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I'm still trying to aclimate myself to my new 1026R and was hoping I could get a few tips from you guys as it regards attaching both the H120 and the RC2048. I have the manuals of course but there's nothing like the sage old advice of seasoned pros! Anyway with the bush hog (or any rear 3 PT implement) what should I connect first? I haven't used it often and it seems as though the most important step is actually removing it so it's easier to connect. As for the H120 I typically don't run into problems until it comes to removing it.

Any tips you guys have is much appreciated!
 

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You can connect rear implements with the FEL on or off, and it's very easy to remove. :thumbup1gif:
 
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You can connect rear implements with the FEL on or off, and it's very easy to remove. :thumbup1gif:
I guess I should have said my question had two parts!

1. Bush hog - best way to connect it, and
2. H120 - best way to connect it.

I'm hoping that you guys have figured out what works best with each.

Thanks!
 

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I'm still trying to aclimate myself to my new 1026R and was hoping I could get a few tips from you guys as it regards attaching both the H120 and the RC2048. I have the manuals of course but there's nothing like the sage old advice of seasoned pros! Anyway with the bush hog (or any rear 3 PT implement) what should I connect first? I haven't used it often and it seems as though the most important step is actually removing it so it's easier to connect. As for the H120 I typically don't run into problems until it comes to removing it.

Any tips you guys have is much appreciated!
What problems are you having with your loader?

As far as the 3PH is concerned, you might want to get a quick hitch. There are a bunch of different models from various manufacturers. It makes life so much easier. No wrestling involved.:thumbup1gif: If you're connecting an implement the standard way, start with the bottom arms first. Once you get one connected, you can use the tractor's lift and be able to move it back and forth to get the other lift arm. The top link is adjustable so connecting it is relatively easy. Don't forget to put your PTO draft shaft shields on to prevent accidents.:hi:
 

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I guess I should have said my question had two parts!

1. Bush hog - best way to connect it, and
2. H120 - best way to connect it.

I'm hoping that you guys have figured out what works best with each.

Thanks!
I don't have a bush hog, so I can't help you there. I set my FEL down on two mover's dollies when I remove it. To reinstall it, I just get the tractor somewhat close, hook up the hoses, restart the engine, and from the seat pull the FEL to where it lines up. Then use the hydraulics to lower it into place and latch it. I use a mover's dolly with a homemade rack on it for my box blade. I just lower the blade onto the dolly and remove it there. When you reattach it, you don't have to struggle to drag it around to get it back on the 3PH. I was considering a quick hitch, but decided I didn't need it. You might be able t use this method with your Bush Hog.
 

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I don't have a bush hog, so I can't help you there. I set my FEL down on two mover's dollies when I remove it. To reinstall it, I just get the tractor somewhat close, hook up the hoses, restart the engine, and from the seat pull the FEL to where it lines up. Then use the hydraulics to lower it into place and latch it. I use a mover's dolly with a homemade rack on it for my box blade. I just lower the blade onto the dolly and remove it there. When you reattach it, you don't have to struggle to drag it around to get it back on the 3PH. I was considering a quick hitch, but decided I didn't need it. You might be able t use this method with your Bush Hog.
That would be ideal! :thumbup1gif: however the garage is full of cars and the shed I park the 1026r in isn't big enough for the bush hog and FEL. Cool way to do it though and thanks!
 

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What problems are you having with your loader?

As far as the 3PH is concerned, you might want to get a quick hitch. There are a bunch of different models from various manufacturers. It makes life so much easier. No wrestling involved.:thumbup1gif: If you're connecting an implement the standard way, start with the bottom arms first. Once you get one connected, you can use the tractor's lift and be able to move it back and forth to get the other lift arm. The top link is adjustable so connecting it is relatively easy. Don't forget to put your PTO draft shaft shields on to prevent accidents.:hi:
The iMatch is on my Christmas list. In the meantime I should start with the lower arms, then the pivot arm and lastly the PTO shaft?

I'm having the typical rookie problem with the loader. I don't always get the stand/boom arms just right to take the pressure off the locking plates...I guess I just need more time with the joystick...problem is I've only used it twice so far and it's as if I have to re-learn each time.

The first time I disconnected I forgot to lower the front tires after disconnecting the hydraulics. Of course I forgot to relieve the pressure at the lines and that created quite the mess. Thankfully I found a thread here which taught me how to relieve the pressure. That at least won't happen again :unknown:

Thanks gents!
 

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A small tip that was taught to me years ago from an old farmer....before I bought the quick hitch. (a must have IMO) . Use a shovel to help to engage the lower arms. It makes a great leverage/pivotal tool for hooking up the pins. For example, I'd back up as close as possible,adjust the 3PH to where the eyes were the same level as the pins, loosen the sway chains,slide one side on and if needed use the shovel ,by putting the blade up under the attachment near me , pry down and swivel the shovel handle to walk it into position...then be sure to re-tighten the sway chains
 
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The iMatch is on my Christmas list. In the meantime I should start with the lower arms, then the pivot arm and lastly the PTO shaft?

I'm having the typical rookie problem with the loader. I don't always get the stand/boom arms just right to take the pressure off the locking plates...I guess I just need more time with the joystick...problem is I've only used it twice so far and it's as if I have to re-learn each time.

The first time I disconnected I forgot to lower the front tires after disconnecting the hydraulics. Of course I forgot to relieve the pressure at the lines and that created quite the mess. Thankfully I found a thread here which taught me how to relieve the pressure. That at least won't happen again :unknown:

Thanks gents!
You got the procedure down for the 3PH. :good2:

When disconnecting your FEL, there's no need to lift your front tires off the ground. You just have to push the bucket down far enough to unload the latches. You can watch them unload as you push the joystick forward. :hi:
 

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You got the procedure down for the 3PH. :good2:

When disconnecting your FEL, there's no need to lift your front tires off the ground. You just have to push the bucket down far enough to unload the latches. You can watch them unload as you push the joystick forward. :hi:
Interesting on the FEL. So do I ever need to slightly raise the front tires? :unknown:
 

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Interesting on the FEL. So do I ever need to slightly raise the front tires? :unknown:
Not unless you need full down pressure while operating your FEL. :good2: Raising your tires doesn't help any extra while disconnecting the loader.
 

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Not unless you need full down pressure while operating your FEL. :good2: Raising your tires doesn't help any extra while disconnecting the loader.
Thanks for bearing with me. So I don't need to slightly raise the tires to connect the loader either?

The Rook :unknown:
 

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Thanks for bearing with me. So I don't need to slightly raise the tires to connect the loader either?

The Rook :unknown:
No problem! :hi:

Definitely don't need to raise the tires to install the FEL either. When lowering the loader onto the tractors brackets, keep pulling back on the joystick until both latches lock with that solid "clunk". You're done. :thumbup1gif:
 

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No problem! :hi:

Definitely don't need to raise the tires to install the FEL either. When lowering the loader onto the tractors brackets, keep pulling back on the joystick until both latches lock with that solid "clunk". You're done. :thumbup1gif:
OK, good stuff. I'll post up next time I connect it. Thanks a ton!
 

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OK, good stuff. I'll post up next time I connect it. Thanks a ton!
Hey Diesel,

Connected the loader today with zero issues. Thanks a bunch!:good2:
 

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I have found something else that really helps when attaching the pto for my tiller and would also help with your bush hog. Put the pto select lever on the mid pto when attaching the rear pto---this allows the rear pto shaft to turn which makes attaching to the shaft so much easier. Then switch the select lever to rear pto to use your bush hog.
 
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OK, good stuff. I'll post up next time I connect it. Thanks a ton!
I have found something else that really helps when attaching the pto for my tiller and would also help with your bush hog. Put the pto select lever on the mid pto when attaching the rear pto---this allows the rear pto shaft to turn which makes attaching to the shaft so much easier. Then switch the select lever to rear pto to use your bush hog.
Thanks Bob! I will use any trick you guys have to make using my new toys easier. I read a post earlier on here that suggested using a shovel for additional leverage when attaching rear implements. It sure did come in handy today. I used it to get that 1/2 inch or so I needed to complete attaching the draft arms.
 

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Thanks Bob! I will use any trick you guys have to make using my new toys easier. I read a post earlier on here that suggested using a shovel for additional leverage when attaching rear implements. It sure did come in handy today. I used it to get that 1/2 inch or so I needed to complete attaching the draft arms.
I also line up the eyes and pins vertically and always attach the high side first then raise the 3PTH until the low side is lined up horizontally.
 
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