How to make a hitch for a power tiller with your own hands?
Motorcycles are very important in agricultural business. They are multifunctional and extremely practical. The use can be as versatile as imagination and additional equipment for power tillers is enough. With its help, you can work the land, collect crops, transport goods and much more. One of the main parts of the device is the hitch to the power tiller. It is used to firmly connect the hitch to the tiller. The coupling can be bought in the store. It is also quite realistic to make such a mount to the power tiller with your own hands. You only need a desire and the availability of the necessary drawings.
If you decide to make a hitch with your own hands, you need to use reliable materials, because strength is important, because it will have to withstand enormous loads. Most often a channel made of metal with the necessary parameters is used, because this device is U-shaped and attached directly under the steering wheel. In order for the coupling for the motor-block with your own hands to be made correctly, you need to do the following. Initially a few holes should be made. They are needed to attach the attachment pin and the bracket itself. That is why it is important to match the diameter of the hole. The pin must be made of very high strength steel.
It is necessary to have a bracket for the coupling of additional implements. In order not to obstruct such equipment, the long end of the arm should be led down or up, but so that it does not come into contact with the cultivated ground. To use non-standard couplings, it is necessary to have a special adapter. You can buy one or use one made by yourself.
The universal coupling for the power tiller is suitable for most machines, such as:
Such a hitch serves as a connection between the power tiller and attachments. This could be a plow, digger, one- or two-tiered planter.
A hitch or semi-trailer? | author of this topic: Arvind
What would you advise to take to work in Russia?? What are the pros and cons??
I lean towards MAZ-631019-420-031 trailer MAZ-870102
Alexander (Ashton) )))) That’s a good point. But I will choose KamAZ.
Yury (Nafiah) The question is not about the brand, but about the type of trailer.
Building a Hitch to Pull the Tiller
Alexander (Ashton) Here it is necessary to go out of many. Semitrailer. higher speed, higher maneuverability on narrow sections. They also differ in roadholding, steering and braking distances. In short, who is used to what, and who likes what more.
Yury (Nafiah) Tell me more about all the nuances?
Alexander (Ashton) I myself have not been driving for so long, so completely thoroughly can not tell. Ask the wolves or read a good book about driving. Then everything becomes more or less clear.
Max (Kyran) It all depends on what kind of cargo you are going to carry! hitch:. You can’t push a long load into a trailer. to unhook when loading. Unloading doesn’t need a tail, left it at the parking lot and went solo can be pushed where a semi-trailer won’t fit
You can choose to haul any cart ( a bag, a trailer, a skeleton, etc.), or you can drive it on a semitrailer.д.). capacity (don’t take the lowbed trailer into account). across Russia hard )
Alexander (Ashton) Ooh. just remembered, the coupling is good for something off the road! You see, that’s it, you’re up. The truck is unhitched, the truck pulled out and yanked with a rope, but with a semi-trailer, the supports can’t hold.
Andrey (Zivanit) a semitrailer with a nephew is what you need.
Yury (Nafiah) Can a semitrailer with nephew fit into the 24m??
Sasha (Jasapala) The hitch rules. But again, it all depends on the load.
Andrey (Zivanit) A for me with a trailer (if only the axle is not rotary) is easier to drive)))
Alexander (Ashton) Semitrailer and trailer without a turntable. high-speed. A trailer with a swivel gives a backlash in the frame handle, at speed it loosens. just wait till it blows away.
Andrey (Zivanit) Question, just for the sake of interest: Do cars with trailers (with a pivoting axle or a low frame two-axle) also fold? I’ve just never seen one.
Sasha (Jasapala) With a turntable axle it is faster to fold than a semi-trailer. Two pivot points: turntable and towbar.
Andrey (Zivanit) And here is the Gazelle with the trailer? No brakes on the tail.So it is easy to fold?
Alexander (Ashton) Everything at her brakes! Trailer equipment up to 300 kilograms without brakes, all others only with brakes.
How to attach the drawbar hitch to the tiller?
The hitch is attached to the power tiller with sturdy steel pins. At the same time, you need to make sure that the dimensions of the holes in the structure coincide, and all components can be freely secured.
Before you start the work you should also adjust the hitch. First you loosen the adjusting bolts, and then you adjust the optimal working position of the hitch and tighten the bolts. Sometimes it needs to be adjusted several times during work. depending on the type of soil, speed of operation, power of the power tiller and other factors. For the first time after installing the hitch, keep a close eye on your power tiller and attachment to avoid breakage and to adjust the implement in time.
A homemade all-purpose hitch for a power tiller can be used not only to attach an attachment or for a trailer. It can also be installed on a mini tractor or other agricultural equipment.
Remember to clean the hitch every time you finish work. Pay special attention to connections and threads. Don’t forget to lubricate the part to extend its service life.
How to attach a hitch for a power tiller?
After all the preparatory work, you can begin assembling the hitch to the single-axle tractor. Using bolts, firmly attach the bracket to the channel. If you have a hitch with an adjustment mechanism, attach it as well.
You can proceed with the installation, for this, attach the bracket to the tow bar of the motorblock with the pins and install the attachment.
Immediately before the work, you need to adjust the equipment. By making a few laps, you can adjust the acceptable position of the attachment for yourself.
This hitch is ideal for the trailer of a power tiller, seed drill, harrow, hoe, and other useful in agriculture attachments to MTZ, Neva MB-2, Agro and other power tillers.
Homemade hitch for a motor-block with his own hands: drawings, dimensions
In practice, the owner of a motoblock faces the limited possibilities that the regular delivery set has. Properly made with your own hands coupling will not only save money on buying the factory model, but also provide more opportunities for effective use of existing attachments.
How to make a hitch for a power tiller by yourself
When working, the fixture will be subjected to a heavy load, so you should adhere to the recommended dimensional and strength characteristics of all the elements of the assembly. In this case the following coupling qualities will be guaranteed:
- Ensuring reliable attachment to the power tiller.
- Attachment to attachments.
- Ensuring the declared performance characteristics of equipment.
- Affordable price.
- Reliability, long service life.
Choosing a model, it is necessary to check the dimensions of the towbar of the power tiller and attached equipment (plow, trailer, harrow, etc.). the task of the craftsman is to ensure that the elements are fully compatible, easy to use and the equipment can be easily adjusted to the specific task. The main part of the coupling is a U-shaped bracket. Through the holes on one side it is attached to the power tiller with the pins, on the other side the rack of necessary attachments is fixed to the body of the device.
Needed tools and materials
A person engaged in farming on the ground usually has a sufficient set of equipment for making a hitch. The following tools will be needed for the work:
- angle grinder.
- Drill, drilling machine.
- Measuring tools: ruler, tape measure, square.
- Welding machine.
- Set of wrenches.
Read about other homemade tools for the power tiller.
About the hitch for the Neva motor-block you can find in the article.
It is important to accurately match the drill bits to the diameter of studs and bolts. No backlash will extend the life of the attachment. The body can be cut from a sheet of metal or use a suitable sized channel.
Preference should be given to a hitch with an adjustment mechanism. In this case, you can use attachments of different classes, from different manufacturers, achieving maximum efficiency in the work.
Pictured below is a universal hitch with threaded adjustment mechanism. A simple but effective device, which is not difficult to make your own hands:
It is easier and more productive to use a metal drill if you make a smaller-diameter pilot hole when drilling. For example, first a 5 mm drill bit is used, and then 12-16 mm for the size of the bolt.
Making a universal coupler
Work must be done on a flat surface. Suitable table or workbench of desired size. The procedure is as follows:
- Marking. The contours and dimensions of the elements are marked according to the drawing.
- Drilling. Work with a drill or on the machine. The accuracy of the holes is checked with a caliper and a stud or bolt by inserting them into the seat. Both backlash and jamming of parts is excluded. To make the work easier and to avoid injuries the holes are countersunk.
- Welding. It is preferable to use electric welding. The metal is heated only at the joint and does not lose its critical properties. If a suitable channel is not found, the construction is made of sheet steel of the required quality.
- Assembling. The bracket is bolted to the channel. If an adjustment mechanism is provided, it is also fixed to the design.
Mounting a single-axle tractor with a hitch
Attaching the attachment is simply a matter of aligning the holes and securing the components with pins and bolts. The hitch’s position can be adjusted during operation by using bolts in the radius holes. First tighten the threaded connections of the hitch to the towbar of the power tiller. Then the attachment is installed.
Final adjustment can be made before use. Loosen adjustment screws to find the optimal attachment position and use wrenches to tighten the nuts. In the course of land cultivation it is sometimes necessary to make two or more passes over a plot with different hitch settings. The hitch, made by your own hands, allows you to optimize the work on all indicators. Time is saved, labor intensity is reduced, productivity is increased.
A hitch that has been coated with metal paint or an anti-corrosion coating will last significantly longer.
How to attach the coupling to the single axle tractor?
The universal hitch, made by your own hands, is attached to the power tiller by means of several pins. For the production of the latter, the strongest possible steel or, even better, cast iron should be used, since the strength of the pins determines the reliability of the entire connection.
When installing the hitch holes must exactly match the holes on the coupling element of the motoblock, which, in most cases, is mounted in the rear or under the steering wheel of the machine. One pin will be required in each pair of corresponding holes.
Just before you start your work in the field you need to check all the fasteners and, if necessary, tighten the nuts and bolts. Depending on the task at hand, you can change the position of the mobile-type coupling. To do this it is necessary to turn the screw knob in the right direction for the work. That way the owner of a walking tractor unit can at any moment raise or lower the attached trailer or change the position of other attached implements used for work. Sometimes it also requires a little loosening of certain fasteners.
It is important to remember that the drawbar hitch is not protected from moisture, which may cause corrosion. To prevent this, the parts of the coupling of the power tiller should be cleaned of dirt and debris every time. It is best to paint the construction immediately after making it, as well as to cover the parts of the mechanism with a special anti-corrosion composition.
The above described method of manufacturing and installing the coupling will be useful to owners of power tillers Neva MB-1 and MB-2, Agro, MTZ, as well as farmers, who use machines of other well-known brands in their farm.
Universal hitch. assembly sequence
After preparing the necessary equipment, you should study the schematics. The drawings should show the exact dimensions of the parts and their place in the overall design of the hitch.
The correct order to assemble the hitch is as follows:
- To begin with, you need to take two identical U-shaped brackets, and carefully make small holes in them with a drill. There should be 6 holes in the first bracket and 8 holes in the second bracket for M12 type bolts;
- The body is one of the most complicated parts of the clutch. To make it as strong as possible it should be welded from several parts. It is very important to make the correct holes in the existing body. It should also have 2 threads, one M16 and one M12;
- Inside the body you will need to put a mechanism designed to adjust the position of the coupling. To make the mechanism, you should use a screw, connected to the bracket and the handle;
- The most complex part of the construction is the handle, which consists of several small parts.
Most of the coupling parts for the walking tractor can be simply turned on a lathe. If there is no experience in doing such work, then their production can be ordered from a lathe, or you can buy ready-made parts on the market.
What kind of hitches for a power tiller
In general, you can distinguish the following types of couplers:
Each hitch has a different purpose. This article presents couplings for a motor-block, which you can buy in the “Hectar” online store.
A single adjustable coupler is needed first. It is the link between the power tiller and the tillage equipment. Screw or turnbuckle on the hitch lets you adjust the angle of the digger, dipstick or other equipment so that it works properly, performs its purpose, and does not just dig into the ground.
One-piece. These are the simplest inexpensive single couplings, with which you can work successfully with a hoe, a flatlander on a level surface.
The pivoting hitches consist of a front and a rear part; the front part is rigidly fixed to the single axle tractor, the rear part has grooves, thanks to which it can pivot to the right and to the left around the axle.
When plowing furrows and ridges are formed and the single axle tractor moves in an inclined position, respectively, with a rigid hitch the plough “looks” sideways as well. It is the presence of grooves on the swivel hitch that allows the plow to be at a 90 degree angle relative to ground level when plowing and perform its function.