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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
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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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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