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Equipment Hitches Slip Onto Forklift Forks
"They're ideal for moving implements around the farm yard and machine sheds," says Henry Lust about a pair of slip-on hitches he and Harold Ponder built to fit on the forks of their industrial-size forklift.
The Hammond, Ill., farmers say they work great for moving their cultivators, chisel plows, etc., into and out of tight places. One hitch fits 3-pt. mounted equipment and the other trailing equipment.
To make the drawbar hitch, Lust and Ponder turned pieces of 3-in. channel iron on edge and welded 3/8 by 7-in. plate on the top and bottom sides, front and back, ,so they slip on and off the forks. Crossbars support the drawbar and a piece of chain holds the hitch in place.
The second slide-on hitch consists of a pair of Cat II and Cat III quick-tach 3-pt's mounted together on a cross-braced frame. The Cat II hitch came off an existing tractor and the men bought the Cat III hitch.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Henry Lust or Harold Ponder, 502 7th St., P.O. Box 260, Hammond, Ill. 61929-0260 (ph 217 262-3011).

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #2