Before replacing the top hook, try loosening the two bolts that holds it in place. There is a bit of slop in the holes. The factory is notorious for tightening it too close to the hitch.Is it hanging up on the top hook? If so sometimes nudging the tractor forward and back a little can get it to drop. Ken's Bolt On Hooks sells an extended top hook for the imatch that will help with that.
ThisYou could be hung on the top hook. I had to buy the extended top hook to fix that problem.
Extended iMatch™ Hook - BoltOnHooks LLC
For now you probably have to drop the 3 point all the way down and either adjust angle of top link or take a hammer and persuade everything to separate.
Thanks all that responded, I was being to gentle and just gave the arms a kick and they released so that I could pull away from the box!!!!! Thanks again.I have a problem getting my Ballast Box off my match. I have released the locks and lowered the ballast box but the imatch will not drop below the level of the bushings, so I can not move forward and release the Box? What am I doing wrong?
As I recall, when I tried to adjust mine when I was in this situation, I found that the top link wouldn't adjust beyond a certain point because I had somehow bent it with the ROPS. Inexpensive Tractor Supply replacement, but I'm a little more careful now.You may have to adjust the top link a turn or two if the top hook is binding. You should not need our extended hook with the ballast box.
There's no question a hydraulic top-link can be useful but it's certainly not required for easy quick hitch operation. I had one on my tractor for a while. I have to remove it each winter so I can use my rear SCV for the hydraulic angle rear blade.Another reason the hydraulic top link is SWEET.
In my case im always moving them around my yard and it’s not always flat and I’m not that patient so I drop them wherever they’re outta the way so I wind up adjusting the top link because the grade is a little off. I had put down a nice flat area for them I planned on putting a simple lean to over them but it wound up a wood storage spot and they gotta wait till I ge rid of the wood.There's no question a hydraulic top-link can be useful but it's certainly not required for easy quick hitch operation. I had one on my tractor for a while. I have to remove it each winter so I can use my rear SCV for the hydraulic angle rear blade.
I finally removed it and just went back to the standard top-link. When properly adjusted I can attach/detach the rear blade, ballast box, landscape rake, sub soiler and trailer mover from the quick hitch without having to readjust anything.