I don't have Pats easy change so I am curious if you can move them with your hand at all? Another question are the turnbuckles tightened? What size tractor would help for others that may have the some issue.
I have no experience with the PEC system, but user/member Roy Jackson does, hopefully he will see this or you can PM him.
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Yes every thing is tight .I have these on my 2720 , took all screws and u bolts out lastnight but seem to flop around ,didn't have time to play with them but will try in a couple days. Also might call Pat's.
BTW when bolts and screws are tightend you can't move them at all.
My hills have hills.
They are vertical only when arms are level ,as the pic shows they turn in when raised and out when lowered
I know this is an old thread, I came across it while researching Pat's Easy Change Hitch.
Isn't what the OP describing just the nature of the 3 PT hitch arc? The arms are moving not the PEC. The PEC are just following the arms.
I assume this is why all the links have articulating balls in them.
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The 3PH draft arms don't usually stay at true vertical when moved through the full range of lift. The ball sockets accommodate this movement to keep the implement level at the pins. When you install the Pat's Easy Change latches they pin through the ball socket but the lock screws and u-bolts are tightened to match the attitude of the latch to the draft arm. You effectively lose the ability of the ball socket to rotate and keep the implement pin at a 90* angle to the draft arm. This is the issue that you're experiencing. It's a limitation of the system.
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