swept out of the yard. I got the scoop on without any trouble, but decided to put the anti-sway bars on after the first load. I spent a hour trying to get them on. I tried everything I could think of to get both of them attached. I just couldn't get it to go on. Anyone else have this problem?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just raise the implement up 6 inches at a
time until you find the magic spot to hook
up the arms to the implement.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Bruce (VA) wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:04:16 04/27/1Cool Just raise the implement up 6 inches at a
time until you find the magic spot to hook
up the arms to the implement.
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The bracket that mounts to the axel housing has several holes in it. Which holes should the pins be mounted in for a 8N?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My previous comment assumed the pin was in
the correct hole. If you have it in any
other hole other than dead center of the
axle, you won't be able to hook up an
implement or you will bend the sway bar.
It's a geometry thing.......
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Bruce (VA) wrote:
(quoted from post at 02:07:15 04/27/1Cool My previous comment assumed the pin was in
the correct hole. If you have it in any
other hole other than dead center of the
axle, you won't be able to hook up an
implement or you will bend the sway bar.
It's a geometry thing.......
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For some reason I have the pins in the farthest forward hole. I don't remember why I had put them there. I'll move them tomorrow and see how things go. Thanks for the help.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

L.Fure wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:16:16 04/26/1Cool
CVPost-Bruce (VA) wrote:
(quoted from post at 02:07:15 04/27/1Cool My previous comment assumed the pin was in
the correct hole. If you have it in any
other hole other than dead center of the
axle, you won't be able to hook up an
implement or you will bend the sway bar.
It's a geometry thing.......
75 Tips


For some reason I have the pins in the farthest forward hole. I don't remember why I had put them there. I'll move them tomorrow and see how things go. Thanks for the help.


Are you using two solid sway bars? It's a whole lot easier to use one solid and one adjustable bar. Hook up the solid bar first, then adjust the adjustable one to where it is easy to get on the pins.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I usually lift the implement enough to swing it left or right , so sway bar hole will line up. If it wont , its in wrong hole under axle or bracket is on backwards. Some swaybars don't have holes exactly the same I noticed.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:16 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

L.Fure wrote:
For some reason I have the pins in the farthest forward hole.


Photo shows incorrect pin location on aftermarket sway control mounts as compared to OEM.



A Bruce pointed out, the pins should be in line with the lift arm pivot pin mounted in the lower part of the trumpet.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Which goes on the implement pin first, the sway bar then the lift arm, or is it the other way around?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:25 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I never have that problem as I almost never
use sway bars. I don't like them on most
implements - would rather have some flex
back there.
I think Dollar Bill has your answer though.
The extra holes in those aftermarket sway
brackets are for different models. Move the
pins to the right holes for your tractor and
they will work.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-L.Fure wrote:
(quoted from post at 03:36:57 04/27/1Cool Which goes on the implement pin first, the sway bar then the lift arm, or is it the other way around?


Lift arms on first. Then sway bar. Hook up the left side first, then the right side, then the top link.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bruce (VA) wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:41:15 04/27/1Cool
CVPost-L.Fure wrote:
(quoted from post at 03:36:57 04/27/1Cool Which goes on the implement pin first, the sway bar then the lift arm, or is it the other way around?


Lift arms on first. Then sway bar. Hook up the left side first, then the right side, then the top link.


That's another thing I was doing wrong. The last time I used a three point hitch was in my high school days working for a dairy farmer. The Case eagle hitch is what I grew up using though, so I have to relearn how to use a three point hitch.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you have a Dearborn scoop, I don't think you can use sway bars.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with UD. I use a dirt scoop with sway bars. Works well.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Fighting the Three Point Hitch. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Ultradog MN wrote:
I never have that problem as I almost never use sway bars. I don't like them on most implements - would rather have some flex back there.


UD makes a very valid point. A good rule of thumb is to not use sway bars on any ground engaging implement such as a scoop.
 
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