3cx front quick hitch

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  1. Sull

    Sull Member

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    Well lads,

    I've a 3cx that I want to put a front quick hitch on so as to make use of some euro bracket implements. Only problem is that it won't pick up its own bucket without a lot of cutting and welding!!
    Does anyone know the options in this situation?

    Cheers....
     
  2. AYF

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    If it's only it's own bucket that hasn't Euro's then make the quick hitch frame loader side to suit euro impliments. With an adapter to bolt onto the bucket. Making the bucket euro.

    Presuming euro would be strong enough that is?
     
  3. Mike

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    I think you will need a QH to suit your 3cx bucket, with an adapter to suit your Euro implements.
    A Euro carriage wouldnt be able for a 3cx/4in1 combination IMO.
     
  4. jf 850

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    I have an old MF 50 , whose original bucket was knackered . I bought a lovely bucket that was originally fitted on a Manitou teleport. I asked a local welder/fabricator had he any ideas for attaching them together.
    He said only way to go was Euro . I asked would it be strong enough. Aren't there plenty of 150 hp tractors with Euro QA?
    I told him go ahead and do it .
    It was as good a day's work as was ever done.
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  5. Sull

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    Sound out lads, thanks for the replies.
    I think I'll go down the route that Mike suggested and get a JCB q/h for the bucket, a few seem to pop up every now and again...
    Thanks again... :Thumbp2:
     
  6. wheatwhacker

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    I have a quick hitch for a 3CX here for sale.
     
  7. Treemover

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    Whatever you do, don’t buy the one which clips onto existing 3cx buckets. I bought one and it’s a nightmare as you need level ground otherwise you can’t hook.

    I’d go volvo/jcb brackets and buy a bucket with those on it. Or go tractor euro route.
     
  8. Sull

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    Do you mean lining up the hooks for the top pins of the bucket is awkward if not level??
    Machine is only being used around concrete yards so that would hopefully make life easier. I've 3 front buckets already so would prefer to avoid buying another one for the sake of different brackets!!
    Thanks for the sound advice...
     
  9. Sull

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    Can you pm me some pics and details please? Might be interested if not too far away.
    Cheers...
     
  10. Treemover

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    It was a long time ago, but it was a pain. I even used the rear legs to help, but it was pointless. It’s one thing I take for granted now. Maybe others will comment
     
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  11. Welder

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    Might have an interest in this if Sull doesn’t purchase
     
  12. wheatwhacker

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    No response yet.
     
  13. Sull

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    Sorry lads, work away as ye like. Circumstances mean I can't do much about this for at least a week.

    Cheers...
     
  14. Welder

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    Can you send me over a photo and price? I’m planning fitting it to an 87 3cx, what did it come off? Does it use the original jcb mounting points on the bucket? I’m in Carrigtwohill.
     
  15. wheatwhacker

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    I’ll send you a PM with number.
    I have 2 sets BTW
     
  16. Vry

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    I maybe interested in a set.
     
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    20191129_124220.jpg 20191129_124209.jpg Bought this on in the end, got it off Kelly in Borris in Ossory.
     
  18. MF30

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    Is it a Scott quick hitch? Looks identical to mine. About €500 inc vat ten years ago.
     
  19. Vry

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    It's a Scott now 830 all in.
     
  20. MF30

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    The hose mounting brackets on the q/h are a nice touch, mine didn’t have that. I fitted female ends where your hoses screw onto the digger. Also it’s unusual that your crowding arms have grease nipples on top, mine are greased through the center of the pin on the end.
     
  21. Vry

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    I added the hose couplings , the lower pins are greased thru the pin center.
     

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  22. MF30

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    Think the weld on brackets are €180 for a pair, must check the last set I bought.
     
  23. Vry

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    Is that weld on jcb brackets I need a set as I'm going to make a pallet fork.
     
  24. MF30

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    Yes, I got them at the main dealer same place that I got the q/h. I’ll check the invoice tomorrow evening to see exactly what they cost and will post a picture of them also.
     
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    The invoice is from 2017 and says €150 for a pair, this may be plus vat. Gormleys in Courtown is the dealer.
     
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