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    Default Pat's Easy Change System

    Has anyone put one on their 1540 or 1533?
    If so any problems with the length of the top link or
    PTO shaft length?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    I have put it on my 1433v. I had no problems with the top link or PTO shafts. It added about 4 inches. I am not sure if there is or how much difference there is between 1433's and 1533's on the 3PH dimensions. Jerry G has a 1540 so he would probably know for sure.
    Massey Ferguson 1433v, Bush Hog SQ600

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    Quote Originally Posted by mark4Jesus
    I have put it on my 1433v. I had no problems with the top link or PTO shafts. It added about 4 inches. I am not sure if there is or how much difference there is between 1433's and 1533's on the 3PH dimensions. Jerry G has a 1540 so he would probably know for sure.
    Has it worked well for you???

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    It's been great! If you have to hook up implements by yourself, it is a breeze. It is so much faster. When I bought it I thought that it would be nicer, but I didn't realize how nice. I smile everytime I use it. After fighting with hooking up to the pins, or jump on the tractor, move it a little, get off the tractor and find out I moved it too much or not enough, back on the tractor, etc.............. I haven't heard anybody complain about them at all here. To me, it is well worth the money.
    Massey Ferguson 1433v, Bush Hog SQ600

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    Although I have a GC2300, I can attest to Pat's system. I suggest getting the stabilizer bar and mark it for different width implements. I did add a longer top link which was only necessary for one of my attachments.

    I did manage to break the stabilizer bar within a couple days due to stupidity however. I laid the longer top link on it and later raised the 3pt and it did a nice job of breaking it.

    One other thing, if you have alot of implements you can purchase extra washers so all your implements can be setup for the system without moving pins and washers around.

    My brother helped me build a shed over the summer and brought his NH TC30. For his assistance I bought another Pat's system for him.

    Now if we could just get a system to address the top link...
    MF GC2300, MF2350 FEL w/Woods toothbar, MF2360 front snowblower, Woods BH6000 Backhoe, Woods GTC52 Tiller, 60" rear blade, Pat's ECS, Foam filled ag tires, turf tires, 3pt carryall, 3 pt lawn rake/dethatcher, 3pt aerator, 3pt sub-soiler, KK 48" XB Rotary Cutter, Woods RDC54 Rear Finish Mower, MF2325 Belly Mower
    and probably havin more fun than I should.

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    The stabilizer bar is a must! I put Pat's system on my 1433v w/o the stabilizer and the vibration and bouncing of the implements always popped the implement off the lift arms. The keepers that come with system will not hold the implement on w/o the bar.

    With the bar, the system works great.
    Wayne

    Improvise, adapt and overcome!

    Underhill, Vermont

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    I thought the stabilizer bar was just to keep the lower links a predetermined distance apart to line up properly with the implement when backing up.
    the spring loaded lock in each hook should keep the implement from bouncing out during transport or operation from what I see in the ad.

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    I thought the stabilizer bar was just to keep the lower links a predetermined distance apart to line up properly with the implement when backing up.
    the spring loaded lock in each hook should keep the implement from bouncing out during transport or operation from what I see in the ad.Yesterday 05:28 PM
    Yes and yes. I have run them with and without the stabilizer bar with no problem.

    Also be sure that the latch is fully extended to hold the implement's pin in place. More than once I have left them disengaged.

    BTW: If there was anything I would change about these things is how the latch is held disengaged. I would use a ratcheting or locking lever instead of the bolt that is used as a standoff to hold the disengaging lever.
    MF GC2300, MF2350 FEL w/Woods toothbar, MF2360 front snowblower, Woods BH6000 Backhoe, Woods GTC52 Tiller, 60" rear blade, Pat's ECS, Foam filled ag tires, turf tires, 3pt carryall, 3 pt lawn rake/dethatcher, 3pt aerator, 3pt sub-soiler, KK 48" XB Rotary Cutter, Woods RDC54 Rear Finish Mower, MF2325 Belly Mower
    and probably havin more fun than I should.

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    Quote Originally Posted by mark4Jesus
    I have put it on my 1433v. I had no problems with the top link or PTO shafts. It added about 4 inches. I am not sure if there is or how much difference there is between 1433's and 1533's on the 3PH dimensions. Jerry G has a 1540 so he would probably know for sure.

    I am almost 100% sure Jerry has a 1440.

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    Default Re: Pat's Easy Change System

    Steve,
    You are correct! Jerry has a 1440. I have never had an implement pop off of the lift arms. I don't have the stabilizer bar, and haven't had that problem. The washers and hitch pins have never failed on me.
    Massey Ferguson 1433v, Bush Hog SQ600

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