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#1 1964Deere OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2014 - 07:09 AM

Hey guys,  I recently bought a planter that i'm going to fabricate to be able to work on a garden tractors 3pt.   My question is about my S-16H.   Is it a cat 0 or cat 1 3pt?  Did Ariens use a special 3pt system, or can i just buy a universal set?   Any help on this would be awesome!

 

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Posted March 28, 2014 - 08:20 AM

I believe it is a Cat 0. Cat 1 is a lot larger and typically only available on compact tractors.  If you look at the distance between the 2 lift arms when spread out it should be able to mount a CAT 0 implement which is typically 20" wide. Cat 1 implements are 26" wide.


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Cat 0 on my S-16. I think I have a factory set, lower arms are about 16 inches long. The adjustable lift links about 13 inches when centered. This gives me roughly a foot of travel at the end of the arms.



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Posted March 28, 2014 - 03:15 PM

Hopefully some of the Craftsman guys can weigh in on this. It seems to me I have read that the Craftsman hitch was a bit smaller that a Category 0 hitch?



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Posted March 28, 2014 - 03:30 PM

An after thought on the universal set. Be careful with the linkage going up to the arms on the rock shaft. There is not much clearance to the gas tank. The pin has to be tight with no wiggle room. It will gouge the side of the tank. I learned the hard way and just about ripped a hole in the side before I realized it.



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Posted March 28, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Another easy way to tell cat 0 from 1 is the diameter of the pins used. For cat 0 lift pins and top link are 5/8" For cat 1 top link is 3/4" and lift pins are 7/8"

  The only GT's I know of that use a Cat 1 is the big JD X700series tractors. It's a limited Cat 1 hitch which means it will take a full sized Cat 1 implement but won't lift it as far as a full sized cat 1. 


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Posted March 28, 2014 - 04:40 PM

A 'Sears' hitch is smaller than Category 0, yes. Any 'Craftsman' that has a 3 point will be Cat 0, such as the FF series.

A universal 3 point will need to be modified. I'm not sure how extensively.



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Posted March 28, 2014 - 05:02 PM

A Sears hitch is smaller than Category 0, yes. Any 'Craftsman' that has a 3 point will be Cat 0, such as the FF series.

A universal 3 point will need to be modified. I'm not sure how extensively.

Both my FF's have a Cat 0 3-point. And I really like having them!



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 01:37 AM

Does anyone one know where I can find a set that will fit my tractor? Or who I could get in contact with to start the search?


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Posted March 30, 2014 - 05:22 AM

Might try the sponsors!



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 04:08 PM

Does anyone one know where I can find a set that will fit my tractor? Or who I could get in contact with to start the search?


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Its a cat 0 hitch, and you should get one specific to Ariens/Gravely. I got one last year thru ChooChoo lawn equipment located in Plant City, FLA. I believe the part # is 73101100, shipped direct to my door for $225.00.

http://www.choochoop...search-form.asp



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Posted March 30, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for the new parts site info... The thing I am confused about is that it says my tractor is only fit for a sleeve hitch, and I have seen 3pts for the S-16h. Do I need to look under a different model to find one that fits my tractor or am I looking in the wrong place?


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