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Old 11-21-2010, 07:32 PM   post #1 of 7
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I bought an X485 late this summer that has a three point and I was wondering what my options were for a quick hitch. I have a box blade, reversing blade and soon to have a cultivator and leveling drag that I am working on for it and it would be nice to just back up, raise the 3pt and drive away with the implement. What have others used or do I need to continue looking into building something myself? Thx
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:37 PM   post #2 of 7
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I just got an I match quick hitch and have not mounted it yet. I can tell you I will have to do some welding on my King Kutter blade and carry all to make it work. The other option from what I know is a Work Saver Quick hitch or Harbor Freight makes one too. I went with the I Match because I wanted to get a standard John Deere quick hitch. Here is a link to some help from other members here.

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:51 PM   post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the good info, where can a guy pick up a Workhorse version or who makes it? 76lbs seems a little heavy though, wonder how much that effects the lift capacity? I have 80lbs worth of weight on the front of my X485 now and with the 50" box blade the front end can be light when I get on uneven ground.
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I don't know exactly but I think the 3 point lift capacity is around 700 lbs. Personally I run a 60 inch rear blade, and even with 160lbs of front weight the front can feel a little light at times, however there are Very few flat places on the river bluffs where I run. You might try a web search for all the available quick hitches.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:13 AM   post #5 of 7
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Default Re: quick hitch for three point on X485

Specs on the limited Cat 1 3point for the X465 through X749 is 450lbs. But it will lift more
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I used the Work Saver on my X585SE and now on my 2305 without any issues on light front end. slkpk
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:49 PM   post #7 of 7
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Anyone have experience with SpeeCo? My local Orschelins has one for $169 that I was planning on taking a look at. Can't tell if it has the adjustable upper hook or not though from the pictures I can find online.
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