The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

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The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby J3 Driver » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:38 am

My son was very surprised Christmas morning.

After opening his smaller stuff his grandparents came down to visit. The he went to leave with them and I opens the garage door. He was surprised to see a fast hitch for his cub.

First though before installing it he had to change the rear tire tread width.

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Then I made him read the manual and install it. I did help him lift it into place

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Ready for warmer drier weather.
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Cubs are awesome teaching tools and handy little tractors.

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby ricky racer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:08 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That's a Christmas present that keeps on giving!!
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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby k0rpl » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:18 pm

This is Awesome. Are you accepting Petitions for Adoption???


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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby J3 Driver » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:55 pm

k0rpl wrote:This is Awesome. Are you accepting Petitions for Adoption???


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I’m sorry one tractor loving kid is all I can afford. He stealing my tractor funds from me.

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:46 pm

After 40 years in law enforcement, it does my heart good to see a young man with short hair and something other than a cell phone in his hand. Obviously his parents are to blame, and they should be proud of their efforts.

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:56 am

Grizz wrote:After 40 years in law enforcement, it does my heart good to see a young man with short hair and something other than a cell phone in his hand. Obviously his parents are to blame, and they should be proud of their efforts.

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Couldn't agree more. Congratulations to his parents.
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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby T-Mo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:33 am

I know it's been said here that you need to move the rear thread in the wide position to install a fast hitch, but I was able to install mine with the rear wheels in the narrow position.
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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby Slim140 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:47 am

T-Mo wrote:I know it's been said here that you need to move the rear thread in the wide position to install a fast hitch, but I was able to install mine with the rear wheels in the narrow position.

You can’t get the adjusting handle between the tire and fender if it’s in the narrowest position. Your wheel is on the outside of your center, you can see it in the photo you posted.
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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby Peter Person » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:57 am

T-Mo wrote:I know it's been said here that you need to move the rear thread in the wide position to install a fast hitch, but I was able to install mine with the rear wheels in the narrow position.


Definitely easier if the tire width is wider or with one removed (chock the front axle) but can be done with the wheels in the narrow width, at least with the Level Style Depth Adjuster. I like Don McCombs method of breaking the FH down into pieces and putting it together on the tractor, much easier doing it solo.

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Grizz wrote:After 40 years in law enforcement, it does my heart good to see a young man with short hair and something other than a cell phone in his hand. Obviously his parents are to blame, and they should be proud of their efforts.

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Couldn't agree more. Congratulations to his parents.


Ditto...it's called parental involvement in our childrens' lives, doing things together, teaching them, exploring new things, finding out their "bent", giving them chores and other responsibilities that are important and holding them accountable, telling them and demonstrating to them that they are not just a "check mark" in our own lives but a great joy to our hearts - even when they mess up.

Keith - just keep doing what you're doing with your son. At some point he may lose interest in tractors, but he won't lose interest in being with you. Just be ready to participate with him in what he may take an interest in....as long as it's legal and using what's between his ears! :lol:

Happy New Year,
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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby 2wheelsadam » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:51 am

That's awesome. Lucky kid. :D

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby J3 Driver » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:01 am

Peter Person wrote:Grizz

Couldn't agree more. Congratulations to his parents.[/quote]

Ditto...it's called parental involvement in our childrens' lives, doing things together, teaching them, exploring new things, finding out their "bent", giving them chores and other responsibilities that are important and holding them accountable, telling them and demonstrating to them that they are not just a "check mark" in our own lives but a great joy to our hearts - even when they mess up.

Keith - just keep doing what you're doing with your son. At some point he may lose interest in tractors, but he won't lose interest in being with you. Just be ready to participate with him in what he may take an interest in....as long as it's legal and using what's between his ears! :lol:

Happy New Year,
Peter[/quote]

Thanks guys. Means a lot. This kid has the bug though. And has it bad. I won’t say he doesn’t spend time on an iPad or my phone. But when he is he’s scouring Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for more tractors.

Poor kid. I help him with his addiction as much as I can. Yesterday he was going listing all the implements he “needs” now.

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:34 pm

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This picture brought back a memory of another picture, me 65 years ago at the age of 5. Of course my chances of turning that wheel clamp bolt with that short factory wrench was somewhere between small and nonexistent.

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby T-Mo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:14 pm

Shane Nelson wrote:
T-Mo wrote:I know it's been said here that you need to move the rear thread in the wide position to install a fast hitch, but I was able to install mine with the rear wheels in the narrow position.

You can’t get the adjusting handle between the tire and fender if it’s in the narrowest position. Your wheel is on the outside of your center, you can see it in the photo you posted.


For a while there, I was lost on what you were saying, but after measuring my rear wheels again, and checking the manual, I understand now. Narrowest would be 40 inches with the lugs on the inside, tires in, discs in, and mine is 44 inches, which is the narrowest it can be with the lugs on the outside, discs in, or something like that.

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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby Glen » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:40 pm

Hi,
Nice looking Fast Hitch. :)

The 40" wheel spacing is the narrowest in the rear wheel spacing pic in the Cub owner's manual.
The 44" spacing is the next wider position, and makes the Cub more stable.
Those are the only 2 positions shown with the wheel disc turned in.

There are wider positions with the wheel disc turned out.
Below is the page from the Cub owner's manual with the rear wheel spacings, it is the right rear wheel in the drawing.
The 44" position is shown above the tire in the pic.
They show the lugs on the rims go on the outside of the wheel disc, when the wheel disc is facing in.
They show the lugs being on either side of the disc, when the disc is facing out. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... e%2059.jpg

For anyone that has not changed widths before, with ag rear tires, say to go from 40" to 44", you have to change sides with the wheel rims and tires, removing the 4 bolts that hold the rim to the disc, leaving the wheel discs where they are. Then the tire tread should be facing ahead, if it was before.

It is safer to use the wedges at the front axle pivot when removing rear wheels.

If the Cub has an adjustable front axle, it can be adjusted to match the rear spacing, but they are sometimes hard to move, they get rusted in place.
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Re: The Kiddo’s Christmas Present.

Postby Stanton » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:01 pm

J3 Driver wrote:I’m sorry one tractor loving kid is all I can afford. He stealing my tractor funds from me.


Oh, I wouldn't call it "stealing" so much as an investment in the present that pays dividends in the future. :wink:
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