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Ran into a bit of a glitch.

I was putting it on the HT20D, and found out that if it's going to work on an HT series tractor that I'm gong to have to have a piece fabbed up.

It mounts just like the LF tillers, but also has a tab at the top that attaches to the bracket that the top link for a 3-pt hitch attaches to.

However there seems to be enough difference between the early LFs and the HT LFs that it won't just 'drop in'.

I guess the other option is to put it on the 1886 that I have the FEL on.

Here are the pics so that you can see what I'm dealing with
 

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OK, rather than make another thread I thought I'd address my next 'wild eyed" idea; here :D :D :D

This unit came off of the trencher that 1967bolenscollector bought some time back.

All that was there was the 'center' part of the unit, and four bolts that held it to the trencher. The side pieces that actually mount the unit to the tractor were not there.

Sam has a machinist friend who made the side plates and Sam shipped them to me. His friend sort of 'over-engineered' them and made them from 1/2" plate, as opposed to the stock 3/8" plate so they are plenty strong.

They also have that extension to the rear, and it just so happens that the holes there are CAT 0 sized. I'm wondering that, given the extra beef of the mounting plates, if it might not be possible to mount the lift arms of the 3-pt to either the upper or lower holes in that plate?

I'd appreciate any input as to what you guys think.
 

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Would be easy to build a "pin in" extension to just double pin to the the upper link bracket. What ya gonna run with it when it's ready?
IF mounting the 3-pt along with it is feasible, there are a lot of possibilities :D :D :D

Especially if I can use some CAT 1 lift arms in place of the CAT 0 arms that I have now.

I'm thinking some like these with the 4" offset might work. Not sure if I would want the longer ones or the shorter ones.

http://www.eezs.com/product.php?task=detail&Product_Id=105

http://www.eezs.com/product.php?task=detail&Product_Id=81
 
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that should be a easy fix.. i got the wrong mounting brakets for the top pin too but i got mine mounted on the trencher so i dont need them right now anyway but i hop you get it up and runnung soon
 
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I wouldn't call them 'wrong', as the HT series didn't exist when these units were made.
 
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ACK!!!!

It just occurred to me that IF I get it mounted, I'm going to need a PTO shaft as well. I have the shaft for the tiller for the 14886-01, but the one for the HT23 would have to be a bit longer wouldn't it?
 
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