Pat's Premium 3-Point Quick Change Hitch - Category 1
This is a very well made and simple product to use. Having to attach my implements ( box blade, scraper, bush hog, harrow, etc...) had been a real pain due to the constant adjustments and getting on/off the tractor to hook them up. However, this fast hitch system has made it much less arduous. Once you know the width to set the arms for each implement, it is a simple matter to back up raise the arms and hook up. Just remember to push the locking lever over or the implement WILL come off. I took a 1x4 board and cut slots in it to spread the arms the appropriate distance for the implement being used and it works pretty well.
February 5, 2014
money well spent
finally...a product that does what it says.
this is the best thing I have bought for my tractor, yet.
great time saver and lot's less banging and pulling and pushing and prying.
wish I had the spreader bar.
February 4, 2014
Soo...... Easy to use.........................
This product makes attaching to my implements so easy. It has saved this old man a lot of lifting and struggling trying to hitch up my attachments. My only wish is that I had found it years ago.
February 4, 2014
Excellent product for the most part
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who frequently attaches otherwise difficult-to-hookup equipment. My Hardee 91126 cutter has always been a beast to attach to any of my tractors - even with factory extending arm receivers. To that end, these have done the trick in making that hookup easy.
The only drawback is the lighter-duty adjustment bolts that are used. I noticed it during the initial installation, but was simply careful not to over-torque anything. After one of the springs broke recently though, I was just taking the hitch off to replace that when the head of one of the bolts sheered off, under really no torque at all. That was remedied easily enough by going ahead and replacing them all with hardened bolts... it just struck me as very odd that the manufacturer wouldn't have used high-grade bolts to begin with, given the very high quality construction of the rest of the hitch itself.
Yet and still, I would indeed recommend the product. It's the best quick-attach solution I've found so far!
December 29, 2013
Well worth the money
I have a set of these on my kubota L3700. They work well and save me a ton of aggravation when changing implements by myself. I installed them on the tractor when I bought it new and have a little over 400 hours on them now. They are just starting to show signs of wear. One of them had the little spring that holds the small retention plate over the top of the pin rust and break, but that is a $1.00 hardware store item. I did have to buy a longer top link as this does extend the length of the tractor/implement by about two inches. The lengths of my pto drive shafts have been no problem. I do switch implements frequently. I expect these to remain serviceable for probably another 1000 hours of use. I would reccomend this product to anybody that doesn't like man-handling heavy tractor implements.
November 29, 2013
Very handy, but needs longer top link, driveshaft
I have an L-series Kubota that is not very wide, so lining up 3-PT implements had to be exact. The quick-hitches have greatly simplified hookup, especially for the brush cutter and ancient cast-iron, PTO-driven hay rake. Unhooking is simple and easy, which is especially nice at the end of the day!
The added length can be an issue for some implements. Invest in a couple of extra-long top links, and be sure PTO drive shafts are long enough to make up the difference.
April 29, 2013
This is a great product and makes attaching implements much easier! However, a few minor issues:
1: should come with the stabilizing bar to go between them to keep the correct distance between them - not a big issue depending on your tractor - an outdoor "bungee" works,
2: the "guards" that stick up above them to help you align to the pins are good, but perhaps too tall. some implement's where you have multiple options for pins and are in a "covered/recessed" arm of the implement, these may not work or get stuck. For example, my Snowblower.
3: although a Cat 1, there is still significant "play" in the pins. perhaps the spring "clips" that hold the pins in the hooks could be bigger/shaped/changed to make it more snug.
Still MUCH better than having to manually line up, swing arms, etc. And better than the quick attach as it allows you to have multiple top links that fit your implement (no more re-adjusting the top link for each implement). Also great that you don't have to worry about if your implement is a true Category I dimensions.
October 12, 2012
No more using a sledge hammer or pry bar to put on my rotary cutter or back blade. Just back up to it and lift. Great product!!!! and really good price to value.
September 4, 2012
Bought the 3-point quick change hitch because I have multiple implements. Used to have to struggle with attaching different attachments to the 3-point. Bought a universal attachment device but the top link didn't always work as needed. This quick change device mounts on the lower arms and uses the top link to attach any device. Have found this design really makes it easier to change out attachments. At the same time it allows safe and secure mounting of attachments. Recommend purchasing the adjustable arm to help maintain arm spacing. Easy to mount, and so far has held very firmly for multiple attachments. Installation instructions could be better, but when calling the company for assistance, the staff at the manufactuer have been outstanding..
August 20, 2012
3-Point Quick Change Hitch - Category 1
This is a great item, a must have for even 1 attachment if you dont leave it on all the time. This makes a painful task of connecting attachments a breeze within a few minutes.
I only have one suggestion that the safety latch be made for a right and left side. This would allow both to turn to the outside and not one to the out side and one turns to the inside. I only have this issue with my bush hog where it hits the support and cannot fully close.
Other then that this is a great product..
August 13, 2012