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Re: Woods 59 stabilizing

Postby Randy Tuura (RWT) » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:36 pm

I saw a photo of someone's Woods 59 where they had the gauge wheels mounted on the outside edges of the mower. They put the wheel brackets in the holes used by the skids. Looks kinda corny that way and maybe outboard wheels like that would cause windrows, but my ground is so rough I'm considering moving them to the outside. Also, positioned that way there would be NO interference with the front tractor tires when backing.
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Re: Woods 59 stabilizing

Postby Smokeycub » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:58 pm

Hey there Mike, It was good to meet you and the other guys at Bills cub house Friday. I enjoyed the evening very much, and dinner was great! :D Thanks Bill! I think because of it being the older style deck I (59-C1 or C2 with the large round shaft that slides through the bracket on the mule drive) it's meant to swivel in the center to pretty much any angle it wants to, bushings or otherwise. Bushings in the guide arms will help keep the deck in better alignment with the tractors wheels though. Glad the gauge wheels helped!
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Re: Woods 59 stabilizing

Postby Groove Critter » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:12 pm

Mike, I too enjoyed the microfest the other night. It was fun meeting with you, Bill and Ray. Dinner was delicious too! - Thanks to chef Jo! The Hudson Cub House is quite well equipped.
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Re: Woods 59 stabilizing

Postby Hengy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:51 pm

Dave... I really apologize for forgetting your handle!!! It was great meeting you, too!!!

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Re: Woods 59 stabilizing

Postby danovercash » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:54 am

Haven't used it a lot, but my woods has front caster wheels and two chains coming down from a bracket attached to the TC.
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Re: Woods 59 stabilizing

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:07 am

If you look at how the Woods is mounted you can see why it would tend to want to seek its own level on a side hill...

In back, it's held by a single pipe in the middle. The side links from the finals to the deck only stabilize it front to back. They're free to pivot up and down independently of each other.

The lift chains are mounted very close to the middle, so they have limited capacity to stabilize the mower.

Casters were the right call in this case.
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