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If a person was handy at fabricating,, low on money or cheap, how well do you think an electric winch would work lifting and lowering a 3 point hitch? Of course there would be no down pressure. If the person was strong and "really" low on money they could use a manual winch like what is used on the front of a boat trailer.
 

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If a person was handy at fabricating,, low on money or cheap, how well do you think an electric winch would work lifting and lowering a 3 point hitch? Of course there would be no down pressure. If the person was strong and "really" low on money they could use a manual winch like what is used on the front of a boat trailer.
A lot of 3 points don't have down pressure anyways, at least the manual one don't, and if you have a hydraulic 3 point, no need for the winch. But to answer your question, it would work fine!:fing32:
 

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If you have a hydraulic deck lift a three point is not hard to fab to your tractor and use your deck hydraulics to work your three point.
 

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Mine works great with a Harbor Freight $50 winch, I dont think you could buy a manual one for much less. It does wear down the battery when using in combination with flood lights though.
 

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I built an electric lift mechanism, for my home made 3 point lift, from a handicapped scooter lifter that I inherited from my deceased mother-in-law. Works well, photo below. Only mod I plan to make is shortening the motor support arm so that it is directly over the lower lift point. Originally I wanted to keep the long motor support arm so that I could use it as a lift crane but decided that the lift crane function is not needed since I have other lift capable tractors. You should be able to easily rig an electric winch to perform the 3 point lifting function.

 

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I saved the front lift arms from when I parted out my 1st Toro 117 Groundsmaster. They have a perfect dogleg bend in them for 3 point arms.
 

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I love the winch on my tractor. I have configured it for power up, and if you switch the pullies around it has power down. When I designed the system I never though I'd be using it as a logging machine, but after a tornado ripped though my area there's plenty of free firewood for the taking. That being said my tractor quickly was transformed into a logging skidder with the addition of an extended top link and a log grapple. Man the winch was handy to drag logs to the skidding trail.



 
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