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    Default Help with buying quick hitch.

    Hi everyone, first time post. Would like to say this is a great site with alot of great people. I have a jd 4300 with a fel, backhoe attachment, bush hog, turning blade and disc.
    I would lke to get a quick hitch. Does it make it easier to hook up
    attachments?
    Which one is better, HF or JD?

    Thanks Bill.

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Here are a few threads to read. this first one about the washers is a great one you'll probably want to use this idea.

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...y-washers.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/y...ick-hitch.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...-question.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...ick-hitch.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...ick-hitch.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...ch-advice.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...itch-more.html
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/c...ick-hitch.html

    Hope these help if you do a search you'll find allot more on them.
    Ive learned that some of the implements aren't a standard with on the lower pins so thats something to check on

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Thanks for the threads, Was alot of good information and great picture's. I will measure my attachments then buy one.

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    I have a 4300 with a Speeco quick hitch I bought at Agri supply about 6 years ago for 150$. Have since seen the same item at Northern or Harbor Freight for about 100$
    Make sure you get the round spacers to go over the three pt hitch pins and prevent any wobble.
    I also like the adjustable pin at the top. It is not fixed like JD was.
    Also be sure to get the floating top piece to use on bush hogs etc.
    I used to fight w/my equipment to hook up. Now it is a cinch.
    Good luck

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Which one is better, HF or JD?
    Thanks for the laugh

    I will take my JD I-Match hands down any day.
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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    Thanks for the laugh

    I will take my JD I-Match hands down any day.
    And I would take the Speeco hands down any day.

    The I match has a fixed upper hook. Even if the majority of your implements fit that fixed configuration, if you have a rotary cutter or finish mower that isn't quick hitch compatable, you'll need an upper "floating" link (like the speeco comes with). The fixed hook on the I match won't allow the use of that floating link. So, you'll have to spend a few hundred bucks buying kits to convert your mowers to quick hitch versions.

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuart View Post
    I have a 4300 with a Speeco quick hitch I bought at Agri supply about 6 years ago for 150$. Have since seen the same item at Northern or Harbor Freight for about 100$
    Make sure you get the round spacers to go over the three pt hitch pins and prevent any wobble.
    I also like the adjustable pin at the top. It is not fixed like JD was.
    Also be sure to get the floating top piece to use on bush hogs etc.
    I used to fight w/my equipment to hook up. Now it is a cinch.
    Good luck

    Thanks for the information,

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdmayon View Post
    And I would take the Speeco hands down any day.

    The I match has a fixed upper hook. Even if the majority of your implements fit that fixed configuration, if you have a rotary cutter or finish mower that isn't quick hitch compatable, you'll need an upper "floating" link (like the speeco comes with). The fixed hook on the I match won't allow the use of that floating link. So, you'll have to spend a few hundred bucks buying kits to convert your mowers to quick hitch versions.

    Thanks for the information.

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    Default Re: Help with buying quick hitch.

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    Thanks for the laugh

    I will take my JD I-Match hands down any day.

    Now with you kennyd, I guess that was a good laugh.

    because we know that john deere is the best but i have gave my
    two different JD dealers enough money. what ever i choose i promise
    that i will use john deere (PAINT)

    I have never used any kind of hitch like that, and i would like to find
    the easiest way to hook up on other attachments.
    I have a plate in my left wrist with 8 screws for life and my left wrist
    won't bend, It is very hard to hook up bush hogs, moldbord plow and
    disc. (glad i don't need one for the backhoe)


    Now which one of these to choose from and the best?

    (1) John deere I-Match
    (2) Speeco
    (3) Pat's easy change system
    (4)Delta hook Rapid hitch
    (5) HF quick hitch


    (P.S) are you still laughing?

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