Re: How do you keep your Cub starting up when its cold?

Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:55 pm

Mortgaged wrote:Nice Videos! I especially like how you took the time to go over the safety items first. Especially making sure the tractor is in neutral before cranking.
Jim is getting old and it takes him a lot longer to heal up after being run over than it used to, so he is very careful. :lol:

Re: How do you keep your Cub starting up when its cold?

Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:40 pm

[/quote]Jim is getting old and it takes him a lot longer to heal up after being run over than it used to :lol:[/quote]
Where I used to work one of the "summer help" with no farm background started a key start cub without "shaking hands" with the gearshift. Near as I can figure, once the tractor lurched forward, he spun around to attempt a rolling mount. Once it got hold of his foot it was all over. Fortunately he was a large and strong boy who wasn't a whiner or the son of a lawyer. He had tire tracks up his right leg and across his chest to his left shoulder. He didn't do much work the rest of the day, but seemed OK after the weekend. I don't know if he knew how lucky he was it missed private parts, stomach, neck and head. He literally looked like he'd been run over by a tractor. His white "T" shirt looked the worst, with clear tread marks and holes on the back were his shoulder blades dug into the cement.

Re: How do you keep your Cub starting up when its cold?

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:20 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
Bigdog said, having the timing set properly is the key to safe crank starting. I try to follow the rule of never crank starting anything I don't own.


A good friend of mine several years ago was at an antique construction show when an (older) guy couldn't crank start his R2 CAT. my friend, being 25 at the time, full of the exuberance and strength of youth and a lover of all things CAT, jumped right in and cranked it for him. It kicked back and shattered his arm! A year later he was 85 percent healed and told that was probably as good as it was going to get! it has not improved, unfortunately.

so if I don't own it, or didn't time it, and I don't personally know and trust the person who rebuilt the mag, I won't crank it either.