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Floor platform holes

Postby Barnyard » Tue May 17, 2016 9:25 pm

There is always a question about the holes in the floor pan. I thought I would share what I saw this on the internet today.

Every hole had a purpose. Like the 2 holes in floorboard at your feet. So many people at shows have asked me what they are for. They are like hood holes, everything was thought out in these cubs. The floorboard holes are so you can see planter wheel turning and make sure its not jambed with a big clod of dirt...ie cultivision
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Eugene » Tue May 17, 2016 9:34 pm

OK!. And I thought the holes in the operator's platform were there to drain off water.

Next time I'm in the Cub's seat, I will check to see what I can see through the holes. Right now, guessing, nothing.
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Barnyard » Tue May 17, 2016 9:41 pm

Eugene wrote:Next time I'm in the Cub's seat, I will check to see what I can see through the holes. Right now, guessing, nothing.

I did just that today and the only thing I saw was that I needed to cut the grass.
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue May 17, 2016 9:44 pm

But every Cub wasn't sold with a planter. :roll:
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby tst » Tue May 17, 2016 9:52 pm

I noticed in one of the factory assembly line pictures the hand crank was stuck in one of the holes, no way you can see the planter gear as it is all the way on the right and behind you

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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue May 17, 2016 9:58 pm

Barnyard wrote:There is always a question about the holes in the floor pan. I thought I would share what I saw this on the internet today.

Every hole had a purpose. Like the 2 holes in floorboard at your feet. So many people at shows have asked me what they are for. They are like hood holes, everything was thought out in these cubs. The floorboard holes are so you can see planter wheel turning and make sure its not jambed with a big clod of dirt...ie cultivision


There isn't any documentation to back this up but do believe cultivation was the reason for the holes. I use them to keep my eyes on the corn when cultivating. I dunno know just something I noticed and use. Yes, not every cub had planters. Most of the early ones went to farms for row cropping. Makes sense seeing that what they where initially produced for. Cultivision
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed May 18, 2016 7:30 am

CapeCodCubs wrote:
Barnyard wrote:There is always a question about the holes in the floor pan. I thought I would share what I saw this on the internet today.

Every hole had a purpose. Like the 2 holes in floorboard at your feet. So many people at shows have asked me what they are for. They are like hood holes, everything was thought out in these cubs. The floorboard holes are so you can see planter wheel turning and make sure its not jambed with a big clod of dirt...ie cultivision


There isn't any documentation to back this up but do believe cultivation was the reason for the holes. I use them to keep my eyes on the corn when cultivating. I dunno know just something I noticed and use. Yes, not every cub had planters. Most of the early ones went to farms for row cropping. Makes sense seeing that what they where initially produced for. Cultivision


Chris, you should look at the corn, ahead of you, not under you. Too late to make a correction, when you see the corn getting torn up, under the floor pan!
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Brandon Webb » Wed May 18, 2016 7:36 am

If your planting with a cub 172 or 174 planter and look straight down those holes line up perfectly with the rear of the furrow opener and close wheel. You can watch the dirt open and fold back together and can actually see the seed drop.

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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Fri May 20, 2016 9:45 pm

I set the cultivators up so that I can use the center of the steering box and steering shaft to line up the center of the row. Ditto for my planting setups. While planting corn yesterday, I noticed that you can see the wheel rolling under the floor pan, but that's about all you can see. A quick glance behind verifies the rows and wheel are working out correctly. If I want to get a better view, I stand up. Then I can monitor all parts of the operation. My set up works as it should so I stay seated and use the previous tire tracks to position the current row. :tractor:

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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Trent M » Sat May 21, 2016 6:34 am

I think they are speed holes to make you go faster. You know, like the stripes on a Shelby Mustang. :mrgreen:
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon May 23, 2016 5:52 pm

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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Brandon Webb » Mon May 23, 2016 7:27 pm

Planted some popcorn tonight and grabbed my iPad and made a video of the view sitting in the drivers seat looking down at the runner. The video is sideways as to sitting on the tractor please excuse that. But I did look through them tonight while planting and noticed once my runner wheel wasn't turning do to a clog. You can also watch the dirt fold around and close with the press wheel while planting.

Here's the video if someone can link it:
https://youtu.be/RsnPqWuTxa4

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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby LilCub » Mon May 23, 2016 8:06 pm

I did see somewhere the holes along the left fender held clips to hold the hand crank on the deck. If I can find it again I will link it here.

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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby Glen » Mon May 23, 2016 8:52 pm

Hi,
Here are pics from an original 1955 Cub brochure of the crank in the 2 clips on the platform.
Also here is a page from the Cub parts book showing the clips, they are number 11 in the pic.
It says they use number 10-32 screws to hold them on. It's all separate from the 2 large holes discussed above. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 013-10.jpg
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Re: Floor platform holes

Postby smallfarm » Tue May 24, 2016 8:24 pm

Aren't all holes in all platforms just a place to store an extra hitch pin so you can trip over it getting on and off????
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