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Missing fan shroud.

Postby LRiddle » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:39 am

It just dawned on me last night as I was tinkering that my tractor doesn't have a fan shroud. I have the radiator off and before I put everything back together I was wondering how crucial the shroud is. Does it help the cooling of the engine, or is it more of a safety guard over the fan?

Can it be installed with the radiator on the tractor? Or is it best to put it on while things are apart and there is more room?
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:07 am

It does help cooling if you work it in hot weather, and is a safety feature, greatly reducing the chances of getting your finger in the fan while working around it. I learned that the hard way working around one without the shroud. Definitely put it on before you put the radiator back on, either the radiator or fan has to be removed to install the shroud, and since the radiator is already off set shroud in place over fan, then put radiator and side mounts in place, then slide shroud forward and attach to side supports. Be sure the threaded nuts on the side supports are forward.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby Gary Orr » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:10 am

The shroud helps to pull air through the radiator,without it it will over heat.

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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby LRiddle » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:15 am

Thanks guys. I'll set about buying one. Are all the models interchangeable with each other? I.e. 154s 184s f cub and lo boys?
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:34 am

LRiddle wrote:Thanks guys. I'll set about buying one. Are all the models interchangeable with each other? I.e. 154s 184s f cub and lo boys?
any of the cub and cub lo-boys will interchange. I think the numbered series may be different, but not sure.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:36 am

I have a lo-boy that didn't have a shroud, when I got it, 7 or 8 years ago. Never had an overheating issue with it.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby LRiddle » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:39 am

As always, good info. Thanks again guys.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby clintmo » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:22 am

My '49 came to me without a shroud. No overheating so far. That never actually occurred to me. I just thought it was a safeguard for fingers.

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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby CharlieK » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:36 pm

have no problems with any of my shroudless cubs overheating
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby Gary Orr » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:41 am

U might get away with it on a cub ,but if u don't have a shroud on today's vehicles it will be running to hot.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:29 am

Gary Orr wrote:U might get away with it on a cub ,but if u don't have a shroud on today's vehicles it will running to hot.
I think a lot of it depends on what you are doing and the outdoor temperature. Just for occasional work, I doubt it would ever be a problem, but putting it on a hard pull such as a breaking plow for long periods on a 95 or hotter day would probably cause it to overheat without the shroud to control how the air comes through the fan. The bad part is you probably would not know it itll you shut it down and heard it boiling, or it ran low on coolant.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby LRiddle » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:40 am

I actually found one locally for only 15 bucks. I won't be farming with it, but it will be my weekly lawn mower on 3 acres, so I want to give it all the help I can.
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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby Figo40 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:15 pm

I just put mine on with the Radiator in place, possible, but not an easy task!

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Re: Missing fan shroud.

Postby torchred89 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:27 pm

I didn't now mine had one . Till I went to run the wire for the head light. The wire for the light hook over the shroud.


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