I have never used a Quick Hitch, but from the photos there is something that I don't understand. How does the top link work with the open attachment on the QH? If using a rear blade, for example, aren't there some situations (maybe when the blade is stuck on something when you are backing up) where the force at the top link attachment actually pushes the top link up out of the hook? Or not?
Same answer as SSdoxie. When the tractor's lift arms come up the whole rigid frame also comes up, including the hook. Thus the hook stays in the same geometry in relation to the implement.
There is an exact standard for QH.. The original JD iMatch follows it, I think the new iMatch has adjustable top hook, so it does not match the standard. Should be a JD "sortamatch" hitch. In my country the farm tractors are huge, and use CAT 3 quick hitches. The top hook is never adjustable, and the implement fits. The best thing we can do is not buy new implements that are not QH compatible. The manufacturers will change. I use iMatch for safety. I never have to strain or struggle with connecting.Quote:
Originally Posted by KennyG
The best way to understand these is to go to YouTube and search for Deere iMatch demonstration.Quote:
Originally Posted by gwdixon
You literally can hook up in less time than it takes to climb off the tractor and walk to the back.
OK, thanks, got it. One additional question: When attaching a rigid implement, do the 3 attachment points need to be in the same vertical plane as the 3 point hitch? If I drop my rear blade and it is leaning back or forward a little, when I go to hook up to it next time I just lengthen or shorten my top link after attaching the two bottom points. How would this work with a QH?
That is one reason I recommend the Pat's if you don't have a T&T (or if the lower pins are not perfectly spaced on some of the implements). The top link has to be adjusted anyway in most cases so just hooking it up is not much different..