Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:05 pm

Driving down a road, I hadn't been on before I stumbled across this not too common Loboy. Luckily :wink: , I had the trailer behind me empty. It runs out alright, clutch and brakes work great. Steering is tight. It even has a tach, not working though. The foot throttle works great and so does the mower. The ROPS is a bit excessive and shakes the whole rear of the tractor when you run over an ant. It is mounted through with the fenders. The shade is nice, but I just don't trust it. I want to remove it, but the rear drawbar, which includes a step for EAZE :lol: :lol: of mounting is fabricated into it. The part that is neat or at least interesting is it has the knife rack included. I have never seen one of these on a Cub with the 105 mower. It is mainly made up of wood, so I thought it was homemade, but looking in the parts book and operators manual it looks the same? My only problem is now I have two of them, so I find I need to sell one, mainly my better half is instructing me it would be beneficial to my health. So keep your eyes peeled in the VINE, I might sell some cubs.

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Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:12 pm

Nice find!

Bob

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:25 pm

Sweet Find!!! :big afro:

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:13 pm

Andy:

Neat snag :-)

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:17 am

Real useful looking cub you got there with double wheels on the back to distribute the extra weight. Great find!! you will get get plenty of takers for that one :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:
Bernard,
Donegal Cub.

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:49 am

Looking at your pictures, it appears that you have the rare "wobble box" or balanced head mower. I forget the model number. It allows mowing at different angles. This was used primarily by highway crews. This would explain the extra blade holder.

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:57 am

That's a neat tractor. For the time being, you could at least lop off the ROPS just above the drawbar knee brace if you wanted.

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:03 am

Neat cub, Andy! What is that galvanized "bucket" on the tractor's right side? Just another PO addon???

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:13 am

Hengy wrote:What is that galvanized "bucket" on the tractor's right side?
Water jug, lunch box, TP.

Color appears to be orange. So guessing, a government agency mower at one time.

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:16 am

I'll bet the bucket is a water jug holder.

Does the tractor have any speed reducers? Doesn't look like it and I figured you would have mentioned butttttttttt?
Looks like the heavy tie rods and the bigger front wheels anyway.

All around good find, lucky the trailer was empty :{_}: :D :lol:

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:09 pm

Check out the picture on page 45 of Updike's "Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet" book and you will see a half dozen of these with the knife holder (no buckets or roof on them yet though). Sure looks like this could be one of the Cubs pictured. Very cool.

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:37 pm

The bucket actually came with a cream can lid on it, but I removed it when I trailered it. It had broken ledger plates, a guard or two and some other junk, so I figured it was a tool box. The other tube is for the grease gun. No speed reducers on this one, but I have another that has 2. It actually looks like it might be a planter or fertilizer box, but didn't dig deep enough yet. Definitely was state or highway mower. There are two small holes and the shadow of a tag on the hood's left side. Yes it is the 105 mower. I always wanted one and spent 15 years looking, not real hard; and the funny thing is I find 2 in less than a year. I may part with one, we'll see.

Re: Stumbled Across this Odd Ball Today

Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:35 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:Looking at your pictures, it appears that you have the rare "wobble box" or balanced head mower. I forget the model number. It allows mowing at different angles. This was used primarily by highway crews. This would explain the extra blade holder.


Ron:

That would be the 105 Balanced Head Mower -

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