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Some may remember a previous thread I had about a sleeve hitch for a '59 RAM, and that none were available, after some collaboration with a local welder this is the final result, mounts on the two tabs on the bottom at the back and will use the top part that works with the lift, pic of this part from the web included for reference.
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Not yet, I am waiting for the top part to be finished, this part goes between the two tabs at the bottom of the hitch on the tractor, where a plow or tiller would mount, a piece goes in the top part with a heavy duty turnbuckle between for adjustability.
 

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Great idea. :thumbs:

But, I am confused.

Shouldn't the connection for the lift rod be off-center ?

Where does each end of the turnbuckle attach ?
 

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Your RAM must be a lot different than mine. I'll try and grab a pic of mine tomorrow but it has the lift and all attached to it. I only have a draw bar type hook up .
 

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Great idea. :thumbs:

But, I am confused.

Shouldn't the connection for the lift rod be off-center ?

Where does each end of the turnbuckle attach ?
It doesn't need to be off center, the top piece is a 1" rod that inserts in the lift and is held in with a lynch pin, the other end is cut flat on both sides, one end of the turnbuckle attaches here, the other end attaches at the tab in the center of the hitch itself, making it off center would be making it more complicated!
 

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Your RAM must be a lot different than mine. I'll try and grab a pic of mine tomorrow but it has the lift and all attached to it. I only have a draw bar type hook up .
Here's a pic of the back of a '59, ignore the drawbar in the center, the two tabs at the bottom, are where attachments mount on, the top part is connected to the lift lever on the side of the tractor, earlier RAMs had a different hitch, this piece could be removed, also, the drawbar must be removed for something like this.
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I'm a little confused also, and I'm the one who sold you the part in the first pic. The bolt you see sticking out the cast part has the flat bar attached and it goes up front to the handle assy on the right side. The tiller would attach to the bottom bolt holes in the 2 side brackets. I guess I also will have to wait to see how you will have it all set up.
 

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I'm a little confused also, and I'm the one who sold you the part in the first pic. The bolt you see sticking out the cast part has the flat bar attached and it goes up front to the handle assy on the right side. The tiller would attach to the bottom bolt holes in the 2 side brackets. I guess I also will have to wait to see how you will have it all set up.
Actually, as mentioned in my original post, I just found that picture on Google for reference, my tractor already has that piece on it. The sleeve hitch (piece I made) goes on the bottom just like a tiller, ect, and the lift is provided by a piece inserted into the cast piece just like it would for a tiller, you were actually thinking along the right track.!
 

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Things are much clearer now. ...Thanks!

I did not realize that you had, and were using, the cast piece for the lift.

I thought your new frame did not utilize the casting.
 

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Very nice set up I like it
 
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