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    Bronze Member tsterkel's Avatar
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    Default My Harbor Freight Quick Release 3-point Hitch Success

    Bought the Harbor Freight Quick 3 point hitch that has been discussed here. I decided to open a new thread, with my experiences. I will add as soon as I can figure out how to add pictures. Bottom line, it fits everything I have, even that 40 year old disc harrow.

    specs:
    93691-0VGA 3-POINT quick hitch.
    * It is the one with the inside clearance of 26-1/2"
    * Fits most category 1 tractors
    * 4-position draw pin adjustments
    * Meets ASAE specifications
    * Weight: 60 lbs.
    * Includes pins and clips.
    * Draw pin adjustments: 18'', 19'', 20'' and 21'',
    * Overall dimensions: 30" W x 24" H

    first notes.
    1. I have found that I needed a different position on the draw pin on every implement. the repeated bolting/unbolting of two bolts, ticked me off. After checking on the prices of pins, I took the two bolts, drilled holes and put pins in them. I now just pull the pins, the bolts, position the draw and put the bolts back in.
    2. The 40 year old disc harrow is a "perfect fit." Too perfect. There is only about an 1/8 inch clearance. I am taking out the grinder to make it more like an 1/2 inch, which is more my speed.
    3. I did not have to change anything on my tractor. no grinding. Apparently those problems refer to the older versions.
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Release 3-point Hitch Success

    Hi tsterkel,

    Good information, thanks for sharing your experiences, I've been debating buying one of these, guess I give one a try.

    Tks,
    BY

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    Gold Member Texas Dodge's Avatar
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Release 3-point Hitch Success

    You can always buy the adaptor and not have to mess with the bolts at all.
    Brian

    2007 Kubota L3400 4WD 4L/4H/4R
    Implements: Ansung 2540 Front End Loader, Continental 5' Bronco Cutter, 6ft. Armstrong Ag Box Blade, 3-PT Quick Hitch, 6' Mustang Finishing Mower

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    Bronze Member tsterkel's Avatar
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Release 3-point Hitch Success

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Dodge
    You can always buy the adaptor and not have to mess with the bolts at all.
    yes/no, then I have to buy one for each implement. ka-ching!
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Release 3-point Hitch Success

    I've got one of the HF quick hitches too. The rototiller I just got finally pushed me to modify the QH a little. Had to grind the lower hooks with a little taper on the inside edges to let the pins set in. The top hook throat had to be opened a little as well. It fits like a glove now.

    I like Tsterkel's idea of replacing the bolts with pins.

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    Bronze Member tsterkel's Avatar
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    Default Re: My Harbor Freight Quick Release 3-point Hitch Success

    Quote Originally Posted by Window Geek
    ...The rototiller I just got finally pushed me to modify the QH a little. Had to grind the lower hooks with a little taper on the inside edges to let the pins set in. ...
    Honey? I gotta pick up something at the tractor store! Need anything?
    Now that you mention it, a little taper on the inside edge would help on those implements where the pin collar is a "perfect fit." aka 1/8 inch or less clearance. In next couple of days, I am getting out the grinder and will add that to my "touch-ups."
    All in all, this is a surprisingly nice piece of equipment for something this cheap.
    http://indianpaintbrushprairie.com/
    50 acres, carbon negative sustainable farm, in process.
    Also, trying to break even in 5 years or less!

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