A Category 2, 3-point hitch on 5M Tractors provides the lift capacity and compatibility to perform in a variety of different applications. The customer has the choice of either mechanical or electrohydraulic hitch controls. Hooking up implements is convenient with telescoping draft links, adjustable sway bars, and interchangeable hitch balls in base equipment. Both mechanical and electrohydraulic hitch controls have a depth stop. This feature provides consistency when lowering the hitch. Each time the position control lever is pushed forward, it stops where the depth stop has been positioned. This is valuable to anyone who desires a consistent, level ground, like when preparing a seedbed.
The 3-point hitch adapts to a wide variety of implements and has plenty of lift capacity to handle heavy implements such as planters, sprayers, and field cultivators. The 53-mm (2-in.) external cylinders provide for a hitch lift capacity of 2174 kg (4793 lb) at 610-mm (24 in.) behind the hitch-lift balls.
5M 3-point hitch
5115M Tractors come equipped with 63-mm (2.5-in.) lift cylinders which provide for 2692 kg (5935 lb) of lift capacity at 610-mm (24-in.) behind the hitch-lift balls. Any 5M Series Tractor has the option of selecting these larger lift cylinders through the factory or a field-installed heavy-duty hitch kit.
Adjustable sway bars and telescoping draft links can be easily adjusted to adapt to a wide variety of implements. The right lift link also adjusts without tools for added convenience when leveling implements. Operators do not need to carry a tool to adjust the rear hitch. Operators can also raise and lower the 3-point hitch from outside of the tractor with the conveniently located rear fender hitch controls.
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