Pat's Premium 3-Point Quick Change Hitch - Category 1
Pat's Quick Hitch
I installed the hitch on a Yanmar 1401D. The paint on the three point hitch pin prevented the pin from being inserted easily on the right arm. The left worked fine. I had to adjust the angle of the hitch to accommodate my rotary mower. I also used some shorter bolts I had on hand in place of the bolts provided. The hitch works fine, it installs relatively easily. I did not have to grind anything like was stated in some other reviews. Do remove the paint from the pins, however. Once installed it makes a world of difference in the ease of attaching implements. I intend to purchase the Pat's Cat II hitch for my larger tractor and do away with the quick hitch currently installed.
July 15, 2014
Great idea, but...
1. Unless you have everything aligned on level ground, the system catches and does not hook up like the videos.
2. Also it added about 6 inches to the arms, which modified all of my driveshaft lengths, and added more lift to the front of a nicely balanced tractor.
3. You loose the use of the pivot ball at the end of the lift arm on your hitch.
Good idea, but not as helpful as I thought it would be.
July 9, 2014
3-point quick change
I was surprise makes a one man operation really easy and fast very surprising.
July 6, 2014
It works, but...
The system is working alright, so far. It went on easily. It certainly makes hooking up an implement easier. My question is the durability and its continued ease of use. All the parts are steel. It is already rusting. Since this requires parts to slide easily to work, I think its days of ease of use are limited. A galvanized or strong alloy would be better for moving parts, even if it were slightly more. Less expensive does you no good if it stops working well after a year...
July 3, 2014
EASY TO USE. ONCE DIRECTIONS WERE UNDERSTOOD,(COULD BE IN LARGER PRINT AND REWRITTEN TO BE CLEARER). WENT ON WITHOUT DIFFICULTY. THE SET BOLTS ARE A BIT LONG. WORKS GREAT WITH ALL MY EQUIPMENT. MUCH BETTER THAN OTHER QUICK HITCH.
June 30, 2014
It is OK, but nt perfect!
These work OK, but could be better. The mounting details leave quite a bit to be desired.
It does solve the problem of attachment width variations.
June 17, 2014
I had a set and my friend couldn't hook up his new 3 point tiller to his ford 2000. We took my quick change hitches off my tractor and put them on his. Worked like a charm! I had to buy another set.
June 12, 2014
i am very pleased with the quick hitch although it takes a little time to assemble on arms. This product should come with the rod that holds the arms appart for attaching as a whole as I seen on other sites for same price.
June 5, 2014
It took me about 1 hr to install the hitch. The package was missing 2 bolts but I have a box full of misc bolts so this wasn't a problem for me. The hitch worked great on my bush hog but it would not fit between my equipment and the pin on my box blade or tiller. As a result I returned it for a full refund. Wish it had worked on all my equipment as I think hooking up would have been MUCH easier and FASTER.
June 4, 2014
Great Time Saver
Do yourself a favor and buy these, saves so much time when hooking up!
June 3, 2014