How do you guys 'hook' to your tractor ?
I'm pretty satisfied with my front connection, just a simple shackle in the frame hole. (pic 1)
Never been to happy about the rears though. I've done it two ways up till now.
One was a large shackle on the center drawbar. That was OK, but the whole rear relied on that one shackle. And god forbid should one side chain fail the other would become really loose. (I didn't get a pic of this way)
Second way was a shackle around the same shaft the draw bars connect to. It felt more secure but man, what a pain to reach in attach, Almost had to crawl in on my back. (pic 2)
This weekend I took that draw bar and glued a large sling ring to the end and replaced my chain ends to slip hooks w/ spring retainers. (pic 3+4)
I did a test load and tie down and I'm liking it already. Very easy to reach in and hook and un-hook.
Would love to see how others do it.