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    Default How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblower?

    I have some 1/2" steel and I am looking for some ideas to best fit this blower to my iMatch.

    I know the existing bottom stock can be cut some to make it all line up better. Bringing it closer to the machine may help as well with the weight.

    Here are some photos. Thanks

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    Default Re: How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblo

    I'd probably use the pins on the lower arm of the blowers and instead of using the hook for the top link make a simple extension like pictured below


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    Default Re: How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblo

    I can switch the direction of the lower left pin (looking from the machine). Currently they both face inward. I can face the left outward. Then I can make the extension for the center link to come down and meet my top hook.

    The main lift and also while pushing will be on the lower arms then, straight on force.

    The only thing is shifting the unit further right, I also shift the PTO shaft. Does that matter if the PTO shaft is not straight on?

    The blower is 60" so it will still cover the width of the tractor.

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    Default Re: How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblo

    I don't think 10-15 degrees from the center make much difference. I have got some play on my lower arm and my brush hog swing a few degree either way with no ill effect. Picking 3 point all at the same time and ground not being perfectly flat can cause binding of the pin. I think Picking just the bottom pins on the lower arm and getting off the tractor to do the top link probably is easier. Yo can also weld two L shaped brackets with a hole to accept the pin on the lower arms of the blower. Doing so You have much flexibility as far as 26" of pin to pin center that you want to pick up by Imatch.

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    Default Re: How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblo

    Quote Originally Posted by pjb153 View Post
    I can switch the direction of the lower left pin (looking from the machine). Currently they both face inward. I can face the left outward. ..........................................
    That could work but there is one concern I'd have. My tractor has telescoping stabilizers. With both pins facing in or both facing out, there isn't enough play in the 3 point arms for the implement to become detached. The arms do have some play, but not enough for either to slip off the hitch pins when it shifts to one side or the other. An implement will remain hooked up even if both lynch pins come out.

    With both pins facing the same direction the only thing keeping the arms from sliding off the hitch pins are the lynch pins when the implement shifts in the one direction.

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    Default Re: How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblo

    The prop shaft angle will not be any problem as long as the tractor stub and the blower input shaft are co-axial. In other words, the shaft alignment vectors are always parallel to each other but need not be on the same line.
    There is no "I" in team, but there is a "Me" if you want to jumble it up a bit...

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    Default Re: How would you fabricate new pin locations to use the Deere iMatch on this snowblo

    Quote Originally Posted by chim View Post
    That could work but there is one concern I'd have. My tractor has telescoping stabilizers. With both pins facing in or both facing out, there isn't enough play in the 3 point arms for the implement to become detached. The arms do have some play, but not enough for either to slip off the hitch pins when it shifts to one side or the other. An implement will remain hooked up even if both lynch pins come out.

    With both pins facing the same direction the only thing keeping the arms from sliding off the hitch pins are the lynch pins when the implement shifts in the one direction.

    Good point, I can replace the pins with larger bolts and washers. Since I am using the iMatch, there is no need to remove the nut off the bolt and will prevent any side to side slipping.

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