Your John Deere Iron Horses Series 4040 Row-Crop Tractor will be ready to take on literally anything with either the Heavy Hitch Category 1 Hitch or Category 2 Hitch because our hitches are designed with precision and high-quality made-in-the-USA materials.
Grab your tape measure and head over to your garage or wherever it is you keep your John Deere.
You could use either Category 1 or 2 Hitch for your Row-Crop Tractor. Not sure which one is yours? Measure the lower 3-point hitch pin holes.
A Category 1 Hitch is made for tractors that have between 20-45 hp (15-34 kW). The hitch pin is 7/8 inches (22 mm) and the lower hitch spacing is 26 in. (660 mm).
A Category 2 Hitch is made for tractors that have between 40-100 hp (30-75 kW). The hitch pin is 1 & 1/8 inches (29 mm) and the lower hitch spacing is 34 in. (860 mm).
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 4040, you’ve upgraded to a machine that can do anything.
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 Winona, 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.”
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