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    3rd point "storage" hook

    Alright, I've had my 2720 for almost 4 months...I give up, how is that little swing-out hook supposed to grab the adjustable link (3rd point)?

    It seems straightforward enough, put the link arm into the hook, but the first bump I hit, the link bounces out. Am I missing something or does the design just S***?

    Anybody have success with theirs? Have even tried using a 3" loop that goes over the link and onto the crappy hook, works for awhile, then flops down.

    Short of removing the adj. link when not using an implement, how do you guys keep it up?!

    Thanks,

    Tim
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    ...with a great add on called an iMatch.
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    Yup, I took my hook off once I got the iMatch...
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    I too added a quick hitch and removed the storage clip. But in answer to your question, and with out pictures I will take a stab at it. My guess is your hook just needs a little tweek. Here is what I would do. Remove the hook from the tractor and put it in your vice and give a gentle squeeze to close the hood ever so slightly. Then re-install it. You should be good to go. Word of caution, don't over do the bending as you will find that is a stiff hook and you may not be able to insert the top link. Use your top link and test your adjustments before you install it. If all that still fails, I will be more than happy to send you my spare.
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    Dang, what service! Thanks for the responses and offer of a replacement hook!

    I figured it had to be something wrong. Short of spending big $$$ for an imatch system, I may just remove the 3rd link when sans attachment if the "tweaking" doesn't work.

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by t613 View Post
    Dang, what service! Thanks for the responses and offer of a replacement hook!

    I figured it had to be something wrong. Short of spending big $$$ for an imatch system, I may just remove the 3rd link when sans attachment if the "tweaking" doesn't work.

    Tim
    An iMatch is a relatively low cost addition and you will really find it convenient. About $300 MSRP. Your dealer may sell for less. You could also look at the Harbour Freight quick hitch on sale for $89.99.
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    I see you're a Canuck too. Green Diamond, my JD dealer quoted $389 for the iMatch. We don't have HF here in Canada. They will ship via courier, but then we'll be dinged by "brokerage fees", up to 30% of the cost of the item being shipped. I went with the Speeco from Princessauto, got it for $219 on sale. Just pointing out my experiences for any other Canucks out there...

    Quote Originally Posted by dmay View Post
    An iMatch is a relatively low cost addition and you will really find it convenient. About $300 MSRP. Your dealer may sell for less. You could also look at the Harbour Freight quick hitch on sale for $89.99.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dellwas View Post
    I see you're a Canuck too. Green Diamond, my JD dealer quoted $389 for the iMatch. We don't have HF here in Canada. They will ship via courier, but then we'll be dinged by "brokerage fees", up to 30% of the cost of the item being shipped. I went with the Speeco from Princessauto, got it for $219 on sale. Just pointing out my experiences for any other Canucks out there...
    It is too bad we dont have more tractor/farm/implement vendors in Canada. I also shop Princess Auto here in Winnipeg. Catching items in stock and on sale is even better.

    Yes you have to watch out as many couriers force brokerage. US Postal service is often better then couriers. If you check you will find some vendors handle Canadian shipping very well. Northern Tool is a good example. Also whenever I find a vendor offering free shipping inside the US I have items delivered to the closest US city. You will find most US/CANADA border towns full of delivery services. I use a delivery service in North Dakota that charges only $5/package delivery and warehousing and this includes fork lift tailgate service for large packages.
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    As it happened, I did buy a HF version as a trial for the 3rd link issue. I was impressed with the price and the quality, but was annoyed by lack of bushings and adapter link (the Frontier RB2060 did not work without the converter link).

    Anyway, I guess it's spend $200, remove it when not in use or listen to it clank around!

    Thanks again for your input and responses!

    Tim
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    I hear ya Darrell. I only deal with individuals or companies that ship via USPS. If the say courier, I say C'Ya. Unfortunatly, the border is close to 1000K away from me so, cross border pickup is not an option for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmay View Post
    It is too bad we dont have more tractor/farm/implement vendors in Canada. I also shop Princess Auto here in Winnipeg. Catching items in stock and on sale is even better.

    Yes you have to watch out as many couriers force brokerage. US Postal service is often better then couriers. If you check you will find some vendors handle Canadian shipping very well. Northern Tool is a good example. Also whenever I find a vendor offering free shipping inside the US I have items delivered to the closest US city. You will find most US/CANADA border towns full of delivery services. I use a delivery service in North Dakota that charges only $5/package delivery and warehousing and this includes fork lift tailgate service for large packages.

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