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Interesting day plowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:28 pm

It has seemed like every spring and fall it was taking me longer to plow my garden and neighbors with the 151 disk plow than it used to, but I just thought I was getting old and impatient. I plowed mine a couple days ago and it seemed to take an awfully long time, and did not look to me like I was rolling as much dirt as dirt as I should. I had planted winter wheat as a green manure crop, so could not see the left wheel tracks to verify how wide a strip I was taking. Today I went down to plow a neighbor's garden that was bare ground, and it seemed I was hardly moving any dirt, and when I got to looking at the left wheel tracks I realized I was only taking a 2 or 3 inch strip with each pass. I stopped to look the plow mounts over and realized the mounting bracket had slid all the way to the end of the beam in this picture, which is all the way to the right and was on the verge of sliding off leaving me with a 2 piece plow in the middle of the field. I loosened up the bolts more (they were already loose), and was having difficulty sliding it back where it belonged until I finally backed it crossways into a furrow so I could brace the wheel against the bank as I shove the beam back with the tractor. Sure speeded up the plowing process when I started taking 10 to 11 inches per pass rather than 2 or 3.
151 plow mount.jpg


When I was working on the plow I noticed a small puddle of oil under the flywheel housing, and when I pulled into the shed I left this trail.
oil trail.jpg


When I checked the oil, I had dumped a quart of oil in 2 1/2 hours plowing. I had a spare seal and plate on hand, so will see about changing it tomorrow afternoon when I get back from visiting Mom.
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Re: Interesting day plowing

Postby Smokeycub » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:38 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:When I checked the oil, I had dumped a quart of oil in 2 1/2 hours plowing. I had a spare seal and plate on hand, so will see about changing it tomorrow afternoon when I get back from visiting Mom.

Ouch! I wish I lived closer, I would offer to help.
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Re: Interesting day plowing

Postby Doodle » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:21 am

I like the picture of the plow as I have one to restore. I need bearing and preferably a blade.

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Re: Interesting day plowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:30 am

Smokeycub wrote:.....
Ouch! I wish I lived closer, I would offer to help.
Thaks, but having a combination of a good place to work, all the needed tools, and having been there before, on several cubs it is not that big a job. I have a spare seal and modified plate on hand, and it should be back in business this afternoon. With experience and the right tools the job can be done in aobut 3 hours, but having to rest my back it will take me a little longer. Getting it going today is good, I need to get my flail in business, and as soon as the weather warms a little more I will be needing to use the Howard Rotavator.

Doodle wrote:I like the picture of the plow as I have one to restore. I need bearing and preferably a blade.

Most of the 151 plows used a "chilled" bearing, which is just steel on steel, and did not hold up well, especially if it was not greased as often as it should have been. When I bought my plow the bearing was so worn that the edge of the blade would move about 3 inches back and forth. I happened on to a forum member who had an incomplete belly mount (152), which mostly used the Timken roller bearings he was wanting to sell at a reasonable price due to it's not being complete. I bought it from him and told him to remove the bearing assembly and send it to me and do whatever he wanted with the rest. The original disk blades were 24 inches across, but can be used with quite a bit of wear.
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Re: Interesting day plowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:18 pm

Didn't go quite as planned today. After I left the nursing home I had several stops to make in town, plus I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a year and a half or so, then I had trouble with the electric door locks on my 15 year old Escort I heeded to check out. By the time I got all of that done it was 5:30 before I got to the cub again. Even including an oil/filter change and greasing the throwout I had it coupled back together and the hoist and jack stand out of the way by 8. Should be no trouble to finish it in the morning.
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Re: Interesting day plowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:30 am

Doodle, I have been corrected, those disk blades were originally 26", not 24 ".
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Re: Interesting day plowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:06 pm

Got it all back together and running today, but it is not charging. I noticed the F stud of the generator turned a little when I was disconnecting the lead and intended to install the pony tank and check it before putting hood back on, but forgot it. I know practice makes perfect, but I do not want to be perfect at pulling off the hood.
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