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Fast hitch flail mower question

Postby Fordman » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:55 pm

Hello, was wondering if anyone has had any problems with the front end of their tractor being too light when hooked to a fast hitch flail mower? Any issues when going up slight hills with the front end of the tractor coming up? I have a set of front weights but they don't really seem heavy enough. I was watching a video of one on a low boy and it seemed that when ever the driver went forward from a stop, the front wheels came off the ground a bit. This would be going on a 1958 fcub. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Re: Fast hitch flail mower question

Postby tst » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:16 pm

put wheel weights on the front, problem solved

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Re: Fast hitch flail mower question

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:39 am

The Loboy would be more nose light, due to the rear wheels being farther forward. Tim's probably right, a set of front weights should prevent the problem on an F-Cub.

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Re: Fast hitch flail mower question

Postby Eugene » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:52 am

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83912&hilit=tool+bar+weight

Above link, adding additional weight to Cub's front end.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Fast hitch flail mower question

Postby Gary S. » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:37 pm

Only does it with the mower up right? So if your cutting,not a problem. Traveling up a hill same thing lower the mower

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Re: Fast hitch flail mower question

Postby Fordman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:06 pm

:roll: Thanks for the replies guys. I bought one today and when I posted this, I didn't realize that there was a roller that sat on the ground. Now it all makes sense


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