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I just put on the Heavy Hitch 2 inch hitch attachment. Very well built. I don’t know about all the new X700 series tractors, but on the new X758, the back left screw had to be shortened. It was hitting the transmission housing. Cut about 1/2 inch off, all is well again. Just a heads up.
 

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Heavy hitch makes some really well built products, including the combo hitch you're using. I use the same combo hitch and it has never let me down. Curious as to why you didn't opt for the 3pt hitch. Any special reason?
 

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Heavy hitch makes some really well built products, including the combo hitch you're using. I use the same combo hitch and it has never let me down. Curious as to why you didn't opt for the 3pt hitch. Any special reason?
I don’t have a 3pt to hook it to. Use my 2038 for all that stuff. Just wanted a way to push my trailers back further from my tractor when pulling and a hook to pull with a chain.
 
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I just put on the Heavy Hitch 2 inch hitch attachment. Very well built. I don’t know about all the new X700 series tractors, but on the new X758, the back left screw had to be shortened. It was hitting the transmission housing. Cut about 1/2 inch off, all is well again. Just a heads up.
Sure wish I had seen that before I bought the Deer 1.25 hitch for my new X758.

That setup looks so much better made then what I bought.
Also I am having trouble getting the stability for the rear ATV rack I am trying to setup to haul my small sprayer setup with the small little 1.25 hitch attachment.

I think the 2" would have been a lot better and there is a lot more choices for risers out there in 2".

I have other heavy hitch products. They do make good quality products.

Looks like I need to get on the heavy hitch website and bust out the ole TTWT coupon code again.

Thanks for posting that.
 

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Yank your hitch looks a lot different than the one I purchased from HH. Mine doesn't cover the entire flange like yours does.

After looking at the HH website it looks like they did a Rev 2 and that's where yours came from. Mine is a Rev 1. Funny part is I managed to bend the entire lower plate that mine attaches to when I was yanking a brush rootball out of the ground. I wonder if i had your Rev 2 if I would have bent that plate or not.


Mine Rev 1

https://heavyhitch.com/product/john-deere-x-series-2-receiver-hitch-hx2/

Yours Rev 2

https://heavyhitch.com/product/rear-receiver-hitch-for-john-deere-x-series-lawn-tractors/
 
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Yank your hitch looks a lot different than the one I purchased from HH. Mine doesn't cover the entire flange like yours does.

After looking at the HH website it looks like they did a Rev 2 and that's where yours came from. Mine is a Rev 1. Funny part is I managed to bend the entire lower plate that mine attaches to when I was yanking a brush rootball out of the ground. I wonder if i had your Rev 2 if I would have bent that plate or not.


Mine Rev 1

https://heavyhitch.com/product/john-deere-x-series-2-receiver-hitch-hx2/

Yours Rev 2

https://heavyhitch.com/product/rear-receiver-hitch-for-john-deere-x-series-lawn-tractors/
I just noticed that too about the 2 different versions.

That one is clearly a lot heavier built.

I think I am going with one of each. I am going to put the heavier one on the X758 and the lighter one on the 750 and probably stick that JD 1.25 over on the older 740.
 
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Nice! Looks like it would need to be mounted underneath the frame if you have the quick attach brackets or 3 pt. hitch, is that possible?
I went out and looked. It’s possible, but it would be really close to the ground. Would have to be careful in what you ran over.
 

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Yank your hitch looks a lot different than the one I purchased from HH. Mine doesn't cover the entire flange like yours does.

After looking at the HH website it looks like they did a Rev 2 and that's where yours came from. Mine is a Rev 1. Funny part is I managed to bend the entire lower plate that mine attaches to when I was yanking a brush rootball out of the ground. I wonder if i had your Rev 2 if I would have bent that plate or not.


Mine Rev 1

https://heavyhitch.com/product/john-deere-x-series-2-receiver-hitch-hx2/

Yours Rev 2

https://heavyhitch.com/product/rear-receiver-hitch-for-john-deere-x-series-lawn-tractors/
I noticed this also before I ordered. Sent them a message for clarification and never got a response. I just went with the one that looked more sturdy. I wonder if the smaller version has something to do with the click n go bracket, or some other add on?
 

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I have the click n' go brackets on my 738. They are located at the top of the chassis, and on the outside of the chassis, so having them both on the tractor at the same time will be a non issue. However, you are correct in assuming the HH may interfere with other attachments that use the brackets. The electric spreader will definitely be an issue as the spreader uses the hole in the bottom of the chassis for support as part of it's mounting scheme. It get's to the point where you're driving a very large Swiss army knife. :laugh:
 
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I have the click n' go brackets on my 738. They are located at the top of the chassis, and on the outside of the chassis, so having them both on the tractor at the same time will be a non issue. However, you are correct in assuming the HH may interfere with other attachments that use the brackets. The electric spreader will definitely be an issue as the spreader uses the hole in the bottom of the chassis for support as part of it's mounting scheme. It get's to the point where you're driving a very large Swiss army knife. :laugh:
The only thing I've found to interfere so far is if I have a ball hitch in the receiver and I want to remove or install the click n go triple bagger. The ball hitch has to get removed each time. Hell even if you put on the rear weight bracket on or off it interferes unfortunately.
 
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I had the same problem with the one bolt hitting the case of the transmission. I cut it off and then ran it through from the bottom side and put the nut on the top.

BTW, the twin 5 gallon pail holder works great too. But it had to be modified with the hitch on.
 

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I have the original smaller version, but when moving a heavy trailer, it has a tendency to bend down. I am considering upgrading to the larger revised version hoping that the mounting flanges closer to the edges will help keep that from happening.

Does anyone know if HH has any discounts or coupon codes? Their stuff seems kinda expensive.

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I have the original smaller version, but when moving a heavy trailer, it has a tendency to bend down. I am considering upgrading to the larger revised version hoping that the mounting flanges closer to the edges will help keep that from happening.

Does anyone know if HH has any discounts or coupon codes? Their stuff seems kinda expensive.

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I learned from watching many Tractor Time With Tim videos that you can use Coupon code TTWT at checkout for a 5 % discount.
 

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I have the original smaller version, but when moving a heavy trailer, it has a tendency to bend down. I am considering upgrading to the larger revised version hoping that the mounting flanges closer to the edges will help keep that from happening.

Does anyone know if HH has any discounts or coupon codes? Their stuff seems kinda expensive.

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If you just want a 2" receiver, HF sells a straight section for about $25 or less that can easily be adapted to the tractor. I used one for years on my old 425. I just matched drilled it to the tractor and attached with 2 bolts. Accepted anything class III. I towed a really heavy 6' tandem axle dump trailer on it with no issues.
 

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I have also used the chassis hole(s) for pulling and mounting receivers in the past. I stopped doing that a couple of tractors back when it became apparent that regardless of mount type the chassis or plate the receiver was attached to would eventually bend. In one case I bent the rear plate on a Kubota (5/16" thick). That plate was attached to the transmission and the bending pulled a couple of bolts shearing the threads. From that point on it was either a full chassis mount or hitch mount for pulling.

Also notice that JD's receiver is NOT 2" which limits the weight you can put on that point. They have a reason for everything. The 3pt hitch for the X7xx series is not super expensive at less than $700. I don't know why people don't make that their first add-on, especially since after you add the 3pt there is a whole new world opening up to the tractor owner. And, adding the 3pt hitch does NOT mean you have to add the PTO. But, to each their own. :bigthumb:
 
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I have the original smaller version, but when moving a heavy trailer, it has a tendency to bend down. I am considering upgrading to the larger revised version hoping that the mounting flanges closer to the edges will help keep that from happening.

Does anyone know if HH has any discounts or coupon codes? Their stuff seems kinda expensive.

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I always use it on my HH orders.
 

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I received my X7 hitches today.
I take I from others mentioning they had to cut a bolt down, that yours came with hardware.
I didn't receive any hardware at all with either of mine. I ordered one of each type of the HH 2" receiver hitches.
Neither one came with any hardware.
:dunno:

Edit / update :
I called HH and they were supposed to have had hardware with both hitches, they are shipping it out today.
 
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I received my X7 hitches today.
I take I from others mentioning they had to cut a bolt down, that yours came with hardware.
I didn't receive any hardware at all with either of mine. I ordered one of each type of the HH 2" receiver hitches.
Neither one came with any hardware.
:dunno:

Edit / update :
I called HH and they were supposed to have had hardware with both hitches, they are shipping it out today.
My new plate as well as the upgraded receiver will show up on friday. Hopefully it has all the hardware.


I have also used the chassis hole(s) for pulling and mounting receivers in the past. I stopped doing that a couple of tractors back when it became apparent that regardless of mount type the chassis or plate the receiver was attached to would eventually bend. In one case I bent the rear plate on a Kubota (5/16" thick). That plate was attached to the transmission and the bending pulled a couple of bolts shearing the threads. From that point on it was either a full chassis mount or hitch mount for pulling.

Also notice that JD's receiver is NOT 2" which limits the weight you can put on that point. They have a reason for everything. The 3pt hitch for the X7xx series is not super expensive at less than $700. I don't know why people don't make that their first add-on, especially since after you add the 3pt there is a whole new world opening up to the tractor owner. And, adding the 3pt hitch does NOT mean you have to add the PTO. But, to each their own. :bigthumb:
The HH receiver that mounts on the rear is a 2" receiver. Only the front one built into the JD frame is 1 1/4". For me my rear QH does nearly everything I need it to do. When it doesn't do it all that $55 HH receiver takes care of it. I didn't find enough value in adding a rear 3pt hitch on my x758 since it wouldn't be independent. Frankly I hate that my mid and my front are on the same circuit, that's atleast resolvable by using a lockout valve. IMO its a waste to add a 3pt if it isn't accompanied by independent lift.
 
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