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54 blade

Postby nat » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:55 pm

I haven't posted before but I have Farmall Cub. It has the fast hitch and I have several pieces of equipment for it. I bought a 54 blade for it from a guy that said it nwas mounted on a regular Cub, not a lowboy or a number series. I printed off the owners manuel that someone on here posted .BTW thanks, but mine has different brackets and I can't seem to figure it out. It has a inverted U piece that obviously fits to where the front cultivators mount because it has a rod that goes thru with a keeper pin on either end and on the bottom of the inverted U it has an L shaped bracket that has 1/2 inch holesd that match holes in a swivel bracket that is connected to the 2 straight tubes that extend back fron the angle adjuster for the moldboard. I don't know how to post pictures from my cell phone or I would do that instead of my poor explainations. Can anyone help me out here. I know it's a 54 blade3 cause it's still readable on the blade and the moldboard and angle parts look just like the pics in the manuel but I'm lost fron there Thanks in advance, Nat

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Re: 54 blade

Postby Barnyard » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:10 pm

Nat, here is a 54 blade dismantled and on a pallet
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Here is a 54A Blade on a pallet.
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Which one looks closest to yours?

Here they are mounted on a tractor
http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/blade54_001.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim ... 4a_001.htm
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Re: 54 blade

Postby nat » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:19 pm

well on further search it seems this blade really fits the 100 series cub, I guess I'll be fabricating some brackets' Thanks, Nat

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Re: 54 blade

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:25 pm

The blade for a 100 series Farmall (not Cub) would be a 60 inch blade.
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Re: 54 blade

Postby Stanton » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:03 pm

nat wrote:well on further search it seems this blade really fits the 100 series cub...


No such model. The Cub is either a regular (full height) or a Lo-Boy (lowered front wheel spindles and rotated rear drop axles). The model 100 was the next size larger Farmall; same size and successor to the model A and/or Super A.

I agree with your statement. If you are going to get this blade to work, you'll probably need to fab something up. If you can take a few pics and upload them to another photo-hosting website, then link them over to here, we could take a closer look; or use the "Upload Attachment" tab at the lower left on the screen when answering posts. Either will allow us to see what you have. Hope this helps.

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Re: 54 blade

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:34 pm

By 100 series were you thinking the 154, 184, 185 line of lo boys?
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Re: 54 blade

Postby nat » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:23 pm

Yes the 100 series lowboy. It has the brackets that bolt to the front below the cowl,or grill whichever you want to call it.The blade moldboard and angle and frame is identical to the ones pictured above but the connecting brackes are different. I have a good bit of coldrolled 1/2 x 2" flatbar, enought to make all the brackets. My problem is I can't picture in my head how close to horizontal with the ground the 2 tubes steel pieces are and how far back from the cultivator mounts square tube to make the hinge point. Does anyone have one currently mounted that could get me a few measurements? Thanks, Nat

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Re: 54 blade

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:03 pm

I am not where I can measure mine, but rather than using cub measurements, I suggest doing your own engineering. the the tubes going to the blade should be level, and forward far enough to clear the front wheels all the way when it is angled all the way, plus 2 or 3 inches extra for when it has pressure on it, or the pivots become worn.
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Re: 54 blade

Postby danovercash » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:20 pm

There should be some detailed drawings on the forum somewhere. Maybe someone can link for you. Here is one thread I found by typing 54 blade measurements into the search function at top of page.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=86819&p=692051&hilit=54+blade+measurements#p692051
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Re: 54 blade

Postby nat » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:24 pm

I looked at a bunch of pics and it apears that the tubes are just above level when in the center holes and the legs that drop from the cultivator mounts are near vertical. With those I can make everything at least very close to the factory parts. I had a 4 inck piece of 1 1/2 square stock so I cut it into and drilled them out to tap for 5/8-11. On the first one I broke the tap of inside the hole, it made me mad so I quit for the day. I'll break it out tommorow and continue on. Thanks for the help, Nat


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