I learned some new things today when mounting a Dearborn mower to a Ford 600 3 p0int.
1. There is no female universal to switch from the 1 1/8"" to 1 3/8". I was able to
purchase a 1 3/8" complete replacement shaft (meant for fertilizer spreaders) that
will work however it comes in todays standard 3/4" X 7'8" rectangular shaft
(so universals line up opposed). I purchased the shaft from tractor supply.
I will have my buddy mill the 7/8" to 3/4" to make it fit the Dearborn 3/4" X 3/4"
receptor. This will still require proper placement to make sure the universal are
opposed. Some hacksawing of the rectangular shaft and receptor (new shaft comes with a quick coupler) adding a little extra length). The replacement shaft comes with the
safety shield, which will replace the sheet metal shield that kept the hay from
rapping around the shaft,
2. The Ford 600 3 point lifts higher than an 8N. Moved the lever stop to the most
highest position to stop the relief valve squeal. A permanent fix would be to extend the 8 3/4" arm extensions by 1".
This mower will now let me mow the roadside ditch where my "sweet pea flowers" are
grown for seed.