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Johnny Products
Universal Electric Sleeve Hitch for Quality Lawn & Garden Tractors



  • Capacity. 350 lbs at the hitch pin.

  • Range of Powered Motion. 7" from the bottom most position to the to most position at the hitch pin. Note: While in float, the range is in excess 7".

  • Lifted Height, Typical Install. 13" at the top of the hitch.

  • Midpoint Height, Typical Install. 9" at the top of the hitch with the hitch parallel to the ground.

  • Lowered Height, Typical Install. 6" at the top of the hitch.


  • Comes complete with everything you need. You supply the tractor and attachments. We supply the rest.

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  • Setup is a Snap. Bolts directly to your trailer tongue and the two upper supplied brackets attach to each side of your tractor's frame



Installation of the upper brackets will require you to cut them to the necessary length and to drill holes in the brackets and through the tractor's frame if there are no open frame holes present. See our example below. 

The sleeve hitch outside width is 13" and Inside width 12-1/2" This width may not match the width of your tractors frame. In this case the upper brackets can be offset outward or inward with washers or by other means to match the tractor's frame width to ultimately achieve a solid mounting.

Customer mounting ideas

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Uni sleeve on a Simplicity lawn tractor

Uni sleeve on a Cub Cadet GT3000

Uni sleeve on a Cub Cadet wide frame


  • Control Switch We include a wiring harness and a toggle switch that can be mounted into your dash. The example below shows were we placed them for a Johnny Bucket installation.
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  • Removable Main hitch can be removed when not needed by just releasing  two latches and one pin. as seen below.
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  • Built in Tongue Since we used the tractor's tongue to attach the lower hitch, we integrated a new one in so you could still tow a trailer is needed and even made the hole large enough for a 3/4" shank trailer ball.
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  • Has two lift control settings Can be setup to lock in any position and even have the ability to apply down pressure or can be setup to float if you just want the weight of the attachment to do the work and allow it to ride up and down as the terrain changes.

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  • Stability control system Comes complete with stabilizer plate and adjusting bolts to limit side to side motion of your attachment.

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  • Use any Sleeve Hitch Attachment. Now you can use any sleeve hitch type attachment with it, such as a single bottom plow, box scraper, rake... etc.

  • Increase Quality Tractor Time. Many of you are lawn and garden tractor collectors. We just don't seem to get enough quality time using these great old machines. Now you and your tractor have another excuse for having fun while working.


  • Sleeve Hitch Receiver. ANSI One Point Standard Type

  • Color, Black Powder Coat:   

Will Fit Models:

Will fit any model Lawn or Garden tractor that is capable of handling the stresses of pulling rear attachments and there associated weight loads. 

Common Questions and Answers

Can the Uni Sleeve be adapted to fit my machine? Yes it can be adapted to fit your machine with reconfiguring the supplied side straps.

Do you have a dedicated sleeve for my machine? If we do you would see it listed.

The customer accepts full responsibility of any damages that may occur due to a inadequate tractor frame strength, miss use or improper installation.


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Universal Electric Sleeve Hitch for Lawn and Garden Tractors
 $625  +  $50 for Shipping and Handling.

UPS Ground, Alaska, Canadian and Hawaii orders for Johnny Bucket / Plow shipping could be $150 - $500.. Ask for a quote only if needed.
Additional shipping charges for non mainland USA and international will be added after this purchase.
These extra charges do not include international COD charges such as brokerage fees, providence taxes etc...
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Note: AZ, CA, FL, ID, NV, OR, UT, TX and WA states will be charged an extra 25% shipping surcharge (FOR EXAMPLE....   Shipping $$  X 25%= shipping & surcharge total).

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Tractor Make?
Cub Cadet, Wheelhorse...etc (It will not let you add to cart if this is not filled out)

Tractor Model #?
LT1040, SLT1550, LX420....etc (It will not let you add to cart if this is not filled out)

4X Multi Suitcase Pinned Weight Receiver - Add  $85  free shipping with sleeve hitch purchase
Built to handle up to four 42 lb  John Deere suitcase weights. Unique design keeps them from sliding side to side.

2X Suitcase Sleeve Weight Brackets -Add  $55  free shipping with sleeve hitch purchase
Suitcase receiver brackets bolt onto our sleeve hitches and allow you to have two 42 lb  John Deere suitcase weights and not have it interfere with sleeve tools. No drilling required if sleeve hitch if sleeve hitch is produced after 4-15-08

4X Multi Suitcase Bolt-On Weight Bracket - Add  $50  free shipping with hitch purchase
Built to handle up to four 42 lb  John Deere suitcase weights. Unique design keeps weights from sliding side to side.
Note: CANNOT BE USED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE SLEEVE HITCH. This bracket is intended to convert your UNI Sleeve hitch to a UNI Weight hitch for winter use etc..

Uni Weight Pail Bracket - Add  $75  free shipping with hitch purchase
Built to handle a STD 5gal pail for added weight or for carrying gardening tools (pail and main hitch bracket not included as shown).
Note: CANNOT BE USED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE SLEEVE HITCH. This bracket is intended to convert your UNI Sleeve hitch to a UNI Weight hitch for winter use etc..

Sleeve to 2in Receiver Hitch - Add  $40  free shipping with sleeve hitch purchase
Will accept any 2in tongue and allows you use a drop up or drop down hitch for taller trailers.
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Multi Tongue Hitch - Add  $40  free shipping with sleeve hitch purchase 
Tow your dump cart or ball receiver trailer all with one adaptor. Ball not includes.

John Deere Suitcase Weights

To be used with our weight brackets

Purchase Suitcase Weights: Purchase from Home Depot and get free shipping to your home.


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