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Yep. I did that and used it a few times. Having a 4-in-1 bucket I was able to rest the QH (Speeco inverted C type) into the bucket, adjust it to fit, and then chain it in place with short chain. The whole rig is not all that useful but certainly works, esp for moving attachments I do not want to hook up and want flexibility in where and what level I store them.Just to add to the subject…
Did anyone try to mount quick hitch inside tractor bucket? Seems to be convenient for 3 pt equipment on front
Got any pictures?Yep. I did that and used it a few times. Having a 4-in-1 bucket I was able to rest the QH (Speeco inverted C type) into the bucket, adjust it to fit, and then chain it in place with short chain. The whole rig is not all that useful but certainly works, esp for moving attachments I do not want to hook up and want flexibility in where and what level I store them.
Yes, that is THE disease that makes essentially all the Speeco style (10 brands of them...) useless in my book. Nearly every time I tried to use the thing it was incompatible with the width of implement. Then there is Cat 1 , Cat 2 , etc etc. All out on the limbs of a tree I did not want to climb in the first place. Europe is a good source of ideas on this. Most or all of their quick hitches are inverted V (triangular) shape. Because of that they do not give a crap about width AND they are self-centering which is worth the entire effort for us old folks. In Europe they mount the male component on the FEL and then each implement is fitted with what amounts to an inverted V female of two pieces of C-channel. You have to see these things to understand how incredibly BETTER they are than the old cussword fixed width types. Pat's Quick Hitch (and others like it) do nothing to help with the centering problem. People like me trying to center the tractor and the 1460 lb implement after 5 tries are not impressed by those. They solve only half the problem.Bear in mind a quick hitch requires all implements to be nearly the same width. I went with Pat's Quick Hitch to eliminate that problem. I felt it was easier than modifying my implements to fit a quick hitch.
There is something better. It's the Euro lower hooks as shown in the pictures. Ask anyone here on TBN that have converted to those and they will tell you right away how much better those are, even after they've uses QH and Pats.That's the one thing that's a little annoying about my Pat's QH. Trying to get those things straight is like solving a Rubik's Cube. For geniuses only. Mine are off by a little bit. One more than the other. But they solve the problem of one person implement attachments. IOW, they make it possible for one person to to attach and un-attach their implements more easily.
Yeah, I know some old-hand is gonna tell us how easy it is for him without a QH. Good on him. But for me, I like my Pat's.
That 'Euro' deal is intriguing however. But knowing nothing about the Euro hitch, I'd recommend the Pat's until something comes along that's better
What is HF QH?As a relative newb myself. I looked into this and decided to try the HF and save the cash. My research told me that there were issues with older implements and the HF QH. My implements are all relatively new (Chipper and Box blade). Once I set it up (adjusting the height of the center link hitch), it works just fine. No modifications needed.