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Plowing driveway

Postby john2189 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:08 pm

My 49 cub i have the plow mounted up front to plow snow which works great. Now my drive has the normal pot holes. the problem is if I try to fix with the plow mounted out front going forward, it always digs in too deep and it makes it worse. I find its better to just back drag it , but back dragging a 300 foot driveway isnt easy either, cant keep a straight line.. i was thinking on mounting the plow on the draw bar and just drag it. I would use the rear rock shaft to lift it. Has anyone done this before?

I have tried it mounted under the belly, it was better that the front, but still the best id to drag it. Its the fine slag from steel mills

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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby gitractorman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:18 pm

Tell you what, I've done a LOT of grading with a Cub, and you can't beat the plow mounted in the middle position. With it mounted in the front or in back, the length of the tractor makes it want to climb or dig. With it mounted in the middle, you can fine grade really well, and it holds grade really well because it's hanging evenly between the front and rear wheels. Take the plow shoes off when belly-mounting, and take nice, thin little cuts, with the blade angled, and you'll be amazed how well it works!
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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby Urbish » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:26 pm

Be sure to follow the guidance below for setting the attack angle for the cutting edge of the blade. This is done by removing the carriage bolt underneath the plow frame and reinstalling into one of the three available holes.
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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby Urbish » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:47 pm

...and if you don't have it, you can download the manual for the leveling and grader blade from the PDF Manuals section on the forum.

PDF Manuals -> Farmall Cub -> Cub Attachments -> Plows and blades

There are several variants. You can identify your by scrolling down to the Leveling and Grader blade section on TM Tractor's site:
http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/gim_001.htm

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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby ricky racer » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:31 pm

gitractorman wrote:Tell you what, I've done a LOT of grading with a Cub, and you can't beat the plow mounted in the middle position. With it mounted in the front or in back, the length of the tractor makes it want to climb or dig. With it mounted in the middle, you can fine grade really well, and it holds grade really well because it's hanging evenly between the front and rear wheels. Take the plow shoes off when belly-mounting, and take nice, thin little cuts, with the blade angled, and you'll be amazed how well it works!



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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby ricky racer » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:33 pm

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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:23 pm

I mount mine with the left side of the blade one hole higher than the left, this helps to crown the drive. I did this in our Township cemetery last year and had many compliments. I told my wife I was going to use the Twp. tractor with the 8' back blade this year so I could do it in one pass, she said "NO YOU AREN'T, YOUR USING YOUR CUB". Breaks my heart, seat time on the Cub instead of a New Holland! John

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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby john2189 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:08 pm

I will try it in the middle mount again.

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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby SONNY » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:27 pm

I have 1 in the mid mount position, and would never use it on the front again!--under there you can fine grade just like with a real motor grader, ---It does take a good eye AND fast reflex on the lift control, but with practice it comes second nature.--take light cuts and make several passes going in opposite directions to cut/drag the rock! ---You have to run the lift lever constantly up/down.--can't set and forget!! ---- thats where practice comes in!! LOL!!! Try it!! thanks; sonny
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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby Indy4570 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:15 pm

rocks in my drive would break a cub in half....oh...wait.. :shock: I ALREADY DID THAT!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby ricky racer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:46 pm

Indy4570 wrote:rocks in my drive would break a cub in half....oh...wait.. :shock: I ALREADY DID THAT!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby SONNY » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:59 pm

I can loan you this!! never found a rock yet that MOOSE and I couldn't move! LOL!!!


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Thanks; sonny
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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby Indy4570 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:27 pm

SONNY wrote:I can loan you this!! never found a rock yet that MOOSE and I couldn't move! LOL!!!


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Thanks; sonny


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Re: Plowing driveway

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:16 am

:shock: :{_}:
Oooooo......there's this rock out in my pasture I just hit with my mower, and bent the blade...you wouldn't mind stopping by with Moose, would you?! :worthy:


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