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post #1 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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how the heck?

I am getting very close to putting Danee to the cart. My instructor has quick release attachments on everything, so now I'm trying to figure out how my traces conecet to my single tree. HELP!!!!
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 04:00 PM
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You need a hook end single tree.

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 04:07 PM
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Your single tree might work, it maybe considered a sword end single tree. I personally do not like sword end single trees, I do not think they are safe.
The slot on your traces slides over the end of your single tree, then the hook mechanism secures it.

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There are no hooks on there. I've been looking at the parts on Iowa Valley's web sight, but I don't know which ones to order

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 05:49 PM
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Iowa Valley is more of a harness supply you need a carriage supply.
Whittmer's Coach Shop, in New Holland, PA is my favorite, but they don't have a web site.
You can call and they will send you a catalog for a few $, well worth it to have.

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I haven't found any metal single trees, but here are some wood ones, You might have to order the piece that attaches the singletree to the cross bar too, cannot remember what that is called right now.
Can you take a photo of the way your singletree attaches to your crossbar?
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 06:53 PM
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I take that back Iowa valley does have single trees>

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You could call Sandy and ask what she recommends.

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You could just slip your trace over the singletree, then use one of those rings with the straight pieces that snaps down to keep it on there. Sorry, I do not know what those ringy-thingies are officially called!!!

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Greentree, I was explaining all this to my husband & he said the exact same thing! He said I can get "lynch pins" at TSC for a few bucks each

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Greentree, I was explaining all this to my husband & he said the exact same thing! He said I can get "lynch pins" at TSC for a few bucks each
I don't like suggesting make shift ways to harness up, BUT
If you go this route, give the Lynch pins a couple wraps with electrical tape, just in case.
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 11:12 PM
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Just be careful, I'm not a driver but I do know that lynch pins can wiggle loose so check on it from time to time to make sure that it stays put!
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