Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

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Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby TonyTractor » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:01 am

My '48 cub does not have a fast hitch. Is there any drawing, ideas or pictures of a 'rig' that will be comparable to a fast hitch platform carrier?
I am not looking to lift very heavy loads but would like to have to ability to haul some garden soil, brush, firewood etc.
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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:27 am

Two wheeled trailer.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:30 am

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11943
You might also search for a platform carrier made by Kodiak.
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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby TonyTractor » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:42 pm

Thanks guys I do appreciate it.
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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:02 pm

I made a poor man's hitch:

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102282

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and then mounted an ordinary foldable hitch carrier. Since it's a regular 2" hitch you can mount any 2" hitch mount accessory, including a ball hitch and ATV accessories such as a yard rake etc.

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I added a small tow bar underneath to make it easy to tow the yard wagon or the mini haywagon without removing the carrier. Take note of the hitch clamp in this photo. I recommend a hitch clamp for any 2"" hitch. It removes that annoying clunking and tightens up any play in the hitch. I use one on all my vehicles.

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Even mount a planter.

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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby Brandon Webb » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:21 pm

I have an original Pittsburg carry lift which was a factory non fast hitch carrier that was built, if I can find pictures of it.

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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby TonyTractor » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:39 pm

thanks Radioguy41, this looks nice.
thanks Brandon, would like to see the Pittsburg lift if you find pics
Seems like $500 is the going rate for a fast hitch, not to mention shipping or road trip.
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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby ricky racer » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:09 pm

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Re: Platform carrier w/out fast hitch?

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:44 am

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