I see that the euro spec front three point hitch is now an option on new 1 series tractors in the USA. As much as I like that JD has kept the same front attachment interchangability since the 1980's there are flaws in the quick hitch design on the 1 series. Mainly its is mounted too low to the ground and there is alot of slop in the mount. The front pto leves much to be desired as well. Not sure if JD is looking to phase out the quick hitch or the euro hitch will be available alongside the quick hitch.
I bet it will cost big bucks for the euro mount but I am intrigued. Few questions on my mind:
-is it more rigid than the quick hitch
-loader compatible ie do I need to remove to mount loader. Looks like 3 point arms are removed and rest stays bolted up?
-can I retrofit my 47" blower so it accepts euro hitch
-what does the front pto look like. Are there still harsh angles on the u joints leading to premature wear
Interesting to see what happens as this becomes more available.