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#1 Hammer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2014 - 09:50 AM

I just got the 425 I purchased recently, and want others opinions on whether to go with a cat 0 hitch or go ahead and step up to the cat 1? 

 

I am mostly going to use it for a box blade to grade the driveway with. 



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Posted July 04, 2014 - 03:16 PM

Go with the Cat 1. I had one on an x475. You can get a less expensive hitch from a company called Ruegg. I think it's only 405$ the last time I checked. If you go Cat 0 a lot of the implements aren't wide enough to cover the back end of a 425. There are a lot of small Cat 1 implements out there designed for the SCUTs like the 2305 and Kubota BX series. These are a good fit for a 425 with a Cat 1 hitch. 


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 04:46 PM

i agree with Brian. Category 1 has been the standard since Ford & Ferguson has been around.
The 425 should be able to handle a 42-48inch boox blade in most conitions.
And the 425 is very close to the 420 my brother uses to do all grounds maintenece at our church'

Edited by JD DANNELS, July 04, 2014 - 04:47 PM.

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Posted July 04, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Thanks Guys, I have looked at the Ruegg stuff on ebay and they seem to have a good reputation. 

 

Here is the 425 and 318 together. 

 

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