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L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:46 pm

I have about an 8" pulley on my cub for a L50 Woods Mower. The tractor is running great with domed pistons and petronix electronic ignition. Are there is tricks to decrease the the load on the cub while mowing? If the belt is too tight will it pull harder? Would there be any benefit in going to a smaller pto pulley to slow down the blades?

I am aware of the huge load that a 60" mower places on the little cubs. This is my first experience with mower on a cub. So, I want to take advantage of any "tricks" to make it run better.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:56 pm

Ron,

What are you trying to mow with it? Are the blades sharp and in good condition?
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:02 pm

Blades are razor sharp and balanced spot on. Not really seriously mowing, just short fescue grass around barn and other small plots. Definitely not "bushhogging" as my 3000 Ford handles that nicely. Since there is no live pto, the only way to give it relief when it boggs down is to raise the deck a little.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:06 pm

Do the mower spindles turn freely when you remove the belt and spin them?
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:12 pm

I thought the correct drive pulley for that mower was something like 6". Maybe you are trying to over speed it. Somebody with an L59 can confirm the correct size.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:33 pm

The 1BK67H pulley is 6.45 OD.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Jim and Don, that is the main reason that I brought this topic up. I also wonder if the blades are turning to fast. By the way, do you measure a pulley or sheeve from outside to outside or inside to inside?
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Barnyard » Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:55 pm

Outside to outside.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby indy61 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:07 pm

The Woods 59C-1 for a Farmall Cub calls for a 1BK 6.1H sheave or Woods part# 3493.

http://www.messicks.com/WO/2936.aspx

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:23 pm

My pulley measures 7 3/4" outside flange to outside flange. P/N on belt is Woods 32906. The rear adjustments are in the middle right now. The pulleys can up or down about 3".
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby indy61 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Check for correct blade rotation. An L59 was not made for the Cub.

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and a Palomino Mare named GIGI
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Location: TN, Lebanon

Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:04 pm

I will look at rotation. The blade bolts are LH threads. I have a PDF file for a C and CL59. I don't know exactly what I have as there does not appear to be a nameplate on the mower. The "L" is probably for a Low Boy.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:17 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:I don't know exactly what I have as there does not appear to be a nameplate on the mower.

The model and serial number were on the rear belt guard, which it looks like you no longer have (or maybe never did :D).
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby indy61 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:20 pm

59C is for a regular Cub
59CL is for a Cub Lo-Boy
L59 means left hand discharge they can be made to work on Cubs by twisting the belt between mule drive and mower pulley.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby danovercash » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:22 pm

Mower additude at cutting height VERY important! Blade arc must be lower in front by 1/4" or so, or the blade will be cutting 360*, taking ALL your power.
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