Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

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Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby Plywud » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:36 am

Just found a 54A blade for my 48 Cub, this one does not have the spring supported connection between the frame and the touch control lift system. It will be mounted as a center mount implement, and used mostly for grading and moving dirt around. It looks like the spring configuration was added in later years, is this a worthwhile upgrade over what I have?

Thanks for your help

RJ

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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:42 am

Are you talking about the assembly, on the right, in this photo from TM Tractor Parts?

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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby inairam » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:15 am

There is the 54 and the 54A. 54 http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim ... et_001.htm 54A http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim ... et_001.htm

You will need a few parts to make that work. It probably would be easier to buy a 54A. I have a 54 and have not used it. IT is more rigid which I guess will do be harder on the blade and the Cub but I do not have first-hand knowledge.
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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby Plywud » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:47 am

I stand corrected, mine is a 54 grader, and my question is, is it worth it to invest in the upgrade parts to the model 54A? Specifically, the spring attachment for the touch control. I will be using it alot for ground work, and if the upgrade makes that work easier on me and the cub, I would be willing to make that change. I have an M and a box blade for the heavy lifting, but thought the cub and the 54 would be much better for the finish work,

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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby SONNY » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:33 am

The cub blades that my neighbor and I have are hooked direct to the lift arms. We want them solid !---otherwise they will just ride up over the dirt. --- its not gonna hurt the cub any! He uses his to spread rock on his 5 acre bin site/machine shed parking area. Carry rock around in bubcat bucket and dump in piles----hit it with the cubs and perfectly level.

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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:37 am

I use a 54 blade for grading work with no issues. So, to answer your question, save your money and use what you have.

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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby Plywud » Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:49 pm

Thank you Gentlemen

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Re: Cub 54 A Leveling Blade

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:59 pm

If your just plowing snow you can get by with it hanging on a short length of chain. If fact hanging from a chain allows the blade to float better.
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