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Re: Cub Power?

Postby SONNY » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:04 pm

Mine do fair with the 59,---BUT they work better on the 185- 6 speed!---in L-1!-- now that is a bush hoggin mower!
You have a very pretty tractor!!! thanks; sonny
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Re: Cub Power?

Postby k hutchins » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:37 pm

I've been running a Woods 59 c2 on my '48 cub for 22 yrs with few problems. I mow 5 acres with some small inclines and usually can run in 2nd gear with full throttle.
In high or really thick grass (over drain field) it will bog down so I drop into 1st.
Tune it up good, lube the spindles on the mower deck, keep the blades sharp, and you shouldn't have a problem.
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Re: Cub Power?

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:24 pm

It seems I got it running good now, or at least better. It looked like when I bolted the carb to the manifold that the bolts were unevenly tightened. I evened the two of them out. Then I adjusted the governor linkage per instructions in the manual I have. Half throttle, adjust shaft to length and then 1 full turn out. It was way, way off, like 6-7 full turns. I also looked at the rest of the linkage per glens advise, seems to be in order.

Now it'll start in 3rd (pto off), which it only did before going down hill. Runs the mower good in 2nd gear up and down minor slopes. I also think I got the height of cut adjusted to my liking, had to move the support bar up a hole. Front wheels at highest setting, also got them greased and turning more freely.

I plan to check the valves at some point, but for now I'm quite happy.
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Re: Cub Power?

Postby ricky racer » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:33 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Cub Power?

Postby bofahs » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm sure the folks at any CubFest would be happy to see this nice example. I'm also pretty sure that, if you ask, the good folks there will see that you leave the Fest in excellent running order.

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Re: Cub Power?

Postby Glen » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:38 pm

Hi,
Glad that you got it to run better. :)

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Re: Cub Power?

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:13 am

bofahs wrote:I'm sure the folks at any CubFest would be happy to see this nice example. I'm also pretty sure that, if you ask, the good folks there will see that you leave the Fest in excellent running order.


I would really like to go to a cubfest, I'll keep an eye out for something near me!
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Re: Cub Power?

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:16 am

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Re: Cub Power?

Postby jckengr » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:03 am

As a cub user for many years mowing 2--4 acres with a 5 foot IH (Danco mower) my conclusions are; 1- By any measure the 5 foot mower requires more power than the standard cub will provide. 2- With consideration of this it will successfully perform mowing requirements with operator vigilance and awareness. I have "juiced" (`increased compression) an engine and could see a difference. For comparison I could never dump the clutch, with the mower drive engaged, and not kill the engine, however I can always dump the clutch on my 140 with a 6 foot mower and newer kill the engine.

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Re: Cub Power?

Postby ntrenn » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:21 pm

One thing I noticed about blades...bought a new set of woods brand blades from the dealer last year...they are still sharp as new a full season later....not sure if the off brand would perform as well, but for about 60 for the set...why not get the originals??

The cub should pull the 59 in second up hill and down, except in the thickest grass. You should be able to mow the 3 acres in 2 hours or so. By the math, 3.2 mph x 5 ft= 84580 square ft per hour...1.93 gross acres per hour. see how you do....


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