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    Default My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    It's been discussed and discussed I know. Just wanted to share the pictures. 97214-3VGA (27.5 inside clearence - NOT the 93691-1VGA which is 26.5) was on sale for 69.99. 9.99 shipping and I used a online coupon for a 10.00 gift card.

    Drilled out the holes on the J-hook for quick release pins so I don't have to use bolts. Three of my implements will work sweet as delivered with the hook. The used allied snowblower does not meet quick hitch ASAE specifications so I bought the optional adapter bracket for it (I think it was 8.99). Bought a few cat 2 bushings from Agri Supply because the lower implement pins will fit much better with cat 2 bushings.

    Pretty easy and cheap solution. I haven't hooked it up yet, but, my tape measure tells me it will work fine.

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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    does that hitch work on cat2? i am needing a way to get cat 2 for the lower pins
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by whiteh2o
    97214-3VGA (27.5 inside clearence - NOT the 93691-1VGA which is 26.5)
    How did you discover there are two sizes? I think this is the first we've heard about the wide one.

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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    I am using cat 2 bushings on the cat 1 pins (see pics). Pics of the cat 2 bushing over the cat 1 pin and the cat 1 bushing and pin on the lower lift J bracket. The top link pin hole is probably not big enough for a cat 2 pin, but, got a drill bit?

    I searched HF and typed in 3-point in the search field. Two hitches came up. One was 89.99 and the other was 69.99 on sale. I was unsure which one I needed. I saw all the posts about having to spread the lower section for clearences. I measured my implements (3 of which are new) and 27.5 was perfect. By measuring all my implements (still unsure on the older Allied snowblower) pin to top link was 15". Perfect. I saw a post on ASAE specifications from lower pin to upper link and if I remember correctly it was 15".

    The Howse blade I have was a little to narrow for the HF supplied hook. I just unbolted it, spread it a little and put one of the cat 2 busings over the bolt and bingo. Hook goes in fine. The cat 2 bushing is wider then the blade bushing. The mower and box blade were already setup for a quick hitch. The bushings are .69 a piece.

    If all else fails, the adaptor will work fine as far as I can tell.
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    One more for the heck of it. Not an exact measurement, but, close enough for visual purposes.
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    dadgummit!!

    I have the one that is 26.5 inches and I had to spread it. I didn't know there were two sizes. I spread mine with a jack but it still won't fit a few of my tools.

    27.5 is what a quick hitch is supposed to be for cat 1.

    I think I'll just go get another one.
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    If you grind off the 90 degree lips on the top of the bolt holes you can leave the adapter bracket on at all time (it swings clear over from side to side) and just remove the J hook with the pins if needed. I'll probably get a long bolt to keep it from bouncing on top of the J hook.
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    Nice!!! I like that upper link and drilling out for pins!

    I bought mine over a year ago and they only listed one at the time, Oh well!!

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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by excelagator
    Nice!!! I like that upper link and drilling out for pins!

    I bought mine over a year ago and they only listed one at the time, Oh well!!

    Dan
    Ditto on the kudos. I also bought mine a year or so ago, and have since welded, painted, ground, spread and torched it.

    I guess I'll drill it and spread it a little more.

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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Hitch

    The holes don't have to be drilled much, just opened up a bit. Just use a 1/2" bit. Those are 1/2" receiver pins.

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