Why doesn't my quick attach line up?

   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up?
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#21  
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..pound bang pry push pull lift drag Cuss kick or strain in anyway.

:laughing: yup, we've all been there. :laughing:

I am getting a welder and all the goodies from Santa but I can't wait and my buddy has a huge job to finish so I've ordered a new 3pt hitch that should be compatible and the seller has agreed to take back the first one and pay for shipping. :dance:

To be continued......
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #22  
If you tun the hook upside down, will it contain the receiver hitch ?
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up?
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Well I didn't take a closeup but I replaced the receiver side of quick attach and all works well now.

Here's the spreader hooked up. When I park it in the house garage I have to lower the rops and I forgot to lift it before I spread the magic salt today.
 

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   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #24  
Been there. We currently have a John Deere with the John Deere iMatch and as long as we have staid with the John Deere implements everything works well when connecting but when we have ordered or purchased something other than John Deere there are a few adjustments to be made and I feel like it completely defeats the purpose of the idea of a quick hitch.

Here is a video we recently shot that gives some more details and measurements of our John Deer iMatch Quick Hitch System that is installed on our John Deere 3038e:

 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #25  
If you tun the hook upside down, will it contain the receiver hitch ?

I am new to QHs. I started a thread asking for advice for my QH journey and got lots of good information. A TBN member named California indicated that the upside down hook is a good solution for many implements. His solution to making the hook flip quick and painless is to replace hook bolts with hitch pins. Works like a charm.

The thread is currently on the front page of the attachments forum. Lots of good advice and pictures regarding QHs.
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #26  
pretty much the only way to make a QH to work right is to buy one color hitch and then every attachment needs to be the same color ! ie Green - the problem with most of the folks with these compact tractors is we tend to buy multi brand attachments depending on our needs - thats when the problems start ! I have been tempted to get a Cat 2 qh for my 5000 series but when I look around my world it will only fit a few attachments- the other ones would require me to do major modifications
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #27  
We had a JD 4630 with a QH in 1973,,,
you would think in forty-some years,,, SOMEBODY could get this straightened out,,,, :confused2:

I run into the same issues with the one I bought last year,,

Luckily,,, I like metal fab!! :thumbsup:
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #28  
There have been quick hitch standards for many years. Manufacturers don't follow them. Most users don't have a quick hitch, so don't care.

Bruce
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #29  
Nothing is perfect so why not spend some time to set up all of your implements to fit the quick hitch. Once done it simplifies hook ups in the future. I spent less than a days work many years ago going over about 5 or 6 implements to hook up to the quick hitch. Since then I have saved many days of hitching up, swearing and complaining.

When buying new implements or building my own I make sure these are quick hitch capable without major issues. On any purchased implements I make sure there is clearance for the hook to rise under the top link bushing and I check to see if the height is close to the 14.88 inch spec. If it does not meet specs I look at what it needs to fix it before I buy it. Same for the width of the lower links but this seems to be less of a problem.

The vast majority of the fitting issues can be resolved by moving and relocating the top pin on the implement. Having a few cat 3 top link pins handy I have cut these to fit the inside measurements between the top mast and welded these in place. That usually strengthens the implement enough to remove a cross brace below it that is in the way of the hook. None of this will interfere with using the standard 3 pt hitch connections.

If you want to work with tractors and implements you are better off to learn some simple fabrication skills. Whether you do the actual work yourself or hire it done it will make it easier to get what you need done.

The last implement I built was a heavy roller and I eliminated the normal hitch pins and top link pins. I welded in place the clevis bushings for the lower hitch and top link, saved the cost of the normal pins. That saved an easy $50 bucks on parts and there is nothing to lose if welded in place. Easier to fabricate as I did not need to drill all of the hitch pin holes.
 
   / Why doesn't my quick attach line up? #30  
pretty much the only way to make a QH to work right is to buy one color hitch and then every attachment needs to be the same color ! ie Green - the problem with most of the folks with these compact tractors is we tend to buy multi brand attachments depending on our needs - thats when the problems start ! I have been tempted to get a Cat 2 qh for my 5000 series but when I look around my world it will only fit a few attachments- the other ones would require me to do major modifications
Nothing a little paint can't fix👍
 
 
 
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