The front bolts are hardened metric fine thread, the rear ones are just standard grade 2 1/2-13s that I had on hand.looks good!
Only thing I could think to add is if it were me I would make sure I used highest grade bolts, just to maximize strength. Might not be required in this application though...grade 8? Forget the normal high grade at the moment...
I put a clevis on the drawbar and just run the chain through that. With or without backhoe. large enough to get the job done but still fit in the tractor toolbox. I believe it's 7/8" pin.Having those up front make it so nice to tie down.
For those who don't have a backhoe, what are you using for the rear?
That's why I went with HF hooks as in post #5 above. No drilling necessary (for our B2650/LX2610 models).Is everyone drilling the holes in the tractor frame to match the D ring plates? I was trying to find plates with the correct hole spacing to match existing frame holes, and having no luck.
I think those are the same D-Rings I put on the four corners of my trailer. No seam, no weld, just forged steel. Doesn't do much good to put tie-down points on the tractor if they don't exist on the trailer you intend to tie it to.