Agricultural Engineering Department
This bulletin has been written to supply the information so frequently requested on how to build a simple hitch to pull two or three implements with a tractor or big team. Many farmers have asked this station for such information because they realize that efficient use of power demands that a full load be pulled at all times. The conclusion, drawn from contact with farmers who have inquired about hitches, is that the hitch most in demand in South Dakota is a simple one-one built to pull a specified combination of widths of two drills, field cultivators, or disks, or three such implements, rather than a universal type-that is, a heavy draw bar mounted on wheels and de-signed to pull combinations of two or three implements of any width. With this idea in mind the objective of the work on implement hitches is to develop a simple and inexpensive hitch which will pull combinations of two and three of the same kind of implements satisfactorily. This study also includes a study of woods and design of single trees and eveners for big team hitches.
tractor hitches, field machinery hitches, field implement hitches
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Wiant, D.E. and Minium, L.W., "Hitches for Field Machinery: Simple Hitches to Pull Two or Three Implements in the Field" (1935). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 297.