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sleeve hitch vs cat 0 3 point hitch


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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 09:54 PM

I can only imagine this is an age old debate...

I am looking at a john deere 300, which has neither sleeve hitch or 3 point hitch. I plan on doing lots of dirt work including tillage such as plowing disking cultivating and digging potatoes. I also want to grade the driveway with a box blade or rear blade...

So my question is, sleeve hitch or catergory 0 3 point hitch?

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 10:01 PM

both will work but the cat 0 will give you some more options and versatility, plus nothing beats the look of a gt with a cat 0 hitch.


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Posted March 16, 2016 - 10:08 PM

The biggest advantage to a sleeve hitch, imo, is the implements are usually found cheaper than 3 point items.
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Posted March 16, 2016 - 10:33 PM

The biggest advantage to a sleeve hitch, imo, is the implements are usually found cheaper than 3 point items.

yes that is true but you can get an adapter to use the sleeve hitch implements on a cat 0.


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Posted March 16, 2016 - 10:37 PM

I have used sleeve hitch plow, and have a Cat 0 three point I'm still setting up. I like the three point better so far. But keeping sleeve for other machines.
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Posted March 17, 2016 - 01:25 AM

No contest....CAT 0 all the way.

 

Why?  Because with an adapter, you can use the sleeve hitch attachments as well which gives you a lot more options.


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Posted March 17, 2016 - 06:41 AM

I agree - 3pt. with a sleeve hitch adapter.

 

You might want to consider putting cat 1 eyes on your hitch.  It seems that there is a good selection of narrow cat 1 implements out there.  Potato plows come to mind.


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Posted March 17, 2016 - 06:48 AM

Most all of the old Ford equipment will work with the cat 1 eyes which opens up another world of attachments.



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Posted March 17, 2016 - 07:05 AM

A poorly set up 3 point hitch with out adjustable side draft links is about useless for anything precision, like grading or bottom plowing!!
A sleeve hitch usually limits set up to a few minor ajustments. That being said... Sleeve attachments plentiful and current, "cat 0" 3 point are far and few... So unless you possess a decent anount of cat 0 3 point implements I would say go sleeve hitch.
If you have lots fab skills and $$ go 3 point hitch, because they just cost more money.
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Posted March 17, 2016 - 07:26 AM

The 3 point hitch is just a better hitch but no hitch is of any use without attachments. That may well be the deciding factor. 


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Posted March 17, 2016 - 09:34 AM

yes that is true but you can get an adapter to use the sleeve hitch implements on a cat 0.

He said it!



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Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:06 PM

I'm for the most part in a garden tractor wasteland, with mostly Sears and Home Depot crud... Sears and Home Depot sell sleeve hitch implements though...

It appears due to the availability of stuff I will go with sleeve hitch...
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Posted March 17, 2016 - 10:22 PM

My vote goes to 3 point due to the ability to adjust a plow to work better.

You will be able to set them to enter the ground at an aggressive angle to get the plow to enter the ground and the flatten out to hold a furrow depth.

If you use a 3 point to sleeve adapter you can do the same thing with a sleeve hitch plow.

Also a depth wheel on the plow will really help you too.  Just don't get to aggressive with your plow angle.


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 03:56 PM

I also vote for a 3pt hitch.  I am going to have Ruegg make a limited cat 1 for my 318.  Then I can use the newer small back blades ect.  Mike


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 10:56 PM

The 3 point is more expensive to buy/make/install than the sleeve hitch. But I also think the 3 point is more versatile. As stated, with an adapter, you can use sleeve hitch attachments on a 3 pt setup. You can also add a drawbar to pull with, and have more flexibility as to implement height, angle (both side to side and front to back).

 

Implements that pull from an angle (think a box blade catching a root on one side) are more stable on a 3 point hitch and are less likely to break something.

 

Probably out of the realm of practical use on a GT, but the 3 point is a stronger platform than the sleeve hitch. IF you look at big tractors, they all have 3 point, not sleeve hitches... 


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