Tractor 3 Point Hitch
What exactly is a Tractor 3 Point Hitch? A Tractor 3 Point Hitch is a tractor attachment that can be used to pull hay trailers, cattle trailers, manure spreaders, gooseneck trailers, basically any type of trailer that requires a trailer hitch. These hitches consist of a number of components that work together including a tractor's hydraulic system which enables the lowering, lifting and sometimes tilting of the arms. Both the left and right arms of the hitch has attachments that connects to a tractor and helps support the hitch. Tractor 3 Point Hitches also have stabilizers to help balance the load. The attachment holes are for attaching implements, after the implement posts are fitted into the holes they are secured with hitch pins.
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Check out these popular Tractor 3 Point Hitch Attachments. There are attachments for subcompact tractors and goose neck hitches.
Here's a Tractor 3 Point Hitch Video
In this video you can see how simple and quick it is to use one of these hitch attachments.
A Little History on 3 Point Hitches
Before the day of 3 Point Hitches farmers used drawbars. A drawbar is basically a long bar with a few holes to help attach equipment by putting a pin thought the equipment and the hold on the drawbar. This method orginated from horse drawn implements which used the same method only pulled by large animals such as horses and oxen. Using a drawbar is such a simple and practical solution that it's still in use today in some parts of the world however the 3 point hitch has more functional use and over all better better built.
Harry Ferguson didn't invent the 3 point hitch however he did patent and popularize it in Britain in 1926. Ferguson and his colleagues developed a few itterations of the hitch including the hydraulic lift and depth control which allowed the hitch to be more effective. By the 1960s the patents had expired and tractor manufacturers all agreed to standardise the 3 point hitch. Eventually the 3 point hitch became was refined along with some useful modifications that we see today.