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Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Barnyard » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:51 pm

I have seen the top latch on every fast hitch I have seen. Was the bottom latch from a later year?

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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:14 pm

Not sure which one was earlier, but loop on the second one is broken.
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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Barnyard » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:24 pm

Don McCombs wrote:...but loop on the second one is broken.

Yeah I saw that when I got it. I thought it was the same as the others at first with the breakage u :lol: ntil I noticed the difference between the latches. It somewhat threw me for a "loop" at first. :lol:
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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Glen » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:08 pm

Hi,
Yes, the one in the 2nd picture, with the 2 springs is newer then the one in the 1st picture. :)

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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:54 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
Yes, the one in the 2nd picture, with the 2 springs is newer then the one in the 1st picture. :)

Both should have 2 springs
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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Glen » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:32 pm

Hi,
My Fast Hitch is one of the first ones, the latch and spring look like Barnyard's first pic. It has 1 spring. Other than that I don't know.
Here are pages from the Cub parts book, look at numbers 4 and 22 and see what you think. Read the info they wrote there. Glen. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 009-05.jpg

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 009-06.jpg
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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Boss Hog » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:48 pm

It is listed as aux. #22, but I have never seen any with just one.
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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:07 pm

I just went out to confirm my memory. I have an early (Jan.) '57 and the latch is like the first picture and it has two springs. I'm fairly confident it is original, since it was Dad and Mom's Cub that I helped them bring it home from the original owner.

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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Glen » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:55 pm

Hi,
Here are pics from my original 1955 Cub brochure. It has a pic of the latch and spring. Looks like there is 1 spring in their pic.
Bill, it would seem that by 1957 they had started using the 2 springs. I am not sure, but that's what it looks like, it is a small thing anyway. :)
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Re: Fast hitch latch difference.

Postby Barnyard » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:22 pm

Thanks guys, the springs weren't my concern, I was more interested in knowing about the type of latch.
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