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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  



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Posted June 20, 2016 - 07:26 PM

I was recently looking though some Bolens brochures and I noticed that in the 1968 brochure that they referred to the CAT 0 3-PT hitch for the1250 as being a "Bolens exclusive".


Now, does that mean that Bolens was the first to offer a CAT 0 hitch for garden tractors, or was that just "Marketing Weasel" hype?


So, the question is, just what was the first garden tractor of have a CAT 0 hitch available for it?

Edited by OldBuzzard, June 20, 2016 - 07:27 PM.

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Posted June 21, 2016 - 07:23 AM

I think it probably meant that the specific 3pt option kit only fit Bolens...that's how I've read other marketing lingo for similar options offered by other manufacturers.  I need to dig it up, but Simplicity sleeve hitches were been called 'exclusive', when every brand offered them at the time, but none interchanged to other manufacturers machines.

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Posted June 22, 2016 - 07:52 AM

Good timing of this. I was just flipping through the latest Lawn and Garden Tractor magazine and there's a Porter Cable ad from the early '60s touting a three point hitch. No idea if it's a Cat 0 and the picture is too dark to see it well.