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    Can someone school me on a quick-hitch?

    I didn't have any kind of QH for my Kubota and now with my JD 1025r. I will be buying a Ballast box and I have a Box Blade (Kubota) that will work on the 3-point. But the idea of a QH is appealing. I've seen on here the Imatch and I believe one other. Once I load the Ballast box it'll likely just stay on the tractor except when I need the box blade. I'd like to not fight the removal of a QH or will the QH work on the Box Blade as well as the Ballast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EODK9Trainer View Post
    I didn't have any kind of QH for my Kubota and now with my JD 1025r. I will be buying a Ballast box and I have a Box Blade (Kubota) that will work on the 3-point. But the idea of a QH is appealing. I've seen on here the Imatch and I believe one other. Once I load the Ballast box it'll likely just stay on the tractor except when I need the box blade. I'd like to not fight the removal of a QH or will the QH work on the Box Blade as well as the Ballast?
    Good chance it will work for both.


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    Some implements are not QH compatible, but some are. If you search the term 'imatch' you can read for hours about various setups.
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    most things (imo) can adapt, but ..

    the imatch adds 4 inches to distance so pto shaft lengths may need adatpting ( lengthening usually if the overlap of shafts doesnt meet 2/3 of the length)
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    I do not have any experience with the smaller tractors, but when I purchased the imatch for my 5085E I was expecting it to be a lot easier to hook up implements, and it really isn't that much easier it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerld View Post
    I do not have any experience with the smaller tractors, but when I purchased the imatch for my 5085E I was expecting it to be a lot easier to hook up implements, and it really isn't that much easier it at all.
    It's the opposite for me, on my 3320 I don't need to leave the seat to hookup or release an implement unless it has a PTO shaft. With the 3pt raised all the way I can reach both levers of the I-Match from the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerld View Post
    I do not have any experience with the smaller tractors, but when I purchased the imatch for my 5085E I was expecting it to be a lot easier to hook up implements, and it really isn't that much easier it at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric102 View Post
    It's the opposite for me, on my 3320 I don't need to leave the seat to hookup or release an implement unless it has a PTO shaft. With the 3pt raised all the way I can reach both levers of the I-Match from the seat.
    meyerld--i don't know a thing about ur bigger stuff-as far hooking implements. but i 'm telling ya on my 2520 if i had to tighten them shackles or tighteners what ever they are called-i would of pretty much gave up-on a3pt for sure, every time i changed rear implements.

    once everything is i-MATCH CORRECT-like eric102 said-i don't have to leave my seat-EXCEPT to remove the pto shaft--and over the yrs i have found different ways for my big belly to fit over the i-match to undo the pto shaft.

    now i think if i had a bigger tractor i would invest in a set of Pats easy couplers for it.

    the next best thing to sliced butter which i hope to have next summer is a top link hydraulic and another set of QD on the rear. that's my plan.
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    I agree, I am not sure if we have any 3-points now that do not have quick hitchs, whether cat1, 2 or 3. On the bigger tractors without it it's not so bad if the lower arms extend and I've done that for years. Somewhere along the way they all ended up with quick hitches because they are so handy. The only issue you might have is sometimes things settle or were on a different angle when they were dropped off so you have to adjust the top in or out. A couple of them have hydraulic top links and that is as they say is the cats meow. I just received my one for the 2038R from fit rite (shameless plug) and cannot wait to get it on but probably will wait till this winter. There is much to do yet. Now that I think of it, The only reason I have not put it on is because I want to hook it in through the joystick for the bucket because I don't have a bucket and think this would be a handy way to run it. Seeing as jobs always pile up I probably ought to just hook it up like a normal person and enjoy it, but I digress.

    Even on the small stuff that you can shift around it can still hurt you and I buy these "toys" so I am not half crippled up when I am older. I consider them time machines and believe my shoulders would not ache sometimes had I bought a post hole digger earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EODK9Trainer View Post
    I didn't have any kind of QH for my Kubota and now with my JD 1025r. I will be buying a Ballast box and I have a Box Blade (Kubota) that will work on the 3-point. But the idea of a QH is appealing. I've seen on here the Imatch and I believe one other. Once I load the Ballast box it'll likely just stay on the tractor except when I need the box blade. I'd like to not fight the removal of a QH or will the QH work on the Box Blade as well as the Ballast?

    I had an iMatch quickhitch for my 1025R and kept it when I sold it. I now use it on my 4066R and would not be without it. I am disappointed when I am unable to use it on an implement such as my post hole digger. However, most of my attachments are iMatch compatible, so it is real easy to drop one and hook up to another. It does make attaching the PTO shaft a little more difficult, but I have gotten much more efficient with that. I would not be without the iMatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Some implements are not QH compatible, but some are. If you search the term 'imatch' you can read for hours about various setups.
    Exactly. Only Frontier attachments are guaranteed to work with the iMatch, any other brand is a crap shoot. I love my iMatch .
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