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Well I know it ain't as sexy as a 3 pt but all my implements are sleeve hitch anyway.
I got a sleeve hitch for free when I bought my box blade. It looks like some sort of MTD or Craftsman hitch with the hitch tube bolting on. I started fitting it to the 3240 hitch today.
I cut out for the dipstick, keyholed the hydro bypass in it, cut the ears down to fit in the framerails, drilled the hitch pin hole, and drilled oval holes at the bottom so it would sit flush over the factory hitch plate bumps.
I dont think the 2 pieces I have were meant for each other as the top bar of the hitch hits the bottom of the tractor mounting plate. I will have to cut a little off the back of that so it will fit. Any insight on what this hitch came from would be appreciated.
Still have to figure out how to lift it. Gonna try to hook a bar from the deck lift arms to it. If that won't work I have another winch I can bolt to the back mounting plate.
I rotated that second pic and reattached it 4X in all orientations including upside down and it always came out exactly as it is--rotated left.
2016 Cub XT3 GSE 54" Fab deck, fabbed winch sleeve hitch
2001 Cub 3240 44" deck, fabbed hydraulic sleeve hitch
Last edited by Steve Urquell; 01-05-2019 at 09:17 PM.