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Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby ctltmp » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:07 pm

I often wanted a farm jack. Seems like a handy thing to have around. When it comes to jacking up your cub, what's the popular opinion on a farm jack compared to bottle and floor jacks?
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby Eugene » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:33 pm

The farm jack is not stable. I own one but do not use it on anything that will tip or slide sideways. The problem with the farm jack is that the lift has to be 100% vertical and remain 100% vertical during the lift. It the jack gets off vertical the object being lifted has a tendency to tip or slide, dropping the object/load.

I own floor jacks, bottle jacks, and a shop crane. I use the shop crane more than the other types of jack(s) for mechanic work because it has a wide base, therefore more stable.
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:36 pm

Personally I would think a floor jack or bottle jack would be more useful for jacking up a Cub.

About the only place a farm jack would be handy to jack up a Cub is on the front end. There really isn't a good place anywhere else on the tractor for that type of jack to get a secure hold on the tractor.

I used two bottle jacks and a floor jack last fall to play "musical tires" with three Cubs and all three were very stable and easy to manipulate.

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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:50 pm

Floor jack or bottle jack over a farm jack for sure.
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:51 pm

Eugene wrote:The farm jack is not stable. I own one but do not use it on anything that will tip or slide sideways. The problem with the farm jack is that the lift has to be 100% vertical and remain 100% vertical during the lift. It the jack gets off vertical the object being lifted has a tendency to tip or slide, dropping the object/load.

I own floor jacks, bottle jacks, and a shop crane. I use the shop crane more than the other types of jack(s) for mechanic work because it has a wide base, therefore more stable.

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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby DRaymond » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:15 pm

Definitely no on using a farm jack on the cub for me. I use a floor jack/shop crane and/or overhead trolley hoist depending on the job and get the tractor on a jack stand(s) or splitting stand as soon as I can.
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby ctltmp » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:30 pm

Yeah farm jacks look just like the old bumper jacks to me more or less. I have heard of guys using them on tractor's though.

I've got plenty of jacks and a 30 ton chain fall rolling a 10" I beam if it ever gets serious.

Wedging the front end is really a must though on cutivision models. I work at a plastics company and I thought I might make a set out of 2" think polypropylene. I have no need to split mine (at the moment¿) but if someone else wanted to give them a try I'm happy to let email. Sure wouldn't have to worry about them splitting out.
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby ricky racer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:06 pm

ctltmp wrote:I often wanted a farm jack. Seems like a handy thing to have around.


I agree, but for jacking up a Cub, there are better choices. I've got a farm jack and use it for many things, lifting, pushing, pulling and compressing, anything that is too difficult for my wife to do.... :lol:
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby Stanton » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:35 pm

Several options in the HowTo folder on making your own jack stands, located here: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=144
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby Eugene » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:59 pm

https://www.google.com/#q=farmers+jack

Not to expensive. Farm and Ranch store will have them in stock.
ricky racer wrote:I've got a farm jack and use it for many things, lifting, pushing, pulling and compressing, anything that is too difficult for my wife to do.... :lol:
Good one. Have a really bad back. 6 shots in the spine, going through my 3rd session (not appointment) of physical therapy. Wife follows me around making sure I don't lift to much. She says she doesn't want me hurting my back. I'm not so sure. I think she is waiting to collect on my life insurance.

I use the farm jack when I have a flat front tire on the Cub. Slip the jack between the tire and engine block behind the axle tube.
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby LRiddle » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:18 pm

Floor jack and engine hoist has done everything I've needed. I've never used a farm jack, but they sure look pretty unstable.
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Re: Cub Jacks, Farm Jack ~vs~ All

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:21 am

I'd use a floor or bottle jack if possible. I've had handyman's lower themselves when letting equipment down. Also, be sure the handle is attached. Had one with a loose handle fly out, past. my head and bounce off the now door. Treat them with respect! John


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