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+ Ships direct from the manufacturer in Kentucky! Made in USA
+ Latest model brand new in the box, factory fresh, not a refurb or used.
+ Cat 1 and 2 models are CAST models as shown in pictures. Conversion models (cat 1 -> 2 and 2-> 1 are hand welded)
+ Price is for a set of TWO easy change link ends (one for each lift arm)
+ Be sure to select category 1 or 2 in the options box before ordering.
+ Select stabilizer bar if desired for $25 more including shipping. You don't need the stabilizer bar but some (about 50% of customers) order it. It keeps the link ends at a fixed width which can come in handy if only changing one implement or if your implements have the same link point widths.
Pat's Easy Change System is The Affordable
Quick Hitch That Will Save You Time and Make Changing Implements
Pat's Easy Change System transforms your 3-point
hitch lift arms into a hook system, which automatically locks an
implement in place---No other quick hitch gives you this much flexibility
for easy changing of all of your implements
As a compact tractor owner, you know how aggravating
and painstaking the task of changing your 3-point hitch attachments
can be. Several major manufacturers have added adjustable link ends
to their option list to make this process easier. But lining up the link ends with your attachment
is just one issue---usually you can get pretty close by backing
up to an implement. Then you have to get off the tractor, pin both
lift arms, and attach the top link. This is where
Pat's Easy Change System comes
into the picture.
Check out this video to see how it works:
Developed by Pat Greenwell, this easy change system
is unique in that it consists of just two easy-to-install parts,
and costs just a fraction of what other hitch systems cost. Additionally, it does not require quick hitch receivers
to be installed on all of your implements.
it Works With Your Tractor
Pat's Easy Change System installs in just minutes.
The easy change link ends fit over the ends of your lift arms and
instantly transform your standard 3-point hitch lift arms into a
quick hitch. Pat's Easy Change System is attached with a pin through
the ball and a u-bolt for stability.
With the lift arms down and the Pat's Easy Change
System hooks open, you back into the implement and raise the lift
arms to hook the pins on the implement. All you have to do then
is close the latch, attach the top link, and attach your PTO shaft
if needed. Most implement changes take less than a minute!
Highest Quality Construction
Pat's Easy Change System is cast iron, and each individual unit undergoes a rigorous
quality control check before leaving the factory. You can rest assured
that Pat's Easy Change System is a high-quality item that won't
fall apart---thousands of TractorByNet.com users currently have Pat's
Easy Change System installed, and no quality issues have been reported
Works with Category 1 or 2 3-Point Hitches
Regardless of the make, model, age, or size of your
compact tractor, Pat's Easy Change System will work with your tractor---so
long as you meet the following criteria:
Almost all compact tractors from Kubota, John Deere,
New Holland, Kioti, Case-IH, Cub Cadet, Massey Ferguson, Century,
Yanmar and other brands.
- Fits lift arms 2-3 1/4" tall.
- Requires approximately 2" of straight arm.
Which Category Do I Need?
1 hitches usually go up to around 50 horsepower tractors, and then you
start to see category 2 hitches. The difference is in the size of the
pin, with category 1 hitches using a 7/8" pin, and category 2 hitches
using a 1 1/8" pin.
If you don't know which category hitch you have, check your tractor owner's manual, or post a message in our discussion forums, and ask for advice.
Will The Top Link or PTO Shaft Need to Be Replaced?
Since Pat's Easy Change system will result in implements being attached 3-4" further away from the tractor than with a standard 3-point hitch, if your 3-point hitch top link or your implement's PTO shaft only has a few inches of extra length, you may need to replace those items with longer ones. Manually adjustable 3-point hitch top links can be obtained inexpensively from a variety of sources, both online and offline.