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    How low should the 3 point go

    I believe I read on here a similar thread, but cant find it now...

    How low should the 3 point arms go? Here is a shot with me using a middle buster with the arms at the lowest setting....

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    That looks about right. It is said that the lift arms are reversible, that the center hole for the lift rods is slightly off center. In one direction the lift arms will having a great swing arc, will go higher and lower and mounted in the opposite direction will be able to lift more weight (but not go as low or high)
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    I have a different tractor but when I got it the arms would not go down far enough to even connect to three point attachments. I had to let them out. Then again mine screw in and out as needed. This did not surprise me since the hay forks cam assembled with the forks pointing the wrong direction. I can't tell from your picture if your lift arms are adjustable or not.
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    I'm thinking mine would only go down to about 6-8" off the ground. Reversed the lift arms end for end and now about 3-4 " off the ground.
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    Exclamation 3PT Hitch too low

    Maybe this would be a good thread to ask this question. I just got my 1025R yesterday. I was able to mow with it last night but one thing I didn't expect is that when I wanted to lower the deck the 3PT hitch with the iMatch just nearly sat on the ground. It was so close that if I did any backing up even a slight grade I am sure it would dig into the dirt. I had my deck set to almost the highest cut setting it would go because my grass was high and I wanted to leave it about 4 inches high. The only way I could figure out how to mow without the iMatch dragging the ground would be to set a limit on hydraulic lever with the stop after I was sure the deck was down as far as it was set for. This worked but I was wondering if the deck would float right without the lever being all the way pushed forward. Hope I am making sense.

    Does anyone know of another way short of removing the iMatch and my Heavy Hitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snr View Post
    Maybe this would be a good thread to ask this question. I just got my 1025R yesterday. I was able to mow with it last night but one thing I didn't expect is that when I wanted to lower the deck the 3PT hitch with the iMatch just nearly sat on the ground. It was so close that if I did any backing up even a slight grade I am sure it would dig into the dirt. I had my deck set to almost the highest cut setting it would go because my grass was high and I wanted to leave it about 4 inches high. The only way I could figure out how to mow without the iMatch dragging the ground would be to set a limit on hydraulic lever with the stop after I was sure the deck was down as far as it was set for. This worked but I was wondering if the deck would float right without the lever being all the way pushed forward. Hope I am making sense.

    Does anyone know of another way short of removing the iMatch and my Heavy Hitch?

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    Congrats on getting your new 1025r . You did the right thing to keep the Imatch from going all the way down. Before getting the hyd lift instead of the mechanical lift on my first 2210 , other users suggested putting a length of chain around the 3 pt lift arm at the height needed with mower deck on the ground. That's one reason I like the hyd lift plus you use the fel loader to control your mower instead of the 3pt handle.
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    I can't check now but I am pretty sure that mine go down a few inches further than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Congrats on getting your new 1025r . You did the right thing to keep the Imatch from going all the way down. Before getting the hyd lift instead of the mechanical lift on my first 2210 , other users suggested putting a length of chain around the 3 pt lift arm at the height needed with mower deck on the ground. That's one reason I like the hyd lift plus you use the fel loader to control your mower instead of the 3pt handle.
    Yes sometimes pain in the _ _ _ to connect and disconnect but for me a lot nicer.
    Im kind of confused about the mechanical lift vs the hyd lift. I thought it was always raised and lowered with the hydraulics? Could the lift arms be installed wrong? Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snr View Post
    Im kind of confused about the mechanical lift vs the hyd lift. I thought it was always raised and lowered with the hydraulics? Could the lift arms be installed wrong? Thanks for your help.
    Mechanical lift refers to the method of lifting the mower deck - it is a linkage connected to the 3pt lift arm. Hydraulic lift is an additional hydraulic cylinder whose only purpose is to lift the mower deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snr View Post
    The only way I could figure out how to mow without the iMatch dragging the ground would be to set a limit on hydraulic lever with the stop after I was sure the deck was down as far as it was set for. This worked but I was wondering if the deck would float right without the lever being all the way pushed forward. Hope I am making sense.

    Does anyone know of another way short of removing the iMatch and my Heavy Hitch?

    Thank you,
    I have mowed twice now, both times with the iMatch. The height adjustment knob limits how low the deck can go, if the deck is resting on that adjustment then all is good. There will be nothing to prevent the deck from moving upwards/floating. My yard is pretty rough so I mow almost at the highest setting. I set the 3pt limiter about half way and that allows the deck to lower enough while keeping the iMatch well off the ground.

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