Has anyone ever seen welded brackets like these on a large frame tractor (see attached pic)? I'm guessing they are not factory due to lack of paint but wanted to make sure before I cut them off. It looks like the brackets were originally closer together and later cut and re-welded further apart. The brackets are not duplicated on the other side of the tractor. I wouldn't worry about them but the rear-most bracket is welded directly over one of the block bearing bolt holes (apparently 2 bolts are required as the other bolt is missing as well). Any thoughts as to what the brackets might have been used for ? Sickle mower maybe ?
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