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    Default Category 1 to category3

    Hello I was wandering if there is a bushing that will allow a category 1 attachment to attach to a category 3 tractor?
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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    You can use a couple of bushings, or do it in one step with quick hitch bushings.

    For example:
    Tractor Supply Online Store - Enjoy searching:category bushings

    And be careful you don't tear up your small implement with a large tractor.

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    As bcp said, the cheapest and simplest way is to use two bushing on each lift pin (4 total).
    1) two CAT 2 > CAT 1 and
    2) two CAT 3 > CAT 2.
    They should slide right into each other.

    The QH bushings also work but I've found them to be more expensive for two than the cost of four of the reducer bushings.
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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    Ditto on the "be careful" not to tear up the cat 1 implement. Cat III tractors are big tractors...
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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    Bushings are a pain, IMO. Always sliding off or losing them. The ones at TSC have labels stuck on them that you need to peel off and clean the goo, before using.

    If this is going to be a rather routine hook up I'd suggest putting bigger pins on the implement so you don't have to fool with bushings.

    I third the being careful of implement destruction, especially if it is PTO driven.
    Ron

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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    So what Cat I implement do you figure on using on a cat III tractor.

    Another issue may be your cat III arms might not close enough to hitch a cat I implement
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    Default Re: Category 1 to category3

    I doubt the holes in the implement are large enough to insert Cat III pins into it so the bushings are going to be needed. You could put in Cat II pins and bush them. I know they will fit as I have changed out my Cat I to Cat II on all my 3 PH implements to match my LS lift arms.
    Again, Cat I implements are going to be very light duty for a Cat III tractor and would likely be destroyed without you ever feeling the impact on your big tractor so extreme caution is necessary.
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    Not Cat 1 to 3 but Cat 1 6.5 foot disk behind my M135GX. Sometimes you just need to make do with what you have and my L5740 had something else. No, it doesn't come close to covering the tread width. Our JD7720 which has Cat 3 and sometimes gets stuck with the same little things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHarryE View Post
    Not Cat 1 to 3 but Cat 1 6.5 foot disk behind my M135GX. Sometimes you just need to make do with what you have and my L5740 had something else. No, it doesn't come close to covering the tread width. Our JD7720 which has Cat 3 and sometimes gets stuck with the same little things.
    You got a 60" rotary cutter for that too?

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    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.
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