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    Default 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Hi All, First post hope this is the right forum for this, anyway I just got a 4110 and now I'm starting to get some impliments, what are your thoughts on the quick hitch's like deere's Imatch, do they work well, and are they compatible with all 3pt impliments, and are they worth it?

    Thanks!!

    Brandon

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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Welcome to TBN

    The 4110 is a great machine...but I guess I am a bit biased

    As to you questions:
    what are your thoughts on the quick hitch's like deere's Imatch
    I love it, couldn't pry it from my cold, dead hands.

    do they work well
    They work great, don't need to modify it like some of the Horrible Fright versions!

    and are they compatible with all 3pt impliments
    Definitely not...But if you are starting from nothing you can make sure anything you buy is compatible. The is a ASAE standard that a lot of small implement manufacturer do not follow...


    If you want to spend the next 2 hours readig about them and the controversy, do a search on the terms "imatch" and "i-match"
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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    The secret about the HF units is to buy the right size, I know there are 2 but maybe even 3 different ones. They are not as pretty as JD but a whole lot cheaper. Any implement I buy I make sure it will fit or can be easily modified to fit, just too old to wrestle heavy stuff around.
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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    If you want to be happy with the end results. Just go buy the JD QHs and consider yourself a wise man. Then refab all your attachments to fit the JD QHs. You will never be sorry you did. When I bought my tractor, the dealer tried to get me to buy the JD QH. I said [ "I don't need that thing" ] Since then I went back to dealer and bought 2 of them. One of the best product buys I ever made. That's My story - Its whatever makes the tractor owner happy.

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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    how would one of these hold up to heavy implements? one fo my imp. is close to 1100 lbs, and is already over the "recommended" lift capacity for my tractor. would one of these push the imp. back alot further risking lift capacity? not too mention the weight of the unit itself.....

    any thoughts?
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    2004 JD 4115, 46 BH, 410 FEL, 60" Rr. Blade, custom quick attach FEL snowplow(meyer 6.5 ft), Blecavator bv130

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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Quote Originally Posted by roccon31 View Post
    how would one of these hold up to heavy implements? one fo my imp. is close to 1100 lbs, and is already over the "recommended" lift capacity for my tractor. would one of these push the imp. back alot further risking lift capacity? not too mention the weight of the unit itself.....

    any thoughts?
    The I-Match, like most all other QH's move the implement back 3-4". It would handle the weight with no trouble at all...but moving your 1100lb implement further back may very well complicate things for you. What do you have that weights that much?
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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Quote Originally Posted by roccon31 View Post
    how would one of these hold up to heavy implements? one fo my imp. is close to 1100 lbs, and is already over the "recommended" lift capacity for my tractor. would one of these push the imp. back alot further risking lift capacity? not too mention the weight of the unit itself.....

    any thoughts?
    Completely agree with Kenny. The iMatch itself has no problem with 1100 lbs. I run an 1100 lb, 7' Roadboss grader behind my 5303 and the iMatch seems perfectly solid in this application.

    Moving that much weight 4" further behind your hitch might make your tractor a little fussy. Is the "recommended" hitch capacity for a 4110 from actual hitch capacity, or from tractor stability?
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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Does anyone know the spacing where the bottom pins set into on the Imatch hitch? getting ready to buy one but I just want to know if atleast the bottom pins will set in the imatch, i'm pretty sure i'll have to change somthing with the toplink height. I already have a united/leinbach boxblade,and a landpride landscape rake, and hopefully soon a tiller, so it looks like a imatch will be nice to have now.



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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Quote Originally Posted by deere_4110 View Post
    Does anyone know the spacing where the bottom pins set into on the Imatch hitch?
    Check this short article:

    Will an ASAE Standard quick hitch Fit? - Equipment | Lawn & Garden | LSU AgCenter

    It seems to have most of the critical dimensions.
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    Default Re: 3pt Quick Hitch/ Deere Imatch

    Quote Originally Posted by deere_4110 View Post
    Hi All, First post hope this is the right forum for this, anyway I just got a 4110 and now I'm starting to get some impliments, what are your thoughts on the quick hitch's like deere's Imatch, do they work well, and are they compatible with all 3pt impliments, and are they worth it?

    First off welcome to TBN.

    Quick hitches are great for newer major brand implements with hitch dimensions made to hook up to them. Some of the cheaper brand 3pt equipment won't fit without minor, or sometimes major modification. My granddad's 60 year old implements were made to fit his 60 year tractors so will not hitch up to my Imatch.

    I really like my Imatch, but It has to come off to hitch up to a couple of my implements, so they tend not to get used as much as would like to. I think a quick hitch with an adjustable top link bracket like the one sold by Tractor Supply might make it easier to mate to more non-standard equipment.

    Just my $.02


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