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Thinking out loud again. Was looking at the Quick Hitch End you just put on the lower arms and saw 2 types on ebay. One lifted the implement up several inches and the other extended the point of attachment out several inches. I figured it would be better to go out then up more. The I looked at how they hook to the lower arms and they go into a box an a pin goes thru the Ball Joint on the end. The more I thought about this I looked at the regular Quick Hitches and they do the same thing. When I built mine I uses a Pin the Ball Joint slips on and the Lower 3 Point Arms can still shift back and forth like they were designed to do when things are hit ect. What happens to the Lower Arms using these Quick Hitches when the Arm is in the box not able to flex around does it bind or wear on the sides of the steel? I can't see by the pictures if there is room for it to move around much? I know those ends you put on do not move but there not held rigid in a steel frame either. So to the people who have the Quick Hitches how is this problem got around? It seems to me if the ends can't move around things would bend or you would have to keep the chains real tight to hold it still when plowing. I know I can when my rear blade is lifted I can push it back and forth some and when I drop it down it will move some till it is tight plowing. So is there rub marks ect in these boxes on the arms or box they go into?? 100_2352.JPG
 

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jd 4044m-are u talking about Pats easy hook up?

back in 06 when i was tractor shopping Kubota offered something similar to Pats, except it would extend outward farther so u didn't have to roll the implement forward to hook up. i don't know the name -oh.
 

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jd 4044m-are u talking about Pats easy hook up?

back in 06 when i was tractor shopping Kubota offered something similar to Pats, except it would extend outward farther so u didn't have to roll the implement forward to hook up. i don't know the name -oh.
I had those on my Massey 135 Orchard and you pull a handle and they came back some to help line up on the pins since you never seem to get ir right the first time. After 40 some years of use they got loose so I welded them solid. I am talking about the regular quick hitches and add on end not moving when on the ball joints. OK Pats are the nice ones! quick hitch4.jpg My Massey had factory ones that moved and were part of the Lower Arm. These are the ones I was talking about mainly. quick hitch1.jpg quick hitch3.jpg quick hitch2.jpg Do these still allow your 3 point to move around on the Ball on the end of the lower arms or are they more rigid on the ends and would run into the arm side instead when moving?

On my Massey they did not go in and out they went up if needed to hitch up the equipment if it was un/level. Then they locked solid. Took this in 2002 but I made a Ball Hitch back then and sold them to make money. Back then people said your sticking your neck out if someone gets hurt using it?? I had made Booms and other things not sold on ebay. Then China seem to run with what I made and now there everywhere! HITCH7.JPG

Wow just did the math had this Massey for over 16 years and had to replace the Alternator and fix one steering hydraulic cylinder attachment point the ball started to get loose and needed to weld it up to make it tight just before selling it. They sure made good tractors back then it had over 11,000 hrs and the guy who bought it for $3500.00 was very happy to get it! I sure hope my brand new 4044M does me this good over the next 18 years of use! I bought the 1967 Massey 135 used in 2000 myself for $2800.00 and it was a good deal to me. It was 51 years old when I sold it!
 

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I had those on my Massey 135 Orchard and you pull a handle and they came back some to help line up on the pins since you never seem to get ir right the first time. After 40 some years of use they got loose so I welded them solid. I am talking about the regular quick hitches and add on end not moving when on the ball joints.
ok-then u are referring to a I-Match. mines been on since 06-i think i got somewhere 1,100 hrs on the 2520, and the i-match has only been off twice so far-to plow the garden. i seen no wear on the ball-joint ends of 3 pt arms.

https://www.ebay.com/p/John-Deere-LVB25976-iMatch-Quick-Hitch-Category-1/3016338803?iid=163192351782&chn=ps

is this what u mean---my pins hadn't had any wear on them -scratches maybe--but nuthing like what i've seen on heavy equipment over the yrs.
 

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ok-then u are referring to a I-Match. mines been on since 06-i think i got somewhere 1,100 hrs on the 2520, and the i-match has only been off twice so far-to plow the garden. i seen no wear on the ball-joint ends of 3 pt arms.

https://www.ebay.com/p/John-Deere-LVB25976-iMatch-Quick-Hitch-Category-1/3016338803?iid=163192351782&chn=ps

is this what u mean---my pins hadn't had any wear on them -scratches maybe--but nuthing like what i've seen on heavy equipment over the yrs.
Yes so it must be able to flex on the ball ends still when on. I was thinking of a set of Pats but was not sure they could move any on the ball joints?
 
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