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Postby Ike » Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:03 pm

Joker555 wrote:OK You Guys You have me convinced!! I really should appreciate the cub for what it can do and not how much I want it to do. I guess I thought 3rd gear was great while cuttin grass,although it did beat me to death while cuttin.
I mean, I can actually get a good clean cut in 3rd gear......I just think that somewhere in between 2nd and third would be OK.

I'm not tryin to say anything bad about the cub because I would not own 2 of them if I did not like them.
But I will respect what ya'll are saying about the speed thing!!


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Hey, no offense intended :!: If it is working for you, go for it. :D I agree that it would have been great if a lot of the old tractors had been designed with a wider spread of gearing. The listed speeds for my '38 M-H 101 are 2.4, 3.36, 4.5, and 17.3 mph. Talk about a jump betwen 3rd and 4th! I guess the engineers finally figured it out in later years.

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Postby Jim Becker » Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:37 pm

Joker555 wrote:I can actually get a good clean cut in 3rd gear......I just think that somewhere in between 2nd and third would be OK.


There were 2 different versions of 2nd speed. You didn't mention the age of your tractors so I don't know if you have the faster or slower. In 1955, 2nd was slowed down by about 9%.
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Postby Jeff M » Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:46 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:
Joker555 wrote:....I just think that somewhere in between 2nd and third would be OK.
I agree it would be nice, but personally I would rather have a gear about 1/2 the speed of first,.


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Postby Jack Donovan » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:24 pm

I thought that at one time, George W had mentioned that the lowboys had different gear speeds? "Jack"
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Postby Jim Becker » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:00 pm

Same difference as what I said about earlier/later Farmalls. The Farmalls changed when the Lo-Boy came out.
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Postby HART » Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:55 pm

I TOO SOMETIMES WISH A SPEED JUST A LITTLE FASTER THAN 2ND. WOULD BE JUST RIGHT ON MY WIDE OPEN AREAS (NO TREES, ETC; ).
I HAVE 12 ACRES TO MOW AND GET IN A HURRY AT TIMES. I DO MOW 2/12CRES IN AN HOUR AND 10. MINS. IN 2ND.THOUGH.

THAT BRINGS UP A QUESTION: IF I MOW ALMOST MAXIMUM IN 2ND. IS THERE ANY DANGER OF BLOWING THE ENGINE? SHOULD I REDUCE THE SPEED ONCE IN AWHILE. ALSO THE TEETH IN THE THROTTLE PLATE ARE
WORN AND HARD TO KEEP THROTTLE ROD ENGAGED. ANY IDEAS ON WAY TO FIX ??
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Postby Bigdog » Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:46 pm

Hart, the C-60 will run all day long at max rpms. Take a look at the throttle arm as well as the quadrant teeth. If the lip on the throttle arm is grooved & worn it can be welded up and ground back into shape. The teeth on the quadrant plate can be filed a little deeper with a triangular file to increase engagement.
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Postby LARRY BALL » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:36 pm

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:23 am

Dogman wrote:Hart or buy a one new


That doesn't always solve the problem. The last new one I bought the edges of the teeth were rounded and a goo lever woud still slip. Out came the Dremel, for a little reshaping.

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Postby Joker555 » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:54 pm

:D
Just to let you guys know>>>>>

My 69 CUB did great this weekend with this cool weather we are getting these past few days!!

I actually cut the same amount as my neighbor with her green John Deere.

$10'000 ztr

Hope all you guys fromSouth Florida are OK!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Brockway » Sat Aug 14, 2004 11:48 pm

Jim,does that mean I can put 2nd gear from my 52 in my 57 and have faster 2nd gear?Will they interchange?
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:36 am

You also have to change the gear it engages.
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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:49 am

As John said, you can do it as long as you change the pair of gears. Separate question as to whether you will notice maybe a quarter MPH speed difference.
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