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    More Front Quick Hitch troubles.

    After what I found today persuing the posts here http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...tml#post195229 I though I'd start a new thread on "other stuff" you can find on the QH if you look.

    Angle cylinder front pin seems a bit high! Strange, probably broke off the bottom roll pin.

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    There it is! Roll pin busted clean off on both sides. With all the dirt in there it sure looks like a roll pin...

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    But, it's not a strong hefty roll pin.... It's a wimpy small cotter pin and right down under there where all the action happens plowing snow and dirt and especially "back blading". Half of what I pushed out...


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    And crude as it might be, the pin won't be moving again this season. I put the actual "single top roll pin" on the bottom and the hitch pin on the top with the patented "Shoddy Industries Safety Wire System"...

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    Good thing I found this when I did as that 1/2" pin was slightly bent, but not enough to affect reinstallation... So be sure to watch for this condition among all the other conditions on your own personal quick hitches. (They are called quick hitches because they get "hitches" in 'em real "quick".)
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    Nice catch Harold.

    And, thanks for the heads up. It sure pays to look the machinery over every now and then.
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    Thanks HydroHarold
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    I've been pretty fussy checking on the swing piston hydraulic connections (@ the piston) since they were loose enough to leak right after delivery. But I certainly wouldn't want to have to pay JD prices for another one of those 1/2" drilled steel rods (I'd head for the HW store first for a long bolt/nuts!).

    Everything is back together today including a re-re-routing/grouping of the lines going back to the QC's AND another new blue bungee at the back of the brush guard. I certainly enjoy JD's trust in us to use our own methods of suspending that bunch of lines away from the front tire! And I so love being "creative" with color!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    But I certainly wouldn't want to have to pay JD prices for another one of those 1/2" drilled steel rods (I'd head for the HW store first for a long bolt/nuts!).
    Looks like M90097 ( $7.55 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    I've been pretty fussy checking on the swing piston hydraulic connections (@ the piston) since they were loose enough to leak right after delivery. But I certainly wouldn't want to have to pay JD prices for another one of those 1/2" drilled steel rods (I'd head for the HW store first for a long bolt/nuts!).

    Everything is back together today including a re-re-routing/grouping of the lines going back to the QC's AND another new blue bungee at the back of the brush guard. I certainly enjoy JD's trust in us to use our own methods of suspending that bunch of lines away from the front tire! And I so love being "creative" with color!
    While I don't have one of these setups, after this thread an another showing the snow/ice and the interference of some hydraulic lines, I am keeping a good eye now even just on my loader lines being I plow with my bucket. This also prompted me to pick up some gear ties that I saw at Tractor Supply the last time I was in there. There was a thread about them here a while back but I can't find it now.

    I thought they would be handy for things like this - might work better than bungee cords in some situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I thought they would be handy for things like this - might work better than bungee cords in some situations.

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    Agreed! I zip tie my hoses to keep them out of trouble but the GearTies would be nice reusable solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Agreed! I zip tie my hoses to keep them out of trouble but the GearTies would be nice reusable solution.
    Yep - and that along with some of KennyD's Dura-Wrap© Sleeving will make a great combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Looks like M90097 ( $7.55 )
    $7.55? Outrage us! It probably comes w/one rollpin and one has to buy the bottom cotter also. BOLT IT, you'll never look back (AND it then becomes "serviceably removable if needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    While I don't have one of these setups, after this thread an another showing the snow/ice and the interference of some hydraulic lines, I am keeping a good eye now even just on my loader lines being I plow with my bucket. This also prompted me to pick up some gear ties that I saw at Tractor Supply the last time I was in there. There was a thread about them here a while back but I can't find it now.

    I thought they would be handy for things like this - might work better than bungee cords in some situations.

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    They do seem like they will work nicely for "bundling", but the only thing that will reach from the grill guard down to the bundled hoses is a piece of clothes line or a bungee. Simply put, if JD had included a correctly designed/located loop for the hoses like the one further back, front wheel interference would be eliminated. I still like the look of the bungee "system" though, makes it look "customized".
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    I have bolts in both ends of my turn cylinder for my QH. I know it won't go anyplace not and I don't have to worry about broken roll pins.
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