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Old 05-23-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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I have long ago gotten tired of wrestling with implements while trying to hook them up to a conventional three point hitch. I've sweated and cussed, pinched my fingers, skinned my knuckles, and hurt my pride. I went in search of a better solution, and thought I had found it in the Field Tuff Universal Fast Hitch system.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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That or a quick hitch, it hooks to the top link and 3 point arms
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:44 PM   #3
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I was wrong. Oh, they worked, after a fashion. They made hooking and unhooking a breeze and I was totally satisfied until I wasn't ! They don't last. The first set broke a roll pin, and a spring, and I was on the back 40 mowing. Limped it back to the house, bought another set (because parts come on a slow boat from China) and installed them. Less than a year later, I've sheared another pin, broke a spring and I was down again. I was in the middle of preparing a plot 100 miles from home. Put a sheet metal screw in place of the roll pin, wired the hook shut and continued on.

When I got back home I searched the web for something better. I watched several video reviews of different hitches, was about to buy the frame style, (until I realized you lose the top link adjustment) when I found this set of hitches. Carter&Sons EZ-HITCH. This ain't Chinese cast junk ! This is real steel and has a lifetime warranty. Now, I haven't used them yet, just pinned them on my tractor this evening, but I can't see any downside. The others, including the Pat's Quick Change set your implement back 5"/6" farther than normal. This makes the front end come off the ground in places that you don't want it to ! It also plays hell with the drive line on my seeder. The Carter's EZ-HITCH restores the original spacing between your tractor and the implement, just sets it up a little higher, which I like. I have no dog in this race, except I like to get the word out on a good product so others can benefit if they choose to.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:48 PM   #4
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So......if anyone wants the two sets of Field Tuff hitches, plus spare parts it took over three months to get. You can have them for the shipping. Otherwise, they're going to the junk pile !
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:09 PM   #5
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You still use your normal top link?
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:17 PM   #6
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You still use your normal top link?
Yes I do, and I think this is gonna be a much better setup. Before, I couldn't let my seeder down far at all for fear my PTO shaft would come apart, and I had to lift the seed and fertilizer up about shoulder high to pour it in. That got old when I was putting out 1,000 lb. of it. My spray rig barely had enough hose for the pump to hook up to the tractor PTO. Yep, gonna be better all around I hope.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:32 PM   #7
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I forgot to ask where you got them from. I also have problems with my broadcaster shaft hitting my draw bar, I like to keep my broadcaster as low as possible when spreading small lighter seed.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:34 PM   #8
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I'm interested in place of purchase also. Been looking for a setup like this.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:52 PM   #9
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Here you go.....
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:53 PM   #10
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Interested in results and place of purchase
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:41 AM   #11
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I’ve used those for a few years now. Easy to hook up implements and very robust.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:59 AM   #12
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I forgot to ask where you got them from. I also have problems with my broadcaster shaft hitting my draw bar, I like to keep my broadcaster as low as possible when spreading small lighter seed.
Hey Radar, my tractor has a pin system on the drawbar. You can pull a pin and move it left or right so the shafts won't hit. Maybe yours isn't built like that?
I have run into that problem on a couple of implements and had to move it out of the way.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:10 PM   #13
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So......if anyone wants the two sets of Field Tuff hitches, plus spare parts it took over three months to get. You can have them for the shipping. Otherwise, they're going to the junk pile !
I don't change implements often but when I do they are a pain. Would be interested in your left over hitch to see if it works for me.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:47 PM   #14
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I don't change implements often but when I do they are a pain. Would be interested in your left over hitch to see if it works for me.
Send me a pm.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:18 AM   #15
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Hey Radar, my tractor has a pin system on the drawbar. You can pull a pin and move it left or right so the shafts won't hit. Maybe yours isn't built like that?
I have run into that problem on a couple of implements and had to move it out of the way.
On my old IH 574 I could do that, but my MF 476 wont. It is aggravating at times. I am gonna take the measurements of my lift arms today and call them. I have a Woods brand Brush Buster shredder that kills me hooking it up, its a heck of a shredder but boy howdy, its a killer getting it aligned up. Especially when its a 100 degrees.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:48 PM   #16
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I got something very similar to that last year. Should have bought it 10 years earlier. It the same name as yours though. Seems like the name on the one I got was Pat Green easy hitch or something Green.
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:06 PM   #17
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My old IH 574 had telescoping lift arms and it sure made hooking up easy. I called them ol boys at Carter and we had language barrier. They asked me were I was from,lol
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:23 PM   #18
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My old IH 574 had telescoping lift arms and it sure made hooking up easy. I called them ol boys at Carter and we had language barrier. They asked me were I was from,lol
Lol, are you Polish???
I looked at some quick hitch options yesterday, the top link didn't have anything to keep it in place, no pin.
I thought that was a little weird.
Drycreek, can you post a pic of the top link (how it is secured)?
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:46 PM   #19
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I use Pat's quick hitch and an extended length top link. Works fine.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:05 AM   #20
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I need to try the Carters, I can't get the Pat's to fit on my arm.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:22 PM   #21
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Lol, are you Polish???
I looked at some quick hitch options yesterday, the top link didn't have anything to keep it in place, no pin.
I thought that was a little weird.
Drycreek, can you post a pic of the top link (how it is secured)?
I am severe redneck, they had a hard time with the word top lank.
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Lol, are you Polish???
I looked at some quick hitch options yesterday, the top link didn't have anything to keep it in place, no pin.
I thought that was a little weird.
Drycreek, can you post a pic of the top link (how it is secured)?

It uses your regular top link.


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I use Pat's quick hitch and an extended length top link. Works fine.
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I need to try the Carters, I can't get the Pat's to fit on my arm.
Call him with your measurements and he will custom build it for you. Need height, width of the "bearing", (that's the hole your implement pins through), and the hole size of your bearing. Mine fit like a glove.
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My old IH 574 had telescoping lift arms and it sure made hooking up easy. I called them ol boys at Carter and we had language barrier. They asked me were I was from,lol
You were talking S Texas and they were listening Kentucky !


I had a chance to put out a little 0-20-20 on my clover Friday and I could let my spreader down so much farther without my PTO shaft separating. Made it much easier to dump those bags in !
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You were talking S Texas and they were listening Kentucky !


I had a chance to put out a little 0-20-20 on my clover Friday and I could let my spreader down so much farther without my PTO shaft separating. Made it much easier to dump those bags in !
They thought I was a saying tank, and they did not have none that cleared the top tank. I had to spell it out l-a-n-k , he started laughing. He asked me what is the lube in my hydraulics and I said o-y-l .
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:26 PM   #25
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I am severe redneck, they had a hard time with the word top lank.


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It uses your regular top link.
Yessir, thanks for answering again. I missed it the last time I looked at the thread, my bad.

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They thought I was a saying tank, and they did not have none that cleared the top tank. I had to spell it out l-a-n-k , he started laughing. He asked me what is the lube in my hydraulics and I said o-y-l .
Ha,
Ok, I was wondering who couldn't understand who.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:07 PM   #26
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I understand the hassle of hooking up your three point equipment. I got this from Harbor Freight and it works great for me.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-poin...nce-97214.html
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:00 PM   #27
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I understand the hassle of hooking up your three point equipment. I got this from Harbor Freight and it works great for me.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-poin...nce-97214.html
I came close to buying something similar, but didn't want to lose my top link adjustability or width adjustability. I have two mowers, a disc, a cultipacker, a spray rig, and a seeder/fertilizer spreader. Some of them require adjusting the top link, some of them are wider, some need to be adjusted both ways.
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