/ JD 5055 quick hitch #11
- Oct 30, 2012
- Washington County, NY
- JD 5075E
I generally like my Pats but I have had a sprayer come off. Other implements have stayed on fine.
What do you use for washers Cobyrupert? I have a sprayer that has sometimes slipped off twice. Do you just leave the bolts a little loose so the Pats can swivel some? Thanks for the tips.
Yes, I now leave the bolts a little loose so the Pat’s can swivel in the tractor’s lift arm ball, instead of the attachment’s pins trying to swivel in the Pat’s hook arm. This is we’re a LOT lateral tension occurs and ends up bending the adjustment bolts that are trying to keep the Pat’s at a fixed angle on the tractor’s lift arm.
I don’t get why whose bolts are even needed. There’s a huge pin keeping the Pat’s connected to the lift arm.
I use big flat washers. The washers I avoid are the one’s that Pat’s offer (or did?) that have a 90° bend. I guess the idea is that they stay next to the clip pin and don’t get in the way of the Pat’s hook arm when you’re attaching the implement, but under strain the pin either finds a way to slip through, or the washer opens the snap pin….whatever happens, end result is attachment falls off.