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Re: Fast hitch with sickle bar.

Postby tmays » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:26 am

Huntemcd wrote:That makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the video. You have a nice setup. My sickle bar sounds like it has a knocking in the back. It has play in the powershaft. How can I fix that.


End play, with washers. Side play, there is a bushing in the end of the shaft
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Re: Fast hitch with sickle bar.

Postby Peter Person » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 am

Here's a photo of the Hold up Hook from a post by Clintmo a few years ago http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89806&p=711847&hilit=Fast+Hitch+Holdup#p711847;
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TM Tractor used to have these made as reproductions when they were still owned by Tom & Lynn.

...and then from when Ralph was knocking Cubs in the head on a regular basis :lol:
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Re: Fast hitch with sickle bar.

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:22 am

Huntemcd wrote:That makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the video. You have a nice setup. My sickle bar sounds like it has a knocking in the back. It has play in the powershaft. How can I fix that.


Replace the bushings. I think there is a How To for that project. At least a thread or two. Do a search.
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Re: Fast hitch with sickle bar.

Postby WaMoo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:56 am

Huntemcd wrote:That makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the video. You have a nice setup. My sickle bar sounds like it has a knocking in the back. It has play in the powershaft. How can I fix that.


You might also want to make sure your pulley shield is tight. I had mine loosen up on me while mowing once and it sound like the whole thing was gonna fly apart under me!
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Re: Fast hitch with sickle bar.

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:48 pm

You don't need the special fast hitch version of the mower, and you don't need to make any modifications to the mower to mount it on a Fast Hitch Cub. All you need are two longer bolts. The slight pulley misalignment is not even noticeable.

I use a twist (aka plow) clevis and a 5/8" draw pin to hold up the pull bar on my fast hitch when the mower is on that tractor. You hook the clevis over the rockshaft, then hold the pull bar up and stick the pin through the hole where that hold up bar pictured above would normally go.

The reason I use the clevis is because it worked in a moment of inspiration, and I've never gone back to make/buy the proper hook.

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