Compact tractor attachments and garden tractor hitch business and how it began.
It started with a new home on the bluff in Fountain City WI, but with that bluff view, we paid the price by having a 450′ long driveway that in some spots is more then a 25% grade. Needless to say, with WI winters, I needed something to go out and tame this ski hill so we could safely get up and down it. I purchased a sub-compact tractor and thought I’d be able to find a compact tractor hitch I could use with my Buyers salt spreader. I found some receiver hitches out there, but not the compact tractor attachments I was hoping to find. I was looking for something that could serve multiple purposes such as a place to hang my suitcase weights.
I also use my tractor for mowing lawn and know how hard a heavy piece of equipment can be on it, so I wanted to be able to remove as much weight as possible when spring would come. I was told to fill the tires with fluid since I had a front end loader, but that was a permanent fix I didn’t want in summer. I knew cast iron weights were the way I needed to go as they are durable and can be removed, so I got a set of wheel weights and suitcase weights, but I still needed to figure out where to hang the suitcase weights. I enlisted the help of my father-in-law Jim, and we came up with a few different garden tractor hitch designs. Each new tractor hitch design being a little more refined than the last and finally coming up with the design we have today.
Since I was unable to find the compact tractor attachments I needed, I thought there may be a need for this tractor hitch from others as well. I listed a tractor hitch on E-bay and it sold. I continued to list them and they continued to sell…that’s when I thought we may be on to something! I thought we should set up a website, but we needed a name. All I could think is how heavy duty our compact tractor attachments were built, so I thought of Heavy Hitch! That’s how Heavy Hitch was created.
The popularity of our compact tractor attachments design and quality has helped us grow into a full-time business. We continue improving on existing tractor hitch products while coming up with new innovative compact tractor attachment solutions for lawn and garden, sub-compact and compact tractor owners. Heavy Hitch is now a leading source for lawn and garden, sub-compact and compact tractor hitches and accessories!
Heavy Hitch is an American Made supplier of compact tractor attachments, receiver style hitches and accessories for tractors with a three-point hitch. Not only will your Heavy Hitch have the workability of a 2” receiver hitch; but, with the use of suitcase weights, you will gain increased load handling with a front end loader and better stability moving trailers of uneven weight. Heavy Hitch allows you to add up to 600+ pounds of weight, helping you to take your sub-compact, compact and standard tractor to the next level with better traction, improved load handling and greater stability. Category 1 hitches are built to ASAE Standard S278.6 and are compatible with the John Deere i-Match and other brands quick attachment systems. Heavy Hitch is constructed of AMERICAN made 3/8” steel plate and fully welded to handle your tractor hitch needs for life. Tractor hitches are available in Black, Kubota orange or John Deere green.