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    iMatch issues

    I have an iMatch that is a little too clingy and refuses to let go some times. After releasing the locks and dropping the 3PH, it just refuses to let go of the attachment. Some how it is getting wedged on and requires me to get off the tractor and climb up onto the iMatch to break it free. This happens probably 4 out of 5 times. Seems somewhat counter productive to the philosophy of the iMatch if I need to get off the tractor to remove the implement.

    Anyone else experience this and/or have any recommendations?
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    I don't have an iMatch hitch but with my Landpride one it does get hung up every so often. I just applied a bit of Fluid Film or another similar oil and that seems to fix the problem for a while.

    Also this might be a bit crazy but sometimes the underside of the locking arms (that keep the pins locked in) get a bit rough from dirt and other debris so I smooth it out a bit with some sandpaper depending how bad it is.
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    When that happens to me, its generally the top link is either a hair to long or short, a minute adjustment will solve it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    When that happens to me, its generally the top link is either a hair to long or short, a minute adjustment will solve it.
    That actually makes a lot of sense, wish I'd thought of it. I'll give it a whirl. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    When that happens to me, its generally the top link is either a hair to long or short, a minute adjustment will solve it.
    Yep, same for me. Just a little top link adjustment does the trick.

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    Hyd top link and you'll never get off the seat to hook or unhook again ! Best add on ever !

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    When that happens I rock the tractor a little back and forth and it usually lets go, but not always.

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