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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2011 - 11:46 PM

I have a question for those with Category 0 three point hitches. I am going to make a sleeve hitch to CAT 0 adapter for the Caterpillar and will have a solid top link most likely. I plan to only lift/lower a homemade tiller, and trailer toter setup on the 3 point. For plowing and discing I will use my sleeve hitch stuff, so I need zero adjustment in my top link. The question is, what is the measurement of the top link location from the pivot of the bottom pins on the CAT 0 implements??

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 04:47 AM

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Should be 18" the same as Cat 1
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Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:23 AM

Just one caution on the diagram above. IME even some cat 1 implements are not fully 18" high. The compact implements built for small tractors with limited cat 1 for instance. I just measured a worksaver 24" cat 1 dirt scoop that I used on my jd x475, which was a limited cat 1. It is about 14" high from the top pin to the lift pins. Perhaps someone with a cat 0 implement could measure it as well. 18" just sounds too high to me.
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Posted October 23, 2011 - 09:18 AM

Brian, I was thinking the same thing. The top link on a GT isn't usually that long nor positioned very high above the lower arms. I may have something on a Cat 0 to sleeve hitch adapter. I'll look around and post what I find. Something to do.
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Posted October 23, 2011 - 09:21 AM

Those dimensions are great, it gets me a close enough set of numbers to determine if my plan will even work. I am really just trying to get it to a standard in case I want to buy new 3 point stuff that I don't build myself.

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 09:27 AM

I found this. It may be of some help.
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I have a few more things stashed away on this puter, but this is the first I found with dimensions.
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Posted October 23, 2011 - 10:15 AM

Anything can help Kenny, and you can't have too much information, well, ok, mabey with some things LOL.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 08:25 PM

I found this. It may be of some help.
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I have a few more things stashed away on this puter, but this is the first I found with dimensions.


these are the dimensions i use for 3pt's i have made.
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Posted October 25, 2011 - 05:47 AM

Here's another with dimensions.
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Not sure what else I may have.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:49 AM

This might be helpfull. Hope it's clear enough. I think I posted this in manuals, but I can't find it.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:04 AM

Will, I have that also. Darned hard to figure anything out for me, must be the metric measurements.:bigrofl: Never been able to get those going right in my mind.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:25 AM

Yes Kenny, if you're not using metric all the time, it's a stumper.
Back to the original question, I make out the mast height to be 12" max from that info.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:31 AM

Here is the link to the pdf.
Not sure why I posted it in MF implements, but maybe someone could move it to a better place.

Cat 0 3pt hitch specs - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
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Posted October 25, 2011 - 07:52 AM

Will, where I get confused is what number you use to convert metric to inches. Most things have both inches/metrics shown. Guess I need to bookmark a site to do the conversion, but that doesn't help when I'm at the shop and the smart machine is in the house.

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 11:18 AM

Will, where I get confused is what number you use to convert metric to inches. Most things have both inches/metrics shown. Guess I need to bookmark a site to do the conversion, but that doesn't help when I'm at the shop and the smart machine is in the house.


Most cell phones have an SAE to metric convertion feature in the tools menu.




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