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3 point hitch or a loader , which one.


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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 09:53 AM

Which one would you want on your garden tractor. And ya can’t say both !

If two tractors were exactly the same, one had a 3 point hitch and the other a loader, which one would you buy. Or if you had the option of buying a 3 point hitch or loader for your tractor. Which one would you buy.

Just curious.

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:01 AM

With me, it would be the loader! It's a lot easier to add a 3-point than to find a loader!


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Loader all the way.
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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:12 AM

I'd take one of each!

As far as I'm concerned a loader would be far more handy, I already have a tractor with 3 point hitch. It doesn't run though...
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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:19 AM

One or the other, loader every time, but add th3 3 point, it’s also a big winner.
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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Loader for a QT.  Have the 3 point on the White 1655.


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Loader for a garden tractor,  maybe a 3 point on a farm tractor would a closer competition. 


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 10:45 AM

I love having a 3 point, but bet I'd get more use out of a loader.


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Loader
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Posted February 07, 2018 - 11:17 AM

A loader would make my tractor too long for mowing.  I also like to garden so I need a 3 pt hitch.  I think the solution is 2 tractors. One for each.  


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 11:51 AM

I could use a loader often and they are not cheap or easy to come by for my tractors, so I would opt for a loader even if it meant to be a stand alone loader/tractor and only used on occasion. 3pt (manual lift) for the sears are abundant and I really don't need more then that so LOADER. 

 

Now if its just a loader or a 3 point ,  would still say loader only thing I have that uses a 3pt is a tiller so I could find another way.


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

My Ford 2000 has both and needs both at the same time. Without the counter weight on the 3 ph, the FEL wouldn't be able to lift as much and the tractor would get stuck alot. On a GT, the FEL wins. I don't have a 3 ph on any of my GTs. I'm content with sleeve hitches and the AC/Simplicity hitches. I'm finding that the hitch type isn't as important as having the power lift(electric or hydraulic). Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 07, 2018 - 02:11 PM

I like having the hitch for working the garden and would rather use a tractor or skidloader for liifting.


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 03:33 PM

Loader for general work around the property, three-point for ground engaging tools.


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Posted February 07, 2018 - 04:11 PM

I used to want a loader and had a PK for short time. Little ones aren't that useful I don't think. I used to be doing lots of changes in yard and building stuff, changing landscape. Now that I'm older and not so much into the changes, I really don't think I would get much use out of a loader anymore. The 3pt can be used on lots of blades and can make a lift platform that would probly do all the work I wanted and other items I can't think of now. AND, with 3pt, attachments don't have to be brand specific to mount then. SO, gonna be different here, (a rare occurrence), heh, and say 3pt at my place.


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