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    Veteran Member PhysAssist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Seabee
    I have a HF QH, currently they are $79.00 here. They do not come with all the pins and floating top link. The LP come4s with pin bushings for the bottom pins. The HF has 3/4 pins on the lift points, easy to bore out to 7/8. The top hook may require lenghting like I had to do to keep from interfering w/implement hook up. I replaced the bolts with pins. The bottom hooks were spread out 1/2" too far ourside to outside. Grounf off 1/4 each side. Ordered the top flex parts and pin bushings fron the LP dealer. I still saved $200 over the LP unit. If you are not handy enough to do all that you need to pay up and get a LP or some other brand name. Northern Tool and Speeco also do not have all those parts I had to buy.

    Ron
    That's $79.99 - 20% using a coupon from their "permanent digital saving page. I posted a link to it on the "Good things from HF" thread.

    I paid more than that, and bought one of the "floating" top links each from Agri-supply and HF, and extra bushings from an ebay seller, so I have spares, and it was still one of the best buys I've made for our B2320.

    Sorry, but I'm not near my desktop, or I'd post the links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skintback View Post
    Thanks for the replies! I dont think the Land Pride QH uses the bushings on the lower link arms and the Speeco non-econom version does use the bushings. Is this correct? Also, what is the main difference between the Speeco economy red QH and the regular black Cat 1 QH?
    The Land Pride QH uses the same bushings as the JD and Speeco. It is a bit confusing as the manual isn't clear. When I bought mine I asked the dealer if I needed bushings and they said no. I called Land Pride directly and they said you "could" use it without bushings but that you would probably want them to tight things up. When I received the QH15 I saw it was designed just like all the other quick hitches out there and if you used it without bushings the lower pins would just rattle around.

    I purchased several sets of bushings from Belarus. $15/set and they are identical to what other places sell for $40-50. You will need a Cat3 upper bushing as well. I bought a few Cat1-Cat2 and Cat2-Cat3 top-link adapter bushings from Belarus as well. They were less than $2 each.

    They fit perfectly.

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    There are a couple of excellent threads written on what needed to be done to the HF quick hitch to make it work. After reading them I got a Speeco for $295. It works great without having to do anything to it!!!

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...-problems.html

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/c...ick-hitch.html

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    Just a few things to consider/compare when deciding on which brand to buy:
    I'll use the brands already mentioned.
    1. Does top hook have adjustable height? Speeco, Landpride, & Harbor Feight are. As Roy mention, the original JD I-match was not, but their new on is.
    2. Is the top hook eye extended out rearward from the frame so the top link frame of implement does not hit the frame of QH when hooked? Speeco & Landpride have this. HF & from 1 picture I saw of one I-match the eye of hook is almost flush with backside of QH frame.
    3. Is floating top link standard or option? Speeco's standard Cat 1 is. The Landpride, HF, and Speeco Economy it is not included.
    4. Does it come with 1 set of Cat 1 to Cat 2 bushings? Landpride & Speeco standard model do. Speeco Economy & HF do not. No idea about JD I-match.

    From that you should be able to decide what is important, what is not and compare prices accordingly. The Harbor freight is lowest price even adding in the floating top link and lower bushings but from what I have read on hear it is "crap shoot" whether or not the lower hooks are within Cat 1 specs.

    Just FYI, TSC has the Speeco listed for $280. quick hitch, Cat. 1 - 0267563 | Tractor Supply Company
    Dennis

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    Quote Originally Posted by SSdoxie View Post
    Just a few things to consider/compare when deciding on which brand to buy:
    4. Does it come with 1 set of Cat 1 to Cat 2 bushings? Landpride & Speeco standard model do. Speeco Economy & HF do not. No idea about JD I-match.
    Be aware, the bushings that the Land Pride comes with are the simple barrel type that is typically used for clevis-style lower links. They don't work well with standard bottom pins. Chances are you will need the longer bushings that have the large ends. So while it is true that the Land Pride comes with a set of bushings, they are not the bushings commonly used by most implements.

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    I remember that I did make one modification to my Speeco quick hitch. I changed out the two bolts that hold the top hook to this
    Hitch Pin, 1/2 in. dia. x 3 in. Usable Length, Bent - 2679902 | Tractor Supply Company
    to make changing height as simple as possible.

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    Quote Originally Posted by TractrNoob View Post
    First time I've seen the HF QH recommended. I've heard you really have to fight them to get implements to fit. All purely second hand though. YMMV FWIW, I have the newer design of the JD QH. Works great.
    When HF first came out with them many many years ago, there were a few issues because the spacing was a bit different. Didn't take them long to change the design. They have been discussed in detail here many times. They are pretty much identical to the other name brands and work just as well. I have not found anything better about any other brand, that would make me pay the $$$

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    I have been using the HF quick hitch for a couple of years now and it's been great. I got the accessory top link connector, but haven't actually used it because I modified the QH to fit everything. I changed the top hook bolts to flush pins to make it work with my box blade, but I would have had to do that with any QH with an adjustable hook. I also had to grind one side of the hook because it wasn't forged square. No question, it isn't as well made as other quick hitches. However, by my accounting, saving the $100 to $200 cost me about 15 minutes work.

    I've got a spare one in the shop now that I'm going to adapt to the loader arms when I get some time to have the convenience of a front 3 point hitch. At the price, why not?

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    Default Re: Which Quick Hitch???

    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Be aware, the bushings that the Land Pride comes with are the simple barrel type that is typically used for clevis-style lower links. They don't work well with standard bottom pins. Chances are you will need the longer bushings that have the large ends. So while it is true that the Land Pride comes with a set of bushings, they are not the bushings commonly used by most implements.
    Jayman, LP makes several lengths of lower hook bushings, they are listed by part# in their manual. I buy the longest one and cut to fit id necesaary. I use a length that maximizes the distance from the frame to the lynch pin hole. I have a set of bushings for each implement that stays on them so I do not have the scramble for a set each time I change.

    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorPlowboy
    Priefert for maximum adjustability. Haven't found an implement yet that it won't fit.
    My vote is for priefert. Best QH on the market IMO

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