Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200 
: John Deere Review  -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum and Review Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200 : John Deere Review -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4584
Shawn



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

2
Filter by User
 Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200

I'm going to be pulling an 18ft double axle utility trailer (w/ surge brakes) with my JD4200. The problem is, the draw bar on the JD is only about 10" above the ground, whereas the trailer hitch under level conditions is closer to 20". Is there a true 3 point hitch connection available? I've seen the simple bar types that fit only between the lift arms, but I want one that is stabalized by the center connection. Is there a down side to pulling with the 3 point versus the draw bar?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4586
A.J. Wodack



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

4
Filter by User
 Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200

Shawn,I don't know if they sell that type of hitch or not, but I made one using 4x4 sq tube for my top link and a bar for my lower, welding a plate to accept my ball. Works great on my 3 point, and it adjusts to how high you want it. I've pulled my 24 foot flat bed with it with no problem.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4587
Terry Weivoda



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200

There is a company headquartered in Burnsville Minnesota called Northern Tool and Equipment. Their catalog features an "adapter that turns your three point hitch into a versatile 2" receiver. The item is designed for category 1 tractors. The item # in their catalog is 12469-C121. The most recent catalog I have lists the item at $199.99. Their toll free catalog number is 1-800-556-7885. They also have a web site. www.northern-online.com






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4602
Steve Hansen



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

3
Filter by User
 Homemade 3 Point Trailor Hitching Bar

I looked at the Northern Hydraulics 3 point trailer hitch. At $199 or something like that it is too rich for my blood. After you buy it you still have to come up with a receiver hitch and ball. I also looked at a set of clips that can be used to stabalize a regular draw bar. My independent tractor mechainic and implement dealer stocks them but admits they don't sell. To gimiky for my taste. Like AJ, I made my own. Used 3" angle for the cross bar and ran a 2" tube vertical to catch the top link. I ran a length of 4" channel THRU the angle and the 2" tube goes THRU the angle and the channel. Took an evening of drilling and filing to make this Chinese puzzel but it sure is a neat example of obsessive compulsive fabrication disorder. By passing the channel THRU the angle I was able to mount a 2" ball on one end and a 1 7/8" ball on the other. I have trailers with both sized hitches and I can pull one or the other by reversing the hitching bar. I got the basic idea from a two part boom pole one of my neighbors fabricated. He had the same type of "Tee" with a boom pole that replaced the top link. I am going to make one of those next.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4603
Paul



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 Homemade 3 Point Trailor Hitching Bar

Shawn I suffer from the same obsessive compulsive fabrication disorder that Steve has. I made a simple inverted T out ot 2 1/4" square tubing. with yokes to accept the pins on each side of the lift arms. (like they should) Now the cool part is that I also have 2 arms that attach with large t-handle bolts the nuts are welded underneath. works as a forklift. I have moved pallet of feed and side by side refridges as well as the overwhelming task of taking the trash down to the road on a pallet, it sure beats carrying them. This whole project cost me $15 including the ball. And took about 1 1/2 hours to complete. plus your trailer doesn't hit your Ag tire lugs anymore.Let us know how you do.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4605
Randy



Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: myLocation
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 76

2
Filter by User
 Homemade 3 Point Trailor Hitching Bar

Image deleted: Please check Mike Simpsons page for details (built by Andy Boursy, Hat's off to you Andy Nice Work!...Webmaster Dennis)






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4609
Andy



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 Homemade 3 Point Trailor Hitching Bar

Randy, I am the one that made the hitch in the picture you posted. You should not post pictures that do not belong to you without permission.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4611
DougC



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200

I am also a newbie here, but i thought that using the 3 point to do pulling is not recommended becauae the load istied in above the back axle. I seem to recall something about this being bad for two reasons. 1) impacts the ability tocontrol the load on hills 2) It is possible to upset the tractor backwards if the load causes the tractor's front tires to raise and the back end keeps commin forward.Number 2 probably relates more to stump removing or log moving but.... an 18 foot utility trailer sounds like it could get loaded up real good.Would any of you see this as an issue?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4612
A.J. Wodack



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1

4
Filter by User
 Homemade 3 Point Trailor Hitching Bar

Nice hitch Randy! Puts my hitch to shame!






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 06-01-1999, 00:00 Post: 4613
Mike



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 Pulling a trailor w/ JD4200

I don't know the stats on the subject, but have been wondering about it also. I've been wanting to move my horse trailer with my tractor, but have been worried that it would flip. We have moved them before, but with a much bigger tractor. Do the manuals say anything abut a towing or tounge weight limit?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Thread 4584 Filter by Poster:
A.J. Wodack 4 | Andy 1 | DougC 1 | Jeff 1 | Mike 1 | Paul 1 | Randy 2 | Shawn 2 | Steve Hansen 3 | Terry Weivoda 1 |




Most Viewed

+ John Deere 2210 Backhoe Review
+ John Deere vs Kubota Compact Tractors
+ John Deere 790 fuel shut-off solenoid failing???
+ John Deere low viscosity HY GARD
+ John Deere JD 4100 Wiring diagram
+ JD 790 or Kubota L3000DT
+ Should I buy a John Deere 4105???
+ John Deere 4300 turns over but won't start
+ John Deere 455 garden tractor
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Most Discussion

+ John Deere 4300 scuffing......
+ Possible Solution To The 4000
+ Dealer out to lunch
+ Just got my new JD 4410 - Prob
+ Hello Green, Goodbye Orange
+ Receiver hitch for iMatch
+ 4300 wheel bolt problems
+ 4000 Ten Series 50 hour break
+ Don't buy JD compact tractors.
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Newest Topics

+ John Deere 4100 gear 3 point not workin
+ 2000 John Deer Gator 4 X2
+ Mini Excavator SY20C - Small Body with Big Power
+ John Deer 1070 starting problem
+ John Deere 990
+ Tractors R Us
+ john deere 4100 with 410 loader hydraulic problem
+ John Deere 2032R Buying advice
+ John Deere 2010 loss of hydraulics
+ L110 John Deer Tractor gas smell







Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines