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Anyone got some they want to get rid of?
 

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get rid of ??
the current price is 86.00 for the R.H. bracket.
the L. H. one is 54.00.

did you buy the one a few weeks back, with no brackets??
the one i,m thinking of went for over 180.00 with out the brackets.
thank you. boomer
 

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get rid of ??
the current price is 86.00 for the R.H. bracket.
the L. H. one is 54.00.
Wow.....talk about profit margins! :eek:mg:
I didn't realize those brackets were so pricey! That's ridiculous! There's probably less than $3 worth of material in each bracket. Add in production costs in a mass production set-up & 200% mark-up, they still shouldn't cost even $15 each.
Aren't these still in production........or is that why the price is so high?

I originally figured that it would be easier to just locate some used, ready made brackets. I guess I'll just make everything instead of trying to find it for a reasonable price.

did you buy the one a few weeks back, with no brackets??
the one i,m thinking of went for over 180.00 with out the brackets.
thank you. boomer
No, I've got a sleeve hitch, that has been altered, that came with a basket case 444. Someone welded a piece of plate to the mounting surface of the right bracket. They really messed it up, too. It doesn't bolt on correctly now. It sits at an angle & tends to bind. They also welded two large pieces of angle iron to the top of the sleeve hitch. I imagine they did that to be able to bolt some weight on there.

I would like to have a sleeve hitch mounted on both my 444-77 & my 4016PS. Since I have one sleeve hitch & brackets, it shouldn't be too bad a job to copy the parts & make a new one.
 

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Yes, they are still in production. The basic design of the sleeve hitch and the trans-axle hasn't changed by very much. By using the latest bracket design, you can install a sleeve hitch from the mid 70's onto a 4 digit Ingersoll.

In my opinion, far too many Ingersoll parts prices have been jacked up to a price that is totally out of proportion with the actual cost to produce the item.
 

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i needed the 86.00 one.
the originals were made from 1 1/4 X 2 X 3/16 wall rect. tube ( 4" long)
i looked for weeks all i could find was 1/8 wall.
i ended up using 1 1/4 X 4" solid stock. (no nuts reqd.)
i did all the work BEFORE cutting the angle.
i could take a pic., but it is currently on the way to washington state. good luck, boomer
 

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This would be one of the easy parts to make from scratch, so just go for it. If you have trouble locating some round bar, maybe you could use a piece from a grade 8 bolt.
 
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