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54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Schu » Tue Aug 01, 2023 11:27 am

I have a 1948 Cub with a later model Fast Hitch. Helper spring and screw type height adjustment.
I want to also mount a 54a grader blade. Is this possible?
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 01, 2023 11:44 am

If you want to front mount it, yes. If you want to mid mount it, yes. But, it requires a substitute drawbar to accomplish.

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Schu » Tue Aug 01, 2023 3:04 pm

Looks like I need to search for a substitute drawbar
Anyone have one available?

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Aug 01, 2023 8:53 pm

It's just a piece of flat bar stock with a right angle on each end. Probably a drawing of it in the pdf files or someone can give you the measurements.
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 01, 2023 9:41 pm

This is the substitute drawbar you need to use with the Fast Hitch.

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Aug 02, 2023 1:07 pm

Detailed instructions for mounting and adjustment are in the Owners Manual, Leveling and Grader Blade 54A located in the pdf manuals folder under Quick links tab, top left corner of this page.
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Aug 02, 2023 3:40 pm

There may be some confusion on the detailed views of the triangular bracket in the drawing. One view shows the bracket dimensions and the other view shows the hole dimensions. Only one bracket is used with the substitute drawbar.
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Aug 02, 2023 3:45 pm

Here is a photo of the complete Fast Hitch substitute drawbar to further clarify…

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Schu » Thu Aug 03, 2023 12:01 pm

I very much appreciate the help here.
One of our vendor sponsors had a substitute drawbar in stock.
It is on the way to me now. The blade should be mounted well in time gif the first Minnesota snow.

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Peter Person » Thu Aug 03, 2023 12:49 pm

Schu wrote:I very much appreciate the help here.
One of our vendor sponsors had a substitute drawbar in stock.
It is on the way to me now. The blade should be mounted well in time gif the first Minnesota snow.


Schu,
You only need the Substitute Drawbar to mid-mount the blade on a tractor with Fast Hitch for grading work where you have better control over the blade.
Plowing snow with the blade mid-mounted is not going to work very well.
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Aug 03, 2023 1:51 pm

This is my F-Cub with Fast Hitch set up for plowing snow.
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Barnyard » Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:14 pm

I guess the question is, where are you mounting the blade?
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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Schu » Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:21 pm

Plan is to mid mount the blade. Probably better for snow to front mount. But I will try it this way.

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Peter Person » Thu Aug 03, 2023 5:09 pm

Schu wrote:Plan is to mid mount the blade. Probably better for snow to front mount. But I will try it this way.


Give it a try, then you'll know for yourself. :tractor:

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Re: 54a grader blade with Fast Hitch

Postby Schu » Thu Aug 03, 2023 5:17 pm

Adjustable front axle


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