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I think what he meant by complicated is the use of angle iron and all the miter cuts (you must be a trim carpenter :fing32:) and the fact that there must be over 3 feet of welds on that thing. All they are ever made of is flat strap with two bends, a simple gusset and the draw bar. Takes about 12 inches of weld. That's what you had a link to in your first thread (first picture).
I like the use of the c channel for the draw bar. I also think that the gusset you have on top is to high and is going to interfere with the top link. Have you had it mounted on a machine?
Don't get me wrong yours looks good and is definitely stout.
 

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MTD those are really pretty worthless. They like to rotate on you when you are trying to stop. That is why they sell the draw bar stabilizer for $70 right next to the listing for the draw bar. If you look at the second picture in the ad you linked to you see where whoever's tractor that is welded up a top link attaching point. Pretty crappy advertising if someone's paying attention and sees that what they are selling doesn't work. There is a good reason they call it three point. Tractor Supply sells a different style of drawbar lock that doesn't use the top link.
 

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I'm an old Lather myself and do commercial drywall and metal studs now. I've always loved telling the Carpenters how wood is for burning and metal is for building.
Looks like you have it turned backwards on your tractor. The bolts to snug up the sway should only be run out a little bit but the way you have it they would be out a couple inches. My lower arms will go way past level and it does look like there would be interference with the top link. I don't have a pic of the hitch on my Case but here is one of my Magnatrac and the 318 is up about 15 inches because those are 12 inch discs.
 

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If you want to see simple check out this one that somebody got a patent on. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5267747.pdf

DeereMan I like your design in that it can have several functions. I really like the ideas that Redlandhill has come up with to make theirs universal. Especially Handi is the telescoping boom pole which is the first thing I made for my adapter and was awesome before I got a loader. http://redlandhill.com/drawbars.html They're about the same as esbn74 used to make his very cool quick attach ballast box. http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=147198&highlight=ballast. I don't even use any sleeve hitch implements since all mine are 3pt but my adapter still gets well used mostly hauling around suitcase weights.
 
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