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Pull Larger Loads With Small Tractors
"It transfers weight to the tractor axle rather than the 3-pt. so you can pull larger loads with smaller tractors," says Richard Nethersole, managing director of Par Manufacturing, developer of the new Ag-Trak "anti-flip" coupler that lets you double or triple the amount of weight you can safely pull with a given tractor.
The coupler consists of an X-shaped frame that fits over the 3-pt. arms. Mounted on this frame is an upright post with a special ball hitch that fits tightly to a special drawbar socket fitted to trailers to be towed. The X frame fits to the lift arms, secured at four contact points. It can be fitted or removed in a minute or two with just two bolts.
Because of the leveraging design of the coupler, the front wheels of the tractor are in effect held to the ground and it becomes impossible to flip the tractor. The more weight applied to the 3-pt. Ag-Trak hitch, the tighter the tractor is held to the ground. "In addition, the design of the hitch allows much freer movement of the trailer than conventional hitches," notes Nethersole.
The anti-flip coupler sells complete for around $1,100.
For more information contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Par Manufacturing Ltd., St. Andrews Industrial Estate, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3DB England (ph 0308 23414).

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