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« on: April 04, 2021, 12:13:54 AM »
Thinking about a hydraulic top link for the tractor. Don't really know if I need one.
I have several implements I use on a quick hitch. Hitch works fine but on occasion I have to adjust link when going from box blade to bushhog to disc harrow.  Tractor has rear hydraulic connection. Just wondering how many tractor users have hydraulic top link, and if the benefits justify the cost. From what I can see the hydraulic link and hoses run about 250.00. Any suggestions, and what are the pros and cons?

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 05:58:30 AM »
Be the cats meow for rear forks or 3pt log grapple, gin pole, stuff like that.  Maybe also for traversing banks with a mower.

Will also male it easy to keep PTO shaft angles in check for best lifespan as you raise and lower the implement.  Say a 3pt chipper or mixer.. You want the joints running equal and opposite.. Otherwise they wear out quick. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 07:23:31 AM »
I think it's a really good idea, very few 3-pt hitch attachments need the same adjustment on the top link!

Be good if you had a lock-out to prevent inadvertent/accidental adjustment while in use!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2021, 09:08:50 AM »
They work great for using a box scrape also. You can quickly adjust between a more or less aggressive cut from the seat of the tractor. I have one on my Kubota and wouldn't do without it. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2021, 01:23:42 PM »
Have a home-made one on my kubota M4700. Very handy, especially with box blade or gin pole.
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Re: Top link
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 01:38:34 PM »
I have what Kubota calls Top-N-Tilt. The top link and one side of the 3 point are hydraulic. I'm lost without it on other tractors. Box blade is the biggest reason for it, but it's handy on any attachment, and  also for getting hooked on.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2021, 05:04:15 PM »
I also have a home-made hydraulic top link and wouldn't want to be without it.

I modified a forklift attachment that I can mount on the 3 point hitch. It would be worthless without the hydraulic top link.

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