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Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:14 am

I found this for sale on Craigslist.

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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:23 am

:lost: :lost:
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Jeff Silvey » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:38 am

I think that looks like a toy.
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:40 am

Barnyard wrote:I found this for sale on Craigslist.

193-wrong-hookup.jpg

Bill, that's how you use the plows that are missing the depth control levers! (As so many are)
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:41 am

ScottyD'sdad wrote:
Barnyard wrote:I found this for sale on Craigslist.

193-wrong-hookup.jpg

Bill, that's how you use the plows that are missing the depth control levers! (As so many are)
Ed

Sure fooled me, I guess I better go back and read that section. :D
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:42 am

If it would work attached like that, sure would make life easier.
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:13 am

I thought the problem was that the drawbar wasn't reversed. :?

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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:15 am

Bob McCarty wrote:I thought the problem was that the drawbar wasn't reversed. :?

Bob

That is what I was referring to.
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Dusty B » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:41 pm

C'mon guys - what's wrong with a little innovation?? LOL!!
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby challenger » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:30 pm

Some well thought through innovation that improves upon an existing design is OK, but there is an awful lot of jury-rigging found on these old machines that never ceases to amaze.

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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:53 pm

Nice total rattle can restoration. :shock:
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby FarmallCubby1949 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:16 pm

challenger wrote:Some well thought through innovation that improves upon an existing design is OK, but there is an awful lot of jury-rigging found on these old machines that never ceases to amaze.
I've seen firsthand all the rigging that was done on my 49, but I understand why guys did that. These tractors needed to be running and working for the farms. As a farmer you depend on that tractor to be running and making you money. They couldn't afford to have their tractor sitting. Money was tight for most if not all of them so they did what they had to do. For guys like us we find ourselves trying to fix the riggings along with the tractors. I don't mind it's part of the history and fun of it for me.

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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Winfield Dave » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:21 am

Wonder if this would have a tendency to be lifting the front end all the time.
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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby TomE » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:21 pm

He probably won't be honest and admit that it would only spin the tires and not have enough power to pull the plow.

Later he will complain with utmost authority, "those Cubs don't have the power to do anything."

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Re: Why it's important to read the manual!

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:51 pm

My guess is the plow would just skid along the ground, not go in. It certainly hasn't been in the ground much since it was painted. And who is that seat for? Wilt Chamberlain?

As far as the farmer fixes go, it is one thing to do a quick fix when you are in a rush. It is another thing to leave a cobble job and go into the next year with it still there. You need to depend on it next season too. When I was on the farm, there were a few in the area that did the half baked fixes. Everyone knew who they were too and usually dealt with them accordingly. He wasn't the guy you traded equipment or work with. Dealers didn't want their trade ins because everybody recognized his stuff and nobody wanted to buy it second hand.

Preserving that sort of handiwork just doesn't sit well with me.


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