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    iMatch Quick hitch question.

    Well after driving myself crazy (as usual) I finally went down to JD dealer and offered them something other than the tagged price on a left over left outside Frontier RB1072. I was pleased that they accepted my offer. Looking around the implement area I noticed that a couple of the LandPride box blades that I had lusted over for some time had price tags swinging in the wind, which is something the dealer usually does not do.
    I was more then pleased to find that a BB1554 was on quite a sale. I was after the BB1560, but it was not on sale. I could not resist the price. I brought home both RB1072, and the BB1554

    I am trying to educate myself on the proper bushings I need to acquire to adapt both of them to my JD iMatch quick hitch.


    I downloaded the specs for ASAE Category 1 Standard S278.6 and copied these specs.
    CAT 1 top link 3/4" Lift arm 7/8"
    CAT 2 top link 1" Lift arm 1 1/8"
    CAT 3 top link 1 1/4" Lift arm 1 7/16"

    John Deere JD 2520, 62D, 53" bucket, 200cx loader, JD Ballast box, iMatch quick hitch, #46 backhoe

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    I trotted out and measured my existing bushings on my JD ballast box.
    The top bushing is 1.25"
    The bottom Quick Hitch adapter is 1.44"

    I tought I needed to go from CAT 1 to CAT 2, but judging from the specs I need to go from CAT 1 to CAt 3 does that sound correct.

    I would include some pictures, but we have battened down the hatches for a snowstorm, and everything is tarped on the trailer.
    John Deere JD 2520, 62D, 53" bucket, 200cx loader, JD Ballast box, iMatch quick hitch, #46 backhoe

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    You hit it right on for sizes of the bushings you need. JD sells the bushings for their equip and you can get ones for standard 3 pt stuff like the Landpride blades anywhere they sell quick hitches. Harbor freight etc.
    John

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    Land Pride 1572 Rear Blade
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    Thanks Sasksman49 I guess I got sidetracked after reading the statement below of the net.

    This is the statement that led me astray.

    "ASAE Standard Quick Hitch Pin Dimensions
    An ASAE standard Category 1 quick hitch actually requires Category 2 hitch pins at the top and bottom"


    Looks like http://www.belarusagsupply.com/QUICK...1-3_p_692.html is the best place for my adapters.

    Anybody know where I can but CAT 1 to CAT 3 bushings? I can find CAT 1 to CAT 2, or CAT 2 to CAT 3, but no CAT 1 to CAT 3.
    Is there room to install the second adapter over the first to get CAT 3 ?
    John Deere JD 2520, 62D, 53" bucket, 200cx loader, JD Ballast box, iMatch quick hitch, #46 backhoe

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    That is a very good price for those bushings, I think I paid abt $20.00 a set up here for them. LVU15507 is the JD part number for the short bushing for the lower pins that work on things like the 647 /655 tillers and Frontier BB etc. I paid the dealer abt $12.00 ea for them.
    John

    JD2320 with 62D, 200 CX with 53" bucket
    Speeco QH & Hydraulic top link
    JD 647 tiller
    JD 413 Rotary Cutter
    Frontier SP1060 Soil Pulverizer
    Frontier BB2060 Box Blade
    Land Pride 1572 Rear Blade
    Allied 50" blower
    Frontier pallet forks
    55 Gal 3pt sprayer
    Frontier middle buster
    3 section diamond drag harrows.

    JD X485 with 62C deck
    JD Gator TH 6x4
    JD 216H 46 mower and 33 tiller
    JD JS35 Mower
    Stihl BG86, 017, MS250, FS90R, KM130R

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltown View Post
    I trotted out and measured my existing bushings on my JD ballast box.
    The top bushing is 1.25"
    The bottom Quick Hitch adapter is 1.44"

    I tought I needed to go from CAT 1 to CAT 2, but judging from the specs I need to go from CAT 1 to CAt 3 does that sound correct.

    I would include some pictures, but we have battened down the hatches for a snowstorm, and everything is tarped on the trailer.
    Yes, that is is correct. CAT1>CAT3 is what you want.


    Looks like http://www.belarusagsupply.com/QUICK...1-3_p_692.html is the best place for my adapters.
    I have been recommending them for a long time (They just changed their name-used to be Agri Supply I think), I just bought four sets from them myself.

    Anybody know where I can but CAT 1 to CAT 3 bushings? I can find CAT 1 to CAT 2, or CAT 2 to CAT 3, but no CAT 1 to CAT 3.
    Is there room to install the second adapter over the first to get CAT 3 ?
    No, and Yes.

    I am trying to educate myself on the proper bushings I need to acquire to adapt both of them to my JD iMatch quick hitch.
    If you search the term "bushings" and "imatch" there are lots of threads that deal with all of this.
    -John Deere 4110HST
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    Took a ride over to TSC and looked at the CAT 1 to CAT 2, and CAT 2 to CAT 3 bushings.

    Your right Ken some lengths fit inside one another and others don't. So it's going to be hard to order over the web, and be sure that they nest together.

    Another issue I have is that the captured hitch pins I need to build out to from CAT 1 to CAT3 need to be 2" long to fill out the area between the bracing.
    I sent an E-mail to LandPride today asking if they know of a supplier that I can buy from.
    John Deere JD 2520, 62D, 53" bucket, 200cx loader, JD Ballast box, iMatch quick hitch, #46 backhoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltown View Post
    Took a ride over to TSC and looked at the CAT 1 to CAT 2, and CAT 2 to CAT 3 bushings.

    Your right Ken some lengths fit inside one another and others don't. So it's going to be hard to order over the web, and be sure that they nest together.

    Another issue I have is that the captured hitch pins I need to build out to from CAT 1 to CAT3 need to be 2" long to fill out the area between the bracing.
    I sent an E-mail to LandPride today asking if they know of a supplier that I can buy from.
    I bought my TL bushings from Belarus also when I got the lower bushings, but I have not installed them on anything yet.

    If you need something custom, let me know and I will see if I can help.
    -John Deere 4110HST
    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks, I-Match, Ballast Box, #380 plow (modified to fit), Markham LD-48 Grapple, Trac-Vac 854 and lots of other STUFF.
    -John Deere 455 AWS w/60" MMM
    -John Deere 4x2 Turf Gator

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltown View Post
    Took a ride over to TSC and looked at the CAT 1 to CAT 2, and CAT 2 to CAT 3 bushings.

    Your right Ken some lengths fit inside one another and others don't. So it's going to be hard to order over the web, and be sure that they nest together.

    Another issue I have is that the captured hitch pins I need to build out to from CAT 1 to CAT3 need to be 2" long to fill out the area between the bracing.
    I sent an E-mail to LandPride today asking if they know of a supplier that I can buy from.
    Read the label more closely, if it has a TL then it is a top link cat 1-2 or 2-3 bushing which is smaller than lower link bushings. A 2-3TL will not fit over a 1-2 lower link bushing.
    JD 2520 w/ Loader and 46 BH. BB1060, Front Blade, Artillian Forks and Wallenstein BX42r.

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    BethesdaEC good point. Thanks I never thought of top verses lift arm bushings. There was just an two open "baskets" on a shelf with bushings
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    Ken thanks I'm still searching and asking around.
    John Deere JD 2520, 62D, 53" bucket, 200cx loader, JD Ballast box, iMatch quick hitch, #46 backhoe

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