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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

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

Dan may have hit on your problem. Try raising the back of the deck as much as you can. Then raise the side shoes so that you can achieve the slight forward tilt. Mowing height is controlled by the Touch Control, not the skid shoes. They should only touch the ground when you go over uneven terrain.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:03 pm

Ron,

After looking at your pics, I would strongly suggest that you look at the mower "attitude" when lowered to the cutting position. The mower blades need to be tilted forward so that when the blade tip is at the front, it is at least 1/4" (preferably more) lower than the rear tip. This assures that the blades only cut the grass once. When the front tip is higher than the rear tip, you are cutting the grass twice, thereby dramatically increasing the power requirements. Check it on a flat surface (I like concrete).

This is the puppy I use http://www.greenpartstore.com/John-Deere-Mower-Deck-Leveling-Gauge-AM130907.html. Dramatically reduces frustration and after a few uses, you do not even need to get down-n-dirty to do the measuring.

Hope this helps.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:16 pm

Bill, looks like we need to schedule a workshop at DSCF for correctly setting up a rotary mower. We will have to use one of Mr. E's cub as a demo. Not going to haul mine down there. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby danovercash » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:29 pm

I have one of those. Works very well. We had two at work to maintain two RM 600's.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:47 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:Bill, looks like we need to schedule a workshop at DSCF for correctly setting up a rotary mower. We will have to use one of Mr. E's cub as a demo. Not going to haul mine down there. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Ron,

I'm not hauling mine either. :lol: :lol: A workshop can be done, however, if you still need to cut some grass, here is an approach to get you started in the right direction:
- Buy one of those leveling gauges - it is so much simpler, not to mention easier
- Determine the height you want to mow your grass - 3" works real good in our area, might not work for you
- Move an outside mower blade until it is pointed parallel to the direction of travel
- Lower your mower until you measure your desired mowing height at the front blade tip
- Measure the height of the rear blade tip (same blade without moving anything). I'm willing to bet a barley beverage it will be lower than the front
- Reposition the rear mounting holes until you get a minimum of 1/4" (I prefer 3/8") difference between front and rear tips. Since the holes do not allow finite adjustment, you may have a larger difference between front and rear which is acceptable
- Make final adjustment to the lift chains to achieve the same blade tip measurement side-to-side
- I notice that you do not use the caster wheels and that is the way I use the Woods 59

If you have any questions, please ask.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Ron,

After examining your photos closely, I have one question. How are you currently raising and lowering the deck? I see nothing attached to the Touch Control rockshaft arms.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:21 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Ron,

After examining your photos closely, I have one question. How are you currently raising and lowering the deck? I see nothing attached to the Touch Control rockshaft arms.


Don,

The lifting bracket and chains attach to the right rockshaft arm and then go down to two small brackets on the deck. I can see the chain attached to one of the small brackets in the first pic.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby indy61 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:26 pm

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:26 pm

Bill,

Your monitor must be a lot bigger than mine. :D I'm using my laptop and don't see anything. I even looked with a magnifying glass. :lol:
Of course we can't see the right side clearly, even in Indy61's post.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby offrink » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:41 pm

It is there. It just happens to align with the left brake pedal.

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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Clark Thompson » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:56 pm

The proper pulley diameter is 6" just like Jim said. THe L stands for left hand rotation. the C stands for cub and the 1 stands for a newer manufactured mower. If it is in fact a left hand rotation the belt will have to wound on backwords from a 59 C which is a right hand rotation. Both will work fine on a cub. THe 8" pulley is way too much speed for the cub to handle. THere was also a 5.5 " pulley also used on the very early woods mower for the cub
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:21 am

Thanks all. This is what this forum is all about. Discussing a problem and arriving at possible solutions. Looks like I will be on the hunt this winter for a smaller pulley.

By the way the deck is supported by chains to each rockshaft arm and to the deck clips.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Clark Thompson » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:58 pm

your
local industrial supply parts dealer will be able to get you the correct pulley. THey may have it in stock also
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby Smokeycub » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:12 pm

Clark Thompson wrote:your local industrial supply parts dealer will be able to get you the correct pulley. THey may have it in stock also

McMaster Carr carries them and they have a good web site. If you have one locally you can call the order in and pick it up to save shipping. That pulley will 50 or 60 bucks plus the hub, I recently got one for a Mott mower (ironically an 8") and it was a little over $60.
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Re: L59 C-1 Woods Mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:48 pm

Will the hub on my 8" pulley work on a 6" from McMaster Carr?
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