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    Veteran Member wmonroe's Avatar
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    Default Another Box Blade Question

    I did some searching and couldn't find an answer so here is my question. I am in the process of looking at 72" box blades. Right now i have a Ford 961 but in the next couple of years will probably also be getting a L3940 which has a cat 1, 3 point hitch. Now with box blades the heavier the better so i have been looking at the "heavy duty" lines which seem to come in a cat 2 set up for the 3 point. Am I correct in thinking the cat 2 pins will not fit on a cat 1 tractor?
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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    You are correct,they are diffrent sizes. You may be able to swap out the pins ,but be sure to check out the distance between the pins to make sure it will fit your tractor. Hope someone else will give you more ideas.

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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    Not sure if the 961 is cat 1 but, cat 2 pins will not fit threw the eye holes and top link hole of cat 1. kubota.

    I know when I was on the hunt for a box blade, they come pretty darn large and heavy in cat 1.....up to the 1250lb range and a little better depending on brand.... Pins are a cheap swap/adaption option if you can span the width difference from pins from cat 1&2.
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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    I think there are plenty of HD box blades out there with both size mounts. Mine is a 72" 1300 lb Gannon with cat 1 and 2.
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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    ditto that. get a hd cat 1 ... neither tractor is cat 2..

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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    Thanks guys, thats kind of what i thought but wanted to check. There are so many choices out there this is a frustrating search. A local dealer within a mile of my house, who is quoting me over $300 more for his bb than a different one when his has one less scarifier and weighs 60 lbs less. I questioned him on it and he says "his is built better and I'll probably tear the other one apart", uh sure. Just going to keep looking.
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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    in many cases you can go by weight.. but do look at the weld quality as well.

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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    IIRC someone posted a chart a few days ago with all the arm dimensions and pin sizes for the different categories but I sure can't find it. And, IIRC correctly I'm the world's worst at searching.

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    Default Re: Another Box Blade Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SandburRanch View Post
    IIRC someone posted a chart a few days ago with all the arm dimensions and pin sizes for the different categories but I sure can't find it. And, IIRC correctly I'm the world's worst at searching.
    here is a link I have used TractorData.com - Three-Point Hitch
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