Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    152
    Location
    Western Michigan
    Tractor
    Yanmar 187D Bobcat 743 skid loader w/forks and homebuilt 6-way grader blade

    Default Anyone use quick hitch with finish mower?

    My Woods finish mower hangs on chains for the front height determination. Does that work OK with the quick hitch too? I got a flyer from a Harbor Freight local store outlet with a $64.99 price on the quick hitch and also a 15% coupon on the back page. That brings the price down to the $55 dollar range so 'I'm thinking'. Also, how much does that increase the needed pto shaft length?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    39
    Tractor
    04 Deere 4610 E-hydro

    Default Re: Anyone use quick hitch with finish mower?

    I use a QH with my land pride at2572, works ok but you have to watch that the pto shaft doesn't hit the upper frame of QH when going up a hill. I'm going to move the lower mounts on the mower up about 5", you might not need to if your yard is flat. It will move your mower back about 4".

  3. #3
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    58
    Location
    south MS
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400, Cat 420E backhoe, Cat 303.5 excavator, John Deere 870

    Default Re: Anyone use quick hitch with finish mower?

    The drive shafts on most of my attachments were too short when I began to use a SpeeCo quick attach. I had to purchase a pto drive shaft extender ($55) which lengthened the pto shaft about 6 inches toward the rear. This provided enough length to accomodate raising the attachment without losing the 6 to 12+ inch lap length needed on a 2 piece drive shaft when in it's most extended position.

  4. #4
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,162
    Location
    Lecompton, Kansas
    Tractor
    AgKing 2840 shuttle shift

    Default Re: Anyone use quick hitch with finish mower?

    I use the Pat's EZ change but that is of little help to you. The Harbor Freight hitch needs to be the same distance between the hooks on the hitch as the pins are spaced on your mower. I did not have to change the pto shaft on my tractor and I have heard that some have had to. The spacing will be the key item for you IMHO
    WmWms

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,015
    Location
    midwest
    Tractor
    JD 4520, Toolcat 5610, Bobcat S300, Case-IH 125 Pro, Case-IH 245, IH 1086, IH 806

    Default Re: Anyone use quick hitch with finish mower?

    I use a spee-co quick hitch on 2 different tractors and mowers. The JD 3720 required a pto extender with a rhino mower. The Case-IH Dx29 with different mower did not. Like mentioned earlier, watch the top of the quick hitch so it does not hit the pto shaft. I put the depth stop on both to limit lowering. If I lowered both, the top would just touch the pto shaft.
    One mower was modifed slightly to fit my the width of the quick hitch.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.