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    Detaching a rear brush mower

    I needed to drop my Bushhog yesterday and pick up a rear blade. The Bushhog can be a bit of a PITA although dropping it on planks so I can slide it to clear the lift arms helps. Yesterday, to my initial surprise the first arm came off easily. WTF? Then I realized the lift pin was slightly loose allowing it to pivot just a bit.

    I prefer a clevis mount on implements but realized that manufacturers could make life much easier if they had pivoting pins that could be locked in place after attaching the tractor. Of course, then the sales of quick hitches might go down. . .

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    I have telescoping lower arms only 3pt hitch. I found if I release the lock for telescoping it allows the arm to lengthen as it comes off the pin. Easier off than on for me.
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    I've been running that 6330 which has a quick hitch, and to be honest, its kind of a pain in butt. you must be lined up perfectly so that both of the lower hooks engage the pins, and the toplink has to be out far enough so that it hooks the pin. but aside form this, it still takes less time to hook up...
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    Telescoping arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    I have telescoping lower arms only 3pt hitch. I found if I release the lock for telescoping it allows the arm to lengthen as it comes off the pin. Easier off than on for me.
    LOL, I think the last tractor prior to the 790 that I ran without telescoping arms may have been a AC WD-45. The 790 required some rethinking as it doesn't have telescoping arms and it's a tight space compared to larger tractors. They are a definite plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    I've been running that 6330 which has a quick hitch, and to be honest, its kind of a pain in butt. you must be lined up perfectly so that both of the lower hooks engage the pins, and the toplink has to be out far enough so that it hooks the pin. but aside form this, it still takes less time to hook up...

    Yep I agree on the quick hitch. Its a PITA and sometimes I think it would be easier to hook up without it. I've been close to removing it and selling it a bunch of times.
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    on my small tractor-there would be no way even as large as i am to hook up the pto shaft-being bent over the quick hitch to do that. over the yrs i have learned to hook up to the stuff-then lower the quick-hitch to the ground. then that lets me more room to hook the pto shaft up.

    even my little tractor i have to back into a implement square for the bottom pins and if only i had a hydraulically top link-oh-boy i'dl be cooking then. well arm rests on the seat-and a air ride seat too-now that i got a roof. put a radio on the list too.
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    Telescoping arms update

    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    LOL, I think the last tractor prior to the 790 that I ran without telescoping arms may have been a AC WD-45. The 790 required some rethinking as it doesn't have telescoping arms and it's a tight space compared to larger tractors. They are a definite plus.

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    Just a quick update- I talked with a Deere salesman two days ago who said Deere now had retrofit kit telescoping arms for some CUTs. He didn't know which models or yet but said they were out.

    If they fit a 790 and the price isn't too bad, I'll be ordering. My guess is that either they won't be available or I would need a go fund me account but it's worth an inquiry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    I've been running that 6330 which has a quick hitch, and to be honest, its kind of a pain in butt. you must be lined up perfectly so that both of the lower hooks engage the pins, and the toplink has to be out far enough so that it hooks the pin. but aside form this, it still takes less time to hook up...
    Ship it to me and I'll put it in training on the 6415

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    Yep I agree on the quick hitch. Its a PITA and sometimes I think it would be easier to hook up without it. I've been close to removing it and selling it a bunch of times.
    Ditto above response

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    on my small tractor-there would be no way even as large as i am to hook up the pto shaft-being bent over the quick hitch to do that. over the yrs i have learned to hook up to the stuff-then lower the quick-hitch to the ground. then that lets me more room to hook the pto shaft up.

    even my little tractor i have to back into a implement square for the bottom pins and if only i had a hydraulically top link-oh-boy i'dl be cooking then. well arm rests on the seat-and a air ride seat too-now that i got a roof. put a radio on the list too.
    You'll never be able to fund a Gator with all your other tractor wants
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    Ship it to me and I'll put it in training on the 6415


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