cat 1 3 point?
Posted July 27, 2011 - 10:32 PM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 01:29 PM
Posted July 29, 2011 - 02:48 PM
I had a JD x475 and the 3pt. hitch was what they called a limited Cat. 1. The limited part was that the amount of lift height was not as much as the standard would call for. Cat1 implements that were 26" wide and designed for sub compacts would fit that tractor.
The lift arms were bent to make them wide enough. Those tractors are about 48" wide so there was quite a bit of clearance between the tires to begin with.
Within Cat1 implements you will find some that are designed for sub compacts and they are usually lower, for instance, the rear blade would be 10" tall instead of 14" on a full size cat. 1 and the top link would be lower to accommodate the smaller tractor. If you try to use the full sized implements some of them will not lift high enough to keep them off the ground when on rough terrain. The small Kubota BX'S, jd 2305 and other SCUT's have cat 1 hitches. If you can find a dealer you may be able to get a good look at how they do it.
Posted July 29, 2011 - 04:13 PM
Hmm I wonder if you could swap them side to side and use Cat1 too ?
A handy guy could make that.
Edited by JD DANNELS, July 29, 2011 - 04:20 PM.