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    Ballast Box Free Play

    I know I may not be the sharpest tool here (keep the comments to yourself ) but does anyone else have excessive ballast box free play, left to right? How do ya stop it.

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    I moved two piles of wood-chips today and the slapping drove me nuts, as usual. Not to mention the large amount of weight moving around back there.
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    Tighten your turnbuckles on your 3pt arms to take the play out?

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    Yes... the bushing clearance on all my implements looks exactly as yours. Is it causing a problem of some kind?
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    Tighten your turnbuckles on your 3pt arms to take the play out?
    he's using a harbor freight quick hitch.. the lower links are solid at the distance they are
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    The ballast box is sliding within the imatch (Harbor Freight).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    The ballast box is sliding within the imatch (Harbor Freight).
    Yep, mine does the same thing with a Land Pride QH15 quick hitch. I'm using the same bushings as you are.
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    My ballast box on my 1025r does the same thing. There is allot of space between the top link pin area inside the ballast box frame work and the hook on the I-match. Mine slides back and forth until the hook contacts the inside top pin frame work on the ballast box. If you can shim the top link bushing so there isn't so much clearance between the I-match hook and the inside of the top link frame on the box, I think that would solve the problem. I have looked at mine but just haven't taken the time to come up with a shim. 1-1/4" flat washers will fit the bushing although the OD of a 1-1/4" flat washer is 3". This will not clear the I-match frame where the top hook mounts.
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    The hook connection looks similar to Ray_PA's. The space on mine my even be a bit more. I'm certain the hook connection is what I hear slapping really loud. I would think shimming it would make hook up a lot harder.

    Ya know what? It just came to me. Do ya think my ballast box modification has amplified the issue somewhat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    The hook connection looks similar to Ray_PA's. The space on mine my even be a bit more. I'm certain the hook connection is what I hear slapping really loud. I would think shimming it would make hook up a lot harder.

    Ya know what? It just came to me. Do ya think my ballast box modification has amplified the issue somewhat?

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    I know mine slides back and forth on the top link pin until the hook contacts (slams against) the inside of the ballast box top link frame work. I kind of got used to hearing it slam back and forth so I haven't taken the time to come up with a fix. I do think shimming it will make it harder to hook up, although, on mine, when it slides to one side, and I try to take the box off with the hook to one side, the hook does not want to unhook out of the box. I usually have to use some persuasion to get it unhooked. So, I am thinking maybe the shims might make it easier to get off even though it might take a little more effort to align it to put it on.
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    Me too

    I thought I am the only have this problem until I saw this point and other'sr reply. Wow, I am not alone.

    I am using iMatch at back and I thought it maybe my ballast box a little bit heavier.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I know I may not be the sharpest tool here (keep the comments to yourself ) but does anyone else have excessive ballast box free play, left to right? How do ya stop it.

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    I moved two piles of wood-chips today and the slapping drove me nuts, as usual. Not to mention the large amount of weight moving around back there.
    2015 1025R ,R4 tire, H120/53" bucket/Piranha Tooth Bar, Titan 42" Pallet forks with homemade backrest , 679lb Ballast Box, iMatch QH(LVB25976), Frontier RC2048, BB2048L, Front JDQA to 3pt Quick Hitch, 3-Point receiver hitch (LP25001), Countryline Boom pole, Ken's Grab Hook/Clevis, JD D110 riding Mower

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