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Not a good day plowing snow.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:57 pm

Running full throttle in second when I hit a frozen in rock and the spring didn't trip. Quite a ride, the jolt raised the front wheels about 8 inches off the ground. I had noticed earlier that the adjustment was somewhat tight, and had been occasionally giving the tension nuts on the spring a shot of Kroil, planning to back them off some when I removed it in the spring. Guess I should have done it sooner. Just what I need, something else to work on.


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Postby Former Member » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:06 pm

ouch! :shock: I hope you had your seatbelt on.

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Postby Harold R » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:09 pm

That hurt just looking at it. :shock: :shock: Did you get cozy with the steering wheel?
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Postby XFARMA » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:13 pm

John, I feel your pain, hopefully you didn't get hurt, sometimes those experiences can get you up close and personal with the steering wheel. Looks like that will be more than a 5 min. fix. Maybe you won't get any more snow till Dec. that will give you time to get it fixed. Good luck. Chuck
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Postby Pony Master » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:15 pm

That looks rather painful. I am not happy to hear about your incident, but am glad to know that I am not the only one having problems. :?
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NOT A GOOD DAY PLOWING SNOW

Postby 48 BARNEY CUB » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:17 pm

JOHN YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS YOU'LL HAVE HER FIXED IN NO TIME
HOPE YOU DIDN'T GET HURT BUT I BET IT MADE YOUR EYES SPIN :crazyline:

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:18 pm

I have been plowing snow for nearly 20 years with that cub, though not with that blade. I plow 3/4 to 1 mile of roads, and sometimes in 3rd gear, and have developed the habit of riding with my left foot about an inch above the clutch, and both hands with a good grip on the steering wheel, so no problems anywhere except the broken casting. I just took the front blade off and finished with the belly blade. Maybe I won't need to plow much more snow this year. guess I need to check with Ralph and JP for another torque tube, and then have my own Cubfest when it warms up. Looks like I better get some more Percoset.
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Postby Bigdog » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:28 pm

John - that has the makings of a Woodson Ridge Cubfest project.
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Postby Pony Master » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:33 pm

There is a guy in Villa Ridge Missouri that would have a torque tube if you were looking for something close. Hopefully that will not be all that bad to change. I had mine split today and it is back together and ready to plow snow again.
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Postby KETCHAM » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:42 pm

Double ouch!!!Wish we had snow here to plow.Sorry to see that busted casting.Kevin :cry: :cry:
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Postby George Willer » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:46 pm

I have a spare torque tube for you if Cub Express can get it to you.
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Postby bob in CT » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:50 pm

Ditto on the ouches. I did learn a good lesson on that spring adjustment, though. I am sorry you are not down the road otherwise I would pitch in and your biggest worry would be arranging a comfortable chair to supervise.

I just pulled my torque tube today from my 77 so I can clean and strip it for paint. Big difference between a "want" and "HAVE" to do job though...

Glad to hear you are not hurt. Tractors are easier to fix than people.

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Ouch!

Postby Joe Malinowski » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:07 pm

Wow John glad you didn't hurt anything attached to your body. Great reason for a cubfest for sure. Spring is going to be here soon.
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Postby PageRob » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:22 pm

Yikes! Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it'll be back in one running piece soon. Glad you're alright.
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Postby Chris Todd » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:24 pm

Looks like a good excuse to have a mini cub fest at Johns place? A good cause and a chance for John to show off his new "digs" If I lived closer I would help lead the charge. :idea:
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