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On the 1250 the hydraulics have up and down pressure. I soon might be getting a 3 point hitch. My question is when using a three point hitch is the hitch designed to "float up and down" woth no down pressure. If not I would think this hitch could be a pain in the neck.
 

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That would depend on what you implement you are using.

Bear in mind that all of my experience with 3-pt equipment is with a JD 750 that did not have "float" on it,

I used a finish mower, landscape rake, and rear blade on it.

I though that having float with the finish mower would have been helpful, but that with the rake and blade, just keeping and eye on the implement, and raising/lowering it as required was all I really needed to do.

I just bought an 18010 3-pt for my 1886, and the lift arms are fixed. However the 1886 does have a float position on the lift lever.

You could modify your lift arm to something similar to the tube frame lift arms for the snowblower and front blade to give you a "mechanical" float as opposed to a 'hydraulic float'.
 
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