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    Purchase - Category 0 Quick Hitch? Northern VA

    Good Morning All,

    Haven't had much luck locating a 3 point quick hitch for Category 0 tractors. Looking to find out how much interest there would be in purchasing a number of these hitches. I would be willing to resell these quick hitches to other members that are in the same boat as me if there is enough interest. I desire for a quick hitch but do not have the skills to manufacture.

    I have located a chinese company (Hangzhou Sansen Hardware Machinery Co.,Ltd.) that may be willing to send to the USA a minimum number of Cat. 0 hitches. I have sent an email and I am awaiting a reply.

    Any thoughts or ideas on making this work for all who need one of these quick hitches would be appreciated. I live in No. VA. so shipping might be an issue. If there is anyone on the West Coast who might be willing to help facilitate dstribution of a quick hitch to others within the States might be helpful.

    Let me know a.s.a.p. and let's see what happens. If there is not at least 10 persons who want a hitch, I will try to acquire a sample. However these are generally more expensive. We all know how we all need to watch our money.

    J Lightning

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    I'd be interested if it wasn't Chinese built...

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    It would be helpful to know ROUGHLY what the price might be ....
    1998 425 w/ 3 pt, pto, 54" deck, and loader.
    1985 318 w/ 3 pt., pto, 48" replacement deck, #49 snowthrower and (maybe next?) year to re-engine to 27 hp Kohler and have 420 rear end installed.
    1971 140 w/ 46" deck
    Also have a 54" blade + frame squeezer, to go on any of the tractors.
    (and, sorry to say, I also have a Farmall Cub just for fun)
    Last but not least - a lovely 1996 Buick Roadmaster cream puff with ~ 70K miles and no rust or rot.

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    I'll stick with Bill Ruegg!
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    Gabby I just sent a PM for this thread and our conversation about your hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Sailor View Post
    Gabby I just sent a PM for this thread and our conversation about your hitch.
    Sailor, here are the photos I said I would share. Photos were taken during installation of Ruegg hitch on my 314.
    1. Photo 1 shows new location for hole to mount rear plate in right side frame. New hole is consistent location with hole in frame left side.
    2. Photo 2 shows why new hole was needed
    3. Photos 3 & 4 ... look back on photo 2. You will see the 3ph mounting plates mount on the tractor frame (top hole) and rear plate (bottom hole). The rear plate mounts inside the tractor frame so there is a difference the thickness of the tractor frame. To keep top and bottom mounting width consistent I installed washer to shim up the difference between the two frames,
    4. Photo 5 shows the difference Bill needed to make to lift bar to work on my 314. The top bar is the correct bar for my tractor.
    5. I cannot locate the file for lift test I conducted to test hydraulic lift.

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    Currently in my garages/sheds: 1977 JD 300 ... 1978 JD 316K ... 1979 JD 216 ... 1979 JD 314
    1979 JD 317K ... 1986 JD 318 ... 1987 JD 332 ... 1990 JD 318 ... 2011 JD TX Gator ... 19XX Zennoh 7001B
    2003 HD Anniversary Heritage Softail ... 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ... 2011 Chevy Impala

    Deerely Departed : 1965 JD 110 ... 1967 JD 110 ... 1987 JD 175 ... 1987 JD 185 ... 2007 JD X300
    2015 Z930M ZTR ... 19XX MF 7 ... 1970 Harley FLH ... 1979 Harley Superglide (moved to Son's garage)

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    Great pics of the hitch!! I will try to get ahold of them tomorrow and see what the lead time is, if not too far down the pipe I'll post some pics.

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    Yes B Ruegg makes a great 3 point hitch. I am all about made in USA if you can find it. What I am looking for is a Cat 0 "quick hitch" not a 3 point hitch. A quick hitch allows you to just back up to your attachment, raise the 3 pt hitch and you are hooked up ready to go. I am looking so hooking up the tiller won't be such a bear and I can easily switch attachments. Getting tired of wrassling the iron everytime I hook up. Still no response from the company. May try the phone number.

    Standby gentlemen. If you all find out any other options for purchasing a quick hitch, I am all in. There have been cases where members have manufactured their own but that doesn't help me much. Hoping to help other members and myself.

    J Lightning

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    I've seen Reugg items. Impressive and rugged. You might also inquire w/Al at ALZ Welding. He's a WFM sponsor/advertiser . I've dealt w/ him on a custom project. Good man. Usually he's on vacation about now if you're in some sort of hurry.

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