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    John Deere I match question

    I have worked out a deal for the imatch in the link below. Afterwards I realized I have never seen a black and worry if it is a fake or something. Can somebody shed some light on it.

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    Looks like he did a quickie spray paint job on it. Probably has scratches that he wanted to hide before selling. Can't blame him there but... Deere sells spray paint! He could have at least used the right colors.

    It seems pretty clear to me that he taped over the labels and sprayed it. That thing didn't come from the factory like that. Note that the catches for the bottom pins are also green. He probably took those off when he painted it.

    As long as it's 100% functional and the price is right, I wouldn't be to concerned about the paint color.
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    this is just my 2cts, so don't get angry, but I think that its a Harbor Freight hitch doctored up with some jd decals and a little green paint, why do I say that , only because how the handles are made that releases the pins. take a look at HF's and than at JD's, mine doesn't look nothing like that. u can go to HF and get one for around $100 . just my 2cts
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ID:	167417I don't know Big Jim. It sure looks like a JD. Bottom left pic is Harbor Freight
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    I would shy away from something sketchy like this. A hitch like this is a life long investement - I wouldn't cheap out on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim 55 View Post
    this is just my 2cts, so don't get angry, but I think that its a Harbor Freight hitch doctored up with some jd decals and a little green paint, why do I say that , only because how the handles are made that releases the pins. take a look at HF's and than at JD's, mine doesn't look nothing like that. u can go to HF and get one for around $100 . just my 2cts

    Deere changed those release handles at some point. Mine are straight but if you do a Google image search there are tons of pics of the iMatch hitch with the curved handles.

    I took my laptop out o the garage and compare every single thing I could think of between the pics above and my iMatch hitch and every hole, bolt and weld is in the exact right place and shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Looks like he did a quickie spray paint job on it. Probably has scratches that he wanted to hide before selling. Can't blame him there but... Deere sells spray paint! He could have at least used the right colors.

    It seems pretty clear to me that he taped over the labels and sprayed it. That thing didn't come from the factory like that. Note that the catches for the bottom pins are also green. He probably took those off when he painted it.

    As long as it's 100% functional and the price is right, I wouldn't be to concerned about the paint color.
    Ad says it's new. So it should not have been painted.
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    I have both the JD unit and the HF unit. This one sure looks like a JD unit. There is no comparison in quality. All you have to do is move the release latches and you will see the difference. The JD unit also weighs considerably more. Now, the questions is... Why is it painted black? Especially since he says it is new. That would be worth the trip to look at it just so you could ask that question. If it is really a JD unit, forget about the paint color and work out a deal on the price and take it home. I would pay less since it is not JD green.

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    PS:: Another thought after I submitted my reply.... Maybe this is the industrial version??? I believe the industrial loader buckets are black??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    I have both the JD unit and the HF unit. This one sure looks like a JD unit. There is no comparison in quality. All you have to do is move the release latches and you will see the difference. The JD unit also weighs considerably more. Now, the questions is... Why is it painted black? Especially since he says it is new. That would be worth the trip to look at it just so you could ask that question. If it is really a JD unit, forget about the paint color and work out a deal on the price and take it home. I would pay less since it is not JD green.

    Dave

    PS:: Another thought after I submitted my reply.... Maybe this is the industrial version??? I believe the industrial loader buckets are black??
    I have all ready worked out a deal for $150 but it is about 2 1/2 hours away for me so I just cant go look at it. I was planning on picking it up Sunday. I think they made some black ones but I am not sure. It looks legit to me but that is why I brought it here before I made a 6 hour round trip for nothing and I am not going to get mad so any opinions are welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeaw121384 View Post
    I have all ready worked out a deal for $150 but it is about 2 1/2 hours away for me so I just cant go look at it. I was planning on picking it up Sunday. I think they made some black ones but I am not sure. It looks legit to me but that is why I brought it here before I made a 6 hour round trip for nothing and I am not going to get mad so any opinions are welcome.
    I have seen that ad on CL for a while. I thought it was a scam, did you actually talk to someone or has it been email only? It is definitely weird that someone painted it black. I thought it was a HF special but does appear to look like a JD brand once you get a close look at it.

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