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    Quick question about mounting plow ear plates on 1025r with MMM

    I have not jumped into it yet this morning as I am watching the little one. I have a MMM 60D auto connect deck, do the mounting plates for the front end MMM hitch bar have to be unbolted and taken off before I can attach the plow quick hitch mount plates on?

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    Yes, both sets of brkts stay on using the same fasteners along with the grill guard if you have one on your tractor.
    Tip, after installing QH brkts and before tightening bolts completely hang the QH on to make sure everything aligns, don't ask me how I found this out.
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    Thanks Vern, not very clear in the installation directions whether I could leave the MMM ears and brush guard on or off.
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    You can put the brush guard back on after mounting the quick hitch plates.
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    I know this question probably was asked a hundred times. Forgive me…
    What are you guys using with Front Quick Hitch Plow
    Rear Tire Chains or just Ballast box?

    Trying to decide on chains and/or ballast?
    I do have some hills to go up and down while plowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danteresh View Post
    I know this question probably was asked a hundred times. Forgive me…
    What are you guys using with Front Quick Hitch Plow
    Rear Tire Chains or just Ballast box?

    Trying to decide on chains and/or ballast?
    I do have some hills to go up and down while plowing.
    Both! 350lbs. in the ballast box + chains. My driveway is a hill and one of the neighbor's driveways I have to back uphill to backblade away from his vehicles. No way I can back up w/o either of 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danteresh View Post
    I know this question probably was asked a hundred times. Forgive me…
    What are you guys using with Front Quick Hitch Plow
    Rear Tire Chains or just Ballast box?

    Trying to decide on chains and/or ballast?
    I do have some hills to go up and down while plowing.
    I have loaded turf tires in the rear without chains with about 350# of hang on weights on my 3pt Omni Transformer hitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danteresh View Post
    I know this question probably was asked a hundred times. Forgive me…
    What are you guys using with Front Quick Hitch Plow
    Rear Tire Chains or just Ballast box?

    Trying to decide on chains and/or ballast?
    I do have some hills to go up and down while plowing.
    I have found after many years of plowing snow, more ballast does not equate to better performance when snow plowing.
    A good starting point, rear ballast = front plow weight.

    BTW, I use both.
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    I use weight; eight 42 pound suitcase, plus the Omni Combo hitch, but no chains. My friend ^^^^^^^ tells me I'm nuts not to use chains. We will see.
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    Quick question about mounting plow ear plates on 1025r with MMM

    I use my heavy hitch with four 70 pound weights on it. Worked great this morning. No chains and no loaded tires. I have the R4 tires on my 1025r

    BTW, in looking at your pictures you shouldn't have to remove the grill guard to mount the quick hitch. The hooks for the MMM can stay on too.

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