Hydraulic Top Link

mwemaxxowner

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BX1880
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I just paid for a gently used hydraulic top link from Fitrite for my BX 1880. Wasn't really looking for it, just stumbled upon it on marketplace.

Pretty stoked to find it! I have a box blade I can't wait to use in conjunction with it.
 
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85Hokie

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I just paid for a gently used hydraulic top link from Fitrite for my BX 1880. Wasn't really looking for it, just stumbled upon it on marketplace.

Pretty stoked to find it! I have a box blade I can't wait to use in conjunction with it.
You have remotes at the rear? Or do you have another plan to utilize the hydraulic link?
 

UpNorthMI

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Hydraulic top link is nice for many reasons and comes in useful with lots of 3pt attachments. It's hard to give them up once you have them. In the winter I have to remove my hydraulic top links on 2 tractors as my snow blowers use both sets of rear remotes. Come spring the snow blowers get put away and the hydraulic rear remotes get fitted again.

You can never have too many sets of rear remotes, I was on my third tractor before I came to my senses and started fitting a minimum of 2 sets!

Enjoy your new hydraulic top link.
 
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mwemaxxowner

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Good think you did. There's a 34 week wait now at Fit Right for top or side links and hoses.
I know, I've priced top and tilt with Brian!

This is one reason I'm stoked to have found it used. I had picked out a cylinder that would most likely work from Surplus something or another that is cheaper that I was probably going to use. I kept putting it off though and now I'm glad I did. This isn't just "close", it's dead on it, and I'm sure better quality!

I'm undecided on whether to get a tilt cylinder. I don't know that I would use that as much, and I think it's nearly impossible to find other than the one Fitrite makes.
 

Captain13

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I want to get a tile cylinder at some point. It’s a PITA to manually tilt the blade and afterwards have to manually measure and take it back to level the lift arms to run harrows/planters/everything else.
 

mwemaxxowner

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BX1880
Apr 14, 2021
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With the things I do with the tractor, I just don't know that I'll ever need to tilt an implement. I'm going to hold off and see if I ever find myself doing so, or wanting to do so.
 

Crash277

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Im a bit envious. I’d like to get a top link for my 23s. They are not easy to find for a decent price around here.
 
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91diesel

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I made one for my BS23s. I measured the factory link and found a ram that was 'pretty close' to the retracted and extended lengths. Then I found a valve to operate it and attached that to the ROPS. Then had a hydraulic store fab up the hoses to tie into the factory BH hoses. I actually have it set up where the top link stays on the tractor even with the BH installed (with hoses remaining hooked up). I should note that I don't reverse my seat when using the BH, I've never done work with the BH for so long that I found it useful.