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2 part question:
Can someone breakdown what the hitch categories refer to? I’m guessing the weight baring capacity but google just doesn’t seem to like simple questions anymore!?! Maybe I just suck at searching...

The reason I’m left wondering is my tractor can receive both 1&2 and I’m interested in getting a quick hitch and a boom flail mower. I can get a weight on the mower and it seems 3ph quick hitches come in either cat 1 or 2. So I may have to make a complicated decision.
 

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Here's a 3-pt hitch spec
 

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Here's a 3-pt hitch spec
Unfortunately the attachment loaded as computer garble...

I’m of the understanding that:
-cat 1 is roughly 4” closer together than cat 2
-cat 0=3/8” dia
-cat 1=1/2” dia
-cat 2=3/4” dia
-cat 3 is 1” dia

I’m curious about weights?

Maybe it’s best to get a cat 2 quick hitch so long as I’m still able to pickup cat 1 implement.
 

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Unfortunately the attachment loaded as computer garble...

I’m of the understanding that:
-cat 1 is roughly 4” closer together than cat 2
-cat 0=3/8” dia
-cat 1=1/2” dia
-cat 2=3/4” dia
-cat 3 is 1” dia

I’m curious about weights?

Maybe it’s best to get a cat 2 quick hitch so long as I’m still able to pickup cat 1 implement.
There is no weight spec involved in the hitch categories.

Perhaps this link will work better for you.
 
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@Fletcherwitz What tractor are we discussing here? most JD 1-3 series are cat 1. The X7xx when equipped are cat 0. I don't know when the cat 1 to cat 2 change happens but I think it's an option at the 4 series.
 

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It would definitely help if we knew what tractor is involved. Trying to answer your question without that information is like trying to figure out how many bees are in a hive. Or going to the doctor and when he asks you where you hurt, you tell him "all over".

It also depends on your needs and uses for the tractor, which we also do not know. Help us out. We are flying in the dark here.

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Unfortunately the attachment loaded as computer garble...

I’m of the understanding that:
-cat 1 is roughly 4” closer together than cat 2
-cat 0=3/8” dia
-cat 1=1/2” dia
-cat 2=3/4” dia
-cat 3 is 1” dia

I’m curious about weights?

Maybe it’s best to get a cat 2 quick hitch so long as I’m still able to pickup cat 1 implement.

I dont believe those numbers are correct.

My esteemed gear shift colleague, MtnViewRanch, provided a good link with correct numbers, in post #7.
 

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Some little tractors are Cat 1 & 2 just meaning they have "balls" that have two sets of holes rather than just one. You can spin the lower arm sockets and top link to select the hole you need.

However, most of your attachments are probably Cat 1 unless you specifically shopped for Cat 2. The big difference will be the width of the lower arms. The height of the center link attachment point relative to the bottom also grows with Cat 2. Getting a Cat 2 QH would be a mistake imho as it will be too wide and tall for your equipment.
 

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I agree with Dave, the fact that your tractor can accept either should not be the determining factor, that factor should be the implements you already own. If you own Cat 1 implements, and you buy a Cat 2 quick hitch, it's not going to work for any of them.

Additionally, if for some reason you wanted to switch to Cat 2 implements, they will absolutely be heavier than their Cat 1 counterparts; they will also be significantly more expensive, so you need to take into account what your needs vs costs are.
 

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When I was young, my dad always said that the cat2 stuff was twice as expensive as cat1. I can agree. I have some cat2 stuff adapted to fit my cat1 iMatch.

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I agree with Dave, the fact that your tractor can accept either should not be the determining factor, that factor should be the implements you already own. If you own Cat 1 implements, and you buy a Cat 2 quick hitch, it's not going to work for any of them.

Additionally, if for some reason you wanted to switch to Cat 2 implements, they will absolutely be heavier than their Cat 1 counterparts; they will also be significantly more expensive, so you need to take into account what your needs vs costs are.
I’m running a JD 2350 and am just starting to shop for equipment. I’m in a unique position of having an old tractor which receives both cat 1 & 2 equipment and have just started shopping for equipment. I will look at the other attachment to help me understand what the differences are. I just bought a 3ph wood chipper and a wood splitter so I will determine what categories they are. Next I want to get a boom flail mower and box blade. Not sure if I need much else but who knows...
 

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It would definitely help if we knew what tractor is involved. Trying to answer your question without that information is like trying to figure out how many bees are in a hive. Or going to the doctor and when he asks you where you hurt, you tell him "all over".

It also depends on your needs and uses for the tractor, which we also do not know. Help us out. We are flying in the dark here.

Dave
Sorry, I’m on a 2350
 

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If you don't have a quick hitch, you can easily run cat2 implements merely by using sleeves on the pins. Be aware that cat1 implements are not as heavy duty.

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If you don't have a quick hitch, you can easily run cat2 implements merely by using sleeves on the pins. Be aware that cat1 implements are not as heavy duty.

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Huh?? Using "sleeves" on a cat 2 implement won't help unless making it not fit at all is the goal.

He can already run cat 1 or cat 2 without a QH. That was stated in the first post.
 

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Huh?? Using "sleeves" on a cat 2 implement won't help unless making it not fit at all is the goal.

He can already run cat 1 or cat 2 without a QH. That was stated in the first post.
Sorry, got that backwards. Not one of my better days.

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@Fletcherwitz What tractor are we discussing here? most JD 1-3 series are cat 1. The X7xx when equipped are cat 0. I don't know when the cat 1 to cat 2 change happens but I think it's an option at the 4 series.
The smallest tractors Deere sells that can take category 2 implements are the 4M Heavy Duty. All of their other 1-4 series tractors are category 1. The 5 series tractors are category 2.
 
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