1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Grapple Hitch
"Farmers told me that they were spending too long trying to get unhooked from 3-pt. implements. This hook slides down over the implement hitch rather than up under so you can use the weight of the equipment to unhitch," explains Watts.
The hitch has a built-in hydraulic cylinder which operates the top claw. There are two hand-operated safety catches on either side of the hitch. To unhook, you simply release the safety catches and retract the claw. Watts builds hitches to fit both Cat. II and III 3-pts. and it'll handle any equipment that'll work with a standard quick hitch.
Watts would like to find a manufacturer. Meanwhile, he plans to go into production on his own.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glen Watts, Tillage Development Inc., 16600 S.W. Christensen Rd., McMinnville, Ore. 97128 (ph 503 835-5893).
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