What implements, accessories, or projects are you considering? Those requirements will be a big factor in how much time or money you spend on a hitch. If tweaking is a hobby, you should go for the 3-point option as recommended previously to increase vertical lift capability. (My lawn tractor is much smaller, so a 2" receiver hitch is the best I could do. I grew up with 'real' tractors and miss the 3-pt versatility.)Has anyone built a sleeve hitch for a garden tractor. I'm debating on one for my john deere x475. Just not sure I would use it enough to justify buying a pre fab one.