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Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Paul in NJ » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:17 pm

Hi All

I am planning on installing a lever type fast hitch on a 1951 cub. To attach the depth lever on the right fender, it looks like I need to add 3 holes, one on the stiffener plate on the fender, one on the fender itself and one on the floor. I assume I can use the depth lever parts and locate the desired holes using the depth lever parts.

Did the fast hitch system first come out standard with the helper spring on the TC ? The early TC does not have the operating arm on it to work with the helper spring. Was the helper spring a seperate option to only be installed when needed ? Did IH kit up the parts to modify early TC to incorporate the helper spring ?

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby tmays » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:12 pm

Fast hitch was not available when the cub came out. Fast hitch didn’t become available until the 50’s(can’t remember which year exactly).
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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Glen » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi,
The Fast Hitch came out in late 1954 at Cub serial number 185001.

The Touch Controls before that didn't have the arm for the helper spring.
The size of material the rockshaft is made of was increased then also. The shaft, and arms are heavier material than before then. That is when Touch Control 360719R1 came out evidently, Raymond Durban's database shows it.
The Touch Control had internal changes, I don't know if it was to make it stronger or not.

Below is a page from the 1955 Cub owner's manual showing a Fast Hitch.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2019.jpg

Below are pics from TM Tractor of a Fast Hitch, the 2nd page has pics of the lever mounting.
In the 1st pic, the pin at the upper right of the hitch is in backwards, the long end of it goes on the right, for the cultivator lift.

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gdr/fhitch_001.htm

Below are pics of the mounting holes. Disregard the bottom pic, it is a LoBoy.

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gse ... om_001.htm

Below are pics of the rockshafts, and the bearings. At the bearing pics they have put the sizes on the pages. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... rm_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... rm_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... r1_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... r2_001.htm
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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby tst » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:25 pm

the later style rockshaft and bearings will bolt right on so you can hook up the spring assist rod correctly, it is also a larger diameter for the added load, yes just use the depth lever to find the hole location, same on the left side, use the spring bracket to locate hole

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Paul in NJ » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:38 pm

I am told that the helper spring wasn't available or was an option when the FH option was first released. So if you wanted/needed the helper spring it was ordered seperately and not included with the fast hitch. By the time the later version of the FH came, the helper spring was included when ordering the FH.

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby tst » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:22 pm

it always came with the fast hitch, the updated rockshaft came out with the fast hitch, many people retrofit the hitch and do not bother with the spring rod, you need it to help carry the extra weight sticking out the back and carry some of the load/shock to the touch control so it does not fail

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Super A » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:36 pm

Before I sold my Cub, I installed a late style FH on it. I love FH on my Super A, but while it's a neat Cub attachment, I was a little disappointed with it. I found the biggest issue with FH was getting the hitch to lift high enough to get the implement off the ground. A platform carrier, probably the 100 blade, etc. work ok but I had a hard time getting the plow high enough.


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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Paul in NJ » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:17 pm

Is there an electronic copy available of the IH early fast hitch assembly manual showing each part and BOM ? I am trying to determine if any parts are missing from the assembly I have. Tnx.

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Glen » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:04 am

Hi,
Below is the Cub parts manual. The Fast Hitch is in Group 9, pages 4 - 9.
It also shows the depth adjusting crank, disregard that if you have the lever. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/galleries/ci ... _Rev_3.asp

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby tst » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:11 am

or post a picture of what you have, can tell that way if you have missing parts

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Peter Person » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 am

Early Fast Hitch;
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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Paul in NJ » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:10 am

Missing the helper spring, helper spring rod and helper spring bracket. Missing the quadrant brace, lift arm bushing and the pin for the lower link lever. I have contacted the seller and they are working on getting the brace and lift arm bushing. Seller has available the helper spring but contends these helper spring items were not part of the early fast hitch configuration from IH, thus a complete early fast hitch system would not incorporate the helper spring as standard equipment.

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:52 am

He's wrong. The Parts Catalog confirms that.
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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:06 am

If you want to push the point with the seller, documentation is here. Go to the Quick Links/PDF Manuals/files/Farmall Cub/Tractor Parts Catalogs. Then look in TC-37D Rev 1 12-54. There is no illustration of the Fast-Hitch but the last 4 pages of "attachments" starting on page 144 lists all the parts of it. The first item on the last page is the helper spring. It is listed as 1 required, no indication of being an option or separate attachment.

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Re: Outfitting 1951 Cub with Fast Hitch

Postby Peter Person » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:08 am

...and is the one item that typically gets left on the tractor when a Fast Hitch is removed because it does not connect to the Fast Hitch.
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