View Full Version : D2 with Hyster winch question

09-29-2016, 06:03 PM
Is it possible to retain the drawbar when the winch is installed?


09-29-2016, 06:27 PM
Just watching a few D2 videos with winches and don't see the draw bar attached..

09-29-2016, 06:50 PM
Mine does
The support radius bar bolts directly beneath the winch

09-30-2016, 07:40 AM
I looked through the D2/R2 Archives book I have on the shelf early this morning. I believe the page numbers were 19, 31 and 62 that show Hyster Winches installed with Drawbars attached. All the D2/D4's with Hysters I have ever seen had Drawbars.

09-30-2016, 10:00 AM
Thanks guys! I was nervous that I would not be able to tow my logging arch with the winch in place- would kind of defeat the primary purpose!


09-30-2016, 11:11 AM
Here is a picture of a D2 Hyster drawbar for use with an Arch or Sulky.

09-30-2016, 03:45 PM
Here's a picture from the manual.

09-30-2016, 05:26 PM
Thanks you guys are great!

09-30-2016, 07:43 PM
Thanks for me, too...
I've got a Hyster D2 Towing Winch that I want to put on our D2 3J...We always have a need for the draw bar...
Respy, CarlsCAT...

10-01-2016, 03:48 AM
The original Cat swinging drawbar 'arc' bolts straight up under the Hyster winch and brings the logging arch drawbar closer under the winch which is better than being too far out.

10-01-2016, 01:56 PM
The Hyster drawbar hitch assembly, was available for the D2 and D4, and fairly commonly used with the sulky or wheel arch on those tractors, I don't see any mention of it being used on the larger tractors with the track arches.
Here are a couple of the hitches, I have seen several other different Hyster hitch designs.