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Bush hog

Postby wessmiller » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:05 pm

:help: I have a 1949 Farmall Cub wondering will it work a 4 ft bush hog thank you for any help Wes

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Re: Bush hog

Postby coppersmythe » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:42 pm

It should , IF it were made to use with a cub tractor . cubs have some peculiar differences to other tractors . rpm's to the mower are higher , and direction of rotation can be a problem on non-cub implements . what kind of bushog would you consider using ? coppersmythe.........................
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Re: Bush hog

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:58 pm

coppersmythe wrote:It should , IF it were made to use with a cub tractor . cubs have some peculiar differences to other tractors . rpm's to the mower are higher , and direction of rotation can be a problem on non-cub implements . what kind of bushog would you consider using . coppersmythe.........................
And the PTO drive line is offset from center about 15 inches to the left. No "live PTO" either.

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Re: Bush hog

Postby inairam » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:01 am

The C-2 mower which is for the Cub is not exactly a brush hog but it is close. It is a bit of a crossover more than a finish mower but not quite a full brush hog.

You may be better served with a tow behind mower. The Cub does not have a great deal of power and if your plans are to go after very deep thick brush you will not get very far.
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Re: Bush hog

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:27 am

The cub would probably do fine with a 4' brush hog if you worked slowly (1/2 bites in the tall stuff) or did multiple passes.
Hub City built a PTO gearbox for the cub that could convert the PTO to a standard 540 RPM that turns the right direction.

Got more info on what you are looking to mow down and what brush hog you are planning to use?
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Re: Bush hog

Postby tmays » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:55 am

wessmiller wrote::help: I have a 1949 Farmall Cub wondering will it work a 4 ft bush hog thank you for any help Wes

If it’s not made for a cub, then you’ll have issues. Would require three points hitch or other modifications to attach. As mentioned, cub pto spins at engine speed and turns the wrong way. Which means the reducer/reverse unit as mentioned. Overall, very pricey just to hook the mower up to the cub. You’d be better served getting a unit made for the cub
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Re: Bush hog

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:00 am

I have a BUSH HOG (brand) Model 412 that does a decent job mowing small brush and weeds, etc. The manual info is available at Quick Links tab above. They are hard to find in decent condition.

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Re: Bush hog

Postby wrink3 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:27 am

I use a Swisher Roughcut. It uses a B&S motor for power, mine is a 44" version with the two wheels, bush hog type swinging heavy blades, and it does pretty well. DR also has a similar product line as do a couple of other companies. You can use many "heavy" ATV implements pretty well with cubs but they won't have the same ambience as older implements made for Cubs--nor as likely to be badly worn when you buy them and parts are available. The little tractors are fun to drive pretty much regardless of what you're pulling.

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Re: Bush hog

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:29 am

wessmiller wrote::help: I have a 1949 Farmall Cub wondering will it work a 4 ft bush hog thank you for any help Wes
Maybe. Other guys have pointed out some potential problems.

I have a standard Cub and a 154 numbered Cub with creeper. Both work well if I keep the grass clipped. But they are not worth the time and effort in mowing tall grass, as in the pasture. And neither Cub or their mower decks are built for brush hogging. For clipping taller pasture grass I use a bigger tractor and a 5 foot trailer type mower/brush hog.

I do use the 154 to trim grass under black walnuts in the pasture prior to nut harvest. Initially it's very slow going, creeper engaged, multiple passes, each time lowering the deck. Once mowed down, come back every week and mow until after walnut harvest.
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Re: Bush hog

Postby wessmiller » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:25 am

Thank you everybody I really appreciate all the help you guys are giving me is a very good forum a very knowledgeable people thank you all very much God bless
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Re: Bush hog

Postby wessmiller » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:30 am

outdoors4evr wrote:The cub would probably do fine with a 4' brush hog if you worked slowly (1/2 bites in the tall stuff) or did multiple passes.
Hub City built a PTO gearbox for the cub that could convert the PTO to a standard 540 RPM that turns the right direction.

Got more info on what you are looking to mow down and what brush hog you are planning to use?

Just about 3acres of field

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Re: Bush hog

Postby Waif » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:57 pm

A tow behind brush hog with it's own engine would be fine.
I run a 42 inch belly mower with hog blades that does alright , if you take it easy. Mows three foot fallow field good ,but if it gets heavy/boggy then a smaller swath is taken.
Due to p.t.o. and foot clutch activation of it ...starting means a clear area before getting blade r.p.m.'s up enough to hit brush. And I have stalled it out a couple times on brush . That means disengaging the p.t.o. and getting off brush to restart ,gain r.p.m. and hit it again.

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Re: Bush hog

Postby coppersmythe » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:29 pm

I've run a long stripe with a 42" mower ( I WONT CALL IT A BUSH HOG , jeesh ) , and have cut 2 acres with "weeds" and thistles even with the top of my head as i am riding a fcub . The mower deck was raised and i had to make two passes to get it right . i'm always impressed with what a cub WILL do . BUT , i am not using a $20,000.00 + , 40+ HP tractor either . " a man has to know his limitations " 8) coppersmythe...........................


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