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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby Willy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:34 pm

I ended up doing something a bit different than I originally envisioned for the ATV blade. I decided that it would be much better mounted under the engine. So, I put the Universal Mounting Frame for the cultivators back on the front and mounted the blade with a crosspiece bolted to the UMF where the cultivator toolbars go and bolted a 2" hitch receiver to that. I bolted the adapter I made to the blade and slid it into the hitch and pinned it. I also added a couple of locking bolts to the receiver to take out the "slop" and hold it tightly in place.

It got it's "baptism by fire" this afternoon when I got out there and cleaned off both of our driveways of 4" of snow. I'd never bladed snow before, so after getting it stuck a couple of times from trying to push too much snow or going through snow that was piled up too high. It actually worked out better than I thought it would once I figured out what my part was in the operation. The UMF pressure rods help the blade stay in contact with the ground very nicely. I hit a few hard objects and the blade just rode over them. I've got a couple of ideas for improvements, but that's just tweaking it for better performance.

I took several pics with my cell phone out there, but when I got inside, this was the only one that saved. I think my wife took a few more while she was watching me have fun.

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The rear hitch still works great for the platform and pulling the trailer, so it's staying and I haven't heard of any rules saying you can't have two hitches on a Cub. Besides, I've still got to figure out a mowing deck and a boom pole.
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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby ajhbike » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm

If it does the job, it does the job...nice job

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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby Willy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:16 am

Thanks! This whole one point hitch thing is starting to grow on me.
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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby MiCarl » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:36 am

Thinking maybe use chains like ajhbike originally had rather than leveling links.
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I can see where it would be perfect for implements that need to float (like a disc) but not sure about a plow. I'm concerned a plow might twist out of position.

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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby k hutchins » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:52 am

With chains, how would you get any downward pressure if you want to dig deeper with whatever implement you might be using?
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby MiCarl » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:25 am

k hutchins wrote:With chains, how would you get any downward pressure if you want to dig deeper with whatever implement you might be using?


A turning plow doesn't get down pressure, it pulls itself into the soil. It needs to be able to float so it runs at the depth it's set for and to allow it to raise if it hits an obstruction.
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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:49 pm

The hazard with the chains is that there is nothing to restrain whatever is attached from tilting side to side. Think of what would happen if, for example, you had a platform attached and placed something heavy way out to one side. Depending on what you attach, it may not matter. But you need to beware of the possibility.

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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby ajhbike » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:10 pm

As stated earlier, the chains were replaced with 2 adjustable top links so everything is stable. The chains were a prior step in the process.

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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby ajhbike » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:13 pm

I hesitated to post the pic knowing it would get pounced on....but MiCarl...that is why we try things and adjust, right?

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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby Willy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:26 pm

I know I'm bad about putting something together and then after messing with it bit, deciding there's a better way to do it, then changing it up to fit the new idea.
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Re: Cub 3 point hitch ??

Postby ajhbike » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:35 pm

Yep...keep futzing with it, that is where the learning is and the fun


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