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    Default Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Just picked up a used Frontier GM 1072R finish mower. That thing is built like a tank.

    Just wondering if anyone has the quick hitch kit and if so how did it work out for you?

    I've gotten spoiled with the iMatch on my JD 3520. The only thing that I question about the kit are the chains that take the place of the two brace bars that run to the back of the cutter.

    I know the chains give you more flexibility but it seems to take away some of the sturdiness of the unit.

    Thinking of getting the anti-scalp kit to go on the front too.

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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    I don't feel the chains will make it less sturdy but might make it harder to use the IMatch. If you have a topntilt hitch with float position on the top cylinder you could skip the chains.

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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I don't feel the chains will make it less sturdy but might make it harder to use the IMatch. If you have a topntilt hitch with float position on the top cylinder you could skip the chains.
    Thanks for your reply Jenkinsph. I don't have the topntilt. I see what you mean by the iMatch being harder to hook up due to the hitch not standing up straight on its own because of the chains.

    If I could tighten the bolts enough to hold it up but still have it so it moves when it needs to maybe that would take care of the iMatch hook up.
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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    You might also consider using the folding bar linkage similar to what is used on the newer MX6, this linkage folds upward when you lean the mast backwards. A better design than the early models which folded down and made the mast tilt back. I don't use my MX6 enough to matter but if I did I would convert it.

    Another thing you could try is some wavy washers that provide friction to the linkage.

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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Since I have that mower and a QH, I can attest it's quite easy to hook up. You may have to lengthen or shorten the top link (hooked to the QH) so the QH hook catches the mower's upper pin. However, since you've got to hook up the PTO driveshaft, this isn't a problem.
    The QH takes care of the biggest hassle...getting the lower link "eyeballs" on the mower's lower pins.
    Once my QH captures all the mower pins, I do lengthen the top link to allow more travel.

    As far as the chains on the mower...I haven't found any problems and they do allow for more mower movement on uneven ground. The mower deck thickness and welded stiffeners keep everything quite rigid.

    As far as the anti-scalp roller, my mower does have one and that's good. My lawn is pretty uneven. The roller minimizes any gouging in the lawn. Unless your lawn is billard table flat, I do recommend the anti-scalp roller.

    I was going to attach a picture, but for some reason, the upload failed (there is another thread on this, so it's not just me).
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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    You might also consider using the folding bar linkage similar to what is used on the newer MX6, this linkage folds upward when you lean the mast backwards. A better design than the early models which folded down and made the mast tilt back. I don't use my MX6 enough to matter but if I did I would convert it.

    Another thing you could try is some wavy washers that provide friction to the linkage.
    The wavy washer sounds like a good idea. Yeah, just enough friction to hold it up. Thanks
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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    Since I have that mower and a QH, I can attest it's quite easy to hook up. You may have to lengthen or shorten the top link (hooked to the QH) so the QH hook catches the mower's upper pin. However, since you've got to hook up the PTO driveshaft, this isn't a problem.
    The QH takes care of the biggest hassle...getting the lower link "eyeballs" on the mower's lower pins.
    Once my QH captures all the mower pins, I do lengthen the top link to allow more travel.

    As far as the chains on the mower...I haven't found any problems and they do allow for more mower movement on uneven ground. The mower deck thickness and welded stiffeners keep everything quite rigid.

    As far as the anti-scalp roller, my mower does have one and that's good. My lawn is pretty uneven. The roller minimizes any gouging in the lawn. Unless your lawn is billard table flat, I do recommend the anti-scalp roller.

    I was going to attach a picture, but for some reason, the upload failed (there is another thread on this, so it's not just me).
    Thanks Roy. I know I'm reading it right but I just want to make sure. You have the QH kit on your mower including the chains and it works great, correct?
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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by LHS Inc View Post
    Thanks Roy. I know I'm reading it right but I just want to make sure. You have the QH kit on your mower including the chains and it works great, correct?
    That is correct...
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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    That is correct...
    Thanks Roy, thats good to know that it works. I'm going to order the QH kit and the anti-scalp kit next week.

    I'll try to post some pics when I get it done, I'll try a before and after if I can think of it. Maybe the pic problem on here will be fixed by then.

    Thanks again Roy for helping me out.
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    Default Re: Quick Hitch kit for Frontier or Woods Finish Mower

    Quote Originally Posted by LHS Inc View Post
    Thanks Roy, thats good to know that it works. I'm going to order the QH kit and the anti-scalp kit next week.

    I'll try to post some pics when I get it done, I'll try a before and after if I can think of it. Maybe the pic problem on here will be fixed by then.

    Thanks again Roy for helping me out.
    You're very welcome...
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