3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

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3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby jsfarmall » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:14 pm

When I get my cub "Bob" running I'm thinking about building a 3pt hitch for it. My other cub is still standard bolt on hook up for equipment. All.my equipment is set up that way too. What's everyone's take on the 2 options. Which usually it's better to have everything 1 way or another. So trying to decide which way to go. I'm good with a welder and torch so I can build anything I want I just don't wanna waste time and money.

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Re: 3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:51 pm

I thought we just had that discussion.
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Re: 3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby MiCarl » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:16 pm

The way I see it there are two advantages to a 3 point hitch:

1) Much quicker to switch implements.
2) 3 point implements aren't tractor specific, and new implements are currently being made.

On the other hand it sounds like you've already got Cub specific implements.

I started the topic Jim referenced. I've got the opposite situation - a full compliment of 3 point implements.
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Re: 3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby jsfarmall » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:54 am

Pretty much. Just wasn't sure if it would help make it more useful or limit my tractors abilities. In my case it might actually limit it till I get tools built.

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Re: 3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby MiCarl » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:57 am

One nice thing about two tractors - you won't have to swap implements around as much.
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Re: 3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby Willy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:03 am

I gave a 3 point a lot of serious thought and still haven't totally ruled it out, but for what I'm wanting to do I just use a 2" receiver hitch bolted to the drawbar and hooked the lift to the drawbar. Most of the Cat 0 or light Cat 1 3 point implements I've found aren't a good fit with a Cub or my wallet on the Cat 0 stuff. Plus with the Cub's non-standard PTO, running anything with a 3 point is problematic.

Not saying I won't eventually put a 3 point on it and I do have a basic design for one in mind. It's just not a good fit for me and Lil Red now and what we're doing.
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Re: 3pt hitch vs standard bolt hookup

Postby jsfarmall » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:50 am

Kinda my thoughts as well but didn't know if someone might have a valid point for one. But then again a cub was designed for how it is built. I got a good idea for one myself but haven't figured out a good use yet. It's one of those things I want but without a good and valid use there is no reason to spend the money and time just for it to sit there in the way.


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