Woods 42C Blades

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
User avatar
Tezell
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2184
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Zip Code: 39861
Tractors Owned: 51 Cub
"Jacksonville" 53 Cub
"Jackson" 76 Cub
"Louie" 64 Cub Fast Hitch
"Paw Paw"71 Cub Fast
Hitch
"Alvin" 72 Cub
"Ugly" 75 Cub
"Mr. Kirkland" 77 Red Cub
77 Cub "Russell
76 Cub w/fast hitch "Edgar"
76 -IH 185 Cub Lo Boy
John Deere 2003 - 5320
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Jakin Georgia

Woods 42C Blades

Postby Tezell » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:38 am

I have an older mower(serial number 868) and it has the two holes in the blades and are held on(in place) by 3 bolts on each blade. I ordered new blades from my local Woods dealer and they came with a twist. The blades I took off are flat. The parts guy says that the Woods folks are saying that that is the only blade they have for the old style mowers. It does not cut well at all. The cutting edge is higher than back of the blade by about 3/4 of an inch.

Any suggestions? Anyone else had this problem?
"I ain't believing this!"

Papa's Cub
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 263
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:00 am
Zip Code: 31553
Tractors Owned: 1966 Int'l Cub w/mower 2005 Farm-Trac, 7ft Harrows, 1976 Int'l Cub Woods 59-C-2 Turn Plow w/Depth Full set of cultivators, Harrows and complete Planter & Fertilizer unit
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: S/E Georgia

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Papa's Cub » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:13 am

Tezell, I don't have that particular style of woods mower, but, I'd suggest you try an Agri-Supply Store. They advertise that they have hundreds of mower blades. Hope this information helps! Have a safe day. Looks like some of you are in for some bad weather today, Tom.
If you always do what you've always done -- you'll always get what you've always got!

User avatar
Tezell
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2184
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Zip Code: 39861
Tractors Owned: 51 Cub
"Jacksonville" 53 Cub
"Jackson" 76 Cub
"Louie" 64 Cub Fast Hitch
"Paw Paw"71 Cub Fast
Hitch
"Alvin" 72 Cub
"Ugly" 75 Cub
"Mr. Kirkland" 77 Red Cub
77 Cub "Russell
76 Cub w/fast hitch "Edgar"
76 -IH 185 Cub Lo Boy
John Deere 2003 - 5320
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Jakin Georgia

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Tezell » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:18 am

Thanks. I will try that. I am always looking for an excuse to visit the Ag Supply store!

Lot of rain and more coming. No severe weather yet.
"I ain't believing this!"

User avatar
Tezell
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2184
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Zip Code: 39861
Tractors Owned: 51 Cub
"Jacksonville" 53 Cub
"Jackson" 76 Cub
"Louie" 64 Cub Fast Hitch
"Paw Paw"71 Cub Fast
Hitch
"Alvin" 72 Cub
"Ugly" 75 Cub
"Mr. Kirkland" 77 Red Cub
77 Cub "Russell
76 Cub w/fast hitch "Edgar"
76 -IH 185 Cub Lo Boy
John Deere 2003 - 5320
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Jakin Georgia

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Tezell » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:46 pm

Agri Supply does not have them.
"I ain't believing this!"

User avatar
Mike in Louisiana
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 5524
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:10 am
Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Doyline

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:51 pm

different from old. are you sure they are not for cw or ccw, what ever it might be.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

User avatar
Dale Finch
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2193
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'55 Cub "Bailey"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:54 pm

Probably a stupid question, but do you have them right side up? Not real obvious...I always need to check for the "THIS SIDE TOWARD GROUND" on the blade!!!

User avatar
Tezell
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2184
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Zip Code: 39861
Tractors Owned: 51 Cub
"Jacksonville" 53 Cub
"Jackson" 76 Cub
"Louie" 64 Cub Fast Hitch
"Paw Paw"71 Cub Fast
Hitch
"Alvin" 72 Cub
"Ugly" 75 Cub
"Mr. Kirkland" 77 Red Cub
77 Cub "Russell
76 Cub w/fast hitch "Edgar"
76 -IH 185 Cub Lo Boy
John Deere 2003 - 5320
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Jakin Georgia

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Tezell » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:03 pm

No they are right side up. I have taken them off and tried every way possible. They will only go on one way with the cutting edge facing foward. The Woods dealer called Woods and they told him that the bevel on the sharpened side should be facing the ground. That is not possible with these blades. If the blades were not twisted it would work fine.
"I ain't believing this!"

User avatar
Boss Hog
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 10192
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:35 pm
Zip Code: 23962
eBay ID: dmb2613
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: VA. Randolph

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Boss Hog » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:37 pm

Tezell wrote:No they are right side up. I have taken them off and tried every way possible. They will only go on one way with the cutting edge facing foward. The Woods dealer called Woods and they told him that the bevel on the sharpened side should be facing the ground. That is not possible with these blades. If the blades were not twisted it would work fine.


incoming on the phone :D
IN GOD WE TRUST
All others pay cash
Boss Hog
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely byJohn Emerich Edward Dalberg

Smokeycub
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 891
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:47 am
Zip Code: 44266
Tractors Owned: 48 F Cub #11678
65 Cub Cadet 104
70 450C JD loader
67 Cub Cadet 107
90 B7100HST-D Kubota
72 Cub Cadet 149
54 Super C
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Ravenna, Ohio

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Smokeycub » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:54 pm

Tezell wrote:The cutting edge is higher than back of the blade by about 3/4 of an inch.

I don't know what's going on but to say that is not right. The blades seem to set up all wrong. Usually the blades are higher in the back than the cutting edge to create a vacuum to lift the grass while it's being cut.
Mike in Louisiana wrote:are you sure they are not for cw or ccw, what ever it might be.
I think Mike nailed it, the new blades seem to be for the opposite rotation of your deck.
Ray
Smokeycub
Attachments - 193 plow - 144 cultivator - 22 mower - 28A disc harrow - 54 leveling blade - Woods 59C2 - drag harrows - Mott D9 flail - flat belt pulley

The squeaky wheel may get the grease but it's usually the first to be replaced!

Scrivet
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2352
Joined: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:51 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Location: MO, Potosi

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Scrivet » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:26 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words. :D
I doubt I have an answer, but I'm not even understanding the question. :?
Didn't know there was a different style of Woods 42C blade than the single big hole so at least I learnt sumpthen. :lol:

User avatar
Rick Spivey
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1934
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:07 pm
Zip Code: 29681
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: SC, Simpsonville 29681

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Rick Spivey » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:57 am

I will say mine had to be mounted bevel side down. I was told that was so they wouldn't pick up trash (sticks, rocks, etc.) and throw them out of the mower, instead they throw it down into the ground. Don't know if that was true or not, but they cut fine that way. They also have the twist, and if mounted bevel side up, would have had the cutting edge on the trailing side of the blade. So it was fairly obvious that they had to mount either bevel side down, or rotate the opposite direction. Not sure why yours would look any different??? I'm with Scrivet, would need to see a picture for further understanding.
Rick Spivey
'52 Cub ("Great Personality") 148xxx
'48 Cub with FH ("Gunny Cub") 38xxx
'57 Lambretta (a slow work in progress)
'74 Triumph TR6 (Mama's toy)

User avatar
Tezell
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 2184
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Zip Code: 39861
Tractors Owned: 51 Cub
"Jacksonville" 53 Cub
"Jackson" 76 Cub
"Louie" 64 Cub Fast Hitch
"Paw Paw"71 Cub Fast
Hitch
"Alvin" 72 Cub
"Ugly" 75 Cub
"Mr. Kirkland" 77 Red Cub
77 Cub "Russell
76 Cub w/fast hitch "Edgar"
76 -IH 185 Cub Lo Boy
John Deere 2003 - 5320
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Jakin Georgia

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Tezell » Sat May 03, 2014 5:59 pm

They sent me blades for a mower that turns counter clockwise, not clockwise like the cub turns.

I spoke with boss about it yesterday and sent him these pictures.

He suggested heating them and straightening, I did, reinstalled....works like a charm.

Thanks Boss. :D

PS--used my torch again yesterday....I do not know how I got along without it. Thanks again BR and Mr. Roy. :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"I ain't believing this!"

danovercash
10+ Years
10+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 3361
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 8:48 pm
Zip Code: 28081
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Kannapolis

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby danovercash » Sat May 03, 2014 8:07 pm

New blades CCW, (from top view) old blade appears to be CW rotation. We had guys in the athletic dept. that put freshly sharpened blade on upside down then wondered why it would not cut!
Last edited by danovercash on Sun May 04, 2014 9:24 am, edited 2 times in total.
"I'd rather be a mechanic in the shop"- Henry Ford

252646 & 221525. 195897 (Gone, but not forgotten)

User avatar
Rick Spivey
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1934
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:07 pm
Zip Code: 29681
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: SC, Simpsonville 29681

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Rick Spivey » Sun May 04, 2014 6:44 am

Glad you got it figured out. I read the word "twist" in one of the posts, and was a bit confused to your predicament. I would say your blades had an "offset", which clearly means they cannot mount with the other side down. Thanks for the picture!
Rick Spivey
'52 Cub ("Great Personality") 148xxx
'48 Cub with FH ("Gunny Cub") 38xxx
'57 Lambretta (a slow work in progress)
'74 Triumph TR6 (Mama's toy)

Smokeycub
5+ Years
5+ Years
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 891
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:47 am
Zip Code: 44266
Tractors Owned: 48 F Cub #11678
65 Cub Cadet 104
70 450C JD loader
67 Cub Cadet 107
90 B7100HST-D Kubota
72 Cub Cadet 149
54 Super C
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Ravenna, Ohio

Re: Woods 42C Blades

Postby Smokeycub » Tue May 06, 2014 6:18 pm

Glad you got it worked out. More than one way to skin a cat! :coffee: It's just too bad you have to resort to that to get 'er fixed. ...and torches are a wonderful tool to have available.
Ray
Smokeycub
Attachments - 193 plow - 144 cultivator - 22 mower - 28A disc harrow - 54 leveling blade - Woods 59C2 - drag harrows - Mott D9 flail - flat belt pulley

The squeaky wheel may get the grease but it's usually the first to be replaced!


Return to “Farmall Cub”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Phil S. and 8 guests