quick hitch cat 1 for cat 2 tractor

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Mallard1

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Is there a quick hitch that will fit cat 1 implements that will fit on a cat 2 tractor. My Imatch is only 1-3/8 wide where the lift arms fit and my new holland tractors have cat 2 lift arms that have 1-3/4 wide lift bushings. I don't want a cat 2 width quick hitch as the cat 1 quick hitch will fit all of the cat 1-2 implements as well as the cat 1 only stuff. I have looked around but haven't found anything.
 
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EA49D914-187F-416B-81E0-E94399ECE51F.jpegI have extendable lift arm ends so they were easy to take off. I used a cat 1 to 2 bushing clamped in my vice and was able to rig up my ball ends on the bushing to hold them square. I ground some off each side with a 7 grinder.
Used cat 1 to 2 lift arm bushings and installed as normal.
 
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Some cat 1 quick hitches will have enough space between the mounting ears for a cat 2 lift arm.
 
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View attachment 666546I have extendable lift arm ends so they were easy to take off. I used a cat 1 to 2 bushing clamped in my vice and was able to rig up my ball ends on the bushing to hold them square. I ground some off each side with a 7 grinder.
Used cat 1 to 2 lift arm bushings and installed as normal.

Thanks, both tractors have the extendable lift arms so I can do the same, I just hate to grind on the tractor lift arms if i can find one that will fit.
 
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View attachment 666546I have extendable lift arm ends so they were easy to take off. I used a cat 1 to 2 bushing clamped in my vice and was able to rig up my ball ends on the bushing to hold them square. I ground some off each side with a 7 grinder.
Used cat 1 to 2 lift arm bushings and installed as normal.

Thanks, both tractors have the extendable lift arms so I can do the same, I just hate to grind on the tractor lift arms if i can find one that will fit.
 
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Some cat 1 quick hitches will have enough space between the mounting ears for a cat 2 lift arm.
This is what I am looking for, do you know whose is like this?
 
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Just to be clear, you are only grinding each side of the ball itself, not on the arm. Grind them flat and parallel, you don't have to take much off.
I could not find a cat 1 quick hitch from any of the usual suspects with enough clearance to fit a cat 2 ball.

I have to give it to John Deere on this one, my 5105 has cat 2 lift arm balls that are narrow enough to fit a cat one quick hitch.
 
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Just to be clear, you are only grinding each side of the ball itself, not on the arm. Grind them flat and parallel, you don't have to take much off.
I could not find a cat 1 quick hitch from any of the usual suspects with enough clearance to fit a cat 2 ball.

I have to give it to John Deere on this one, my 5105 has cat 2 lift arm balls that are narrow enough to fit a cat one quick hitch.

when I rough measured both the NH t4020 and Workmaster 55 both them are 1-3/4" through the ball. the Imatch that came with me JD4320 is only 1-3/8 wide so i'd have to take 3/8" of the ball, that just seems like a lot, I was hoping someone made one with a little wider slot.
 
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I have a land pride qh15 and while it works great there's other options that might work better. If I were going to by one again, I'd look closely at "Pat's quick hitch". There's a pretty good video on YouTube from tractor Mike. I had to buy bushings for my cat 1 stuff to make it fit better.
 
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The lift arms may be designed to have replaceable balls, if so get cat 1 balls for lift arms.
 
 
 
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