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Is the fast hitch diagonal link needed? What does it do? I'm guessing keeping everything straight while using the hitch. Mine is missing. I hooked up a set of discs and noticed they'd wander if the hitch was dropped to low... is the diagonal link supposed to stop/limit that?
Anyone know of a Diagonal link near VT (and a FH plow) for sale?
The diagonal link is needed for some implements, not needed for others. You have discovered that it is needed for your disc, and will be needed for the plow that you want to buy. It is also needed for pulling a trailer with a fast hitch equipped Cub. Keep an eye on eBay. Although there is not one there now, I see them frequently. You might also check with JP Tractor Salvage.
MD, Deep Creek Lake
"1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
1951 Farmall Super C w/FH
I see them occasionally for sale on eBay. The manual indicates that when using the plow the lock bolt on diagonal link is loosened so that the plow can swing side to side. I am not sure if you would have too much swing for plowing without any diagonal link. You may want to look at page 20 of the 1957 Cub operator's manual.
You would, at least with some situations or some implements. Even when the lock bolt is loose to allow movement, it limits the amount the hitch can swing. It is probably more critical on a Farmall than a Lo-Boy due to the relative positions of the rear tires.
The only application I am sure does not use the link is a Mott flail mower on a standard Cub. The 'swing' is limited by chains to the finals.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)
I have a few fast hitches that I am putting together for my cubs and may have an extra diagonal link. It would take me a couple of days to get things straighten out to see what I have. Send me a PM if you still need one.
I sent you a PM.
quote="Kirk-NJ"]I have a few fast hitches that I am putting together for my cubs and may have an extra diagonal link. It would take me a couple of days to get things straighten out to see what I have. Send me a PM if you still need one.
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