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    Heavy Hitch Front Weight Bracket Options and FEL clearances

    I have been looking at the Heavy Hitch front weight ballast options for 1025R tractor with 120R Loader.
    Either the Option 1: Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Suitcase Weight bracket or
    Option 2: combination of Heavy Hitch Front Receiver Hitch with 2" Receiver 8 Suitcase Weight Bracket. I typically take the FEL bucket off only and leave the 120R loader assembly attached to the tractor. I am trying to determine which suitcase weight bracket option that I would want and which suitcase weight (42 or 70lbs) I would want depending on clearance issues.

    Option 1: https://heavyhitch.com/product/quick...eight-bracket/

    Option 2:
    https://heavyhitch.com/product/front...ries-tractors/
    and
    https://heavyhitch.com/product/8-sui...eceiver-hitch/

    1. Is it possible to use the Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Suitcase Weight bracket or using the Heavy Hitch 2" Receiver Suitcase Weight Bracket with weights with the FEL assembly still attached and have clearance with the 42 or 70 lbs weights?
    2. If I can not have the weight on with the FEL assembly, either of the Suitcase weights bracket be left on the tractor with no weights?
    3. Does any of the suitcase weight options need to be removed if using the MMM 60D deck?

    Thanks in advanced,
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stussy1035 View Post
    I have been looking at the Heavy Hitch front weight ballast options for 1025R tractor with 120R Loader.
    Either the Option 1: Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Suitcase Weight bracket or
    Option 2: combination of Heavy Hitch Front Receiver Hitch with 2" Receiver 8 Suitcase Weight Bracket. I typically take the FEL bucket off only and leave the 120R loader assembly attached to the tractor. I am trying to determine which suitcase weight bracket option that I would want and which suitcase weight (42 or 70lbs) I would want depending on clearance issues.

    Option 1: https://heavyhitch.com/product/quick...eight-bracket/

    Option 2:
    https://heavyhitch.com/product/front...ries-tractors/
    and
    https://heavyhitch.com/product/8-sui...eceiver-hitch/

    1. Is it possible to use the Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Suitcase Weight bracket or using the Heavy Hitch 2" Receiver Suitcase Weight Bracket with weights with the FEL assembly still attached and have clearance with the 42 or 70 lbs weights?
    2. If I can not have the weight on with the FEL assembly, either of the Suitcase weights bracket be left on the tractor with no weights?
    3. Does any of the suitcase weight options need to be removed if using the MMM 60D deck?

    Thanks in advanced,
    Scott
    1. No. Must remove weights when using loader.
    2. Quick attach bracket comes off easily. no need to leave it on. Not sure about the 2" receiver bracket.
    3. No (at least on the QA bracket). You can leave the bracket and weights on the tractor with the MMM

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    FYI you can hang 5 weights directly on the front "bumper" without buying any brackets. And it will not be in the way of the loader.
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    The factory weight hitch bracket can remained bolted into place with a little grinding on the bottom edge and will not interfere with the loader
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedals2Paddles View Post
    FYI you can hang 5 weights directly on the front "bumper" without buying any brackets. And it will not be in the way of the loader.
    I have seen some pictures, and I just wanted to note that it states in the owners manual not to put the weights on the front bumper. It looks like it would be OK. I like to follow the rules so if a manufacture states not to do this, there must be a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Tim View Post
    1. No. Must remove weights when using loader.
    2. Quick attach bracket comes off easily. no need to leave it on. Not sure about the 2" receiver bracket.
    3. No (at least on the QA bracket). You can leave the bracket and weights on the tractor with the MMM

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    Tim,

    I have been watching a lot of your videos over the past year. I just saw today about the Quick Hitch Snow Blade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiXaNrxT3mw and the Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Suitcase Weight Bracket https://heavyhitch.com/product/quick...eight-bracket/

    I am looking for flexibility in the future so I only need to buy parts or attachments once. So the Heavy Hitch Front Receiver https://heavyhitch.com/product/front...ries-tractors/ will not work with the John Deere front Quick Hitch Kit BLV10708 https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-...-BLV10708.html. I did not realize this Front Quick Hitch existed. It seems there is so many accessories and attachments and difficult to determine which items will be compatible with each other.

    So as far as you are aware the Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Weight Bracket should work with all John Deere accessories and attachments and should be the best option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stussy1035 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pedals2Paddles View Post
    FYI you can hang 5 weights directly on the front "bumper" without buying any brackets. And it will not be in the way of the loader.
    I have seen some pictures, and I just wanted to note that it states in the owners manual not to put the weights on the front bumper. It looks like it would be OK. I like to follow the rules so if a manufacture states not to do this, there must be a reason.
    Notice the reason it states is to avoid damaging the front grill. If you are clumsy putting them on/off you could damage the grill. But you'd really have to be a putz. I suppose if you crash into something, it may also push a weight into the grill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stussy1035 View Post
    I have seen some pictures, and I just wanted to note that it states in the owners manual not to put the weights on the front bumper. It looks like it would be OK. I like to follow the rules so if a manufacture states not to do this, there must be a reason.
    As Pedals2Paddles said you could damage the grill during install of weights, you have to put on the end and slide toward the center and it will hold 5 40lbs weights.
    I'm sure if you hit something the weights could be pushed into the grill also.

    I added some metal plates and a bar to help hold the weights in place. I figured I would survive a rollover OK but be plummeted with 40 and 70lbs weights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TractorDude View Post
    I added some metal plates and a bar to help hold the weights in place. I figured I would survive a rollover OK but be plummeted with 40 and 70lbs weights!
    That would be ironically painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stussy1035 View Post
    Tim,

    I have been watching a lot of your videos over the past year. I just saw today about the Quick Hitch Snow Blade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiXaNrxT3mw and the Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Suitcase Weight Bracket https://heavyhitch.com/product/quick...eight-bracket/

    I am looking for flexibility in the future so I only need to buy parts or attachments once. So the Heavy Hitch Front Receiver https://heavyhitch.com/product/front...ries-tractors/ will not work with the John Deere front Quick Hitch Kit BLV10708 https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-...-BLV10708.html. I did not realize this Front Quick Hitch existed. It seems there is so many accessories and attachments and difficult to determine which items will be compatible with each other.

    So as far as you are aware the Heavy Hitch Quick Attach Front Weight Bracket should work with all John Deere accessories and attachments and should be the best option?
    Yes. The Heavy Hitch quick attach bracket is compatible with the quick attach snow blade, broom, and snow blower.
    Simply remove the bracket with a spring key, and attach the blade. I show this in one or more episodes.

    Does that answer your question?

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