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Anyone had any luck/suggestions at making Cat 0 equipment work with the Cat 1 iMatch hitch on a 1026r? Couple of cases in point: I have a Cat 0 Brinley disk, and Cat 0 Landpride blade, and a Cat 0/1 Frontier fertilizer spreader.

Or, rather than modify Cat 0 equipment: Have been considering building somekind of "hitch-within-a-hitch" capability... like a Cat 0 quick hitch within the Cat 1 iMatch? Is this even technically possible? Anyone developed such a hitch, which could serve the double duty of picking up both Cat 0 and Cat 1 equipment? Seems the challenge would be the top hook, as a Cat 0 top hook would seemingly be in the way of the Cat 1 hook. Also, will the lifting of the arms work... i.e., Cat 1 arms spread to Cat 1 widths while lifting Cat 0 equipment in the sub-hitch?

So, two options (maybe there are others):
1. Modify all the Cat 0 equipment (or, I guess, sell and replace it!!)
2. Build a hitch-within-a-hitch
3. Do like I have been doing: Taking the Cat 1 iMatch hitch off everytime I go to the Cat 0 equipment... and hooking-up manually...

Will appreciate any suggestions...

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More on Cat 0 to Cat 1

Hey Gary, Did you forget this thread?

http://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?1259-Category-0-Equipment-and-1026R&highlight=spreader

But, I did modify my 3pt spreader from a cat 0 to a cat 1.
Randy, no, I remembered it... just hoping to "flesh-out" more info on conversions. Seems my situation may be too unique... i.e., moving from the Cat 0 to the Cat 1 world, while not also replacing the Cat 0 machinery! Other than the post you mention about the spreader, it appears few others have faced this issue (or, perhaps just keep hooking-up the Cat 0 by hand... which is not a big issue, I guess, in that one can "man-handle" this small machinery, so it is not that bad a job to connect it).

I am going to take another look at your spreader conversion... and then proceed to do a work-over on my Frontier 1023B.

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Yeah I understand, I kinda went through the same thing when up-graded from my Wheelhorses and all of their attachments. It gets costly quick, be it modifying or selling and buying new. My guess is most people sell the old and buy replacements to fit.
 

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Hi Gary, I was going to try the same thing of making a quick hitch to use cat 0 on my 2305. I think when I measured my brinly attachments all of the dims were different on each piece, but I was going to make one hitch to fit everything. What you could do is make an adapter to go from cat0 to cat1 for each piece. I know it would be a lot of work, but would give you a lot more time in the man-cave playing. Just my 2cents.
 
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