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post #1 of 83 Old 01-06-2016, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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custom hitch for x500

Just had a x500 weight rack hitch fabricated w/ 2" receiver for my cyclone rake. 2" receiver is at 12" to accommodate the CR and a tongue on the bottom for pulling tow behind attachments. Hold 4 suitcase weights and ties into 3/4" holes on hitch plate and 1 in the current holes on the drawbar. Should work out awesome
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post #2 of 83 Old 01-07-2016, 05:13 AM
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Looks great, get some pics mounted too.

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Re: custom hitch for x500

Yes, more pics please!

X500 with:
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  • Cultivator
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  • 30" Mechanical Tiller
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Looks great..... I wanna buy one
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Looks great, I can't wait to see it connected to your tractor.
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Great idea! Can't wait to see more pics.
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post #8 of 83 Old 01-08-2016, 03:32 PM
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post #9 of 83 Old 01-08-2016, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I contacted the eBay seller tractorace09 after seeing his custom hitches made for various types of deere equipment. Within a few days of emailing him the specs of what I needed (receiver height at 12" for cyclone rake) he had it made and was very helpful. I sent him a message on ebay again letting him know that others are interested and he said to contact him if you'd like. He's planning on making more of them. Here's a link to the finished product.

Custom Weight Bracket with 2" Receiver Fits John Deere X500 2 Wheel Steer | eBay
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Got the hitch mounted as well as the cyclone rake. If you want one of these hitches follow the link in my previous post or look up tractorace09 as he has 2 listed right now on ebay.





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Re: custom hitch for x500

Very nice!

Can you take a picture with the suitcase weights as well?

X500 with:
  • 17P Utility Cart
  • Johnny Bucket Jr.
  • Johnny Plow Jr.
  • Lawn Sweeper
  • Lawn Roller
  • 5-gal Bucket Holder (my favorite attachment :-)
  • Powered Integral Hitch
  • Moldboard Plow
  • Cultivator
  • Box Scraper

GX335 with:
  • 42" Hydraulic Tiller
  • 30" Mechanical Tiller
  • Hydraulic Integral Hitch
  • 42" Snow Thrower
  • MC519
  • Tractor Trunk

Sold:
325 with:
  • 30" Tiller
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Got the hitch mounted as well as the cyclone rake. If you want one of these hitches follow the link in my previous post or look up tractorace09 as he has 2 listed right now on ebay.
That's a great looking hitch!
One question, does the hitch still give you access to the bypass valve lever?
I can't tell from the picture.
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post #13 of 83 Old 01-18-2016, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Very nice!

Can you take a picture with the suitcase weights as well?
Sorry, don't have them yet. Got them on order. I'll post some pics when they come in.

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That's a great looking hitch!
One question, does the hitch still give you access to the bypass valve lever?
I can't tell from the picture.
Yes, access to the tranny lever is still clear.
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Yes, access to the tranny lever is still clear.

Thanks Gasman84. Good to know.
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Got some pictures w/ the Cyclone Rake all mounted up



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