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Hi Group, I read somewhere that a case / ingersoll owner mounted a hydravac on a 3-point hitch but I do not recall who had this setup. Today I picked up a Hydravac and PTO and do not want to remove my 3 point hitch if I do not have to. If anyone has mounted a hydravac on a 3-point hitch would you be so kind as to send some photos on what you did or a description.
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Mark,

The OEM mounting brackets (all types) are illustrated in the parts manual which should be in the files. If not, PM me with your email address and I'll forward a copy to you.
 

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Here is how mine is set up. I bought it this way from the guy who made the alterations. It works very well. Once mounted you have to adjust the lift arms to get it level. Once you do this it takes out all of the swaying motion and is actually quite rigid. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any measurements or better pics.
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wurkenman said:
Here is how mine is set up. I bought it this way from the guy who made the alterations. It works very well. Once mounted you have to adjust the lift arms to get it level. Once you do this it takes out all of the swaying motion and is actually quite rigid. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any measurements or better pics.
Terry
Thanks for the pictures Terry, They will be a big help in making a 3 point bracket. I am going to see how much one is from a dealer but I am sure they are up there in price and I will make one.
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Part # C29057 is what I think you're looking for.
Thank you for the part number, I am going to check to see how much the bracket is from a dealer but I am sure it is going to be up there in price. I will probally end up making it after the holidays. Is this part number for a 4000 series right hand discharge deck?
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I don't think that a 3 point mount was ever made for HVFBs and HVFCs which are for 3000 and 4000 series machines that have right hand discharge decks. I think that it is time to add another 4000 series machine to your group!!!!
Mad Mackie in CT :letitsnow: but it is 55 degrees now!!!!!
 

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Mark, I'll just toss in some thoughts.

First, the 3 point vacs were never made for the RH discharge tractors. This will need to be a fabrication route. I recommend you DO NOT alter the original mounting framework as you go in to this undertaking. Unbolt the motor/vac housing from the framework, then start with just the power head and new metal. Save the original mounting system completely ... it would not be much use in new fabrication (IMHO) and could be quite handy later when you sell or want to change back.

Second, a hydrabagger ... not a trailer vac ... gets VERY heavy on the back end of the tractor. I think your HH34 3 point hitch would be strong enough to carry this, but make sure the fabricated frame is strong enough to react the 3 point if you accidentally try to move it. Even with the framework mounted up as closely as possible to the tractor, it will absolutely make the front end light when the bags are full. You will likely want some counterweight accommodations.

Third, the duct geometry coming up to the vac is just about ideal in the OEM framework. The duct clears the tire, but doesn't sag, etc. It is actually more well developed than one might imagine. The original 3 point (B98-3) and trailer units had the vac inlet more parallel (not quite though) to the axle, with a rather long inlet snout. Personally I have never liked the way those carried the hose.

Finally, if you put the 3 point hitch on quick connect hydraulic fittings, you will find it takes not 5 minutes to R&R the hitch. Then maybe another 15 to R&R the vac unit, including the ducts and baffle inside the deck. It will take 10 if you are mounting it to the 3 point. R&R of the hitch is my chosen route ... though I will admit that using either a RM48 with mulching kit or the RM60, I don't often use the vacuum any more. I used it routinely until I found those 2 options.

Best of luck with the idea and project if you take it on.

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markgru02919 said:
Hydriv said:
Of course, owning a second 4020 would solve all these problems in a heart beat.

Oh............wait a minute.........Mark already has a 2nd 4020. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
Only short term ownership of this one.
Yep....... I've heard that story before. Just don't shoot the messenger, my friend. We are just trying our best to help you out with this dilemma. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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These pictures are not mine, but I saved them off of MTF a couple years ago. This does not require any modification of your vac unit and would allow you to use it with either the bags or the trailer. It does, however place the weight of the assembly further back on your tractor. I would need to counterweight the front of my tractor to use this design. This would also require a longer hose between the deck and the vac. The guy that made this used components from a mower mule drive.





 

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Hydriv said:
markgru02919 said:
Hydriv said:
Of course, owning a second 4020 would solve all these problems in a heart beat.

Oh............wait a minute.........Mark already has a 2nd 4020. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
Only short term ownership of this one.
Yep....... I've heard that story before. Just don't shoot the messenger, my friend. We are just trying our best to help you out with this dilemma. :lol: :lol: :lol:
No definitely short term on the 4020, if it were a nice 400 series with a snow caster, I would keep it. This way I would have a home for my cab and be able to stay warm when clearing the driveway.
 

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Here is what I did using things I had on hand. I didn't have access to a welder when i did it but this lets me use the blower on a couple different machines as I can flip the bracket over and install it on a non 3 pt equipped machine with little effort.



 
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