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Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby rfmsr2 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:27 am

is that lift arm (with 2 arms) a factory part or is something that someone made to fit their needs

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Re: Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby Dennis » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:14 am

FYI: Question is in reference to this old topic:
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Re: Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:52 pm

rfmsr2 wrote:is that lift arm (with 2 arms) a factory part or is something that someone made to fit their needs

It's factory, it came out with the fast hitch. Guys have welded on the arm, but that arrangement might not be as strong as the cross shaft is smaller in diameter than the fast hitch version.
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Re: Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby Glen » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:34 pm

Hi,
The arm for the spring was added in late 1954, when the Fast Hitch came out.
I think all Touch Controls after that have the arm.

Below are pics from TM Tractor of the rockshafts without and with the arm.
The arms are thicker material on the newer rockshaft also.

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... rm_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... rm_001.htm

The pics below show the bearings, and it says the size of the shafts. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... r1_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/ghy ... r2_001.htm

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Re: Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby rfmsr2 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:20 am

can I upgrade to the larger shaft? is it possible to put it on a 53 Cub? looks like the shaft barring's have the same bolt hole pattern
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Re: Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:09 am

Yes. You will need the rockshaft and both bearings, as well as the rod guide bracket that bolts between the fender and transmission.
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Re: Fast Hitch Helper Spring Question

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:44 am

You might try listing a request on the VINE. There are probably a lot of folks who don't use that spring assist or need the 2nd arm on the rockshaft, and would be willing to trade it out with yours...would probably need to sweeten the deal for the hassle, but maybe someone has their tractor already disassembled.

Or contact one of the salvage yards like JP Tractors or Jason at DuFour Tractor.
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