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How should the correct bushing fit in the top hook? Does it fill the whole cradle with no slop ? I’m not sure I have the correct bushing on my top pin. Pictures or part number would be helpful.

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Yes, it should fit in the opening of the top-hook. Like the bottom pins, the top-link should be "bushed" up to Cat-3 specifications. That means the top bushing should be 1-1/4 inches. This is usually accomplished by using two bushing. A Cat-1 to Cat-2 inside a Cat-2 to Cat-3.
 

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In additional to what jgayman said, note that the toplink bushings and the bottom pin bushings are different sizes.

The bottom pin Cat 3 bushing has an outside diameter of 1 7/8 inches.
The toplink Cat 3 bushing has an outside diameter of 1 1/4 inches.
 

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How should the correct bushing fit in the top hook? Does it fill the whole cradle with no slop ? I’m not sure I have the correct bushing on my top pin. Pictures or part number would be helpful.

Thank you,

Kevin


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Kevin,

It should fill the whole cradle without any slop. Should be a 1-1/4" bushing.
 

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In additional to what jgayman said, note that the toplink bushings and the bottom pin bushings are different sizes.

The bottom pin Cat 3 bushing has an outside diameter of 1 7/8 inches.
The toplink Cat 3 bushing has an outside diameter of 1 1/4 inches.
It's easy to buy the wrong ones at Tractor Supply when you don't know this. :laugh:
 

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It's easy to buy the wrong ones at Tractor Supply when you don't know this. :laugh:
Oh, I know! Been there, done that! :laugh:
 

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Ok, the one that came with my imatch is too big for the top. My old one is cat 1 to cat 2, I’m missing the cat 2 to cat 3 to take up the space.

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Ok, the one that came with my imatch is too big for the top. My old one is cat 1 to cat 2, I’m missing the cat 2 to cat 3 to take up the space.
My iMatch came with a set of bushings but only for the lower lift arm pins. It didn't come with a toplink bushing set. It sounds like you got the same thing.
 

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My iMatch came with a set of bushings but only for the lower lift arm pins. It didn't come with a toplink bushing set. It sounds like you got the same thing.
That's correct. For reasons unknown the iMatch ships with a set of lower bushings only.
 

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If you have a Coastal Farm store or that tsh place( we don't have this nice store) ..They should have all the top bushings.

Our JD is next to Coastal....hence they have nothing on the shelf like they used too...:banghead:
 

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My iMatch came with a set of bushings but only for the lower lift arm pins. It didn't come with a toplink bushing set. It sounds like you got the same thing.
I got three the same size diameter, but one is narrower? I assumed it was for the top, it just did not fit in the cradle.


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I've bought the wrong bushings before...:banghead: Not too bad except the closest farm/fleet store is 50 miles round trip!!


Here's a couple of pics for you showing stacked bushings....

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I too have been a victim of TSC and their poor inventory controls and bins with the wrong parts in them. Our local one sure has gone downhill in the last 10 years :banghead:

Now we have one-stop shopping for QH Bushings:
 

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I too have been a victim of TSC and their poor inventory controls and bins with the wrong parts in them. Our local one sure has gone downhill in the last 10 years :banghead:

Now we have one-stop shopping for QH Bushings:
Sure makes buying easy. :thumbup1gif:
 

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My iMatch came with a set of bushings but only for the lower lift arm pins. It didn't come with a toplink bushing set. It sounds like you got the same thing.
Took me some head scratching to figure that out when I got iMatch :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
 
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