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    Front Quick Hitch/54 Plow Adapter - Coming to life

    Hot off the press, here's the prototype of the "Plow adapter" for the compact tractor Quick Hitch. The design is already slightly changed from this one, but you'll get the idea. The subcompact QH design will be coming along shortly.

    There is no hydraulic connection yet. Two hose extensions are in the process of being made which will run along the loader arms. Also, thanks to a thought from KennyD, the hydraulic lift cylinder on the QH will likely be replaced by a solid link. The cylinder being in place won't be optimal and is easily removed.

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    Range of motion with the dump/curl active:

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    Doing a bleed down test on the disconnected dump/curl (no movement in 20 minutes)

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    An unforeseen additional benefit, being able to favor the plow to one side.

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    Very cool Chris, thanks for sharing!
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    I'm really looking forward to getting this for my 2305 and also the grapple. slkpk

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    Thanks slkpk.

    This would be the appropriate time to mention that it was an inquiry from slkpk that instilled this adapter project.
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    Updated design

    Updated design for the compact tractor front hitch. Still warm. The plow sits at the appropriate ground angle (with some adjustment) with the loader fully curled and floating. The newly added link replaces the lift cylinder, which further trims out extra weight.

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    That looks awesome!

    My Artillian shopping list is getting quite long. You're killing me!

    I'm getting my front blade on Monday and this would fit wonderfully!
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    Thats what I'm talkin about. The wait is killing me as I feel like a kid at Christmas slkpk

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    Quote Originally Posted by slkpk View Post
    Thats what I'm talkin about. The wait is killing me as I feel like a kid at Christmas slkpk
    I would venture to guess most of us know exactly what you are talking about.
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    Whoever buys the first adapter kit for their CUT or SCUT, PLEASE, PLEASE make us a video! I won't be able to purchase one of these until at least winter of 2014/2015 even though I REALLY want a FEL mounted plow setup using the JD 54" plow Forks are next on the list after the 60D this coming spring for me.

    Questions:

    (1) The front blade setup for the SCUT's will have hydraulic angle (due to solid link replacing the hydraulic lift cylinder) just not hydraulic lift at the blade, correct?
    (2) The hydraulic hose extensions that will run along the loader arms, will those be QD hoses so that the blade can be mounted to the fork frame and then QD'd to the hose extension for a "quick-attach" setup? What FEL function / circuit will this tap into?
    (2a) If the plan is to use a QD extension setup, could this function as a hydraulic implement drive connection for a FEL mounted implement? Or will it essentially disable the curl function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    Whoever buys the first adapter kit for their CUT or SCUT, PLEASE, PLEASE make us a video! I won't be able to purchase one of these until at least winter of 2014/2015 even though I REALLY want a FEL mounted plow setup using the JD 54" plow Forks are next on the list after the 60D this coming spring for me.

    Questions:

    (1) The front blade setup for the SCUT's will have hydraulic angle (due to solid link replacing the hydraulic lift cylinder) just not hydraulic lift at the blade, correct?
    (2) The hydraulic hose extensions that will run along the loader arms, will those be QD hoses so that the blade can be mounted to the fork frame and then QD'd to the hose extension for a "quick-attach" setup? What FEL function / circuit will this tap into?
    (2a) If the plan is to use a QD extension setup, could this function as a hydraulic implement drive connection for a FEL mounted implement? Or will it essentially disable the curl function?
    GM, most of your questions are answered here since the plow needs basically the same setup as a grapple. Though you could just disconnect the dump/curl lines and use that circuit, but that can create a few other issues as well.

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