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I'm going to be getting a Cyclone Rake for my new (Yay!) 1025R. I was going to install a receiver hitch to attach to the CR. Any recommendations for one that won't interfere with the backhoe when it's on?

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None of them do...
That is your asking about the one from Heavy Hitch or Mudd's Customs.

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:dunno::dunno: Takes 3 mins to remove BH and maybe 3-5 mins to install ...
 

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Why do you need a receiver hitch for the CR? They sell a 3 point hitch adapter. I have one, and it works perfectly.
Remove backhoe, install 3 point hitch, and suck the leaves. Boom.

In fact, I am not even sure that a CR will be able to hook up to a receiver hitch.
 

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:dunno::dunno: Takes 3 mins to remove BH and maybe 3-5 mins to install ...
Good for you :unknown:

It takes me double that and only when the work is well lubricated with a few choice words! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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As mentioned, they make a 3-pt hitch adapter for $110 https://www.cyclonerake.com/3-point-hitch-adapter/



Alternative to a frame-mounted 2" receiver hitch like the Heavy Hitch drawbar hitch, there are a wide variety of 3-pt and Quick Hitch/iMatch 2" receivers from a wide variety of manufacturers that can be mounted, giving much more convenience and flexibility than the drawbar-mounted 2" receivers.

Wouldn't the receiver hitch be faster than reinstalling my 3 point hitch each time I need to use it?
 

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Wouldn't the receiver hitch be faster than reinstalling my 3 point hitch each time I need to use it?
Sure, but the Heavy Hitch 2" receiver mounts to the drawbar on the tractor and therefore sits pretty low. Does CR make some kind of adapter to facilitate using a 2" receiver for attachment, and will you have to find a way to match heights?
 

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Sure, but the Heavy Hitch 2" receiver mounts to the drawbar on the tractor and therefore sits pretty low. Does CR make some kind of adapter to facilitate using a 2" receiver for attachment, and will you have to find a way to match heights?
Good questions. Attached is the only thing I've found.
 

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I don't think the CR can attach to a receiver hitch. Keep in mind the CR concept, it does not jack knife. That is a huge selling point for them. I cannot picture a receiver hitch that does not jack knife. I looked on the CR website and didn't see anything about a receiver hitch.

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Good questions. Attached is the only thing I've found.
That's really interesting, I don't think they had that before.
BTW, thank you for this topic. It reminded me to order a part that I need for my CR. :good2:
 

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Cyclone rake DOES make a receiver hitch adapter, and unlike the 3 point hitch adapter, it is a no-cost option when purchasing the cyclone rake.

There is no height issue when connecting to the heavy hitch rear receiver hitch plate, and that receiver clears the backhoe nicely.
(it even clears it when a stinger is left in place and used to chain the 1025R down with the backhoe in place - the reason I bought mine in the first place!)

The advantage of the receiver on the plate is that it doesn't move when you raise/lower the mower (assuming no independent mower lift).
There is also a lot of torque transferred to the receiver when you turn with a fully loaded cyclone rake, and this transfers it directly to the frame
instead of a twisting motion on the three point hitch.

Cyclone rake ALSO makes a 1.5 inch receiver adapter, which can be used to connect to the hitch on the back of a Gator - I have both, and have used them
at various times. (The gator with cyclone rake and long pickup hose is great for digging into deep flowerbeds/planted areas you don't want the tractor in,
or where you need the loader bucket or backhoe around at the same time for shrub relocation/removal)

(The cyclone rake receiver hitches basically connect a wide, flat plate to the receiver, and then you connect the CR to the back of that plate.)
 

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Good for you :unknown:

It takes me double that and only when the work is well lubricated with a few choice words! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I'm not able to roll my backhoe around because of the surface, so it can be a challenge to get the tractor lined up with the bottom pins.
 

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Cyclone rake DOES make a receiver hitch adapter, and unlike the 3 point hitch adapter, it is a no-cost option when purchasing the cyclone rake.

There is no height issue when connecting to the heavy hitch rear receiver hitch plate, and that receiver clears the backhoe nicely.
(it even clears it when a stinger is left in place and used to chain the 1025R down with the backhoe in place - the reason I bought mine in the first place!)

The advantage of the receiver on the plate is that it doesn't move when you raise/lower the mower (assuming no independent mower lift).
There is also a lot of torque transferred to the receiver when you turn with a fully loaded cyclone rake, and this transfers it directly to the frame
instead of a twisting motion on the three point hitch.

Cyclone rake ALSO makes a 1.5 inch receiver adapter, which can be used to connect to the hitch on the back of a Gator - I have both, and have used them
at various times. (The gator with cyclone rake and long pickup hose is great for digging into deep flowerbeds/planted areas you don't want the tractor in,
or where you need the loader bucket or backhoe around at the same time for shrub relocation/removal)

(The cyclone rake receiver hitches basically connect a wide, flat plate to the receiver, and then you connect the CR to the back of that plate.)
I configured an XL on the CR website. The only hitch options I see are standard and 3-point. The standard hitch is the plate that bolts to the back of a garden tractor.
What is the part numbed of the receiver hitch?

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Cyclone rake DOES make a receiver hitch adapter, and unlike the 3 point hitch adapter, it is a no-cost option when purchasing the cyclone rake.

There is no height issue when connecting to the heavy hitch rear receiver hitch plate, and that receiver clears the backhoe nicely.
(it even clears it when a stinger is left in place and used to chain the 1025R down with the backhoe in place - the reason I bought mine in the first place!)

The advantage of the receiver on the plate is that it doesn't move when you raise/lower the mower (assuming no independent mower lift).
There is also a lot of torque transferred to the receiver when you turn with a fully loaded cyclone rake, and this transfers it directly to the frame
instead of a twisting motion on the three point hitch.

Cyclone rake ALSO makes a 1.5 inch receiver adapter, which can be used to connect to the hitch on the back of a Gator - I have both, and have used them
at various times. (The gator with cyclone rake and long pickup hose is great for digging into deep flowerbeds/planted areas you don't want the tractor in,
or where you need the loader bucket or backhoe around at the same time for shrub relocation/removal)

(The cyclone rake receiver hitches basically connect a wide, flat plate to the receiver, and then you connect the CR to the back of that plate.)
Awesome information. Thanks!
 

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Good questions. Attached is the only thing I've found.
Nice! That could solve that problem, but only if a) the heights match and b) the shaft on the adapter is long enough.

These hitches that mount on the drawbar are kind of tucked under the back. The question would be whether that CR hitch adapter in the 2" receiver you mount on the drawbar of your tractor would attach the CR too close to the rear of your tractor.





If not...I'm confident that a competent welder with an imagination can make it work, either by providing an extender of some kind between hitch and CR, or some kind of height adapter, or both. My first thought would be to fabricate that mounting plate and then weld it to a drop-hitch mounted upside down to match the height so that the CR would be level and still be able to swivel.
 
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