Ariens Gt 3 Point Hitch Fabrication Opinion
Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:02 AM
Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:07 AM
It's a lot easier to find cat 1 attachments for sure. The only issue I think you would run into is sizing. Box blades made for category one, for example, would be heavier and would be tough to pull with the Ariens. Blades and discs would be fine, imo.
Posted April 25, 2013 - 02:05 PM
If you really want to use class one attachments, buy a class 1tractor.
Posted April 25, 2013 - 02:31 PM
Posted April 25, 2013 - 02:45 PM
A Massey Ferguson 135, a rather small cat one tractor for it's day, weighs between 3500 and 4000 lbs and has a 35-40 hp engine. Field discs and scrapper blades and plows that were cat one would tend to lift the front end of the tractor. The lift capacity of the three point links was just under 3000 lbs. While I'm sure the tractor you have is quite capable, it just isn't in the same league as a cat one tractor. Use cat 0 stuff, it is more appropriatley sized. If you are having trouble finding cat 0 stuff, try making an adapter for regular Brinly sleeve hitch stuff.
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Posted April 26, 2013 - 04:16 AM
I am thinking that you might lose lifting height. Every heavier class of hitch is set a bit higher with the pin heights on the attachments matching. You might not be able to get your attachment lifted to nice travel height. Just my 2 cents.
Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:13 PM
Got to thinking about this today. Are you hoping to use cat 1 attachments or are you building your lift this way for more travel? Somewhere I read of some one getting cat 1 lift for their Ariens. If I remember right they were still using cat 0 equipment. The longer lower arms will give more height travel, but also sets the weight farther behind the axle.