Plowing last year (1st cub winter) was a waste since even a gradual incline was too slippery. Since my Willys plow Jeep broke an axle before Christmas, I decided to put chains on the cub and see what happened. I ordered 8x24 standard chains from http://www.tirechains
. Easy to put on, only 15 minutes or so. Last night was the first good test with some nice areas of drifted snow 3' deep or more. Ahhhhh Pushed right through it, no hesitation at all. Also, most of you weather watchers know that upstate NY saw some cold temps last week (next few days as well). Low was -24 at my house Friday AM - a new record for the house. Anyhow, the night before, the cub started no problem at -10. Of course I stalled it trying to run the hydraulics before it was warmed up, but it does start fine with a well tuned 6 volt system - and it had not been started in about 10 days prior. Looks like the cub will make a fine backup plow system. I do wish I had a power angle on it and also a float position and also wider wings....... Anyone ever put a homemade extension on the plow blade?
Since I got my cub Thanksgiving 2002, I have collected a single bottom plow, tandem disk harrow, sickle mower, Mott flail mower, grader blade, and a wagon. Love it, really cuts down on my work around the house. have not tried the Mott mower yet - looks like a real bear to hookup and the grass got too long for it before I could get it on last year. Also have rebuilt carb/starter/generator, run new wires and fuel lines. Really need to add some red paint.
Throught I would share my fun and success since everything I know about and have done to this tractor has come from reading what you folks write.