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    DIM (Did It Myself) 3 pt. hitch

    A few weeks ago, I started building a 3 point hitch for my 330. I completed it this weekend. Thought I'd share a few pics it with y'all.

    Bought four Cat 0 ball ends and a section of 1/2" X 2" flat bar. Cut the bar to length and welded the ball ends.

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    Cut out the rock shaft arms. 1/2" X 2" flat bar.
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    Below is the factory rock shaft with the center link tabs(circled) welded to it.
    I turned the original hitch upside-down; and welded a section of heavy angle iron onto it, to create the lower draft link attaching point. Then, I welded tabs to attach the lower ball of the draft links. I also welded a 2" receiver to the hitch.

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    Okay, here's a few shots of the whole mess installed on the 330.
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    After the 3 point hitch was finally installed, I built a hitch attachment. Clean, primed and applied John Deere Green. Tomorrow, I'll buy a 2" receiver to weld to the hitch attachment. I know, I should have done this prior to painting. I'm just goofy that way.
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    After the green paint dried, I installed the hitch attachment.
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    I've got to visit Tractor Supply tomorrow to buy a few more 5/8" Cat 0 pins.

    Next project is to fabricate sway bars to prevent side to side hitch movement when an implement is attached.
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    Looks great Flyweight. You will get a lot of use out of that. Thanks for the pics, great craftsmanship 🏼
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    Nice work! Looks great.
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    Pretty awesome!
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    Looks great and thanks for sharing!! I really enjoy seeing project builds like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenAcres4me View Post
    Looks great and thanks for sharing!! I really enjoy seeing project builds like this.
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    Nice work, flyweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenAcres4me View Post
    Looks great and thanks for sharing!! I really enjoy seeing project builds like this.
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