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Plowing the garden

Postby CTFD24 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:05 pm

Hi everyone,
Just thought I would share some pictures that I took yesterday. A couple days ago my son Gage (4 1/2 years old) and I had some fun mounting our "new" plow to our 1951 cub. He loves helping with the old tractors. Last night he got to see all of his hard work put to use as I made a few passes around the garden to test it out. I must say we were both quite impressed! Hopefully we will have some time this weekend to plow the rest of it.
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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:11 pm

Looking good. Just waiting for the ground to dry before plowing mine.
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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby CapeCodCubs » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:41 pm

Looks like you kept it in the furrow. Nice plowing :D
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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:46 pm

That looks very nice! :thumbsup:

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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby Glen » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:07 pm

Hi,
Nice seeing the plowing, and the family there. I saw in the Cub pic that it looks like one of the brake pedal return springs is probably broken or gone. They are under the platform.
Here is a pic of it at TM Tractor you can look at. They are sort of strong springs, I use a vise grip pliers to put them on. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/br/864fp.htm

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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby CTFD24 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
John, the soil here was a bit on the wet side as well, but I got a little anxious. Only lost traction once though. I plan to wait until it's a bit dryer to finish the job.
Glen, believe it or not it has new springs from TM on all the pedals. The right brake and clutch work flawlessly, but the left brake has a bit too much friction somewhere inside as it makes its way toward the left side of the tractor. I've tried lubricating all the points that I can get to, but to no avail. Any suggestions?

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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby Stanton » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:42 am

CTFD24 wrote:...I've tried lubricating all the points that I can get to, but to no avail. Any suggestions?


Nice furrows. Now multiply that a whole bunch of times and you're garden will be plowed.

As for the pedal springs, check out the left final drive. Inspect via the opening under the top portion of the drive, front and back, where the brake rod enters the drive housing. It may be that your brake band is not centered on the hub, or the hub has shifted and not riding on the drive like it should. You can use the other drive/brake on the right side for reference.

There are also several How To's on brakes. Here's one by Dale Finch that shows some good pictures for reference: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=78436

Let us know what you find.
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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:54 am

[quote="CTFD24"....
John, the soil here was a bit on the wet side as well, but I got a little anxious.......[/quote]We have a lot of red clay in the ground here. if you plow your ground wet and get some rain at just the right time to melt the clods you are ok, but if you don't get the rain before it dries good you forget about that ground for 2 or 3 years, it turns into little pieces of concrete.
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Re: Plowing the garden

Postby Glen » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:04 pm

Hi,
You already knew about the springs, wasn't sure if you did or not.
You could take out the pin at the clevis on the left brake rod, to the left of the dash, and down, and work the pedal, and the rod, and see which area is too tight. Then you will know where to lube more, or if there is something wrong in the brake drum and band area.
If the shaft is tight in the clutch housing, keep applying thin penetrating oil at all the places the brake shaft is visible, where it goes into the clutch housing, and there is another place under the platform at the bottom of the brake pedal to lube.
If the shaft is tight in the clutch housing and won't loosen up, try removing the pin, like I said above, and the pedal spring, and then you can work the pedal down a long ways, keep repeating the long movement up and down, it might loosen up then. :)


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