After talking with a neighboring farmer, and helping him out, as he's getting up there in age, he extended his thanks by offering me access to use some of his "smaller" attachments. The problem is, that his smallest tractor is a JD 5420 with a CAT 2, and my JD 4044M is CAT 1. The implements I would be using from him are not requiring much HP, mainly a 5 ft rough mower, a two row planter, and possibly a 7 ft cultivator, but they are all in Cat 2 configurations.
I really don't want to pass up the offer, but there are risks and complications with switching 3 pt categories on implements. I am trying to make this "easy", but there might not be an "easy" for this.
Anyone have the most efficient way to quickly interchange my current CAT 1 setup with CAT 2? Like perhaps an adapter of some sort. I don't want to mess with any of his configurations, as I would like to just hook up and go, but I am somewhat stuck in CAT 1 on the tractor.