Today I'd like to cover a subject that many Tractor owners ask questions about. In fact just the other day I had a customer buy a category 0 pin pack for his tractor. He had stated that because the listing said it will fit a Massey Ferguson tractor he just assumed it would fit his. Little did he know he needed category 1 pins. In this case Size matters!
We know Tractor hitches are standardized and tractor brands make little to no difference. Keep this in mind if shopping for a tractor attachment or hardware alike. Being a retailer of Speeco brands tractor pins, I know the chances of your tractor having ether a category 1 (most popular) or Cat 0 3pt hitch is very likely. Cat 2 is less likely and cat 3 even rarer.
Three point hitch guide line:
GARDEN AND SUB COMPACT:
Category 0 - Top pin size: 5/8" Lower pin size: 5/8"
SMALL AND COMPACT TRACTORS:
Category 1 - Top pin size:3/4" Lower pin size: 7/8"
MEDIUM TO LARGE TRACTORS:
Category 2 - Top pin size:1" Lower pin size: 1-1/8"
LARGE TO VERY LARGE TRACTORS
Category 3 - Top pin size:1-1/4" Lower pin size: 1-7/16"
I hope this helps your next purchase of anything three point hitch related!
Thank you for Reading,
Ryan Guile Owner/ CEO of Rguile.com / Rguile Industrial Incorporation
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