3 point hitch

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3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:19 pm

I’m looking for some advice on installing a 3 pt hitch on my super C.

I would like to use a 3 pt grader blade on my tractor for my driveway.
Does anyone have any experience putting a 3pt hitch on a C ? Mine does not have the 2 pt so everything would be needed for the 3 pt.
I see Tony’s tractors sells a 3pt kit. http://www.tonystractors.com/ih3ph.htm
Any ideas / advice

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby ajhbike » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:29 am

I made a DIY 3 pt conversion. I use 3 point implements on it all the time and it works well. I kept the top link on the add on 3 point frame because:

*It is difficult to fab a top link bracket onto the back of the tractor
*The lifting arc was not right...it would tip the implement down and then up.

Very easy to make John
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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:17 am

Thanks for the reply.
Looks like you already had the fast hitch, unfortunately I do not so I’m looking at ways it can be done without it.
Has anyone seen or installed used a 3 pt on a non fast hitch farmall ?

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:56 pm

I’m interested in hearing about experience and advice on installing and using 3 pt implements on farmalls. Like I said I don’t have the fast hitch so I have to come up with some kind of alternative for the 3 pt hitch. I would primarily be using it to maintain the driveway.

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby ajhbike » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:09 am

If you don't buy the ready made 3 point, I don't know any other way other than to mimic what Tony's tractors has....and if you don't have the cylinders already that's about $250-300 of the total cost.

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:46 pm

Still looking into options on a 3 point hitch for my super c. I found that saginaw county tractor used to make one with a hydraulic cylinder but it looks like the company is out of business. Does anyone have one of these 3 pt hitches that they would sell ?
Or does anyone know of any plans they used to build them.

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:29 pm

Looks like I’m going to end up getting a 3 point from Tony’s tractor. Its a cat one three point. Does anyone have any recommendations for a grader blade that would work well with this set up.
I’m thinking a 6 ft blade but not sure of how heavy of one I should get, any advice would be appreciated.

I think converting my tractor to a 2 pt fast hitch would take a lot of work and engineering so it doesn’t seem feasible.

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby ajhbike » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:54 am

That is true and then you are faced with finding FH implements or making adapters anyway. Sounds like the way to go

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Fri May 10, 2019 2:38 pm

Does anyone here have one of the saginaw three point hitch’s on their tractor. Just looking for some pictures. Can’t find anything about them online.

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby ajhbike » Mon May 13, 2019 3:24 pm

For your Super C, I have a 6 foot fairly typical grader blade and it handles it fine. The fast hitch will pick up my 5 ft brush hog and a very heavy 2 row cultivator. It is more about what weights are you going to put on the front for ballast when you get into lifting heavy stuff out back. I have a fairly unremarkable pipe with 4-25lb dumb bells on the front and probably need to add a few more. I got a Corsicana tow behind brush cutter which will be much better for the SC going across town...no more popping wheelies in 5th!

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Re: 3 point hitch

Postby Eric85 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:35 pm

The after market three point is working great.
I did end up finding a set of front weights to put on the wheels.


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