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Hi All,

Just got my iMatch quick hitch as an early Xmas present. All works well with the JD weight box however, I am really disappointed that it is not working with my King Cutter XB back blade. I was almost certain it was compatible. It appears as though the top link is slightly too high that the bottom pins are about an inch above the carrying hooks.

I do not want to adjust the quick hitch to accommodate the blade as that will make in not fit the weight box. Continually adjusting the top hook on the quick hitch seems impractical and contrary to the purpose of the quick hitch.

Here is the blade I am using. https://www.kingkutter.com/store-product.aspx?id=3402

In any case, that leaves me with two options as far as I can tell.

1. Are there any top link adapters that can make this attachment work?

2. Sell this blade and buy something else for snow removal. Perhaps a rear snow blower? Are there any that are quick hitch compatible?

Any help is appreciated! Thank you.
 

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Adjusting the top hook is often necessary to retrofit some implements, especially older ones. Several of us have replaced the two bolts on the top hook with pins that can be easily removed for fast adjustments. For example, I'm using two trailer hitch pins.
 

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As I recall, the King Kutter XB line of attachments aren't Quick hitch compatible. Their other lines are. It's only the XB line that doesn't work with the hitches.
 

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H I am really disappointed that it is not working with my King Cutter XB back blade.

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Here is the blade I am using. https://www.kingkutter.com/store-product.aspx?id=3402
Clarification time please!

You said you have an XB blade but the link you provided takes me to the KK TRB blade. Not sure which one you've actually got here.

The TRB-60-XB isn't quick hitch compatible.
The TRB-60 is supposed to be quick hitch compatible.
 

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Clarification time please!

You said you have an XB blade but the link you provided takes me to the KK TRB blade. Not sure which one you've actually got here.

The TRB-60-XB isn't quick hitch compatible.
The TRB-60 is supposed to be quick hitch compatible.

Sorry, it is not an XB, it is the other one. Yes there is a bushing on it that fits the quick hitch but the height of the top link is no good. I suppose I can change the top-hook from bolts to pins and then move it up and down. Little bit of a bummer.

I just tried to move the top-hook and those bolts are frozen on there pretty good. Any suggestions to get them loose?
 

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Sorry, it is not an XB, it is the other one. Yes there is a bushing on it that fits the quick hitch but the height of the top link is no good. I suppose I can change the top-hook from bolts to pins and then move it up and down. Little bit of a bummer.

I just tried to move the top-hook and those bolts are frozen on there pretty good. Any suggestions to get them loose?
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Cheater pipe over a breaker bar and give it hell
 

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A little or allot of penetrating oil also helps.
 

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I got an imatch for xmas as well and reading this thread along with the others I've read over past month or two is really making me dread to discover what implements I have that it will and will not work on. I am betting I will be adding pins in place of the nuts/bolts along with some modifications to implements.
 

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I got an imatch for xmas as well and reading this thread along with the others I've read over past month or two is really making me dread to discover what implements I have that it will and will not work on. I am betting I will be adding pins in place of the nuts/bolts along with some modifications to implements.
Modifications are usually a one-time event. Changing the top hook position with pins takes just a few seconds. Compared to the effort needed to wrestle heavy implements, align them and lock in lynch pins, the QH will make your life far easier.

One tip: When detached, put your implements on pallets with castors. Not only can you move them around to suit your needs, it makes it VERY easy to roll the implement behind the QH and lock in.
 

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Modifications are usually a one-time event. Changing the top hook position with pins takes just a few seconds. Compared to the effort needed to wrestle heavy implements, align them and lock in lynch pins, the QH will make your life far easier.

One tip: When detached, put your implements on pallets with castors. Not only can you move them around to suit your needs, it makes it VERY easy to roll the implement behind the QH and lock in.
Thanks for the tips, I'm ready for something easier. I've made do without a quick hitch for years and through several tractors but the tractor I have now is my first with a cab. The cab adds some difficulties that I hope is solved with the hitch.
 

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I got an imatch for xmas as well and reading this thread along with the others I've read over past month or two is really making me dread to discover what implements I have that it will and will not work on. I am betting I will be adding pins in place of the nuts/bolts along with some modifications to implements.

Modify the attachments one time to fit the standard iMatch configuration and once you have done that, all will fit in the future. I have the fixed top hook iMatch and I find that any newer attachment will already fit. It is just the old attachments that can be a problem. My 8ft landscape rake is an older version and did not have a pin anywhere near the right place, so I had to drill a hole and put in a pin. Be aware that some attachments just will not work with an iMatch, such as a post hole digger. It also appears that my 2 bottom plow will not work with my iMatch, but I am still working on that. A tip for you. When I need to hook up to an attachment that will not work with the iMatch, I "park" the iMatch on an attachment so I do not have to man handle it to hook it up again. I am getting too old to do that. I then use the hitch assist to hook back up to the attachment where I "parked" the iMatch.

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i wanted to mention that I had the same problem with my JD box blade, figured out that the dealer put the box blade together wrong and that threw things off enough to give me the same problem.

the plates that taper up to the top link where on the wrong sides of the plate that attach to the box blade itself.
 

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I have two different adapters for making implements work with a quick hitch, I'll look for some pictures online and take some if I can't find them. They both basically relocate the top pin. I got them with my Speeco hitch, but they both should work with my iMatch. I'll check that if I go get pictures, but all my stuff is currently compatible.

EDIT: Here's one kind: http://www.agrisupply.com/adapter-bracket/p/80717/
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Here is the other kind I have, but I don't remember where I got it or the brand. It was black and I rattle canned it JDG. This one is meant to go on the implement and you tighten down the bolt on to the implement pin. I held it above my snow blower to demonstrate the orientation. The kind in my previous post, the U shaped part goes on the quick hitch using the top link pin and can flip back and forth. Both kinds are not as ideal as getting everything permanently fixed, because unless the angle of the implement doesn't matter you're going to have to adjust your top link when swapping.



EDIT: Found it: http://www.everythingattachments.com/Speeco-Quick-Hitch-Adapter-for-Economy-quick-hitch-p/spco-hf141157.htm
 

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Here is the other kind I have, but I don't remember where I got it or the brand. It was black and I rattle canned it JDG. This one is meant to go on the implement and you tighten down the bolt on to the implement pin. I held it above my snow blower to demonstrate the orientation. The kind in my previous post, the U shaped part goes on the quick hitch using the top link pin and can flip back and forth. Both kinds are not as ideal as getting everything permanently fixed, because unless the angle of the implement doesn't matter you're going to have to adjust your top link when swapping.

I see what they've done here but I'm still trying to get my head around how it would work. It looks like it would put the top hook attachment point 4-5 inches in front of the bottom bushings. Normally most attachments whether Quick Hitch compatible or not have the top-link hole pretty much in-line vertically with the bottom pins.
 

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I see what they've done here but I'm still trying to get my head around how it would work. It looks like it would put the top hook attachment point 4-5 inches in front of the bottom bushings. Normally most attachments whether Quick Hitch compatible or not have the top-link hole pretty much in-line vertically with the bottom pins.
That's why I said either one aren't ideal, you have to adjust your toplink if the implement needs your iMatch to be plumb. And most do.
 

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That's why I said either one aren't ideal, you have to adjust your toplink if the implement needs your iMatch to be plumb. And most do.
Another excuse to buy a Top N Tilt kit.:bigthumb::thumbup1gif::good2:
 
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