Just went on their website, looks like they have revised it to be quick hitch compatible.It doesnt appear to be quick hitch compatible. In order to get the top link hooked iy needs to be offset forward so the hook can come straight up from the bottom
Sent from the great white of West Michigan
I bought the 60" back in March but still in the box as the ground and lawn are still not in a condition to use a dethatcher. The ordering went smooth as silk, ordered on Tues, shipped on Weds and arrive on Friday. I am looking forward to working with it but the outlook is rain until the weekend. I paid $270 with "free UPS shipping" which in a sense I can feel good about versus spending $240 with $30 shipping...:empathy3: I do intend on doing a product review once things dry out.I have been looking for one as well, so far I have not been able to find one by JD (I have a 1026r). I did come across one made by CMP Attachments in MN. The 50" lists for $259.00 & the 60" lists for $269.00.
Has anyone had any experience with this company?
CMP 3-Point Dethatcher
I have the same issue with our I-Match. It's close enough I can kick it with a good foot wedge and it slides in but as you said...not truly compatible.Just bought one and took delivery of it... it's NOT truly JD QH compatible - there is not enough height between the 3PH frame to pick it up with the QH without removing the top link tube and lifting it onto the QH manually as it needs to rotate forward to clear the thick QH metal lower links. Not a big deal since it's a very light attachment, but would have preferred a truly QH compatible attachment from the seat of the tractor. I assumed that it was a legit QH compatible attachment due to the redesigned top link tube, but didn't actually ask the manufacturer, so a fail on my part! It's nowhere near as heavily built as I expected, but that doesn't mean it won't work well or last, time will tell... plus, it's a dethatcher, not a box blade.
If I knew about the lack of true QH compatibility and the fact that it weights 42lbs, I may have went with the EA pine straw rake instead, but we'll see how it works out. If it's too light, I'll figure out a way to add some weight.
There is and CMP attachments makes it as well. I've spoken with Derek over email many times about mounting the 60" HD front dethather on a 1025r and he says it will fit. Will find out come spring when I'm ready to purchase one.I've also been looking at this model and others. Wish there was a front mount for the 1-Series so I could dethatch and mow all at the same time.