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I just installed the draft links, but they are canted outwards a lot. I was able to hook up my heavy hitch weight bracket last year because the eyeballs had enough movement. But I now want to install some Pat’s quick hooks and the way the draft arms are canted, they won’t work right. I the arms on the wrong way?
 

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Pictures will help as well as what model tractor.
 

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I just installed the draft links, but they are canted outwards a lot. I was able to hook up my heavy hitch weight bracket last year because the eyeballs had enough movement. But I now want to install some Pat’s quick hooks and the way the draft arms are canted, they won’t work right. I the arms on the wrong way?
That appears to be a common problem, it is one of the disadvantages of the Pat's system. My brother installed a pair on his Kioti and has the exact same problem.
 

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The welds for the swivel balls are only on one side of the lower arms and should be on the inside - i.e. facing towards the center of the tractor.
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I thought I measured/examined them once and the distances to the holes were the same regardless of which they were put on, ala symmetrical. If that is indeed the case, I am not sure there is a "wrong" way or at least a way that would make much difference.

As always, I could be incorrect on that.
 

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The welds for the swivel balls are only on one side of the lower arms and should be on the inside - i.e. facing towards the center of the tractor. View attachment 781527
OK, so I raised the 3 point until it was the same height as in your photo, and blow me down, it looks just like yours. The draft arms are no longer canted outwards. They must arc over the full travel from outward to neutral to inward cant. When I installed mine the 3 point control was at full down. So, I should be good to mount the Pat’s quick hitch units. BTW, the swivel retainers are all on the inside, as you mentioned. If I were to swap the arms left to right, the welded retainers would be on the outside.

Thanks very much to this forum. Saved me the time I almost spent on doing a swap!
 

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Pretty sure Pat's specifies how to mount their units on the arms, so they end up in a certain position.
 
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The welds for the swivel balls are only on one side of the lower arms and should be on the inside - i.e. facing towards the center of the tractor.

You may want to tighten this nut up it looks loose.

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I was gonna say...how do you otherwise keep your tractor so clean? ;-)
It's always filthy... I wish I had the time to clean it. Those 3pt arms had been happily sitting in a box in the basement for 3.5 years. 😁
 
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