What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY

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installed QH

edit: excuse the blurry images, my hands shake
Forgot to add, I have to go out and buy a new top link. The one that came with the tractor is 2" short fully extended to hook up my snow blower. Have not tried the tiller, I figure I'll go out and pick up a couple different length links from TS in the next couple of days.
 
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   / What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY #2,383  
Forgot to add, I have to go out and buy a new top link. The one that came with the tractor is 2" short fully extended to hook up my snow blower. Have not tried the tiller, I figure I'll go out and pick up a couple different length links from TS in the next couple of days.
I use this on gc2400 with pats and works fine on tiller (woods 48.30) blower (blizzard 54") countyline 7ft grader blade a BB20-60 5tine box blade and a heavy hitch H2TBD cultivator\bedder\hiller with s-tines and row maker

with that being said my stock link did also, only reason I replaced it was due to end being bent and when needing to place the 7ft grader at a VERY non-aggressive angle I could not, it would bind. but this one from tractor supply has more adjustability in it. make sme wonder if top links on non backhoe GC units are different than backhoe units. never looked.
only issue I had was the adjusting rod has the 2 "slots" on it while the hole in link did not. yup no adjust. so I turned one side of rod down (ground off the 2 raised slot tangs) inserted rod and used two 1/4" hose clamps, one on each side, to permanently mount the adjust rod.

edit: TS has one slightly longer that is 5$ cheaper but I needed to collapse to 19 inches, this one collapses to 18".

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this is with 2 kubota side link leveling links. I needed ability to maintain lift height at lowest point on one side with ability to have other side higher for road grade.
at same thread length as org ONE massey adjustable link the bottom hole on link come very close to massey length. and is 75$ cheaper. so I bought 2 trimmed the turnbuckle handles so can adjust at full height then ran (same thread length) in middle slot. lot more height and lot more adjustability.
 
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Made a big and heavy mistake when I order PATs from Amazon. What I got was a Cat II hitch version lol. Sent it back, was my bad because I didnt see where you choose the size. I would have had to order new PTO shafts for the snowblower and post hole digger anyway. When I sized them up it was before the PAT.
 
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Well, getting the hitch was an adventure, I also did not include that story. This is the second one they sent me I got the first one on Wednesday. Opened the box to find a used and abuse QH with broken and missing parts. I sent them an email, several actually, I was pissed. The sent UPS to pick it back up and sent me a new on next day air. UPS was here today to pick one up and drop the other off. So I'm pretty please with the service from Agri Supply.
 
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I use this on gc2400 with pats and works fine on tiller (woods 48.30) blower (blizzard 54") countyline 7ft grader blade a BB20-60 5tine box blade and a heavy hitch H2TBD cultivator\bedder\hiller with s-tines and row maker

with that being said my stock link did also, only reason I replaced it was due to end being bent and when needing to place the 7ft grader at a VERY non-aggressive angle I could not, it would bind. but this one from tractor supply has more adjustability in it. make sme wonder if top links on non backhoe GC units are different than backhoe units. never looked.
only issue I had was the adjusting rod has the 2 "slots" on it while the hole in link did not. yup no adjust. so I turned one side of rod down (ground off the 2 raised slot tangs) inserted rod and used two 1/4" hose clamps, one on each side, to permanently mount the adjust rod.

edit: TS has one slightly longer that is 5$ cheaper but I needed to collapse to 19 inches, this one collapses to 18".

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this is with 2 kubota side link leveling links. I needed ability to maintain lift height at lowest point on one side with ability to have other side higher for road grade.
at same thread length as org ONE massey adjustable link the bottom hole on link come very close to massey length. and is 75$ cheaper. so I bought 2 trimmed the turnbuckle handles so can adjust at full height then ran (same thread length) in middle slot. lot more height and lot more adjustability.
The one that came with the tractor goes from 14 to 22 inches (center of hole to center of hole)

The one you linked to is the one I was looking at
 
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Made a big and heavy mistake when I order PATs from Amazon. What I got was a Cat II hitch version lol. Sent it back, was my bad because I didnt see where you choose the size. I would have had to order new PTO shafts for the snowblower and post hole digger anyway. When I sized them up it was before the PAT.
I almost did same thing as I was heavily using the MF1532 with cat 2 at the time. Luckily I for once acted out of character and caught the error.
 
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I've been slacking on this TBN, this was from a few weeks ago.


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   / What have you done with/to your GC Series 2300, 2400, 1700 Tractor TODAY #2,390  
I dug a 100ft trench for a retaining wall through rocky soil. The ground and rocks were so hard the standard bucket just bounced off.

The six inch bXpanded bucket worked much better, but wasn't perfect. For the deeply embedded boulders I had to resort to the "knife blade" type attachment. In the end I got it done, but it was 5x the work I expected it to be.
I take you mean the ripper tooth? Yeh, that thing worked out well for me!
 
 
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