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3 point hitch stabilizer

Postby murph51 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:07 pm

I have a Cub Loboy 154 with a 3 point hitch. I am in the process of building a stabilizer for the hitch, to reduce sway. I'm copying the satbilizer IH offered based on on-line photos and diagrams. Can anyone explain the purpose of the stabilizer arm length adjustment? I have (2) different width drawbars and don't see how the stabilizer length adjustment would compensate for that without the angle being changed. It would be simpler for me to build (2) different sets of stabilizers, unless I'm wrong about the adjustment? Thanks!

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Re: 3 point hitch stabilizer

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:49 pm

Well, I dont know what said stabilizer bar looks like, but my belief is that it needs to have a adjustable length to compensate for varing widths of the draft arms (lower links) when hooked to different widths on implements not made to the ASAE (S217) 3 point hitch standards for the specific catagory!

Implement companies put more effort into using the standard ASAE specs now that many people (including myself) have a quick hitch.
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Re: 3 point hitch stabilizer

Postby Eugene » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:30 pm

murph51 wrote:I have a Cub Loboy 154 with a 3 point hitch. I am in the process of building a stabilizer for the hitch, to reduce sway.
Use the restraining chains. Pictured in the three point hitch section of the Operator's Manual.

If you want less 3-point sway, cross the chains.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: 3 point hitch stabilizer

Postby SONNY » Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:17 pm

Agree with Eugene! dont waste time messin with iron!

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Re: 3 point hitch stabilizer

Postby ajhbike » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:53 am

I have found that chains work well as stabilizers but I put 3/8 or 1/2" turnbuckles on the chains (depends on the tractor) for the adjustments that SamsFarm spoke about. Width implement pin width screws up the lift trajectories....I have not found a sweet spot setting on any of my tractors that works for all the implements.

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Re: 3 point hitch stabilizer

Postby SONNY » Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:12 pm

Turnbuckles are what I use too! Gives precise control and set!


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