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Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:46 am

I'm in need of tie-rod protection when mowing brush, and wondered about adding a brush guard to a Rick Prentice-style front hitch. Would this put too much stress on the casting if something hits the outer edges of the brush guard? To solve this, I was thinking about bracing the sides against the front axle tube, instead of mounting the entire guard on the front axle.

Here is a similar style guard like I had in mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYstCv2auQ8

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:32 am

Clip, Bob Perry is a forum member. You might PM him and see if he has had any problems or concerns with his design.

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby CapeCodCubs » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:32 am

I had one like this I bought from former member Brad Homstead (see the link). Bob liked it and came up with a better easier to remove design. He is not on the forum much either but I never heard him speak of any drawbacks to his design.


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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby SundaySailor » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:44 pm

CapeCodCubs wrote:I had one like this I bought from former member Brad Homstead (see the link). Bob liked it and came up with a better easier to remove design. He is not on the forum much either but I never heard him speak of any drawbacks to his design.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Farmall-CUB ... 4ae4c968e2


I own a brush guard just about like this one. I didn't buy it from Brandon though.

I really like mine. It helps to dress up the Cub quite a bit, and I no longer worry about getting anything stuffed into my grill. It also makes for a nice hanger for my walking cane. :lol:

BTW, Brandon lives about 12 miles from me as the crow flies. He's a younger guy trying to make a living and help people with many different models of tractors.

I've bought a fair amount of equipment from him.
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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:08 pm

Went ahead and added a front hitch and started a brush guard, will post some pictures after paint.

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Bob Perry » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:46 pm

Let me know`if you have any questions. I love mine because 1/2 the time it's off but if go in the woods it's really just one pin and it's done.
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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:40 pm

Bob, the brush guard you made looks fantastic!

Here's what I came up with at a coworker's fab shop this afternoon, after mowing some heavy brush for him. Hitch is a Prentice-style, although we used 1/4" wall tube to mount it. I'm thinking I might cut a relief slot in the front and back so I can verify it's clamping the casting properly. Everything else was pulled from the scrap pile, including the hoop. It was bent a little off, but I don't think that'll interfere with guarding the radiator. 6" c-channel is now blocking the tie rods and steering.

To do:
Get expanded metal to cover the radiator opening
Cut a little off of the bottom corners and smooth the c-channel to give tire clearance at full articulation
Add some 1" tube hoops swept back to protect the headlights
Prep, prime and paint

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Rudi » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:04 pm

Now that is different .. I kinda like the arch :D :!:
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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:14 am

It was a real time saver! Guess it was supposed to be a 6" radius 180 bend out of 2" tube, the top measures 12" ID but the bottom is 13".. Found it in the scrap pile and took about 5" off the bottom of either side.

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby danovercash » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:12 pm

Here's mine from my "King of the hill" post.
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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:57 pm

Picked up the 3/4 #9 expanded metal today and some 3/4" pipe (around 1" OD) to finish off the radiator guard and make some headlight guards. Depending on how fast I can get the pipe bent to shape it might be done by this weekend.

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:34 pm

Added mesh and tacked the headlight guards in place. Need to cut mesh for those next and fully weld them to the arch. Also need to trim the channel for a little more clearance on turns with the axle off level.
Swept them back some to try and divert the branches away. They look a little off in the head-on picture but I think that's where the receiver has some clearance for a slip fit. Got the guards bent but had to break out the acetylene torch and heat them to make a final adjustment.

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby offrink » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:08 am

Has anyone had issues with these hurting the steering tubes? I had my radiator cap taken off by some heavy brush and think these would be fantastic. I have the hitch mount on the front. What would be the recommended mounting spot for strength?
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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby offrink » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:24 am

This seems to be a good start with some additions of headlight protectors.

http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/141622138056

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Re: Cub brush guard

Postby Clip » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:16 am

I was trying to figure out what would be strongest to mount to, but then I just gave in and took the simple route. Using the fixed point mounting allows me to not worry about the axle tilting. Also, I reasoned that if I used common sense to not run into anything I couldn't push over, it wouldn't need to be that strong. I'm just trying to keep bushes/limbs/vines out of the radiator and from around the headlights.

Common sense has failed me before though.


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