H F Tractor Quick Hitch

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I have a couple friends that have the Harbor Freight Tractor Quick Hitches, so I thought I would give it a try. A fantastic time saver for trading off 3 point hitch implements except a post hole digger or rear back hoe. It is actually a stout unit, and with a 20% off coupon, can be had for $80.. it’s set to cat1 dimensions, so you will need pin adapters for the implements you use. The only problem I have with the Harbor Freight unit is the top hook needs to be extended at least one inch. I extended mine 1 1/2 inches fir ease of use. A couple pieces of 3/8” flat stock with extension holes for the bolts.( see pic)
 

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Yes! The HF quick hitch isn't ready for practical use until you move the hook out to get some clearance from the chassis.

Speeco makes a replacement hook with 7/16" extension, about $30 from farm mailorder vendors. BoltOnHooks.com says theirs is 5/8" extension. $46 plus shipping. The Speeco does everything I need.

Here are a couple of pix. The Speeco hook, also I cut down a HF magnetic bar and stuck it on the top of the QH. It securely holds the adjustment pins I added and their little clips. No more clips lost in the weeds if I need to change the hook height.






The photos also show a forks assembly I cobbled up for a project that rides in the QH instead of on the usual pins. I've built a couple of projects with the QH as the foundation.
 
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Here's that rear forks assembly again, that I built from scrap on hand using the HF QH for the foundation. In this photo I'm using it to carry a different implement up to my shop.

I thought this would be light-duty but it hasn't bent in 10+ years use.

I've intended to weld an ammo can, or at least a bracket to carry it, onto the QH where that plastic toolbox is now. Never got around to it so far.

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I was thinking it may be a light duty unit as well, but have been pleasantly surprised no issues with it at all in 4 years. I only know of one person who bent one. He had a box scraper mounted, and was flooring it in reverse trying to break up ice on his driveway. Bent the heck out of the box scraper and the QH. Just a little bit of excessive use
 

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I have a couple friends that have the Harbor Freight Tractor Quick Hitches, so I thought I would give it a try. A fantastic time saver for trading off 3 point hitch implements except a post hole digger or rear back hoe. It is actually a stout unit, and with a 20% off coupon, can be had for $80.. it’s set to cat1 dimensions, so you will need pin adapters for the implements you use. The only problem I have with the Harbor Freight unit is the top hook needs to be extended at least one inch. I extended mine 1 1/2 inches fir ease of use. A couple pieces of 3/8” flat stock with extension holes for the bolts.( see pic)
I did the same with mine.
 

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Pretty good item. I've used mine for Logging, Brush Hog, Back Blade, Chisel Plow and Disc. No probs.
 

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I just got mine quick H on amazon it was 395.00 but it great I love it make playing whit the tractor much easyer. I also added a top link hydrolic cylinder that a other great add on
 
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