Here's some PHOTOS of Customers that have built their own Hitches.
Sam Massenburg's Beautifully restored 1945 John Deere all-fuel "A". Sam built just the top
link mount to work with his other 801 hitch parts he had.
I would be flattered for you to use my pictures on your Web Site and I appreciate the comments
on my tractor.I spent approximately $138.73 for all materials including your plans. I had both the lower and upper lift arms
from the previous 3 pt. and modified them to your plans. I purchased the steel for the hitch from the "scrap pile" at the
local steel dealer. The adjustable side links and new ends for the lift arms from Tractor Supply Company.
to heat and bend the hitch to get the right fit on the axle. Also, did you see how I "dog eared" the corners on the attachment
flanges to the axle? It lets you see the lettering and gives it a nicer look I think.
Once again thanks,Sam Massenburg -Tennessee
Mark and Jean Alvarez's nicely restored John Deere,The pictures prove,These Deere's were made
to work and still do the job. (of course between shows!)
Here is a picture of the hitch I built with your plans,and a picture of
my wife mowing our 10 acres . The hitch was real easy with the plans,a lot of drilling, but thankfully I have a drill
press. It cost a little over $200.00,with plans. I didn't think I would be able to add one when I found out that a prebuilt
one was around $700.00, and it also turned out to be a good experience.Mark Alvarez-Fla.
"Mark,Where do you find a good wife like yours that is willing to brush-hog?
Alot of us would love one like Jean"