Sunday, May 6, 2018

3 point hitch Rental cart tow truck .

Have been seeing lots of tow type retrieving gear on twitter lately . Tried a few designs , some sort of copies to what I've seen but to my surprise they all failed . Either it was to long and folded up or it was strong enough but tow vehicles suspension couldn't handle it well . Also having the issue of wheels rolling off the tray on sharp turns . Big learning curve and a hard build for sure . I had thought originally after seeing one on Hectors shop to do it for a 3 point hitch on the tractor . Should have stuck with my original thought . '


First attempt has no issues with picking up rental cart for towing but still didn't turn enough to keep unit on tray . Plus a hydraulic top link will be a big bonus . 


Couple of shots on 3 point hitch first try build . 


Had a couple of rental carts in the shop to try it out on . 



Found it didn't swing far enough before hitting tray section . 


So It was lowered and hopefully will try on Monday . I'm thinking the wheels will still have to be strapped on . Will see . Picked up a hydraulic top link to . 


Finally success ! Hard Build to figure it out . 

 
A bunch of pics at different angles . paint time .







Basic list of materials . Double check cuts before cutting . It's just an out line . I built mine mostly out 1/8" but feel 1/4" would be better . The only thing I would have changed is in pick above maybe take section on top link and put it in front of uprights and weld tabs with holes facing up for top link . 






Couple of videos . works pretty good . I'll keep a 1" strap to wrap one wheel to tray . 

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