3 Point Hitch Quick Connect

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Meistro, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Meistro

    Meistro LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2

    Has anyone ever used a 3 point quick connect? I hear you can back up to an implement and attach it without even getting off the tractor. Maybe someone can recommend a name-brand for purchase.

  2. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Yes that's correct, it will work for machines that are either wheel-driven or operated by a PTO. You still have to get off your tractor for the PTO.
  3. BrIONwoshMunky

    BrIONwoshMunky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    I have a landpride cat 1 quick hitch, its a decent piece of equipment but i don't use it much. I don't like anything between my hitch and implement, call me crazy but i don't think you attain the same top link angles with a quick hitch.
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    The problem that I see with most of them is that they hang the implement about 4-6" further out the back, and that makes the long ones, like a bush hog drag the ground, and/or bind when you cross a gully.:hammerhead:
  6. wheels910

    wheels910 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    with deere, there is the i-match quick hitch.

    you can also get a quick pto connect/disconnect with lever mounted to it. change implements AND pto without leaving seat. this is in addition to the i-match
  7. Hortus

    Hortus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Interesting and thanks to you and BrIONwoshMunky for referencing the product. I'll have to read up on that as it would be a nice feature, but wonder if anyone here uses it to give their perspective.
  8. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Not sure if Deere's I match product is the same or not, but Deere did discontinue one version of a quick hitch, it seems that they tried to steal a patent from the fellow who invented it (fancy that!), he got mad, a lawyer, and even , in that order, check to see if it is still available. Deere has a reputation of stealing first, and asking questions later!:laugh::laugh:
  9. ddivinia

    ddivinia LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 62

    I used to have a John Deere imatch and I found out that not enough implements fit it. I ditched the quick hitch and put the extendable drag links on - that made things easy enough.

  10. backhoe1

    backhoe1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    We use a brand called Freedom Hitch. It's shaped like a triangle to aid in lining up, and you then don't worry about pin spacing from one attachment to another.

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