Pat’s Easy Change Quick Hitch

Attaching Implements Is Now An Easy Task 

Are you looking for the magic formula to make hooking up 3-point implements easier? You’re not alone.

Let me tell you the story of my neighbor Chuck and the 3-point hitch.

Chuck and I talk tractors a lot. He said one day that he doesn’t like how much time it takes when he goes to put on any of his implements. He was looking for a quick attach hitch, but said the standard quick attach just wasn’t do the job. 

Well, then we did a video with a quick hitch where we attempted to put one on his tractor.  But the problem was that implements come in different widths, and the standard quick hitch didn’t fit all of his implements. That’s a pretty common problem.  Now, a lot of folks who saw that video wrote in to say we should try Pat’s Easy Change Quick Hitch.

Pat’s Is a Winner

pat's easy change quick hitch
Pat’s Easy Change Quick Hitch 

Well, that’s one I hadn’t heard of before, but when I looked it up, it looked pretty good to me. And Chuck thought it looked like a winner. It’s a couple of claws – I’d call it a kind of eagle claw system- that pick up the implement at the top link. You back up under the pins on your attachment, lift up the three points and you’re hooked on. 

The only disadvantage of this product is that you have to get off the seat to put the top link on. But with a PTO-powered implement, you’ll have to do that anyway. When you want to unhook, just move the keepers to the side, pull up up the links and lower your 3-point.  It’s pretty simple.

We ordered it up, along with an optional stabilizer bar that goes across the top, and Chuck saw right away that it would allow him to adjust for the different implement widths. The hitch comes with two sets of spacer shims (one thick, one thin) and once you choose your shim, there’s a roll pin that has go through it to make it fit.  You can watch the video to see how we did this.) We attached the hitch and leveled it up, and added a couple U-bolts and nuts to lock it all on. 

Chuck Is Happy, and You Will Be, Too

Chuck was really happy. We figured that it was simple and easy to put on, and if even someone didn’t know what they were doing, it might take less than 30 minutes. Even less with two people working on it together. 

I like this product enough to sell it here on my website. It’s American made of quality hot rolled steel, and comes with the set screws, u-bolts and shims. The spring-loaded latch system is the only one like it on the market and it fits any tractor lift arm system from 18-120 HP.

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  1. Susan on April 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Tractor Mike is an invaluable resource. As a newcomer to the tractor scene and someone who has never been exposed to farm equipment, the videos and his answers to questions have allowed me to have confidence that I can become proficient in tractor dynamics and soon I’m going to train to drive big, GPS automatic, tractors! It’s all very exciting and couldn’t have been done by me without these great teaching videos. Kudos to Tractor Mike!

  2. Dudley E Clark on July 21, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    It was easy to install and it almost scared me when I backed up to my box blade and it just hooked up so quickly. Just make sure your pto shafts are long enough to allow for the extra distance to the output of the tractor for your driven implements.

  3. Paul Morrison on July 26, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Mike. Enjoyed the “Pats” video. I put them on my tractor a few months back. Nice product and it works as it should. Others may fine the need for a few extra “washers” tor the pin arms so they don’t find themselves moving them from one piece of equiptment to another.. They are cheap $.
    Now, the reason I’m writing. At the time I put them on I also put a hydrauilc top link and connected it to a set of remotes downflow power beyond from the loader valves. I mounted the valve on inner fender and sort of even with the back of seat so I could adjust it from the seat OR from the back when Im hooking up. Perfect complement for the Pats hookup. You would think that the handle would be awkward from the seat, but its not. Paul M. WNY

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