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Hello, does anybody out there know of a company that makes a 3 point conversion kit for a 1949 john deere model M tractor?
 

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No, but a good welder should be able to make one.

Take a look at the photo below of "Sparky" our 51M.

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It is a very simple design.

We had a welder build three more for out three MTs.
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I can provide measurements if necessary.

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Thanks for your continued help here James!
 

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No, but a good welder should be able to make one.

Take a look at the photo below of "Sparky" our 51M.

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It is a very simple design.

We had a welder build three more for out three MTs.
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I can provide measurements if necessary.

Hope this helps.
Thank you James, very helpful. I saw these being sold on ebay. But my biggest concern with this rig is does the adjustable top link interfere with the seat frame when lifted? Please help.
Thank you, Bob
 

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does the adjustable top link interfere with the seat frame when lifted?

Since our 51M has a belt pulley, a top link has never been used.

However, the top link has never been an issue with any of our MTs.

Pure speculation on my part, but unless the seat frame is positioned too far back towards the implement, the top link should not interfere with the seat frame.

Hope this helps.
 

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James that is a neat rig on the MT. Glad my Grandaddy had a 40S though.
 

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We also like "Audie" our Model 40S.
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Bought it to mow on steep inclines around the farm.
Later added a front weight to help counter-balance raising the mower.
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James here is "June". My Grandaddy's given name was Junius. Everyone called him June. I was with him when he bought it.

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does the adjustable top link interfere with the seat frame when lifted?

Since our 51M has a belt pulley, a top link has never been used.

However, the top link has never been an issue with any of our MTs.

Pure speculation on my part, but unless the seat frame is positioned too far back towards the implement, the top link should not interfere with the seat frame.

Hope this helps.
Thanks again James. If you don't mind James how long are the lift chains?
 

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On "Mac" our 51MT, the chains are appoximately 15".

The chains and connecting links are approximately 17".
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On "Rusty" our 51MT, the chains are appoximately 15".

The chains and connecting links are approximately 17".

Hope this helps.
 

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Hello James, I don't know if you can help me with this one but does the M series use a voltage regulator or a generator cut out switch. I'm getting conflicted answers on that question.
 

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Good to hear the chain measurements worked.
 

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does the M series use a voltage regulator or a generator cut out switch

The M series uses a cut-out relay.

Take a look at the GAUGES, SWITCH, AND CUT-OUT RELAY illustration below.
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Take a look at the photo below.
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does the M series use a voltage regulator or a generator cut out switch

The M series uses a cut-out relay.

Take a look at the GAUGES, SWITCH, AND CUT-OUT RELAY illustration below. View attachment 22214

Take a look at the photo below.
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Hope this helps.
does the M series use a voltage regulator or a generator cut out switch

The M series uses a cut-out relay.

Take a look at the GAUGES, SWITCH, AND CUT-OUT RELAY illustration below. View attachment 22214

Take a look at the photo below.
View attachment 22215
Hope this helps.
does the M series use a voltage regulator or a generator cut out switch

The M series uses a cut-out relay.

Take a look at the GAUGES, SWITCH, AND CUT-OUT RELAY illustration below. View attachment 22214

Take a look at the photo below.
View attachment 22215
Hope this helps.
Yeah Jim, helps alot. I wasn't sure if some one in the past had jury rigged the system I have or not . This is my 1st rodeo with a vintage tractor and a 6 volt + ground system but I'm getting there.
Thank you, Bob
 
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