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    Default 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    Is the 2 point hitch a full cat 1 or limited cat 1?

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    My understanding is that what defines a full vs. limited cat 1 hitch is the size of the pins and the width between the hitch arms. In these regards, the hitch is most certainly a full cat 1 hitch.

    But, that's not the whole story. While I can easily hitch a full cat 1 implement to my SC2400, I may not be able to really use it.

    Like almost all SCUT machines, the SC2400 sits much lower to the ground than most tractors that have a full cat 1 hitch (like a CUT). So, while the hitch will accept the full cat 1 implements, there is not the ground clearance to lift them to a height that makes them usable.

    I've found that the SC2400 works MUCH better with implements designed for use with other SCUT machines like the BX24 due being so much lower to the ground.

    That said, I do enjoy the tractor and am very happy with it.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    Thanks! Any implements that will not work due to the tractor being low to the ground.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    KC,

    I use my 2400 with a FULL size 5' box scraper. Works well for me, even over very uneven ground. I also have a 4' bush hog designed for use with a FULL size tractor. Works ok. There is no doubt that all implements could benefit from being raised higher off the ground with the 2400.

    The hitch is classified as "limited", but the pins are the same as on the "full" cat 1. ???

    Alan
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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    I think a post hole auger would be one of those implements you'd have an issue with, but they do make them for limited Cat1.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    Yanmar lists this as a Cat 1 hitch, not a limited cat 1. My understanding is that the only distinction between the different types of hitches are the pin sizes, the arm spacing, and the drawbar horsepower.

    You CAN put any regular Cat 1 implement on the SC2400, but you may not have enough ground clearance to make use of it. That's why I use the items designed for the BX series - they tend to not require the clearance.

    Here's a chart that I found on Wikipedia which details out the different hitch categories. According to this, the SC2400 has a full Cat 1. Hope the information helps.

    Type
    Top link size
    Lift arm size
    Lift arm spacing
    Tractor drawbar horsepower
    0
    5/8 inch
    5/8 inch
    20 inch
    less than 20
    I
    3/4 inch
    7/8 inch
    26 inch
    less than 45
    II
    1 inch
    1 1/8 inch
    32 inch
    40 to 100
    III
    1 1/4 inch
    1 7/16 inch
    38 inch
    80 to 225
    IV
    1 3/4 inch
    2 inch
    46 inch
    180 to 400

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    thanks, I do see a complete line of products now for SCUTS that include a Post hole digger.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    We must be looking in different places for the 3pt hitch category.

    My manual lists the 3pt hitch as "limited" cat1, Cub website lists the hitch as "limited" cat1, my dealer says the hitch is "limited" cat1, and finally calling Cub directly... Cub says that the 2400 does indeed have a "limited" cat1 hitch.

    Alan
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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    You're right. I was going on what the CC/Y website had listed, which is Cat 1. After reading your post I checked my manual and sure enough it says limited.

    My next question was just what does that mean, especially since all the measurements put it squarely as a full cat 1 hitch.

    I did some online searches, and apparently the term limited means that the hitch has a limited lift height. Well, I thought that we all assumed that with the SCUT. With them so low to the ground, there's not much chance of having the same lift height as a CUT or a full-sized tractor.

    Regardless, mine has not disappointed me. The only implement that I have any trouble with is my middle buster. I like to keep it set very low, which makes it hard to transport up and down hills. Once I'm on flatter terrain though, it works like a champ.

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    Default Re: 3 point hitch question on sc2400

    Quote Originally Posted by lorus1966 View Post
    You're right. I was going on what the CC/Y website had listed, which is Cat 1. After reading your post I checked my manual and sure enough it says limited.

    My next question was just what does that mean, especially since all the measurements put it squarely as a full cat 1 hitch.

    I did some online searches, and apparently the term limited means that the hitch has a limited lift height. Well, I thought that we all assumed that with the SCUT. With them so low to the ground, there's not much chance of having the same lift height as a CUT or a full-sized tractor.

    Regardless, mine has not disappointed me. The only implement that I have any trouble with is my middle buster. I like to keep it set very low, which makes it hard to transport up and down hills. Once I'm on flatter terrain though, it works like a champ.
    The middle buster was one implement I was considering.

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