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New hitch converts semi for planter, implement transport

New hitch converts semi for planter, implement transport

Bestway introduces the Retriever Transport Hitch that mounts on a semi to transport heavy planters and other implements long distances.

The new Retriever Transport Hitch from Bestway easily mounts on a semi tractor to tow large equipment like planters and grain carts across long distances. A semi often is more practical to transport large equipment many miles than a tractor.

The new hitch mounts on the fifth wheel and frame of a tandem axle semi tractor in five minutes, according to Bestway. The hitch has its own hydraulic system that attaches to the planter or other equipment with a 2-pt. Quick-Attach hitch system. An operator uses a remote control to hydraulically raise the equipment to transport height. The lift is then locked for towing.

The 2-pt. hitch design allows changing from a Cat. 3 to a Cat. 2 system for towing mower conditioners in less than a minute. A removable, heavy-duty drawbar with 12,000-lb. tongue weight capacity is included to handle drawbar-type implements and planters. A built-in hydraulic remote valve allows the folding and unfolding of implements as well.

Price: $7,595. Call Bestway Inc. at 877/390-4480, or visit  

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