Woods mower ID--info needed

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Woods mower ID--info needed

Postby jimkeesl » Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:35 pm

Have what looks like a Woods mower (3-blade) on a Cub---but no mower nameplate or label or other ID that I can see. Where's the nameplate usually found?

Next time I'm working under it I'll at least measure the overall cutting
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Postby BillWms01 » Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:22 am

I believe the nameplate on mine is on the PTO/belt guard that covers the tractor PTO. If it's got three blades, it's probably in the 59 family.
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Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:37 am

IH has a mower that is also a 3-blade 59" deck, and looks very similar to the Woods. From what I've seen, there is a minor difference in the mounting:

If you have a round pipe running from the middle of the deck back between the final drives, and there are two flat straps connected to the deck via pivot pins, it's a Woods mower.

If you have no round pipe, and the two flat straps are rigidly mounted to the deck, it's an IH.

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Postby Rudi » Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:05 pm


The Manual Server has the Owner's Manuals for the IH series decks and the Wood series decks as well. That should help in id'ing what you have.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:25 pm

If I remember correctly (actually happened once) the Woods 59 inch uses a songle belt to run all 3 pulleys, but the IH?Danco has seperate belts and the outer arbors are in slots to adjust the blade belt tension.
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Postby Bermuda Ken » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:53 am

As John eludes to, the easiest way to ID an Woods deck from an IH, is the belt. Woods mowers use a single belt, IH mowers use 3 seperate V-belts. Count the belts to get the ID right.
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