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Has anyone ever made a sleeve hitch 3pt adapter? What I'm pondering would be similar to a Landpride (shameless plug) QH15 or JD Imatch quick hitch but in Cat.0. It would have a channel on the tractor side to slip over the sleeve hitch. I think that the top link would have to be adjustable and possably the right lower link as well for leveling. This would allow some 3pt implements to be used with a sleeve hitch. This is what I think about when I drive a thousand miles each week. Gregg
 

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Maybe........ I'm not quite understanding your question.

Case has always had a F-27 Sleeve Hitch adapter for the CAT 0 H-26, J-26, LT-26 and HH-34 OEM 3-point hitches. Those F-27's will convert any of those hitches to sleeve hitch use and accept any standard sleeve hitch attachment that Brinly-Hardy and many other aftermarket implement manufacturers produced. The odd man out in the implement world seems to be Sears because they went the proprietary route which was a stupid move but that's another story.

Now, if you are asking if anyone has made their own F-27 sleeve hitch adapter, the answer is YES.... Many people have.

Next question.
 

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I made one of these in cat 2 for my AC D17. It works really well. I used top links for the side adjustable ties, cut them a little shorter in the centre and re-welded with 6" dia valve handles for turning to adjust length. The top link itself must have something like that for reaching around and turning for hooking and unhooking, otherwise it binds a bit depending on how you've got the implement adjusted for angle front to back. Necessity is the mother of all invention and age and hernias speed up the need.
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I'm trying to figure out the rationale for doing what you've suggested? It seems to me it would be pretty easy to modify the attachments in question to a sleeve hitch type mount if that were the entire story. I think the 3 pt works better with heavy attachments because it has more lifting power--if you put the same attachment on a sleeve hitch you may not lift it regardless of how it's mounted.
 

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Bart and Boomer, I agree that it wouldn't be practical for many implements. It isn't a big deal to convert some 3pt implements to sleeve hitch (does anyone make a implement end sleeve blank?). My job however is to sell 3pt implements so I would like to use my brand rather than Brinley-Hardy. So maybe when we get down to it, it isn't practical to anyone but me. Now I've got to make one just to see. I'll try not to let common sense get in the way. Gregg
 
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