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Guy brought me this H to work on and I wondering if this was a factory option or an after market item. I lets you adjust the drawbar from the seat.....mike
 

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Here is another picture to show how it bolts to the U bar.....mike
 

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That is a sidehill hitch, works great with a plow....James

Yep, hillside hitch. Now, someone will have to expalin to me how they work! I got the basics, but have never seen one in operation!!
 

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Looks good mike but you would still have to get off to shift the pins in drawbar,but great for ploughing to line it up for
ploughing against the hand or with the hand,just a shift to the left or right thanks for the photo.
 

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We didn't run the pins, took about 3 notches to move drawbar to get the pins in the next set of holes. Could change on the go depending on how steep the hill, kept the first bottom cutting the desired furrow width. We have a lot of hills here....James
 

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Real interesting Mike :idea: Never seen one in these parts. :eek: Thanks for posting :!:
 

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I know they are IH, but I have never seen an IH build sheet so I don't know if you could order them with the sidehill hitch or if you had to get it from the dealer. I have the manual for it and they consider it a "special attachment". I try to get manuals for everything I have and the only one I don't have yet is the operator's manual for it. They work very nice for hooking up something that isn't jacked up to the right height. Back in, jack it up to the right height, then just swing the drawbar over and drop the pin in. I have one on my MD, and my pap has one on each of his H's. I have used mine for plowing, but have never did a video of it on a hill. Because of using a small two bottom instead of a 3 on my MD, I had to swing it out to the right to get close to my tire and to get the plows to pull straight. I need to find a decent set of 3 bottoms....

I can do a video of it if anybody would like to see it? I haven't run the MD in a good two months anyway, she needs her excercise and I love to hear that thing run.
 

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The owner of the tractor told me that the guy he bought it from said that attachment is rare and if he ever sold the tractor keep the drawbar attachment. So how rare and what do you think its worth?????mike
 

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A couple years ago I wanted to bid on an m, but it went sky high because of that hitch. They used to go for 350 to 400 or so when I was looking, but I'm pretty sure they have dropped in value to maybe 250 to 300 at most for a good complete hitch. I was lucky that my md had it on it and also had the two-way power hydraulic valve. Anyway, unless someone wants the hitch, I'd say keep it on the tractor. I don't think something like that adds value to them as much as it used to.
 

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The IH General Catalog call's it an "Adjustable Drawbar" listed under "Special Equipment". As others have said it's used to change the hitch position on a trailer plow to keep it cutting a full width furrow.

I've seen them on a couple tractors at shows and so forth. I would hesitate to call it "rare"...I have no idea what it would be worth.
 

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I'd like to see a video of it in operation if the offer is still good. I've never seen one before, but it looks like a very innovative (for the era) addition
 

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I haven't gotten a nice 3 bottom for my MD yet so I'm stuck with a crappy two bottom. I have a video of pulling the plow with the hitch moved to the side, but it's not on a hill. The plow didn't have the drag adjustment so I had to swing the drawbar to get the plow to line up and pull somewhat straight. I can post the link if you want. Otherwise, you'll be waiting a month or so until I get out plowing again.
 
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