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    I-match a must have?

    Just had my 3038E delivered today, YAY! Now I'm wondering how much of a "must have" and I-match/quick hitch is. Right now I only have a ballast box but plan in a 6' tiller and a back blade in the future. The tiller will get used 3-5 times a year, other than that the ballast box will be on the 3 pt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDSwan87 View Post
    Just had my 3038E delivered today, YAY! Now I'm wondering how much of a "must have" and I-match/quick hitch is. Right now I only have a ballast box but plan in a 6' tiller and a back blade in the future. The tiller will get used 3-5 times a year, other than that the ballast box will be on the 3 pt.
    I'm pretty much the same way and vote for the iMatch. If for nothing else it allows you to adjust your sway chains ONCE and be done with it. Without the iMatch you will typically have to fiddle with the sway chains for every implement change.


    The easy-to-change implements thing goes without saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    ...Without the iMatch you will typically have to fiddle with the sway chains for every implement change.

    THAT is something I hadn't realized!!
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    Wrestle that loaded ballast box a few times, then come back and ask
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    A ballast box is HEAVY.

    Unless it is on wheels of some sort, it isn't easy to connect/remove from a 3 point hitch. I would recommend the quick hitch just for that reason.

    Another benifit is a quick hitch will move the box back about 3 to 4 inches. That will make it more effective at unloading the front axle.
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    Are you young and still "strong like bull"? Once you mess up your back like 99% of the real men who work hard then you learn to protect this valuable structure. Quick hitch money is cheap compared to recurring downtime and pain.
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    I think it's a "must have" accessory. Granted, 3 point hitch tractors have been used for decades without benefit of a quick hitch but you'll never have to fuss around getting everything perfectly lined up. Both of my 3720's have the Deere iMatch and I loved it so much I added one to my Ford 3000.
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    While we are spending your money and saving your back....

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    Did anyone mention that we aren't "thrifty".
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    Wow, that was a quick flurry of responses! Alright, you guys win! I will buy a quick hitch!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    While we are spending your money and saving your back....
    Kenny's Bolt On Hooks....
    Did anyone mention that we aren't "thrifty".
    I added "D" rings rather than hooks,, but,
    I agree the bucket connections will be much more enjoyed compared to the quick hitch,,,



    The heck with spending ,,, The HF QH cost me $75,,, a couple weeks ago,,,

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