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After excitedly waiting all week my HeavyHitch duel suitcase weight bracket arrived this morning. Couldn’t wait to open the box and see the work of art everyone has been raving about! And it truly is a work of art... perfect welds, no spatter, immaculate finish, BIG, HEAVY, RUGGED and manly, I couldn’t contain myself...

Only one problem, I didn’t own any suitcase weights. The new 2038R parked outside arrived yesterday evening and is my first tractor. Wasn’t planning on this hitch setup because a 270B bh is supposed to be mounted on the tractor right now. But, according to the dealer the bh is “lost”. Whatever, that’s a whole different story. After a few phone calls I located a JD dealer who had a few weights in stock. Off we went, an hour drive each way.

Now to the point... with weights in hand, I decided to hang one or two on the hitch (not mounted on tractor) to show my gf how it all worked. We discovered the lower weight brackets (on the tractor side of the hitch) are attached too low to actually hang the weights. Instead, the bottom of the flange (on the weight) that overhangs the bracket is resting on the hitch frame. If those (tractor side) brackets were an inch higher the weights would hang properly.

All photos on heavy hitch website show bottom of the weight flange well off the hitch frame. The profile of the hitch I received is completely different than the example shown in photos on the duel bracket info page. All photos show the tractor side bracket mounted much higher letting the weights hang as designed.

So, Heavy Hitch is closed on weekends and I’ve not had contact with the company about the problem. Feeling very frustrated after shelling out over $300 for the hitch, $69 to ship it and over $500 in suitcase weights. My loader is dead in the water without any ballast!
 

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Please PM me, I'll be happy to explain why the hitch is designed the way it is. There is nothing wrong with it, it is a redesign so it works with the iMatch. I can be reached most anytime day or night, all you have to do is email or call, I'll be glad to help! I certainly don't want you to be disappointed with your purchase and will do whatever is needed to make sure you're 100% happy:bigthumb:
 

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Please PM me, I'll be happy to explain why the hitch is designed the way it is. There is nothing wrong with it, it is a redesign so it works with the iMatch. I can be reached most anytime day or night, all you have to do is email or call, I'll be glad to help! I certainly don't want you to be disappointed with your purchase and will do whatever is needed to make sure you're 100% happy:bigthumb:
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Please post pics, and continue to give updates, that dual bracket is on my wish list too, but I havent pulled the trigger yet. But I'll think I'll wait until you can give more info. POST PICS!!!!!
POST PICS!!!!
 

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Can you post a photo of your exact issue? Which hitch did you order, and what size weights did you buy?
The past few days have been hectic to say the least! I apologize for taking so long to reply and post photos...

First, I want to thank Greg at HeavyHitch for working with me. I am a completely satisfied customer.

The hitch I ordered and received (HH1DB-B) is as designed. The tractor side weight bracket has been lowered 1-1/2” to function with iMatch. Which I do not have yet. There wasn’t any indication, either written or photographic, of this design change, hence my surprise.

Here are a few photos:
 

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I see what you mean but with the weights weighing 42 lbs. each I can't see as how they would fall off. Also see where they can move if not filled to capacity. I'm in the same boat as you not having a iMatch so I'd probably fill up the inside one first then the outside one.
 

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I see what you mean but with the weights weighing 42 lbs. each I can't see as how they would fall off. Also see where they can move if not filled to capacity. I'm in the same boat as you not having a iMatch so I'd probably fill up the inside one first then the outside one.
They’re definitely not going to fall off. If you only have one or two weights mounted on the lower bracket and the tractor takes a good sway the weights will tip back and forth quite a bit.

My work around will be to place a piece of thick rubber tubing (cut the width of the weight) into the round area at top of the weight slot. This should raise the weight just enough to let it hang and not sway.

It’ll be several months before I can purchase iMatch and any 3 point implements. Have plenty of backhoe work to keep me busy in the meantime.

Will more than likely strap my weights together to keep them from moving around.

Picking up 6 more 70 pounders next week. Will post a photo after they’re installed.


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