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Do-It-Yourself Quick Hitch
"It lets me hitch and unhitch hay wagons without ever getting off the tractor," says Don Thompson, Sutherland, Neb., about his do-it-yourself quick hitch.
Thompson welds or bolts a loop of heavy rod to each wagon tongue and puts a short stand under the tongue to keep it off the ground. He puts a standard ball hitch on the tractor drawbar. To hitch up, he reaches out through the back cab window with a long hook to pick up the wagon tongue and set it down over the ball hitch. (When not used, the hook stores across the tractor fenders.)
An optional safety catch can be installed if you plan to pull over rough fields or on roads. It's spring-loaded and swings into position over the top of the ball hitch to keep the tongue loop from bouncing off. The same handle that lifts the tongue can be used to move the safety catch into position.
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Don Thompson, HCR 72, Box 54, Sutherland, Neb. 69165 (ph 308 764-2329).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #3