The Hitch Hanger is a bracket that attaches with a simple strap connection to your quick hitch, allowing you to hang three suitcase weights (41or 70 lb) off to the side, while still keeping the connection to your quick hitch and your three-point attachment.
How much counterweight do you need?
The answer to this is tractor specific, but your manual should indicate the recommended rear ballast or counterweight to balance against your front-end loader. This can be in the form of liquid ballast in you wheels, wheel weights, and the weight of the rear attachment itself. But often this is not enough weight to hit the manufacturer recommended total. Enter the hitch hanger, which provides a solution to gain that additional weight without increasing your footprint.
WhAT 3-PT ATTACHMENTS NEED MORE WEIGHT?
A 3-Pt Hitch does not product any down-pressure, so if you are running a ground engaging attachment you’re reliant upon the weight of that attachment for all of its digging power. This includes plows, discs, pluggers, aerators, tillers, and box-blades or graders. Some times the attachment will have a shelf for adding weight, but many do not. Using our Hitch Hangers is a great way to gain downward force for that attachment, providing better, faster results.
Priced per pair (1 left, 1 right).
WILL THESE FIT MY EXACT QUICK HITCH?
Quick Hitch geometries are not the same. Our Hitch Hangers have been specifically designed for two quick hitches on the market: the Speeco Cat 1 E-Hitch Quick Hitch and the John Deere iMatch. We sell the Speeco (it’s the most popular item we sell), but we do not sell the John Deere iMatch.
HITCH HANGERS Highlights
- Speeco version fits Category 1 Speeco E-Hitch and similar Cat 1 square tube hitches.
- John Deere iMatch version fits the Category 1 John Deere iMatch quick hitch.
- Made In The USA using American steel and manpower!
- Powdercoated black
- Each hanger supports up to three 41 or 70lb suitcase weights, up to 420 lb total!
- Hitch Hangers weigh 30 lbs per pair.
- Great for additional ballast weight
- Free up your quick hitch for an attachment instead of dead weight!
- Some 3 point attachments need more down pressure, these can help!
- Simple strap and nylon nut connection is included for secured fastening
- Always carry weight as low to the ground as possible to lower your center of gravity
- Patent Pending
We’ve had a few customers with John Deere suitcase weights that either don’t slide down onto the rail because the steel is too thick or the horn of the weight is too wide and the nose hits the flat wall of the Hitch Hanger. There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason to this mystery and most aren’t affected. I’ve added two pictures to the end of the listing to show these areas with dimensions. If you are using John Deere weights, then it would be worth checking to make sure they’ll fit. Again, this hasn’t affected most, but a few random folks with weights that don’t have a pattern we can decipher yet. So, a couple simple measurements will make sure you’re good to go. If you want weights to go along with your Hitch Hangers, then check out the Hitch Hanger Bundle listing instead.
Two dimensions to check:
- The rail is 1/2″ thick, so the slot on your weights needs to be slightly larger than this at minimum to slide over.
- The gap inside the Hitch Hanger is 2 3/8″ wide. So, measure from the end of the horn to the hanging slot. Your dimension needs to be smaller than 2 3/8″ wide.