Understanding Three Point Hitch Classes


As you work through a tractor spec sheet you're going to notice a section on there that's going to have the category of the three-point hitch of a tractor. What that category is telling you is the size implements that are really made for the back of that machine.

Understanding 3pt hitch categories


So as you work through a tractor spec sheet, you're gonna notice a section on there that's gonna have the category of the three-point hitch of a tractor. What that category is telling you is the size implements that are really made for the back of that machine. Smaller category numbers, zero or one, are typically gonna be your smallest implements, and as you work in the larger categories, you're gonna go to bigger, heavier implements. And what that category is telling you is the size of the ball that's back here on the three-point hitch. And these run anywhere between about five-eighths pins up to full 2 inch pins for the largest tractors that we sell. And as you move up through these categories, the pins are gonna get bigger, and thus the implements are gonna get larger, and the linkage that's attached to the back of the tractor is gonna be heavier as well to support those bigger, heavier implements. So, the category of a three-point hitch is really very simply referring to the size of these balls on the back and the size of the pins that go into them.