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    Default JD I-Match Modification

    I recently purchased an I-Match three point quick connect for my JD 4610 and found out that it has a built in defect. The I-match is built out of three pieces of box steel like a square cornered up-side-down U. There are connections on one side for the three point bars from the tractor and three large steel hooks on the other for connection to the implement. The flaw lies in the fact that the box steel arms on each end have a section about eight inches high cut out of the front and rear of the box section. The cut is it made to accommodate a latch mechanism. I discoverd this defect the first time I used the unit with a box blade while backing and hitting a small tree stump. One arm of the I-Match bent outward sheering off a keeper pin and bending one lower implement support pin so badly I had to cut it off with a torch. So I have made a modification to the I-Match so that there is no chance that the support arms can bend. After bending the arm back in place, I welded a 1/2 thick by 3" wide steel bar to the lower part of each arm just above the three point attachment pin. The other end of the steel bar is welded to the top cross piece in the center. Mid way on each steel bar I welded the same material to the joint where to top box section joins the side box section. See the attachment for a photo.
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    Sorry for your trouble but glad you came up with a fix. Any chance of a better (bigger) picture of what you did? I was considering getting an I-Match myself. Would you mind sharing what you paid for yours?

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    Default Re: JD I-Match Modification

    I have a feeling this is just another example of the problems in backing with a box blade. I suspect the lower lift pin, or it's mounting surface bent out causing the quick hitch to bend, and would have happened with or without the quickhitch. Those quick hitches are not intended to keep your 3ph parts from bending.

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    Default Re: JD I-Match Modification

    Gary,

    I recently discovered that small pictures can be enlarged by right clicking on the picture and selecting Zoom In from the pull-down menu. The resolution suffers, but the picture is larger. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: JD I-Match Modification

    If only I had 'zoom' as an option in my pull down menu when I right click. I'm running Windows XP Professional.

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    Default Re: JD I-Match Modification

    Right click, save in pictures, open picture viewer then zoom.
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    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( If only I had 'zoom' as an option in my pull down menu when I right click. I'm running Windows XP Professional. )</font>

    From Windows Help File:

    Magnifier overviewMagnifier is a display utility that makes the screen more readable for users who have impaired vision. Magnifier creates a separate window that displays a magnified portion of your screen. You can also change the color scheme of the magnification window for easier visibility. You can move or resize the Magnifier window, or drag it to the edge of the screen and lock it into place. Magnifier is intended to provide a minimum level of functionality for users with slight visual impairments.

    When using Magnifier, you can:

    Change the magnification level
    Change the size of the magnification window
    Change the position of the magnification window on your desktop
    Invert the screen colors
    Magnifier also has a number of tracking options, including:

    Following the mouse pointer as it moves on your screen
    Following the keyboard focus which centers on the location of the cursor
    Following text editing
    When Magnifier is open, you can right-click the magnification window to set these Magnifier options, or to hide or exit Magnifier.

    Open Magnifier.

    Notes

    To open Magnifier, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility, and then click Magnifier.
    To open Magnifier using the keyboard, press CTRL+ESC, press R, type magnify, and then press ENTER.
    Utility Manager enables users to check an Accessibility program's status and start or stop an Accessibility program. Users with administrator-level access can designate to have the program start when Utility Manager starts. Users can also start Accessibility programs before logging on to the computer on by pressing the Windows logo key () + U at the Welcome to Windows dialog box that appears when Windows starts.
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    Default Re: JD I-Match Modification

    Dang, Gary! Just when I learn something new, it has to be on an old operating system. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] I'm running W98se on my 6 year old Compaq laptop, and it runs like the day I got it. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    I dare not change anything on it for fear it will crater and I'll have to start my whole life over. But you're right, I went over to my secretary's computer (XP Pro) and that feature has been upgraded out of existence! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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