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Front-End Hitch For IH Tractors
"When a farmer gets stuck, he gets aggravated and starts jerking the tractor that's stuck. Something's likely to break," says Vince Price, general manager of V. Price Co., who's manufacturing a new front-end hitch designed to take the shock and help to prevent broken chains or tractor frames.
They call it "The HITCH of HITCHES" because it's so sturdily built. The mounting brackets are made of spring steel, similar to the kind used in extra heavy-duty truck springs!
"It will give a little when you take up the slack in a chain or cable," says Price. "It not only takes the shock off the tractor and chain, but the operator, too!"
"Besides pulling stuck tractors, the hitch is very handy for shuttling wagons around the yard, or for moving machinery in close quarters," says Price. "You know how much more easily and faster you can push some-thing from the front of the tractor in tight or restricted places, rather than the rear drawbar."
The hitch bolts onto the main frame of the tractor under the front weight bracket and can be used with or with-out the weights in place. Fits most International tractors from 1958 460's up to the 1981 1586's. The Price Company is also adapting it to fit other makes of tractors.
Retail price will be about $200, according to Price. He cautions against anyone attempting to fabricate a hitch of this nature. "We did a lot of testing to achieve the safety of this hitch."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, V. Price Co., Brazil, IN 47834.

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1981 - Volume #5, Issue #2