Although on the market for over a decade, it’s in the more recent years we have seen the growing popularity of ball and spoon hitches here in Ireland. With slurry and silage being drawn longer distances, wear on traditional hitching systems has become more evident. Although the ball and spoon setup is also prone to wear, users tell us the wear is not to the same extent as the typical hook and drawbar couplings.

The most popular ball-and-spoon coupling in Irish circles is the Meath-manufactured Dromone Engineering system. Austrian-based Scharmueller also offers the concept.