I am at a point where I want a 3 point hitch rather than a sleeve hitch. I have Masseys, which have a straight back, rather than the Sears sloping back, and I'm not sure I want to try to engineer the Massey arrangement into a three point design, though someone on here has done just that.
I'm interested in how easy they are to work, whether the "reach behind you and pull the handle up" method is as awkward as it looks, and how well does it handle loads? Perhaps to clarify here, does it take as much effort to use the handle to pick up a plow as it would to bend over and pick the plow up yourself? Or less?
Also, since I've never seen one in person, in pictures they look very long, like they stick way away from the back of the tractor. How long are the arms?