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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    Quote Originally Posted by corey9212 View Post
    Thank you, I will look into the bushings, all the attachments listed on my signature is what I will be using, the ones that can be upgraded are already upgraded to cat 2 pins but there are a couple that there is no pin and the part that would act as the pin is part of the actual frame (those are the ones I really have to figure out upgrading that's why I asked this question) it's good to know that I can't upgrade to cat 3 pins (at least not without drilling bigger holes). I will be very careful with the attachments I still plan on going the same speed that I'm going now with the lighter/smaller ones. The dealer didn't even realize the tractor was cat 3 until I pointed it out that the holes are bigger. He's confused cause the tractor that this one replaced (when they switched the number system to reference horsepower instead of the old system) was cat 2 so he assumed this one was cat 2 as well.
    If your attachments are Cat 2 pins now, why don't you get Cat 2 balls for the lower link arms on your tractor?
    I don't know about yours but my Case New Holland has the balls held in by clips and the balls come out easily by removing the
    clips and turning the balls a certain way. The tractor came with 2 different Cat size ball sets.

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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    In fact the brochure says it is category 2 convertible to 1
    5115M Utility Tractor 5M Series Utility Tractors JohnDeere.com

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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    Quote Originally Posted by pacerron View Post
    In fact the brochure says it is category 2 convertible to 1
    5115M Utility Tractor 5M Series Utility Tractors JohnDeere.com
    Thats really strange.

    corey9212: Have you mentioned anything to the dealer about the specs???
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
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    Sorry my bad, it's going to be for a 6125R tractor not the 5115M that I currently have (will be trading the 5115M for the 6125R) the only way to put smaller balls is to replace the lift arms completely with cat 2.
    - 2013 John Deere 6125R
    - H340 Front End Loader w/85" bucket and grapple
    - 7' Frontier RC2084 Rotary Cutter, 7' Frontier GM2084R Finishing Mower, 6' KingKutter Land Grader, 8' Frontier FG12G Front blade with hydraulic tilt, 5' Westwood Powered Sweeper, 5' Disk, 5' Drag Harrow, 55 Gallon Spraytech 3PH Sprayer, 90 Gallon Water Carrier, 3 point bale spear, 3 point pallet forks, 7' GM2084R grooming mower, 10' 3-PT harrow, 12' 1470 discbine, RR2109 rotary rake, 568 Megawide plus round baler.

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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    Might I inquire what is making you want to trade in??
    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    Might I inquire what is making you want to trade in??
    I have a thread titled "new haying equipment" that explains it but here is the story behind the upgrade.

    The dealer that I am dealing with now sells the 5115M for $88,000 the dealer I bought it from charged me $120,000 (same features and everything.) mine has had 10 warranty calls in the first month and they are now charging me for work that John Deere warranties. The new dealer said this is not uncommon for the old dealer to overcharge clients and said they have had an increase in sales due to people coming from the old dealer upset with their purchase (either wrong machine or overpriced.)

    The 6125R actually came from my old dealership cause they sold it to a guy and sent him on his way without showing him how to operate it (lots of touch screen commands and features.) he got frustrated with it and traded it in with my new dealer for a simpler tractor. He told me it is not much more and cause of my situation he can give me a good deal on it (plus he will actually come out and show me all the features as I need to use them.) he wouldn't have suggested that big of tractor if it was just me on my land but cause I am doing that much more he said it should last me for all of that plus any expansions I would want to do. It is a lot of money and a lot of bells and whistles but I see it as an investment as I plan on continuing to grow (rent some land and grow more hay) the guy I'm doing custom baling for has me in a contract to do his hay for the next 5 years so I have work the whole time I am paying it all off.
    - 2013 John Deere 6125R
    - H340 Front End Loader w/85" bucket and grapple
    - 7' Frontier RC2084 Rotary Cutter, 7' Frontier GM2084R Finishing Mower, 6' KingKutter Land Grader, 8' Frontier FG12G Front blade with hydraulic tilt, 5' Westwood Powered Sweeper, 5' Disk, 5' Drag Harrow, 55 Gallon Spraytech 3PH Sprayer, 90 Gallon Water Carrier, 3 point bale spear, 3 point pallet forks, 7' GM2084R grooming mower, 10' 3-PT harrow, 12' 1470 discbine, RR2109 rotary rake, 568 Megawide plus round baler.

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