Pick up hitch

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dbiow
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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by dbiow » Sun May 20, 2018 9:06 pm

Is the hook not interchangeable with a Clovis (straight) drawbar on the puh? I have both on the 885 and I’m sure we had the same on the 1390 my brother now has.
885 q cab and 25d on the Isle of Wight.

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johnclaude
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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by johnclaude » Mon May 21, 2018 9:47 am

Yes I've seen them with both.
But mine just has conventional drawbar on a pickup hitch frame, I would upload a pic but haven't been able to make data small enough yet to upload, thanks

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johnclaude
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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by johnclaude » Mon May 21, 2018 9:57 am

The draw bar is removable. It's not the drawbar has so much has I can't get the hitch to drop down , the two hooks underneath won't budge.
I've lifted with a jack so they're not holding any weight I think it's just siezed, like I said in another post I'm going to get some hitch rods if I can free it.

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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by ollek » Mon May 21, 2018 10:03 am

The two rods between the 3-point hitch and the PUH, will lift the lower part of the PUH, just as a jack will. I do not think that the lift rods will be of any help.

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skyrydr2
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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by skyrydr2 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:23 pm

You may need to heat the hitch frame a bit ans lube thw sickens out it as it cools to draw in the lube and keep working it. I had to do this on my drawbar as well as it froze the pins solid and I needed to remove it so I could rebiuld the hole for hitch pins.

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johnclaude
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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by johnclaude » Mon May 21, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks for that, I'll give it ago.

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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by SteveCollett » Fri May 25, 2018 8:21 am

are you certain there is not mud or stones between the frame and the transmission case preventing the PUH lifting that bit to the top enough for the hooks to release.
It was very common on the earlier tractors to have the assembly and use it with a clevis drawbar ask it made hitching far easier. Using a Hook which was permanently bolted made some operations such as PTO work difficult. Later tractors had the reversible clevis hook.
One other reason for using a clevis on a PUH hitch was that the hood used on the earlier tractors were notorious for losing the trailer under certain conditions.

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johnclaude
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Re: Pick up hitch

Post by johnclaude » Fri May 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks for that,

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