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Cub front bumper. Your opinion is requested. Pic

Postby Redcub » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:52 pm

Yeah, I knew if i posted a pic, that you would look. :hattip:

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I was a good boy this year, and Santa left me a few dollars in my stocking. My property is covered in some nasty brush and we all try to keep our delicate grills out of harms way, but "Horse Pucky" happens.

Has anyone purchased, or built a grill similar to this? Do you like it? Has it been worth your efforts and the cost?
Just another hunk of junk bolted to your Cub? Regrets? Does it make a good battering ram for the pesky salesmen that come to your front door?
If you bought one, did it actually fit your Cub, or require mods to make it fit? I've seen a similar one on a Ford 8N, and it looked nice.

Tell me here, please.

$199 plus $119 for shipping. At that cost, it better be good.

Thanks for your time.
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Postby Redcub » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:55 pm

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Nice job Big Hoss. Cheap to make, looks great.
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Postby CapeCodCubs » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:07 pm

Had one that someone brought it up from VA Cub Fest for me. Sold it to someone who really wanted it. I wouldn’t mind getting another one. Cool look

Bob Perry made a nice set up a few years back. Search
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Postby Slim140 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:29 pm

Here’s one on a late mode Cub near me. I like it, gives it some protection and also looks good.
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Postby Eugene » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:32 pm

I made one from my metal scrap pile that fits over the fiberglass grill on a 154 numbered Cub. Minimal out of pocket cost and it works.
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Postby Gary S. » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:38 pm

If you do end up making one consider adding a receiver for a hitch. 8n's have a provision to mount a ball on theirs which makes maneuvering trailers a breeze.

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Postby Scrivet » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:39 am

I like the idea just not so much the offset look on a Cub. I also guess it depends on what your worry is? Poking something through the radiator, bumping into something, protecting the tie rods, pushing cows out of the way, etc. So that would affect the way it was built, reinforced and attached.
If $320 gets you lower half protection, how much would it cost to cover the full radiator? I think making one to protect against the evil you see lurking would be cheaper and more effective.

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Postby Super A » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:49 am

Back when there were a lot of 35-50 hp tractors still being used for actual farming, (think Jubilee Ford {as bad as I hate to!} MF 135, IH 424, JD 2040, etc.) most of them were equipped with a bumper like this. The on my dad got on his new 424 was made by Hardee, I assume the same company that made bush hogs. Anyway they were more or less to protect the front end from bumping into stuff. Ours has a little "drawbar" on it that you could hook to a wagon if the tongue could come up that high but we've never used it for that.

I honestly don't know if I'd try to pull/push anything with a Cub bumper just because it bolts to the axle, not to the chassis. But that's just my notion.

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Postby SONNY » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:24 pm

IF you go to all the trouble of one, make it cover the whole rad., NOT just look cool, make it actually work or stay out of the brush with it.

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Postby 1541 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:57 pm

This bumper came already installed when I bought the tractor @ an auction. The biggest drawback is that it isn’t aligned correctly to allow you to use the hand crank. It mounts to the implement boss on the bolster.

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Postby Redcub » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:59 pm

All good info guys. Thanks. So far I got these good points:
1) Make sure it really works.
2) Make sure you can still hand crank it.
3) Receiver hitch should be part of it.
4) Might be cheaper and fun to build it.
5) Might be cheaper and fun to not build it.
6) Do not use to push your Mother-in-law.

I found this pic and I really like the idea of installing it. I could then mount the bumper right on it. It would make removing it simple. I just need a little brush protection, nothing like a scene out of the movie "Mad Max".

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I think this is a Barnyard part, is that correct?
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Postby Don McCombs » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:12 pm

Correct.
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Postby Desertcub » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:41 am

Does that receiver mount to the bumper or onto the cub directly? Is there somewhere that sells a receiver that mounts to the front of a cub directly or is it something that needs to be fabricated?

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Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:06 am

The receiver hitch mounts directly to the Cub. They are available from Barnyard. PM him for more info.
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