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Postby Luke470 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:33 pm

I'm looking at getting a cub with a belly mower to use as a lawn mower. This is probably a stupid question but will a cub with a belly mower do as good a job as a riding lawnmower? Not looking for a perfect yard just looking for something to make the grass shorter.

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Re: Belly Mower

Postby Bigdog » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:55 pm

A cub with a 59" finish mower will do a nice job. A 42" rough cut mower is not as neat but will do a decent job if all you want is to keep the grass short.
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:05 pm

I'll take a Woods 59 for finish mowing a lawn, anytime. In the interest of full disclosure, I do not use one on my lawn regularly. My lawn is too small and involves too much turning to be efficient. I have mowed my lawn occasionally to test a Cub or the mower, always a superior mowing job.

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Re: Belly Mower

Postby john2189 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:22 am

I mow about 4 acres with a woods 59, it does a very nice job
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby Eugene » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:42 am

Bill Hudson wrote:I do not use one on my lawn regularly. My lawn is too small and involves too much turning to be efficient.
The turning radius of a standard Cub is not tight, makes moderately wide turns. Depending on the lawn size and the number of things you have to mow around, standard Cub may not be the lawn mower for you.

A hydrostat Cub Cadet worked well for me when I was mowing my lawn and 104 year old neighbor lady's lawn. The Cub Cadet has a tighter turning radius than a standard Cub.
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby Radec Aksarben » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:34 am

Since it doesn't have live power you want to be able to just keep going forward. Tight spaces are not your friend. Hopefully you have a lot of room, they are fun to mow with. I used to mow my dad's yard with the 42" seen in my profile picture. It did a pretty good job for a farm lawn. I don't know how it would do with a 100% grass lawn.

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Re: Belly Mower

Postby bythepond88 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:50 pm

I ran into some delays when overhauling the engine on Eddie, and had to borrow my neighbors riding mower one week. I couldn't tell the difference between the finish with the riding mower and the Woods 59 I have on Eddie.
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby Trent M » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:53 am

The Woods 59 on a Cub will do just as good a job as any riding mower. Treat it like a riding mower, that is to say keep the blades sharp and don't let the grass get out of hand. If you're thinking that a tractor will allow you to mow less often, then the Woods 42 is probably what you want.

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Re: Belly Mower

Postby rustycub » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:45 am

I grew up with a 1965 loboy with a woods 42. My dad bought the old tractor that my former football coach mowed the football field with at a auction. So when I bought my 3 acre place I wore out a small briggs powered mower pretty quick. I had to find a cub! The "CUBINATOR" has a woods 42 and while it is a little slower than my neighbors zero turns, it will be mowing long after they are scrapped! One of my neighbors picks at me about how slow my old piece of junk is but i get done about 20min after her and it looks just as good.

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Re: Belly Mower

Postby SONNY » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:45 am

It will become your worst nightmare! LOL! O,--it will mow lawn as good as a top end z or other regular lawn type, but the cub runs too fast to go around stuff without ramming into it or over it! ---yes you will spend all your time turning around! ----NOT a good choice! lol! thanks; sonny
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:35 am

I suggest buying another tractor for mowing! How a numbered series with a 60" deck? They are designed for mowing! (and more comfortable than a lawn mower)
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby SONNY » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:23 pm

Make sure you get # series with the 6-speed trans!---the common ones only have 3- speed,--- once again,--too fast for mowing around stuff! thanks; sonny
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Re: Belly Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:12 pm

I landscape my lawn with beds that are made so that I can mow around them without having to stop or slow down much, if at all. With a bit of planning your lawn can be made to fit the turning radius of the mower you use. I do not own a trimming mower, if I can't mow it from the seat of a mower, it doesn't get mowed. :) :)

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