EMP Tractor Draw Bar Stabilizer for Category 1 Tractors, Model# 7350-1
Just got it and have put it to use .Use it to move boat, utility trailer,and anything else to tow. A couple of 1" wrenches and done! Ready for wood cutting now.
July 7, 2014
Works for me!
Bought this so I could use some of the implements that were originally used on an ATV. Only thing that would make it better would be if the hole on top lined up with the holes on the draw bar.
June 5, 2014
Mounts nicely on my cat1 tow bar. Mount holes align perfectly with hardware included. My tow hitch slides in with no problems. Welds are professional looking. I lifted and moved around my ~3500lbs trailer with this stabilizer and showed no signs of stress or cracking. Quality unit for a good price. Made in the USA.
May 27, 2014
Good Economical Solution
I purchased this along with a drawbar I needed anyway. It was less expensive to buy both this and the drawbar than the cost of a dedicated 2 inch hitch receiver. I can also now mount other home made gadgets to the now stable drawbar.
May 25, 2014
Outstanding Draw Bar Stabilizer
I am very impressed by the quality and ruggedness of the stabilizer. I put it to immediate use in my dual barbed wire dispenser. I would recommend consideration of this product to all that require its stabilization capability.
May 23, 2014
Draw Bar Stabilizer Catagory 1
This is a good item to have. It is made well and fits the tractor draw bar to a tee. I highly recommend this item. I mounted my Super winch 8500 on it with no problems. Well worth the money.
February 20, 2014
Good product--slightly overpriced
I purchased a 3 ball hitch to go with this, eliminating the need for multiple hitches. Using my tractor to move my trailers into tight spaces is a bit easier than using my truck; better visibility. Does as advertised, although for the price, it should include the drawbar.
February 5, 2014
I purchased this item to replace my homemade ball mount for my compact tractor. It is a simple bracket that accepts the stabdard 2 inch square ball mount from your pickup truck. The bracket is well made and fits on a standard drawbar with the supplied bolts.
As usual for this type of tool, it has no directions so it is possible to install it backwards. Assembly is stone simple. It would be nice had a sheet showing the mounting orientation been included. If the instructions had been supplied, I would have rated this 5 starts.
April 26, 2013
The 2" hitch receiver is exactly what I needed. I'm able to easily install my standard receiver hitch and jockey the boat in and out of the garage.
April 25, 2013
Economical, Light Duty, Purpose Driven Bracket
This bracket is made by Extreme Metal Products out of Cleveland, OH. (Northern Tool has the best price!!) It's designed to convert your existing 3pt drawbar into a standard 2in. square trailer hitch-style receiver. This bracket offers ONE primary advantage over a traditional 3pt receiver attachment. COST! For less than $100 total investment, I'm able to use my compact tractor to pull an 18' trailer in and out of the back yard and the 3pt hitch does not require me to raise and lower the foot jack on the trailer. I simply position the ball, lift the 3pt arms, lock the pin and away we go! Set it on the driveway and it's ready to go.
While possibilities are endless, one of my favorite attachments is a cargo carrier. This allows me to carry tools to a work area in the yard without the need to make a second trip. Or carry chains and a chainsaw when I take the tractor on firewood missions!
Keep in mind, it is a 'light duty' bracket so I don't recommend it for anything larger than a ~30hp tractor. It's only rated for 200lbs tongue weight but I've used it to lift and drag trees that my 2,000 lbs JD 4100 (20hp) tractor could not pull in 4wd. I admit, I tried to break it and my compact tractor simply could not. As I write this review, it has 350 lbs of suitcase weights hanging off the back for additional ballast. It's strong enough for my uses at less than 1/3 the price of a welded unit. Regardless which route you decide, you won't believe how handy a 2in. receiver on your tractor can be!!
October 9, 2012