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#1 Jay317 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 08:19 PM

Hi and thanks for having me on this wonderful site I acquired a JD400 which has a CAT 0 3 point hitch...My question is how can I convert the 3 point hitch to a CAT 1 because it seems hard to find Cat 0 rear attachments and thanks again for having me
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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Jay317, :welcometogttalk:  Glad you decided to join. On your 400, I think you would find it easier to change your implements from Cat. 0 to Cat. 1. If you change your tractor over, you will end up having to change your 3 point arms.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Welcome to GTT.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:38 PM

a cat.1 spread is 27" a cat. 0 is 20" . i think if you spread your 3 point arms out to 27" you will have a clearance problem between the arms and tires . i think what LTD meant was change your cat 1 implements to cat 0 . and that could be difficult on some implements . there is alot of cat.0 implements around for sale but it will most likely be used . there are some new cat.0 implements you can buy . welcome to GTT and congrats on the 400 they are pullers .    

 

 

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 10:41 PM

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 12:45 AM

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 02:20 AM

Thanks for the kind words!!!!

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 05:14 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. The newer large JD GTs like the x700 series do have a limited Cat1 3 point hitch. The limited refers to the lift being less than a full cat 1. I had one on an X475. The arms were bent in such a way to clear the 26x12/12 tires and still allow for a full width cat 1 implement. Heres a picture of a cat 1 dirt scoop on the 475. I don't know if you could make a similar set of arms to work on a 400 but it is a possibility. I have better pictures of the arms but don't have access to them now. If you want to see them just let me know.

 

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:34 AM

Welcome to GTTalk, if it is made for a tractor, the men here will know all about it and how to use it and how to modify it.

 

 

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 10:28 AM

You could always build a quick attach adapter.  Just an A frame that attaches as a normal cat 0, but with quick attach brackets on it's rear to attach to the Cat 1 implement.



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Where can I buy the adapter at???,thanks

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 12:33 PM

Where can I buy the adapter at???,thanks

 

That would have to be a custom built item.  I've never seen them offered, but know it could be built.


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 12:56 PM

I wish I had the skills to do so..lol..lol

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Jay, first, welcome to the site. Second, I understand your issues with finding cat  0 stuff. I use a converter A frame and run sleeve hitch attachments. The sleeve hitch stuff isn't too expensive and your tractor will handle it nicely. Just a thought.



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 01:21 PM

Here is the one I use:

 

http://www.ballardfabrication.com/






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