1 point fast hitch or something else?

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Need some advice or help on decided which disc to get. I am pretty new to implements with this tractor.

Looking at a 1 point fast hitch for a disc that I will use mainly to turn in cover crops in the spring, even out beds..etc. I have a hydraulic system with cultivator, does a 1 point allow you to lift up the implement you are using so it doesn't just tear up the ground everywhere you go? Or do you just tow it with a drawbar and ravage the road between fields? I don't exactly understand how that would work to drop the implement on a 1-point, maybe I need some sort of 2 point then I attach a chain from the hydraulic bar to the implement? (there is a bar that comes straight out from the back of the drivers seat that lowers and raises on the touch lever, is that what the 1 point attaches too?

Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:56 pm

A 1 point fast hitch implement requires a tractor equipped with fast hitch. The lift on the tractor lifts the disk, plow, etc. depending on what you have on it. If your tractor does not have a fast hitch there are lift ype disks such as the L38A that can be lifted using the rear rockshaft. There is also a pull type disk (23A) that does not lift, to move from place to place you change the angle so the blades are rolling straight.

Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:26 pm

This is what a fast hitch looks like.

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Photo from TM Tractor Parts

Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:03 am

If the price of the disc is right it is possible to hook a fast hitch disc to a regular cub.
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This may not be the best set up but it has worked for better than 20 years. It is just an angle iron with a slot cut in it and a plate bolted across the top and two bolts to attach to the drawbar. The rear bolts attaching the drawbar to the drawbar attach brackets are removed allowing the disc to float. Hard bolts must be used (yup, experience) and the chain from the rockshaft to the disc attached where the disc gangs attach to the frame. I don't know the model number of the disc but it a single gang. Vern
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Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 am

From the description, your 1948 Cub has the standard U-shaped drawbar and rear rockshaft setup that was universal on Cubs before 1955. In 1955, the 1 point fast hitch became available, so later Cubs could have either. Most opted for the drawbar setup so they could continue to use their existing Cub implements, or because they were only buying the Cub to mow their lawns.

There is a fully-mounted disk harrow for Cubs with a rear rockshaft. It's a "#38" disk IIRC. This is what it looks like:

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For trailing disks like this #23:

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There is a way to change the angle of the gangs by pulling a rope. When the disks face straight forward, the damage to roads and lawns is minimal. It just rolls like it's on wheels.

Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:40 am

Vern,

It's an L-38 for the standard Cub.

Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:20 am

My home made half-fast hitch has worked in a pinch for some things.

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Re: 1 point fast hitch or something else?

Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:51 am

You can also find a more standard 3-point hitch aftermarket unit to go on a cub. This would permit the use of all sorts of (more modern) non-IHC implements. Also, since the cub basically has the horsepower of a fairly small garden tractor, it might be possible to rig up a garden-tractor-style sleeve hitch. Then implements from Sears or MTD or others could be used. It comes down to whether you want to be "authentic" or not.