Atv Disc. No Wonder Cat 0 Stuff Is Rare.
Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:30 AM
So when I really looked at it I realized that it was a cat 0 3 pt machine that had been converted. Even the top-link is there as a kind of support for the ATV hitch, and Princess Auto doesn't carry cat 0 top links. The add-ons to make it an ATV implement are bolted on, not welded, and the hitch is held on with the 3 pt. pins.
It would take about 20 minutes to convert it back to a 3 pt., and you'd come out of it with an axle, tires, hitch, and an implement jack.
So I was standing there wondering how bad Mrs. Rev would kick my butt if I spent $400 on something I likely don't need, and one of the Princess Auto kids comes up to talk to me. This happens a lot...when you look like a greasy old hippie, you get customer service just because they are afraid you'll steal something. Once he got a look at me he realized who I was though (I pick up a lot of stuff there for work, but I generally look a lot cleaner cut when I'm working). He got a lot friendlier after that.
I talked to the kid for a bit and asked if anybody could move on the price a bit. I was thinking if I could tell Mrs. Rev that I talked him down by 50 bucks, I might just get away with this purchase.
"We've got, like, 100 of them in the back," the kid said, "Last year they did the same thing with that rake thing and ended up selling them at half-price in the fall."
I thought about that. I remembered the "rake thing." It was a really cheap drag harrow that I wouldn't have taken for free. This disc actually looks decent though. The thing is that I already have a wing disc, and while this one is a gang disc, I don't need it. If it was used and cheap, I'd buy it, of course. 100 isn't really that many though, since this is their main store and they supply all the others out of here.
So I've decided to wait until fall and see if the half-price thing happens. If not, I can always keep an eye out for a used one. It's not like a lot of ATV owners know what a disc is for, after all.
Here's a link to it. http://www.princessa...act-Disc-Harrow
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 10:23 AM
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 09:00 AM
They know what they're for.
Posted April 07, 2012 - 06:27 AM
Posted April 14, 2012 - 07:32 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the disk. I've seen that at the Dartmouth store as well. I never noticed about the 3pt. but I'm used to looking at a cat1 which is much larger. The only problem I see is that the top link mount is behind the lift pins by a few inches. That may not be a bad thing though. You may be able to use the more common cat1 top link with some bushings to connect to a cat 1 hitch. I don't have an application for one of those but I keep my eye on what they offer for implements. They have been bringing in more implements in the last few years but mostly as specials rather than catalog items.
Yeah, just get some longer pins and you can use cat 0 stuff with a cat 1 and vice-versa. It doesn't make a difference with a disc, but with implements that dig deeper, you want to be careful not to break cat 0 stuff with a bigger tractor though.
Posted April 14, 2012 - 08:45 AM