1981 - Volume #5, Issue #6, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Werts Snap Hitch
Called the Snap-Hitch, it swings from side to side, and forward and back. "You have to get off the tractor only once, not 15 times, while you maneuver into the exact position to drop the pin," says Duane Werts. company vice president. Forward-back movement is 7 in., and side-to-side swing is 16 in.
"It's designed primarily for larger tractors ù 100 to 200 horsepower --that you have to hook to heavy, awkward equipment, such as a big disk or a loaded grain wagon, says Werts.
Once the pin is in place, the operator backs up the tractor and the hitch snaps into place, locking so that it will no longer move side to side, or forward-back. The final position is stationary, and is 5 in. back of the original drawbar hookup position.
Ordinarily, says Werts, the hitch would not interfere with use of the tractor's 3-point hookup. If it does, the Snap-Hitch can be quickly removed by taking out three bolts. Sells for $150.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Werts Corp., P.O. Box 3, Bloomfield, Ia. 52537 (ph 515 664-2644).
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