2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Loader-Mounted 3-Pt. Hitch
He welded two lengths of 4-in. wide, 3/8-in. thick steel plate on back of the Harbor Freight quick hitch to form mounting brackets. He also added a 2 5/16-in. ball on top of the hitch so he can move the gooseneck trailer around with his loader.
“It works great and was well worth the money,” says Rios. “I precut the steel plate myself and took everything else to a local welder.
“I looked into buying a 3-pt. quick-connect attachment that I could connect to the tractor’s skid steer-style loader attachment, but they cost $600 to $1,000 depending on the size and brand. I spent a total of less than $200. I bought the Harbor Freight quick hitch on sale for $89. I paid about $50 for the steel plate, $10 for the 2 5/16-in. ball. The welder charged me $50.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steven Rios, 3802 Dunstain St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78410 (ph 361 537-6039; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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