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Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby feg7846 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:04 pm

I just purchased a JD 71 planter on a Pittsburgh cultivator frame. Would any one out there know how to hook this up to a Cub that does not have the fast hitch. I know that i will have to take the Planter off the frame, but don't know how I would go about mounting it on rear of the tractor so that I could
use the hydraulic system. If you have any ideas, pictures, or drawings, it would be greatly appreciated....

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby tmays » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:21 pm

I assume it’s wheel driven. You could mount it to a floating drawbar.
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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby feg7846 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:28 pm

Yes sir, the JD 71 planter is a wheel driven planter. Never heard of a floating drawbar. Is is solely for a 3 point hitch or can it be used with the original Cub hydraulic system.

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:13 pm

Go to the PDF manuals and look in the parts catalogs for the 184 planter. It shows some mounting parts for a non-Fast-Hitch tractor. It might give you some ideas. I think the 184 is in the CBI-2 catalogs.

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby tmays » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:40 am

feg7846 wrote:Yes sir, the JD 71 planter is a wheel driven planter. Never heard of a floating drawbar. Is is solely for a 3 point hitch or can it be used with the original Cub hydraulic system.


I don’t know anything about a jd 71. Jim’s suggestion is probably the better one. If a 184 unit were mounted on a floating drawbar, it would stick out a good ways fr rear of tractor. Moving drawbar to front mounting pad would help. A floating drawbar is acconplished by removing the bolts and the drawbar hinges on the pins. I’ve mounted a small box blade with good results on a floating drawbar. Another idea might be to reverse the drawbar(not floating) and hinge the front of the planter on the reversed drawbar.

Also, there are posts here on the forum of members with Cole planters rigged to work on a cub
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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby Super A » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:02 am

If you have the Cub rear cultivator gangs, you might try a piece of square tubing bolted to them, and then you can attach the planter to that.

You'll like it once you get it attached. Those 71s were good planters.

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:19 am

What you probably need is a cub-6 tool bar set-up.

I can not say whether the Cub-6 tool bar is the proper height for a 71 planter, so you might have to make adjustments somehow.

The 71 planters need to be level in the working position!

Manuals are available from a local Deere dealer, or evilbay (watch out on evilbay for home copier manual reprints)!

I use 71 units to plant sweet corn, open pollenated field corn, green beans, sugar snap peas, and sunflowers!

I like the double disk openers better than runner planters!

Good luck :)
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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:29 am

Post a picture of what you have. A lot of those planters were originally tool bar mounted and had a parallel linkage mount to let each unit float. I see garden tractor conversions that keep the parallel linkage. That may not be needed with a single unit, which would simplify mounting. It may be helpful to retain the Pittsburgh frame as part of your mounting. Super A's suggestion of a tool bar clamped to the cultivator frames may be the easiest approach.

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby Super A » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:43 am

Check this video out. This is a Super A, but this is what I was talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnsNQp5brR8

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby feg7846 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:33 pm

Gentlemen: Thank you so much for your advice. Many years ago I used the original Cub 172 planter/fertilizer hopper. But that was back when I was 35+ years old. I am now 75 and am not as nimble as I used to be. Would like to hook something back of the Cub. Your suggestions should great. I just need to get my Cub and planter out and see what I need to do.

Thanks again and keep the input coming.

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby 1Sarge » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:43 pm

It is not hard to do if you have a little metal working ability. I have an IH 186 planter mounted on one of my Cubs that I removed from an old 4 row set. I will try to attach pictures to give you an idea of how I did mine. I could have used the drawbar reversed for the mount but only have one drawbar and didn’t want to tie it up on the planter. I originally had the planter on three point hitch and used it on my Kubota but the cub is more fun. One picture is of my grandson planting sunflowers.
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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby feg7846 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:54 pm

1 Sarge: Is it hooked up so that it can be lifted by the hydraulic system, and if so, how is that hook up, and, can you take a picture of how that is mounted. Thank you sir. These 2 pictures are very helpful. I agree. Have used this planter on a 3 point hitch Kubota, but, I think it would be a lot more fun on my Cub.....

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby feg7846 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:56 pm

1 Sarge: On second look, I see how it is hooked up. The chain attaches to the lift arm on the lift and to the frame work of the Cub

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby 1Sarge » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:07 pm

Yes, the chain is attached to the rear lift arm. I can get more and maybe better pictures tomorrow if you would like. As you figure out how you can mount yours, try to keep the planter as close to the tractor as possible and still have safe and ample clearance between the two. This I’ll make it easier to lift.

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Re: Cub with JD 71 planter

Postby feg7846 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:02 pm

1 Sarge: Thank you sir. Yep, some more pictures will be appreciated. Yeah, I know I will have to keep it pretty close.
Your picture helped a lot. I have a couple of drawbars, so right now, I am thinking about using a reversed draw bar.


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