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Ball Hitch Designed For Easy Hook Up
“I needed a way to hook up trailers and move them around without having to get off my 1972 IH Cub tractor, so I mounted a ball hitch that hinges on the tractor’s rear lower toolbar. It’s a real time saver around my farm,” says Jesse LeBlanc, Gibson, La.
  The triangle-shaped hitch bolts onto a horizontal steel pipe already on the tractor, which was used to support a pair of pto-driven pulleys that belt-drove a mower. LeBlanc welded a pair of hinged metal brackets onto the pipe that lets the hitch swivel up or down. He also welded a 2-in. ball on back of the hitch.
  “I keep several trailers parked on our lawn during the summer and have to move them whenever I cut the grass, so the hitch really comes in handy,” says LeBlanc. “By using the tractor’s ‘power up and down’ option I can lower the hitch to the ground, lift the trailer, and then automatically unhook at the new location.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jesse LeBlanc, 248 Old Spanish Trail, Gibson, La. 70356 (ph 225 287-0679; jesseleblanc33@yahoo.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #1