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    X758 Weight Bracket modification - add 2" hitch reciver

    The weight bracket on my 318 attached to a holder mounted on the tractor. I had someone weld up a receiver hitch to a plate that I could bolt onto that holder.

    The weight bracket on the X758 is a hunk of metal that attaches to the rear of the tractor with pins. I drilled holes in it that matched the receiver hitch piece from the 318. Luckily, this was a drill only project because I don't have a welder (am I even allowed to post in this forum topic ???).

    At any rate, here are the pictures because everyone likes pictures. In the "on high rear view" you can see how it all works. You can also barely see the 1" hitch bracket option for the X759 (a small hole in that bracket just behind the 2" receiver). I have an upside-down 2" trailer ball insert for the receive that can let me pull the trailer around too. The main use will be to hold the sprayer tank.

    Also have pix of the sprayer tank on a hitch-type holder. I did the alternator upgrade on the X758, so now I can loose the battery. Also enclosed is a pix of how the receiver hitch kludge use to attach to the 318, and a 2" ball bolt-on I also had made.

    So if anyone wants to add a 2" receiver that is a bit higher and a little further back than the optional 1" recover, here's a way to do it. Using the weight bracket to "add stuff" also seems like a clean way to do so.

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    Stand back everyone, Pete is at again with his boltment (when you don't have a welder). Nice conversion Pete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eepete View Post
    The weight bracket on my 318 attached to a holder mounted on the tractor. I had someone weld up a receiver hitch to a plate that I could bolt onto that holder.

    The weight bracket on the X758 is a hunk of metal that attaches to the rear of the tractor with pins. I drilled holes in it that matched the receiver hitch piece from the 318. Luckily, this was a drill only project because I don't have a welder (am I even allowed to post in this forum topic ???).

    At any rate, here are the pictures because everyone likes pictures. In the "on high rear view" you can see how it all works. You can also barely see the 1" hitch bracket option for the X759 (a small hole in that bracket just behind the 2" receiver). I have an upside-down 2" trailer ball insert for the receive that can let me pull the trailer around too. The main use will be to hold the sprayer tank.

    Also have pix of the sprayer tank on a hitch-type holder. I did the alternator upgrade on the X758, so now I can loose the battery. Also enclosed is a pix of how the receiver hitch kludge use to attach to the 318, and a 2" ball bolt-on I also had made.

    So if anyone wants to add a 2" receiver that is a bit higher and a little further back than the optional 1" recover, here's a way to do it. Using the weight bracket to "add stuff" also seems like a clean way to do so.

    Pete
    Hi Pete, are you using the click and go brackets with this? It sure looks like the brackets and yes you can just about put anything on the back like you did,, nice work.. Sure beats a three point hitch for the money and gets the job done... Jeff
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    Don't know if this is what JD calls "Click and Go" or not. The weight bracket attaches via to pins at the bottom and two metal "bars on springs" at the top. So unlike on my 318 the bracket does not bolt in. It is nice, it's easy to remove so you don't have it hanging out the back. It's not nice in that it can rattle around a bit. It's also nice that it's an easy to add on/take off.

    It seems like after the CAT 1 3 point hitch, the next command way to attach stuff to the back of a tractor is a 2" receiver. The X758 has a 1" receiver up front, and with an optional bracket you get one down low on the rear. Horror Freight sells a 1" to 2" adapter. So now I can have a 2" hitch "down low" or "middle of rear". As you can see from the pix (from the snow plow extension thread) I use the "down low" to attach a "pull me out I'm stuck" ring when I have the weights on. But I'll use the "middle of rear" 2" receiver shown here for carrying around the sprayer.

    Cheap and easy hacks that make things more versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eepete View Post
    Don't know if this is what JD calls "Click and Go" or not. The weight bracket attaches via to pins at the bottom and two metal "bars on springs" at the top. So unlike on my 318 the bracket does not bolt in. It is nice, it's easy to remove so you don't have it hanging out the back. It's not nice in that it can rattle around a bit. It's also nice that it's an easy to add on/take off.

    It seems like after the CAT 1 3 point hitch, the next command way to attach stuff to the back of a tractor is a 2" receiver. The X758 has a 1" receiver up front, and with an optional bracket you get one down low on the rear. Horror Freight sells a 1" to 2" adapter. So now I can have a 2" hitch "down low" or "middle of rear". As you can see from the pix (from the snow plow extension thread) I use the "down low" to attach a "pull me out I'm stuck" ring when I have the weights on. But I'll use the "middle of rear" 2" receiver shown here for carrying around the sprayer.

    Cheap and easy hacks that make things more versatile.

    Pete
    Pete, yup click N go. You can also order a 2" receiver from JD that fits the existing holes instead of the smaller rear hitch they sell, just see a dealer. I have a 2" on my X738 that I ordered when I bought the machine. However, they are very weak on what they can do, If you have a large sprayer for instance it will bounce up and down because of the weight. The click N go brackets are a heck of a lot stronger and things do not bounce at all. As you mentioned; the receiver under the frame is very low. You can mount it on top of the bracket too if you need to raise it higher (if you don't use the PTO)..
    I have actually ordered the weight bracket from GFP after seeing your project.. There are so many things you can bolt to the weight holder, (my Curtis sander for one) I cannot see reason not to own one! Thanks Pete. and I'll work on that rattle you mentioned, that will not fly with me at all! Jeff
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    Look at all the tire-tits on Pete's tractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    Look at all the tire-tits on Pete's tractor.
    Yeah, guess I wasn't the only one to notice. Pete needs more tractor time.
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    Randy, when it comes to tits, I pay close attention.
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    You are perhaps referring to my new tractor's "Tire Innate Traction" system? While learning to use this new 4WD beast, the "Tiny Installed Threads" create a safe environment. This "Traction Improvement Technology" is the latest thing. It avoid silly mistakes when "Traveling In Treacherous" areas before you are comfortable with the machine. Eventually they wear down via a mechanize called "Turf Induced Termination", or when referring to both wheels a "Turf Induced Terminations System".

    All that said, I do need more "Time in Tractor Seat". Eventually I'll have a pretty good feel for it.

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