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Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Luke470 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:47 pm

Can I add a cushion spring and a depth adjusting crank to a fast hitch that doesn't have them?

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Re: Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:59 pm

You can add the cushion spring, although they are very rare. If you have the depth lever on your fast hitch now, you can't just switch to a crank without changing other parts and possibly some fabbing.
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Re: Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Peter Person » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:21 pm

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Re: Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Glen » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:50 pm

The Fast hitch bail is different for the hitch with a lever or a hitch with a crank, they are different part numbers.
Here is a page from the Cub parts manual showing them, they are numbers 5 and 6 in the pic.
It looks like the brackets welded on the bails where the lever or crank attach on are different, not sure, I've never compared the 2 side by side.
I don't know what else is different, if anything. :) ... 009-05.jpg ... 009-06.jpg

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Re: Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:37 am

Here's what Glen is talking about, the smaller bracket is for hand lift and the larger bracket is for the screw type.
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Re: Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:22 pm

I have a crank type depth control on a lever type bail. All I did was use a long grade 8 bolt to connect them. The yoke/clevis on the end of the depth control keeps the bolt from flopping around.

My fast hitch was missing the depth control when I bought it. Replacement lever type controls were tough to find, and expensive when you did find one. So, I made my own crank type based off pictures supplied by forum members here.

It's not ideal, but it's been like that for several years now with no functionality issues. My welding at the time left something to be desired, and I did break the depth control plowing once early on, but it's been flawless ever since.

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Re: Additions to a fast hitch

Postby Super A » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:48 pm

The cushion spring is scares as hen's teeth. Given the power of a Cub, it's probably not necessary, but it is very cool......

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