Your John Deere 318 tractor needs a Category 0 Hitch... and here's why...
Your John Deere 300 Series 318 Garden Tractor will be ready to take on literally anything with the Heavy Hitch Category 0 Hitch because our hitches are designed with precision and high-quality made-in-the-USA materials.
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Heavy Hitch Cat 0 Hitch
John Deere 318
How to measure for a Category 0 Hitch
Grab your tape measure and head over to your garage or wherever it is you keep your John Deere.
What you’re looking for is your tractor’s lower hitch points (see diagram).
There are two spots to measure to double-check if a Category 0 Hitch is the right one for you:
- The pin diameter – 5/8 in. (16 mm)
- The lower point span – 20 in. (510 mm)
How they work together
Our heavy-duty three-point hitch system is designed to transfer the weight and resistance of an added-on tractor attachment to the drive wheels of the tractor. This gives the tractor more usable traction than it would otherwise have, given the same power, weight, and fuel consumption.
John Deere tractors are built for comfort and durability. When you add our hitch to the back of your John Deere 318, you’ve upgraded to a machine that can do anything.
How durable is a Category 0 Hitch and will it bend my hitch receiver?
3-Point Hitches are manufactured by a variety of companies at different thicknesses, using different grades of steel. Some owners have been concerned about the wear and tear on their tractors.
This is one reason Heavy Hitch has become a stand-out alternative, as seen in an online tour of their factory in Rochester, Minnesota (see video).
“We have nothing to hide,” said Schell. “Our steel is made in America and built to last. In fact, we distinguish ourselves from our competitors. Our steel tool bar blades last 3 or 4 times longer than most standard tool bars.”