Installing 3 point Hitch on Model 73 Narrow Front Cub Cadet

Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:52 am

This comes under the "I must be dumber than dirt" category, BUT, I can't figure out how you slide the bar, with the block mounted to it, through the right side rear opening to hook it up to the lift? I've tried pushing the bar through first...but I can't put the block on it...not enough room in the frame. DOES ANYONE HAVE A 3 POINT INSTALLATION MANUAL THAT THEY CAN EMAIL ME A COPY OF?

THANKS Guys !!!
'Country' "I can't be as bright as I once looked" Elliott

Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:05 pm

Country, it will not go through there with the front pivot block installed. The block must be installed after you get the lift bar in place. It is not easy, but if you remove the two carriage bolts that mount the ratchet for the tractor lift arm to the frame rail (nuts are on the outside of the frame rail), it becomes easier to put the block on the lift rod and to get in there with some needlenose pliers to install the cotter key that holds the lift bar on. It's almost a job for a young, limber, double jointed, snot-nose kid rather than us more "mature" individuals that have been 39 for awhile, but with enough grunts, groans, and name calling, we can do it. And believe me, those parts are know by a lot of different names, most of which are not suitable for print.

Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:27 pm

Hey Paul...MANY THANKS MY FRIEND !!! The hardest part of this job seems to be fitting MY FRAME under the Cub Cadet's FRAME.; You're so right about the name callin' My wife heard my explatives all the way from my garage!

GREAT to hear from you Paul...I lost all my email addresses to a virus last Spring. If you wouldn't mind...I've got a question or two I'd like to email you directly about. Mine is

MANY, MANY THANKS TO Paul Bell "Cub Cadet Commander&quo

Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:18 pm

Paul was right on the money about my 3 point hitch installation. With his suggestions it was almost "easy"! THANKS AGAIN Paul...You Tha' Man!