Attaching the Fast Hitch

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Attaching the Fast Hitch

Postby Bean2300 » Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:10 pm

I recently acquired a 53' Farmall Cub and it came with a fast hitch, not attached. I am looking to make sure I have everything that I need for it and try to attach it. I know the fast hitch came out in mid 1953 and not sure if my Cub will be able to take it, but I want to try. I have the manuals and they are a bit lacking on how to actually set it up on the tractor. I can't seem to find any videos or good pictures either, which is odd. Can anyone send a good slow video or a bunch of pictures of their setup? Help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Attaching the Fast Hitch

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:22 pm

Welcome to the forum. Try Forum Sponsor TM Tractor website and scroll down the list to the Fast Hitch on a tractor pictures. Maybe you can find what you need. This link should take you there: http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/gim_001.htm
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Re: Attaching the Fast Hitch

Postby tst » Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:55 pm

FH fits all cubs, make sure you have the helper spring and rod and the late style TC Rockshaft setup with the 2 arms on the left side to attach the helper spring & rod too

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Re: Attaching the Fast Hitch

Postby Peter Person » Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:17 am

tst wrote:FH fits all cubs, make sure you have the helper spring and rod and the late style TC Rockshaft setup with the 2 arms on the left side to attach the helper spring & rod too


…and the fender reinforcement for the helper spring rod guide.
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Re: Attaching the Fast Hitch

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:30 am

The Cub Fast Hitch was introduced with the 1955 model year.

I have found that removing the pull bar and lifting links makes the hitch easier to install, especially if you are doing it by yourself. That leaves you with just the brackets, bale and rockshaft to lift and maneuver. A helper makes it go much smoother.
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Re: Attaching the Fast Hitch

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:45 pm

This may be a bit of a controversial opinion, but the helper spring is not ABSOLUTELY necessary, at least not initially.

If you are installing the hitch to get it up off the floor and out of your way, and your tractor doesn't have the extra arm on the hydraulic lift to connect the helper spring, you can leave it off, and even still use the hitch for certain jobs. About the only things you really don't want to do is try to lift anything heavier than a 100-150lbs. Pulling a plow is all right.


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