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#1 ken ryan

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:15 PM

I'm considering converting a Farmall 560 to 3 point hitch. What do you think? We love the 560's for haying. I would like to run a 990 mower conditioner, a new small square baler and a 7 ft. Bush Hog (requires 3 pt. hitch). The open station 560 is great for haying. Visibility is good. The live PTO works great. It is just the right size. Thanks for any opinions. Ken Ryan

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:22 PM

I'm considering converting a Farmall 560 to 3 point hitch. What do you think? We love the 560's for haying. I would like to run a 990 mower conditioner, a new small square baler and a 7 ft. Bush Hog (requires 3 pt. hitch). The open station 560 is great for haying. Visibility is good. The live PTO works great. It is just the right size. Thanks for any opinions. Ken Ryan



Do you already have the fast hitch on it or standard drawbar? If you've got the fast hitch, there's an easy way to make it a 3pt hitch with a little shop work. Let me know what you have and if you've got the fast hitch I'll take some pictures of what we did to ours to make it really simple. We don't use the 3pt hitch, but we've got it set up that we can anytime we need to.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:21 PM

I'd like to see pictures of how you made a 3pt out of a 2pt. Regular slide in adaptors don't work well, and I just bought dad a 2 to 3 point IH A frame adaptor at RPR. Curious how you did yours.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:46 PM

laportej is right it is easy to make a 3pt adapter out of a 3pt fast hitch. I built one for my 400 a couple of years ago. I got a 3pt fast hitch from tractor supply. and took the points that I got with my 540 4 plow. I welded some heavy steel to the top of the points making an " L " shape. on the 3pt fast hitch I welded more steel to the fast hitch frame with a slot between them to pin the top of the L shape points to it. I'll get some pic's tomorrow when it stops raining here. It works well. I think this would be easier than trying to switch 2 pt to 3pt. plus you get to keep your 560 original ( if that matters to you ).
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:49 PM

we took the swinging draw bar off of our 560
many years ago and put on this 3 point hitch.
i think it is a work saver. l like the 2 lift cylinders.
we added the remotes to the hitch when the
560 was our planting tractor. had to take off
one remote for the 686 when it started to leak.
the 3 point arm is a great step.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:06 PM

I'm considering converting a Farmall 560 to 3 point hitch. What do you think? We love the 560's for haying. I would like to run a 990 mower conditioner, a new small square baler and a 7 ft. Bush Hog (requires 3 pt. hitch). The open station 560 is great for haying. Visibility is good. The live PTO works great. It is just the right size. Thanks for any opinions. Ken Ryan


Sorry to get off topic a bit , ,,, how does your 560 handle the baler?? We had an international 3 somthing (328/348) cant remember exactly baler , anyways we used the 560 on it for two loads only because the plunger cycling just pounded the tractor all to he#@. Just a constant rrrrr,,rrrr,,,rrrr,,,rrr as you went down the windrow...Had a 706 german diesel that worked much better.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:50 PM

I'd like to see pictures of how you made a 3pt out of a 2pt. Regular slide in adaptors don't work well, and I just bought dad a 2 to 3 point IH A frame adaptor at RPR. Curious how you did yours.



We still have the fast hitch on the tractor and don't use the 3pt, but we've still got the prongs lying in the shop and the third arm hook-up is still on the tractor. I'll take some snaps of it all while I'm home this weekend and post them up. It's pretty simple to do and doesn't take much steel to do it.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:10 AM

I'm considering converting a Farmall 560 to 3 point hitch. What do you think? We love the 560's for haying. I would like to run a 990 mower conditioner, a new small square baler and a 7 ft. Bush Hog (requires 3 pt. hitch). The open station 560 is great for haying. Visibility is good. The live PTO works great. It is just the right size. Thanks for any opinions. Ken Ryan



Do you already have the fast hitch on it or standard drawbar? If you've got the fast hitch, there's an easy way to make it a 3pt hitch with a little shop work. Let me know what you have and if you've got the fast hitch I'll take some pictures of what we did to ours to make it really simple. We don't use the 3pt hitch, but we've got it set up that we can anytime we need to.



I have rigid drawbar now. There is no hitch.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:14 AM

I'm considering converting a Farmall 560 to 3 point hitch. What do you think? We love the 560's for haying. I would like to run a 990 mower conditioner, a new small square baler and a 7 ft. Bush Hog (requires 3 pt. hitch). The open station 560 is great for haying. Visibility is good. The live PTO works great. It is just the right size. Thanks for any opinions. Ken Ryan


Sorry to get off topic a bit , ,,, how does your 560 handle the baler?? We had an international 3 somthing (328/348) cant remember exactly baler , anyways we used the 560 on it for two loads only because the plunger cycling just pounded the tractor all to he#@. Just a constant rrrrr,,rrrr,,,rrrr,,,rrr as you went down the windrow...Had a 706 german diesel that worked much better.



The 560 does well, with a 9 X 18 wagon behind on our NYS hills. The power is just a perfect match. Our baler is the middle 14 X 18 Case/IH New Holland makes now. We have a 1066 but I don't like being in a cab and that is too much tractor. Thanks. Ken Ryan

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:30 PM

well as promised here are some pics of my 2pt to 3pt adapter.

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