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Automatic hitch fits pickups, tractors
You've never seen anything like this new automatic electric hitch invented by a rural Minnesota dairy-man and manufactured by the Hepola Company, Deere Creek, Minn.
The hitch consists of a mast mounted on the drawbar that's about 4 ft. high with a small electric motor at the top powering a cable that runs down to a hitch pin at the bottom. The operator simply backs the drawbar up to the adaptor on the tongue of the implement and then activates the pin so it drops down. The donut-shaped implement adaptor is slightly larger than the hole in the tractor drawbar so the pin easily slides into it.
The hitch can be mounted on the back of tractors, forage harvesters and it's especially good on pickups, says Hepola. "Because it sticks up several feet you can see it over the rear tailgate which lets you see where you're backing," he notes.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, The Hepola Co., Box 212, Deere Creek, Minn. 56527 (ph 218 462-2622).

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