Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference?

   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #11  
A 7/8" draw pin is Category 1.

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and Rural King offer variations. Many draw pin venders on eBay.

Most heavier tractors have Category 1/2 hitches, allowing use of either size implement interchangeably. Not all; most.

MORE: TractorData.com - Three-Point Hitch
 
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   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #12  
If a pin is bent, check your stabilizer bar adjustment to make sure there is not excessive 'swing' from your attachment in the turns. I had to cut my bent pin off (with a saws-all) and replaced with a new one from Tractor Supply. Make sure the new pin is snug. I used an air wrench to tighten my new one and then adjusted my stabilizer bars for a tight, straight pull.
 
   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #13  
A 7/8" draw pin is Category 1.

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and Rural King offer variations. Many draw pin venders on eBay.

Most heavier tractors have Category 1/2 hitches, allowing use of either size implement interchangeably. Not all; most.

MORE: TractorData.com - Three-Point Hitch

Jeff - thank you for the .pdf. All the info helps.
Laura
 
   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #14  
If a pin is bent, check your stabilizer bar adjustment to make sure there is not excessive 'swing' from your attachment in the turns. I had to cut my bent pin off (with a saws-all) and replaced with a new one from Tractor Supply. Make sure the new pin is snug. I used an air wrench to tighten my new one and then adjusted my stabilizer bars for a tight, straight pull.


Kirk - thank you for the response about your experience. Something to look forward to! I did find a replacement pin today, so will try to replace it then check the stabilizer bar. Laura
 
   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #15  
I had a pin break on one side of the snowblower. With one side of the blower not attached (briefly), the other pin is now bent; I bought a replacement for both pins, but haven't installed the one for the bent pin yet (hey, it isn't snowing anymore, so what's the rush?!).
 
   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #16  
I had a pin break on one side of the snowblower. With one side of the blower not attached (briefly), the other pin is now bent; I bought a replacement for both pins, but haven't installed the one for the bent pin yet (hey, it isn't snowing anymore, so what's the rush?!).

Seems like the kind of thing to keep a couple on hand. Thank you for the reply. Laura.
 
   / Catagory 1, catagory 2 three point hitch difference? #17  
Here's something interesting, my neighbor has a 60 something HP tractor with Cat 1 hitch system.
My 60 hp MF has changable hitch balls. I don't think I've ever used a cat 2 implement.
 
 
 
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