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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gittyup View Post
    I'm not sure about the 1-series, but all of the X-series. And they use the same mowers and blades on both series of tractors. Perhaps someone with a 1-series can clarify this for us.
    I can't speak for the 1 series, but I don't see how it could work on a 2520/2720. They are basically the same exact machine as my 4115, and I can't have both the front hitch and MMM mounted at the same time.

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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by RG1 View Post
    I can't speak for the 1 series, but I don't see how it could work on a 2520/2720. They are basically the same exact machine as my 4115, and I can't have both the front hitch and MMM mounted at the same time.
    Well this is embarrassing. You are correct, my 2720 can't do it. Thanks for showing me the error of my ways before Mrs. Bigtiller found out.
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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtiller View Post
    Well this is embarrassing. You are correct, my 2720 can't do it. Thanks for showing me the error of my ways before Mrs. Bigtiller found out.
    The main thing is that she didn't find out

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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by RG1 View Post
    I can't speak for the 1 series, but I don't see how it could work on a 2520/2720. They are basically the same exact machine as my 4115, and I can't have both the front hitch and MMM mounted at the same time.
    The 1 series can run the MMM and a front hitch. I have the hydraulic lift kit for the MMM which uses an add-on SCV. This leaves the front lift two hydraulic lift ports open for use.
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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    The hydraulics were never the limitation. It was the mounting mechanics on the frame. On older models, the MMM and hitch share mounting holes where the front deck hanger cannot connect to the frame as the same time as the front hitch. Do you have a front mount quick hitch attachment? And have you put both the MMM and the front hitch on at the same time? Maybe you can on the 1-series. But you couldn't in the past.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeereMann View Post
    The 1 series can run the MMM and a front hitch. I have the hydraulic lift kit for the MMM which uses an add-on SCV. This leaves the front lift two hydraulic lift ports open for use.

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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gittyup View Post
    The hydraulics were never the limitation. It was the mounting mechanics on the frame. On older models, the MMM and hitch share mounting holes where the front deck hanger cannot connect to the frame as the same time as the front hitch. Do you have a front mount quick hitch attachment? And have you put both the MMM and the front hitch on at the same time? Maybe you can on the 1-series. But you couldn't in the past.
    Nope - the MMM & quicktatch do not share the same bracket slots. there is a unique bracket that one has to add for the quicktatch lift, and the quicktatch only uses those bracket slots.
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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeereMann View Post
    Nope - the MMM & quicktatch do not share the same bracket slots. there is a unique bracket that one has to add for the quicktatch lift, and the quicktatch only uses those bracket slots.
    Nice! They should do that for of them. One more plus for the 1-series.

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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    I stand corrected - the front PTO shaft bearing bracket interferes with the mower front draft arms. Shoot.

    Well, it's on to narrowing the dethatcher frame to fit inbetween the mower brackets (by only 0.040"!). We already got holes drilled into the mower brackets to fit the dethatcher holding pin.

    I refuse to give up!
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    Default Re: Retrofit a front L&G Dethatcher to my JD 1026R SCUT?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeereMann View Post
    I stand corrected - the front PTO shaft bearing bracket interferes with the mower front draft arms. Shoot.

    Well, it's on to narrowing the dethatcher frame to fit inbetween the mower brackets (by only 0.040"!). We already got holes drilled into the mower brackets to fit the dethatcher holding pin.

    I refuse to give up!
    Yeah, sometimes JD baffles me. The front hitch/mower problem has always annoyed me. On my new X739, you can't use wheel spacers with the 54" deck. Who would buy them knowing they had to removed the wheels every season to put them on just to reverse it in the spring? And they don't make this clear until you buy the spacers and read the instructions. Anyway, If (when) you succeed, post some photos.

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