Blade install for a woods42 undermount deck

Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:17 pm

Hey! New to the forum, and to tractor ownership. So, on my '48 cub woods mower deck, I am having some issues...What it came with, you have the plate that is attached to the spindle shaft. It has one hole several inches back from the end, in the center of the bar(same on each end). It has another hole about half way towards the end. This hole is off center. I have two blades, one for each side. Then there is a bottom plate, which has the centered hole several inches from the end. It then has two(on each end) slots that starts at an offcenter hole and goes diagonally to the outer edge. For this, there was a bolt, but the bolt would push the bottom plate so that the bolt wasn't really holding the plate at all, and the plate was then offset of the top plate. The blade then was not inline with the plates. Looking from the tip of one blade to the tip of the far blade, looks like a "S". Sorry, not picture at this time, although someone who has seen this would know I am sure. So, what am I missing, or is this correct? And what is the premise of this type of blade set up,ie..what are the blades supposed to do, and what does that outer bolt do?

Appreciate any help!

Re: Blade install for a woods42 undermount deck

Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:09 pm

Welcome to the forum. Enjoy the ride.

I'm not really sure what you are asking, so here is a link to a Woods 42 manual that may help you out.


Re: Blade install for a woods42 undermount deck

Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:07 pm

The blades on a 42 mower do not stick straight out from the end of the blade mounts. There is a block there to prevent one blade from hitting the other. They swing in the other direction so that if you hit something there is some give to them. There should be a pin holding the blades in place. There should be a plate held down by a bolt keeping the pin in place. If you have a bolt holding the pins in place, then I advise getting the proper pins. Mine had bolts holding the blades in place. The rotation of the blades will cause the nut to tighten on the bolt. Previous owner had also placed a washer as a spacer in with the blade. The nut would tighten down enough that the blade had no swing to it. Causes the mower to vibrate if the blades aren't in equal position

Re: Blade install for a woods42 undermount deck

Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:35 pm

G'day to you and congrats :applause: on becoming a new Cub owner :!: .. Be careful, they are very addictive and like other things tend to multiply when you aren't looking :lol:

Bill gave you good advice, check out the Woods Mower Manuals and see which mower you have. Without a pic or a model number we don't have much idea on which mower you do have.

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