The Davis hitch can be built from
all new materials for as little as $80 , will lift as heavy an implement
as the tractor's hydraulics can handle, is more compact than other after-market hitches, looks good, requires no modification of the tractor and does not block access to the rear hydraulic hose connections.
If you want to save time, you
can buy many parts ready-made from farm equipment suppliers and still have
less than $150 invested compared to as much as $758 at Sam's Tractors for a factory-made hitch that dominates the whole back end of the tractor. The Davis hitch also puts the implement closer to the tractor than any other including the Hoxey hitch. The Hoxie hitch uses a standard toplink, but that toplink requires longer lift arms, which puts the load farther behind the axle. The Hoxie hitch also uses less effective sway bracing that interferes with the drawbar. My first hitch in 1977 was much like his, but I learned the value of having the load closer to the tractor. A loaded spin spreader is too much weight that far back. Compare at Hoxey Hitch
The hitch will work with "Power-Trol
" or "Power lift."
"Power Lift" provides only full up or full down positions, although both
hydraulic systems allow an implement to float with changes in the contour
of the ground.
Any category 1 implement will
work with this hitch.
Plans consist of step-by-step
instructions, a general arrangement drawing and 9 detail drawings, most
of which are full size. All materials needed are specified and are readily
available from steel suppliers and farm equipment dealers.
You will need the use of an arc
welder, cutting torch, bench or disk grinder and a means of drilling holes
up to 1" diameter. If you would like to compare the hitch made from these plans
to the comercially made Worksaver brand kit. Check theirs out: Worksaver
The plans cost $40 shipping included. Purchase of a set of plans entitles the buyer
to build one hitch. Plans are not to be copied without permission. Make
checks payable to James C. Davis and send to, 1110 McElrath Road, Dexter, KY 42036. Please
specify whether for A, B, 50 or 60.
OR, use Paypal for direct purchase. Just click the Paypal purchase button, follow the instructions and be sure to include your shipping address. We usually can ship same or next day if you use Paypal.