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!!
Hey, no offense intended If it is working for you, go for it. 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.