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Three point hitch center link?

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Sorry gentlemen, this may be the 10th time this is started as a thread, but I tried searching to no avail. I have one three point hitch right now, the centerlink looks slightly bent on the threaded rod. I am also picking up another hitch this weekend, missing a center link, so i figured it would be a good time to ask what the best replacement would be? Tried searching tractor supply, probably used the wrong terminology, no luck. Could I just use a big turn buckle from fastenal? I saw an old thread where GT-80 mentioned welding lh and rh rod, looking for a slightly easier solution. Thanks!
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Sorry gentlemen, this may be the 10th time this is started as a thread, but I tried searching to no avail. I have one three point hitch right now, the centerlink looks slightly bent on the threaded rod. I am also picking up another hitch this weekend, missing a center link, so i figured it would be a good time to ask what the best replacement would be? Tried searching tractor supply, probably used the wrong terminology, no luck. Could I just use a big turn buckle from fastenal? I saw an...
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Northern Tool, they call it a Top Link. Cat 0 is for GT's most generally.
Tractor Supply has them also, search Top Link and they will show up.
http://tsc.tractorsupply.com/search?w=top+link&searchButton.x=0&searchButton.y=0
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200315627_200315627
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Northern Tool, they call it a Top Link. Cat 0 is for GT's most generally.
Tractor Supply has them also, search Top Link and they will show up.
http://tsc.tractorsupply.com/search?w=top+link&searchButton.x=0&searchButton.y=0
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200315627_200315627...
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I think that the 42" deck front arm mounts (that went out to the front axle) used the same ends as the 3 pt center link. If you have extras you could just find some threaded rod.
I think that the 42" deck front arm mounts (that went out to the front axle) used the same ends as the 3 pt center link. If you have extras you could just find some threaded rod.
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Sorry still getting used to all the different parts. You are referring to the older style right? I am currently stripping down my 67 suburban 10, which I have a deck for but no lifting arms. I'm assuming those are the ones you are talking about, as my 77 18/6 has spring type bars? Thanks
I think that the 42" deck front arm mounts (that went out to the front axle) used the same ends as the 3 pt center link. If you have extras you could just find some threaded rod.
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Sorry still getting used to all the different parts. You are referring to the older style right? I am currently stripping down my 67 suburban 10, which I have a deck for but no lifting arms. I'm assuming those are the ones you are talking about, as my 77 18/6 has spring type bars? Thanks
I think that the 42" deck front arm mounts (that went out to the front axle) used the same ends as the 3 pt center link. If you have extras you could...
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I used a turn buckle on my home made 3 point, It worked good with the plow and held up plus it was only a few dollars.
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I used a turn buckle on my home made 3 point, It worked good with the plow and held up plus it was only a few dollars.
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umaxman has a good idea for you there. most of the pull comes from the side arms, plow pitch or depth is from the top link. btw, at the tractor supply store here the smallest top link available was cat. 1..... too long for what you need. about 13-16 inches is the adj. length of my center link on my suburban
umaxman has a good idea for you there. most of the pull comes from the side arms, plow pitch or depth is from the top link. btw, at the tractor supply store here the smallest top link available was cat. 1..... too long for what you need. about 13-16 inches is the adj. length of my center link on my suburban
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Thats what I have on my 3 point as I am missing the center link also. The old style 42" deck like your '67 has, should have mounting arms that go forward to the axle and I think the ends on them are the same as a 3 point center link.
I used a turn buckle on my home made 3 point, It worked good with the plow and held up plus it was only a few dollars.
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Thats what I have on my 3 point as I am missing the center link also. The old style 42" deck like your '67 has, should have mounting arms that go forward to the axle and I think the ends on them are the same as a 3 point center link.
I used a turn buckle on my home made 3 point, It worked good with the plow and held up plus it was only a few dollars...
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TSC does have them. They stock 2 Cat 0 top links. The one you want is the shorter of the 2.
This one right here:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/adjustable-top-link-category-0-short-1000794

I like the sears ones better but these do work just remember you have to get the short one. The regular cat 0 link they sell is too long for some imps.
TSC does have them. They stock 2 Cat 0 top links. The one you want is the shorter of the 2.
This one right here:

http://www.tractorsupply.com/adjustable-top-link-category-0-short-1000794

I like the sears ones better but these do work just remember you have to get the short one. The regular cat 0 link they sell is too long for some imps.
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www.surpluscenter.com has a center link that was for a Kubota tractor for about 20 bucks that might be close enough to work...I'd say a good forged turnbuckle should be sufficient too,if you can find one locally..(most of the ones I see in box stores are junk aluminum ones )..
www.surpluscenter.com has a center link that was for a Kubota tractor for about 20 bucks that might be close enough to work...I'd say a good forged turnbuckle should be sufficient too,if you can find one locally..(most of the ones I see in box stores are junk aluminum ones )..
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I searched but couldn't find it. Do you have a part number or a direct link to it?
I searched but couldn't find it. Do you have a part number or a direct link to it?
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I'll get the # when I go in my garage later on---I saw it listed in the catalog,but cant seem to find it on their website--maybe they sold out of them???...I noticed sometimes they have things online they dont list in the catalog,and vice-versa,for whatever reason..I know they sold out of the larger skid steer radiators they had,my brother was thinking of buying one,but waited too long...some of their stuff flies out the door,and other things they list as "new arrivals" really dissapear quickly,they dont last long enough to get listed as "regular merchandise"...
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I'll get the # when I go in my garage later on---I saw it listed in the catalog,but cant seem to find it on their website--maybe they sold out of them???...I noticed sometimes they have things online they dont list in the catalog,and vice-versa,for whatever reason..I know they sold out of the larger skid steer radiators they had,my brother was thinking of buying one,but waited too long...some of their stuff flies out the door,and other things they list as "new arrivals" really dissapear...
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The number for that top link was 1-3131 in the catalog....
The number for that top link was 1-3131 in the catalog....
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Yup, must have sold out or wasn't listed online. Thanks for checking, anyway.
Yup, must have sold out or wasn't listed online. Thanks for checking, anyway.
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