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Can I put a couple high strength eye bolt in the holes of the front weight bracket mount of my 2038R, or is that a definite no-no?
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I am referring to the 2, half inch holes visible here under my tool box. My thought is, I have a CRI stump bucket and will be using to remove some poplar stumps. So dig out stump, lift bucket and chain stump to the eye bolts in bracket, back up and drag stump out of the way.

So as asked earlier, is there a reason I really should not do this?
 

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You could the bracket is certainly heavy enough but I like the bracket CL mentioned better because it gets everything further from the grill. The bracket can take the force but I wonder about any eye bolt high strength or not.
 
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I chose the Heavy Hitch front receiver mount myself. It bolts right up to those holes on my 1 series, don’t know for sure on your 2038R.
A better idea, IMO.
 
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Don't see why you couldn't put an eye bolt in there.
A bolt on clevis/shackle/D ring mount, would work as well. Probably be a lower profile than the receiver. Something like this,
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Those are for a jeep front bumper.
Ken has the smaller ones at bolt on hooks.
 
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You could the bracket is certainly heavy enough but I like the bracket CL mentioned better because it gets everything further from the grill. The bracket can take the force but I wonder about any eye bolt high strength or not.
I have found 1/2 inch eye bolts like these.
2400 lb working load I think would be ample.
 

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I did check this out, says works on a 2038R up til 2019, mine is a 2021. I do appreciate the suggestion, but for me, my planned usage, I think way more than I need to spend to hook a chain to drag a stump or log. I have a 2 inch receiver hitch on my pallet fork frame, so more than I need. Thanks.
 
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Can I put a couple high strength eye bolt in the holes of the front weight bracket mount of my 2038R, or is that a definite no-no?
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I am referring to the 2, half inch holes visible here under my tool box. My thought is, I have a CRI stump bucket and will be using to remove some poplar stumps. So dig out stump, lift bucket and chain stump to the eye bolts in bracket, back up and drag stump out of the way.

So as asked earlier, is there a reason I really should not do this?
Why not use a long chain and your bucket hooks or d-rings? That way you can pull and lift.
 
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Can I put a couple high strength eye bolt in the holes of the front weight bracket mount of my 2038R, or is that a definite no-no?
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I am referring to the 2, half inch holes visible here under my tool box. My thought is, I have a CRI stump bucket and will be using to remove some poplar stumps. So dig out stump, lift bucket and chain stump to the eye bolts in bracket, back up and drag stump out of the way.

So as asked earlier, is there a reason I really should not do this?
Would probably work for light duty but would be asking too much of the bolt side-loading it under load. My suggestion would be is to get some 1/4" (or thicker) x 3" around 8" long flat stock, knock off the corners of one end, drill a 1 1/2" hole in center at the same end with 3/4" at the end still remaining, mark the two1/2" holes on the frame, add a third hole in the front, drill them out, and bolt them on. Not only will they be able to pull anything the tractor is capable of, they make a great pair of tie-downs for trailering.
 
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Can I put a couple high strength eye bolt in the holes of the front weight bracket mount of my 2038R, or is that a definite no-no?
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I am referring to the 2, half inch holes visible here under my tool box. My thought is, I have a CRI stump bucket and will be using to remove some poplar stumps. So dig out stump, lift bucket and chain stump to the eye bolts in bracket, back up and drag stump out of the way.

So as asked earlier, is there a reason I really should not do this?
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Why not use a long chain and your bucket hooks or d-rings? That way you can pull and lift.
I can use chains to the bucket, OK for lifting, but not so much for dragging.
 

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My suggestion would be is to get some 1/4" (or thicker) x 3" around 8" long flat stock, knock off the corners of one end, drill a 1 1/2" hole in center at the same end with 3/4" at the end still remaining, mark the two1/2" holes on the frame, add a third hole in the front, drill them out, and bolt them on.
Probably a great idea, it does interest me, but I just can't quite visualize it.
 

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If you are hell bent on dragging, turn the tractor around and use the drawbar.
I agree, the frames on these small tractors are pretty light.
 
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Montana Dan bent that support leg by doing what you propose, I believe . My post reflected the damage potential that you might incur ,
Confused on that one. The picture attached shows the brackets he made, I saw nothing bent......

I do like what Montana Dan suggests, probably a much better idea.
 
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