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This is an interesting project so thought I would share. I had a customer that wanted to mount Deere's latest "Dump from Seat" MCS Hopper on a 1 Series. This hopper is designed for the X Series, but he wanted to give it a try.

Turns out is mounts perfectly to the 1 Series and to the JB Bracket for the I-Match. No mods necessary, fits right out of the boxes. He said it works great on the 3-point because you can raise the hopper high enough to dump on a nice pile, if desired. He is going to get some video of it in action during this weekend's mowing.

Take a look at the pics. I think it turned out pretty nice.
 

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Great!!! I didn't even know Deere made one like that. That would be a sweet setup as no bags to pick up. Those bags packed full are quite heavy. Gotta go find my mayonnaise jar in the back yard.....


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They do look pretty cool. I have not used one or even seen one in person yet, but they do look pretty well built. They are from the company that has been building Deere's sprayers for many years, so I would assume they are good quality.

Have not heard of many guys using them yet either. Will be interesting to see if Deere moves them into the compatible equipment for the 1 Series. I suspect they will, but with a few adaptations specifically for the 1.
 

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I want one! Looking forward to more pics and info... Figured that I could get away with a 60D next year, but will have to start setting aside additional $ for this setup :)
 

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Curious if the 3PH can lift the hopper enough to get it into a dump trailer!
 

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The 3-point is all the way down in the photo. A pretty good guess would be to raise your 3-point all the way, measure to the ground, then add about 10 inches or so (looks like about the distance from the bottom of the hopper to the bottom of the 3 point or I-Match. Bet that would get you a pretty good guess.
 

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I want one! Looking forward to more pics and info... Figured that I could get away with a 60D next year, but will have to start setting aside additional $ for this setup :)
My dealer sold it too me with the tractor as a john deere part number , they are only listed for the x series.
Without the imatch setup and this adaptor it would require you to remove the 3 point arms. Also don't cut the tube at the factory position it needs to be longer of course.
 

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Any luck with a video?
 

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This is an interesting project so thought I would share. I had a customer that wanted to mount Deere's latest "Dump from Seat" MCS Hopper on a 1 Series. This hopper is designed for the X Series, but he wanted to give it a try.

Turns out is mounts perfectly to the 1 Series and to the JB Bracket for the I-Match. No mods necessary, fits right out of the boxes. He said it works great on the 3-point because you can raise the hopper high enough to dump on a nice pile, if desired. He is going to get some video of it in action during this weekend's mowing.

Take a look at the pics. I think it turned out pretty nice.
That's a really nice set up!
 

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I'm curious as to how this setup is working out for the OP? This would allow my wife to mow while I'm at work and still bag the grass. She can't lift the bags very well. It would be a benefit to me due to on going lower back issues.

Looks like it's part number LP47170.
 

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I know of a couple people running this set-up now. I will reach out and see if they can provide any feedback on it. Truthfully, the only thing would be the reach to the dump handle. Hopefully I can get a response or two on this. I will just have to dig back in the old memory bank and see if I remember some names.....:banghead:
 

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I'm curious as to how this setup is working out for the OP? This would allow my wife to mow while I'm at work and still bag the grass. She can't lift the bags very well. It would be a benefit to me due to on going lower back issues.

Looks like it's part number LP47170.
I reached out to two guys this morning to see how they like the hoppers on the 1 Series. With their permission, I will post if they respond. :munch:
 

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I'm curious as to how this setup is working out for the OP? This would allow my wife to mow while I'm at work and still bag the grass. She can't lift the bags very well. It would be a benefit to me due to on going lower back issues.

Looks like it's part number LP47170.
I heard from both guys. The general consensus is they love the hoppers, but the reach for the dump handle is an issue. Both guys use my I-Match adapter. One has the standard set-up on the I-Match and the other is using a custom bracket I did for the Pat's Easy Change System.

One gentleman has back problems and does not even try to reach the handle from the seat. The other stated he has to lift off the seat a bit to reach the handle and, if he had not disabled the safety switch on the seat, the tractor would likely shut down.

I think its either a "wait and see" what Deere comes up with a solution for the reach problem or go in with the understanding the hopper handle needs to be extended to make the reach more comfortable. I have been thinking about getting a hopper for myself. Maybe I should think about it a little harder and do a handle extension.:good2:
 

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Thanks Randy. I figured the handle would be the issue. I've got some flat steel laying around from another project. Figured I could drill a couple holes in the handle and bolt an extension on. Have to wait an see.


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