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    Do I Need Bushings On The HF Quick Hitch??

    Yesterday, I finally got the blade to drop on the HF quick hitch.



    I had to bend one of the brackets on the blade (1/4") and replace one of the 1/2" bolts with a 3/8" bolt on the top link hook.

    It looks perfect, but, there is enough clearance to use the CAT 1 to 2 spacers.

    Is the HF quick hitch supposed to use the bushings??
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    I use sleeves from TSC. Cat1-2 and a Cat 2-3. Works great on the lift arms but the Cat2-3 is just a hair too big on the top link. I could probably grind down but haven't. Guessing it is the price to pay for the VERY low cost HF unit.

    If you go this route, be sure and get the ones marked for the location. They are different sizes top and bottom.

    And the do make a difference, especially with any fine blade work.
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    Bushings

    If I remember right the top bushing is 1.25 OD I used a 3/4 bolt or pin and a 3.4 to 1 bushing then a 1 tp 1.1/4 over that one. The lower is where they get you. The actual size is 1.44 for the right fit. Nothing convention that I found. no pipe or bushings that I found will fit correctly. Other than the JD bushing or the bushings at Harbor freight or Tractor stores.
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    CAD, I replaced the bolts with pins and modified our ballast box.

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    Sooooo,,,, this is what I need??


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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    Sooooo,,,, this is what I need??


    Yes, for the bottom hooks. You still need a Cat1-Cat2 and Cat2-Cat3 bushing for the top hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    Sooooo,,,, this is what I need??
    Although commonly used for other attachments, I'm not sure those will work with your blade. The shoulder on those will be the problem.
    Can you post up a picture of the two lower attachment points on the blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Although commonly used for other attachments, I'm not sure those will work with your blade. The shoulder on those will be the problem.
    Can you post up a picture of the two lower attachment points on the blade.


    This may be easier to do as a DIY,,, I have plenty of 1.50" steel bar,,,Hmmmmm,,,

    The side to side motion is no issue with this blade, because of the blade design, so I do not need the shoulder on the adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Although commonly used for other attachments, I'm not sure those will work with your blade. The shoulder on those will be the problem.
    Can you post up a picture of the two lower attachment points on the blade.
    Oops... he is right. For the mount on your blade the straight bushings would work best.

    Here is a photo that shows both types of lower bushings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Oops... he is right. For the mount on your blade the straight bushings would work best.

    Here is a photo that shows both types of lower bushings.

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