Cadet 100 and a 3 point hitch

Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:43 pm

Good day everyone; I recently purchased a tiller to mount on my 100. I also bought a 3 point hitch for the 100. Today I spent the good part of this morning trying to install the 3 point hitch, without success! The main culprit is the lift bar, I can not figure out how to mount the lift bar to the pivot point without taking the tractor apart. It is impossible to replace the cotter pin with everything in place. What am I missing? Or do you have to disassemble part of the tractor to mount this hitch? Your help will be much appreciated.:D

Take care,

Re: Cadet 100 and a 3 point hitch

Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:31 pm

Not sure if you have the manual or not, but here it is:

No, you dont have to disassemble anything.

By reading through the manual, it sounds like you need to attach the lift bar to the attaching plate and install the cotter pin before bolting the attaching plate to the lift lever on the tractor. That's probably the trick, you just got ahead of yourself by bolting the attaching plate in place first.

Good luck!

Re: Cadet 100 and a 3 point hitch

Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:17 pm

Hey Bill, I tried that, but it would not fit through the inside channel. I will have to try again Friday. Thanks for the help.


Re: Cadet 100 and a 3 point hitch

Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:43 pm

I believe you have to slide the lift arm up through the channel, then attach the arm to the attachment block, install the pin, then bolt the attachment block to the lift rod.

Re: Cadet 100 and a 3 point hitch

Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:12 pm

This can be tuff. If your standing behind the 100, the lower right bolt that holds the seat spring base to the frame.....I found it helpful to back that out......if you have a long 3/8ths bolt in there , it really limits the space the long bar has up and down. Use a shorter one if possible.

Next, I had stubborn luck using a long pair of needle nose pliers to get the pin in the pivot block. A skinny screw driver from either the top of the tractor near the implement lift stop, or at a point under the tractor you can bend the pin over just enough so it don't fall out. Try not to tighten the two cap screws that hold the pivot block...just get them started as to allow movement to get the pin in the hole. Then tighten up the two cap screws, and install the opposite end of the bar...bushing, washer, and bolt once the lift is mounted to the back of the tractor.

It is challenging, but it does come together!

Re: Cadet 100 and a 3 point hitch

Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:10 pm

If I remember correctly the two screws go through the pivot block into the long flat lift rod. It all just fits between the lever and the frame it's tight. It's so tight this pivot will work with the pin left out.
Note, the tiller is very hard to lift. The assist spring setup is needed.