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Old 07-24-2020, 10:57 AM
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Was changing out the implements on the 3-point hitch of the tractor last week. Got me wondering, what implements does everyone regularly use on the 3PH and how often do you mount them? Myself, I find that I try to do all the year's work for a specific attachment at once so I only have to mount it annually. These things get heavier and heavier as I age. It's uncommon for the tractor to not have an implement on it. BTW - As it relates to me, I'm talking about a compact utility tractor here, not larger farm tractors.

Myself, I have 5 that I use annually.
box blade - 1-2 months for landscaping & driveway grading, mainly in the spring.
rototiller - 2-3 weeks in the spring
brush hog - 1-2 weeks after baling is over so I can touch up the perimeter of the field.
logging winch - 1-2 months in the fall when harvesting firewood.
scraper blade (mainly for snow) - the rest of the year.

I have others I rarely use - Plow, sub-soiler, pallet forks...
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Old 07-24-2020, 12:47 PM
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i got a set of "Pats's" i think is the name... quick hitch ends for my three point arms. absolutely LOVE em
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Have thought many times over the years about getting their easy-change system. When I first started looking, they were very pricey. Looks like they've come down a lot so I may have to reconsider.
Also want to get a piranha tooth bar for my bucket. A friend has one and it's impressive watching it dig through stuff.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:24 PM
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I have one of the pat's easy and have yet to put it on, I need to do that because as you said , it is getting harder and harder to lineup the implements as I get older. . I keep a piece of short rebar in the little tractor tool box to help line things up and that does help. I plan to do that before next Spring.
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don't overlook the little flat washer that has a bent ear on it from pats. you snap the keeper through it and leave it on the pin. they really help getting attached.
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JD sells and many copy, an "I" hitch that you end up buying a bunch of bushings and extension forging to adapt your attachments so they are all pretty much the same size as far as the point where they attach to the tractor.............Gets rid of the upper arm.

In addition on the Kubota I have a Pat's system and have been using it for years now. I got another one for the JD that is still in a box because I got the "I" hitch system instead.......Collie, they sell for something like $29 a sliding bar with "L" bends on the ends for hooking into the Pat's and sliding back and forth and locking down for the width of the various implements............

For me, though a pain in the tail acquiring all the little bits and pieces to fit correctly; but once done, the "I" system is easier to use..........
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Bush hog - all summer
Cyclone seeder - just before dove season
Woods pasture renovator- 2-3 weeks in fall
Tiller- once in the spring once end of summer

Have a pats easy change for $75 if someone wants it. Pick up only middle Tennessee
Compact tractor I have now has telescoping arms
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I have several implements that are over five years old. Some are very old. After wrestling with an implement recently that was put away on not perfectly level ground, I was wondering if anyone has experience with a quick hitch set up and if it is worth looking into. A neighbor told me that an implement must be quick hitch compliant.

The tractor is a BX2230. Any experience with quick hitch?

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My tiller is compliant. It has sliding brackets with pins that can be adjusted to meet the "hooks" of the quick hitch.
One important thing is to make sure the implement's shaft is long enough to expand the extra inches that the quick hitch adds. collie
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none of my implements are compliant with quick hitches or anything special at all. they all work with the Pat's system i have on my tractor. the Pat's system has a push block of sorts built in so if you arent perfectly lined up you just bump the implement a little and lift to lock it in. the little bent washer that he sells really helps in my opinion.
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Another Pat's easy change system satisfied user here. I've been using Pat's EC since 2005.
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Would either of you have contact or website information for "Pat"?

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Another satisfied user here.


http://www.pats3pointhitchsystem.com/page/7229
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Looks like Amazon has them.


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pats+easy...nb_sb_ss_i_2_9
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Pat s is also available from Northern Tool. There's a nice quick video on installing it at this northern link also. Sometimes they have a coupon too. I don't think this one comes with a spreader bar- that based on some of the comments. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...d396583758caca
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One important thing is to make sure the implement's shaft is long enough to expand the extra inches that the quick hitch adds. collie

Very important point about how Pat's system lengthens the lower arms by 5 or 6 inches. This makes the PTO shaft need to be able to extend that extra length.....Dont know how much they cost, but lots of places sell a new PTO shaft for whatever it is........

Again, the adjustable arm to fit in the special holes built into the Pat's device. This arm really makes the whole process as easy as it does. Just a rod that fits inside another hollow rod with a lock screw to hold the adjustment for the width of the implement arms.......WORTH WHATEVER IT COSTS...........

aBOUT THE OFF-LEVEL IMPLEMENT......Pretty much all I can think of is to put blocks under the low side to make the two arms equal or hook up the "low" side ant then raise the other arm up to the height of the "high" arm and hook it up............
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