fast hitch float for grading

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fast hitch float for grading

Postby inairam » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:13 pm

Recently I picked up a 4' grading box for a fast hitch. I really like it and the cub can pull full and dig with little effort. I used a lot this weekend to fix ruts in a few fields.

I think I know the answer to this but I thought I would ask - Is there a way to "float" the fast hitch for grading?
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby tmays » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:55 pm

Yes. Move the collar forward on the lift rod

Edit: and if you want the ends of box to follow grade, then remove or loosen the lock lever on the diagonal link
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Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby Glen » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:10 pm

Hi,
Move the collar near the rear of the lift rod about 6" ahead, then the Fast Hitch can float up and down.
It is sort of easy to bend the lift rod if you apply down pressure with the hitch, the lift rod is not really meant to apply much down pressure. :)

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Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby inairam » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:49 am

Wow, I did not think it was possible.

I guess if you use a rear mower you should have it float as well. right?
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
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Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby inairam » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 am

tmays wrote:Yes. Move the collar forward on the lift rod


Which one? Picture? Thank you
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Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:53 am

The collar with the hex head set screw, next to the trunnion bearing in the lower part of this photo from TM Tractor Parts.

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Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby tmays » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:25 am

inairam wrote:Wow, I did not think it was possible.

I guess if you use a rear mower you should have it float as well. right?

Yes. Basically it should float at all times on the lift rod. Down pressure is not required for most applications

Thanks for posting the pic, Don
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1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
Memberships: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association;Chapter 8 IH Collectors; IH Collectors Worldwide
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Location: Glen Mills PA

Re: fast hitch float for grading

Postby inairam » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:23 pm

Thanks a lot. I am excited to give this float option a try.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!


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