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So, I ordered a little box scraper for my new (used) Deere. Then, I realized it needs an "integral hitch" or "sleeve hitch" or to hook it up properly.

Researching here, I found that Deere offers a $300 manual integral hitch, or a $380 Power Integral Hitch. (which looks nice, but is expensive!) The guy at the local JD dealer said that they don't carry them, because the Deere part is so expensive that few people buy them. He recommended going aftermarket.

I'm OK with manual and would like an option to lift it up & down even if that's via a lever or screw.

Does anyone know of alternatives (cheaper than $300) that will work for the few times a year I'll use attachments that require it?

Here's the back of my x534 for reference.

 

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Ah just wondering, it'll have to be removed to install either JD hitch, they install flush on the rear lip with a bolt going through the pin hitch hole :).

I just installed the power integral hitch, FWIW. Works great but the built in hydraulics are a bit weak.
 

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Look for a Used Manual lift Integral Hitch If the Manual lift integral Hitch was used On the Following tractor is will fit on your X534
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245
260
265
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GT225
GT235
GT242
GT245
GT262
GT275
GX255
320
325
335
345
355
GX325
GX335
GX345
GX355
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X520
X530
X540
as Long as it Looks Like the Picture On the left Hand side of the screen But Option 2(right hand side) which can also be found On the 240, 245,265, 285 & 320 will not fit On Your X534:thThumbsU
 

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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if there is an integral hitch made for the x700 series? I don't really need a 3 point hitch (read: too cheap to spend the money on it), but there are some older sleeve implements that might be nice to be able to use on occasion.
 

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I guess if it was me. I would get some square tubing with 1/8" walls to slide in the receiver. Get some water pipe and a bolt to make myself a hinge so that I could raise and lower the sleeve hitch. A person could make it manual, or use a electric actuator, I guess a winch also but a bit more bulky. That way, one pin and the entire thing comes off.
 

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I adapted a Craftsman manual hitch for my 112, should be able to do the same for an X500 if you have the will. I spent $100 new a few years ago.
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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if there is an integral hitch made for the x700 series? I don't really need a 3 point hitch (read: too cheap to spend the money on it), but there are some older sleeve implements that might be nice to be able to use on occasion.
There is no Integral Hitch is Made for the X700 series But I think there is a Member Here that adapted a Agri-Fab Sleeve Hitch to work On his X700 series tractor
I think the Ruegg 3 Point is cheaper Than the OEM 3point Ruegg MFG - Agricultural Hitch Kits for Various Tractors & Red land hill has a Cat 1 Kit for $215.00 3 POINT HITCH KIT
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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if there is an integral hitch made for the x700 series? I don't really need a 3 point hitch (read: too cheap to spend the money on it), but there are some older sleeve implements that might be nice to be able to use on occasion.
You totally hijacked this thread! But, no hard feelings :trink39:
 

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