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    Default Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Just wondering if theres a major difference between a category 1 and a category 2 three point hitch. Will an implement for a category 1 work with a tractor that has a category 2?

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Yes, BUT?. There are some important things to consider:

    A] The HP rating of the Cat 1 device will be less than the power available to drive it from a Cat 2 PTO.
    B] the attachment pins for Cat 1 are smaller than Cat 2 pins and you will need bushings to take up the slake.

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Many aftermarket companies try to combine hitches so they can get a better return on their investment by making the attachments fit multiple size tractors and hitches!

    There are many cat 1-2 as well as 2-3 and 3-4 hitched attachments and from time to time it does cause problems with the hitch arms being out at the cat -2 width when the hitch is equipped with pins for cat 1 and being installed on a cat 1 size tractor.

    Many tractors will take two sizes some times with a simple bushing or by switching the lower links from one end to the other.

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Found this information on the web somewhere. Maybe you can use it.

    CAT 0 specs.
    Top link pin dia = 5/8"
    draw pin dia = 5/8"
    lift arm spacing = 20"

    Cat 1 specs.
    Top link pin dia = 3/4"
    draw pin dia = 7/8"
    lift arm spcaing = 26"

    Cat 2 specs.
    Top link pin dia = 1"
    Draw pin dia = 1 1/8"
    lift arm spacing = 32"

    Cat 3 specs.
    Top link pin dia = 1 1/4"
    draw pin dia = 1 7/16"
    lift arm spacing = 38"

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Quote Originally Posted by TrenaryDucks View Post
    Found this information on the web somewhere. Maybe you can use it.

    Cat 1 specs.
    Top link pin dia = 3/4"
    draw pin dia = 7/8"
    lift arm spcaing = 26"

    Cat 2 specs.
    Top link pin dia = 1"
    Draw pin dia = 1 1/8"
    lift arm spacing = 32"
    And you might be able to reverse the draft (lower) link pins on the implement to help with the spacing.
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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Most Cat 1 stuff with outside facing pins will fit on Cat 2 hitches. I never bother with bushings, just a pain. Works fine with the extra slop unless you're grading or something exact.

    Almost all my stuff is Cat 1 and it goes on a cat 1/2 or a cat 2 hitch no problem. The only one that gives me trouble is my posthole digger, I can't get it on my 100 hp Cat 2 tractor.

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Okay. I'm looking to put a 6' king kutter tiller (cat 1) on my JD 2440 (cat 2)

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    Quote Originally Posted by deereman10 View Post
    Okay. I'm looking to put a 6' king kutter tiller (cat 1) on my JD 2440 (cat 2)
    I can use Cat 1 on my Zetor 5011 (Agri-Power 5000) tractor which is Cat 1 and 2 both.

    I read that your tractor is Cat 2:
    TractorData.com John Deere 2440 tractor information

    You can always buy Cat 2 to Cat 1 top links. I just wonder if your lift arms can be adjusted to accomodate the Cat 1 width. My feelings are that it can.

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    I've heard of other guys having the combination that i'm looking at. I'm not sure if they had to make any adjusments though.

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    Default Re: Cat. 1 and 2 three point hitches

    You could very possibly tear the tiller up w/ that kind of HP on it. If it's a cat 1 implement, then it is designed for use on a lower HP cat 1 tractor like a compact. If you said 2440, you're @ 60 HP. 2240 @ 50. Still too much.

    I wouldn't advise.

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