Later Fast Hitch on an early Cub

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Re: Later Fast Hitch on an early Cub

Postby Super A » Sun May 06, 2018 9:07 am

Shane Nelson wrote:Correct, you have to install the bail and the two brackets on the finals at the same time. There’s no way to get it in if you bolt one side on. Tried it, lol.

Me can do a Super A--140 a piece at a time but the whole deal has to go in, together on a Cub. I have some 6x6 and 2x4 blocks and blocked up the two brackets that go on the final drives about even with the final drive holes. Then I was able to shimmy it in place. It really wasn't bad at all, did it all by myself. I got good at it.....I got a big pile of fast hitch parts that included 2-3 bails. Well one of them was for a early FH with the leveling lever instead of the crank. Guess which one I installed first. :roll: Had it all bolted together tight and then the leveling crank wouldn't line up!

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Re: Later Fast Hitch on an early Cub

Postby Don McCombs » Sun May 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Correct. And I agree with Stan's comments. I've frequently used several ratchet straps to do the lifting/leveling.
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Re: Later Fast Hitch on an early Cub

Postby Glen » Sun May 06, 2018 7:35 pm

I handle the Fast Hitch in one piece, except for disconnecting the depth adjusting lever, or crank, from the bail first. Also disconnect, or leave the lift rod off, until last.
Look at the parts pic that you posted, rock shaft number 9, that is where I lift my hitch. It is well balanced there, half way between the right and left sides, with the lever or crank removed from the bail.
If you are using an engine lifter, it has to be behind the hitch, not in front.

I used a lift from the ceiling, so I need to remove the pan seat, only the seat, at the top of the seat post, by removing the 4 bolts, so the lift chain or cable will hang straight.
I don't know how it works with an engine lifter, you might not need to remove the seat.
I don't know if the DeLuxe seat is in the way, if you have that.

I use a large punch on each side, to put in two of the 5/8" holes in the brackets, to align the holes to put the bolts in the final drives.
You will probably need to block up parts of the hitch, like the bail and rear of the hitch, to connect the crank, and lift rod.

I would check or change the final drive oils before putting the hitch on, the final drive oil pans cannot be removed without removing the Fast Hitch, the rear bolt on each pan will not come out without removing the hitch.
I don't have a Fast Hitch with a crank, but I think the crank bracket might cover the right side oil plug. The left side oil plug is easier to get at before putting the hitch on also.

I wrote this above at your post about the 194 Plow, in February.

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Re: Later Fast Hitch on an early Cub

Postby T-Mo » Wed May 09, 2018 6:07 am

I got the fast hitch all mounted it, except for the helper spring. I still need to make the reinforcement tab and the tab for the rockshaft and get them welded onto the tractor.

Even though I have the rear wheels in the narrow position, I didn't have to remove a tire. It fit without doing so. But it was a chore, but not as bad as I was expecting. I did have to clean out a couple of the thread holes on the final drives that wasn't being used for the drawbar, but had to be used for the fasthitch.

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