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Dave in Wisconsin    Posted 06-08-2017 at 17:13:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Quick-connect units
  • I'm thinking about picking up one of those $99. (on sale for $89) quick connect rigs from TSC to ease the job of hooking up my brush hog, etc. on my '51 8N. This 81 year old guy is tired of rasslin' those damned things around. Does anyone have any experience with one of these units? Comments welcomed... Thanks.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-09-2017 at 15:17:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Dave-
    I understand your want to make hitching easier, but most 3-point implements take less than a minute to hitch up to an N. The method as outlined in the manuals says to fasten left side implement pin to lift arm and lock with lynch pin. Go to right side lift arm and lower or raise your lift arm to get it connected and pinned. Lastly you connect the top link and move tractor forward or back to get the connection made there.
    I am not as old you but suffer from arthritis in hands, knees, feet, and back. I still can hitch up the plow, disc, mower, brush hog, wagon, back blade, cultivator, drag, boom, and more in less than a minute. Granted some implements will take a lot longer like Dearborn rear and side mowers, combines, balers, foragers, corn pickers, et al but that's the nature of the beast. I use stabilizer bars on many of my implements but then once bars are set for one they're good for all - there's no mucking around trying to adjust them for each implement. Bars are set from lift arms ball sockets to the fender brackets with the 31-1/2" hole spread bars -that doesn't change. Besides I rarely go to TSC for anything. They are a glorified hardware/clothing/pet food outlet and I avoid them at all cost. Last week I needed some 5/16" wing nuts and it was after 5 PM so Fastenal was closed. I had no choice and went to the TSC across the street and sure as heck they had only one size wing nut -1/4"! Well you asked for comments so...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dave in Wisconsin    Posted 06-10-2017 at 07:28:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Quick-connect units
  • Thanks Tim. Appreciate your comments. I've been doing a bit of additional "research" on YouTube to see what others experience has been. I haven't decided yet but your points are well taken. My experience with TSC has been so-so but I've made a couple of purchases there that have been OK.
    Finally, my experience with bein' 81 includes some arthritis in critical places also... Regards, Dave

    Dave in Wisconsin    Posted 06-09-2017 at 11:04:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for your quick responses. It looks like I should be doing some measuring of my "stuff". More tractors is not an option...

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-08-2017 at 21:41:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Too many implements? Need more tractors.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 06-08-2017 at 18:28:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The quick hitch is not adjustable so you wanted to measure the implements you will be using it on. I know that on one of the york rakes I had it was too narrow although with longer pins it would work
    Some guys may like them but I don't.


    BlasterStumps    Posted 06-08-2017 at 17:50:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Quick-connect units
  • I would suggest looking close at the top connection on any implement you are planning to use with the quick attachment. The quick attach needs clearance for it's frame as the hook comes in and up to catch your upper pin.

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