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Woods 503

Postby Cheddar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:47 pm

Anybody here run a woods L503 mower deck? I picked one up at little while ago. The guy said it came off a cub but wasn't sure of the year. I started to piece it together and it looks like the draw bar might have to be removed and the manual height selector lever doesn't want to bolt to the bell housing. Not sure if someone else ran into the same problems or not. Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Scrivet » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:26 pm

It may have came off a Cub but I don't believe it's made for a Cub. I believe the L in L503 stands for left hand discharge. Cub wouldn't be a left hand discharge by design but could be "adapted". By looking at the Woods website the L503 is similar to a 59 but is heavier and can take advantage of a larger horsepower tractor. A few pictures of what you have would really help us out in deciding if what you have is for, or could be made work, on a Cub.

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:05 pm

Pictures would help. Maybe it was on an A. To some, every small Farmall is a "Cub".

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Cheddar » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:36 am

I'll try and snag a few photos of it and put them on here tomorrow. Any specific pictures that would help? Thanks

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:08 am

Any mounting part that contacts the tractor -- rear parts that attach to the final drives, mounting bracket of the lever, lift linkage that attaches to the tractor or lever, etc.

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Cheddar » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:30 pm

I got more information on my mower deck. It did not come off a "cub". The guy I bought it off of called his farmall A tractor a cub because they look similar. So I'm currently in the modification stages of it. Thanks for the help guys. And sorry for the long reply time on my end.

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:37 pm

Cheddar wrote:So I'm currently in the modification stages of it. . . .

This is not nearly as easy as it sounds. For a start, this problem:
Cheddar wrote:. . . the manual height selector lever doesn't want to bolt to the bell housing. . . .

will come up on every single part that attaches to the tractor. You get past that and the deck may run into the front wheels of the tractor. Get past that and you have a PTO that runs the opposite direction and at the wrong speed. You hook it up the obvious way and the blades will turn the wrong way.

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Cheddar » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:35 pm

I changed the bolt pattern on the height selector and it's as far back it can be without interfering with the pedals. The belt system I have a idea of how to cross it over without it rubbing the belt by varying the height of the pulleys it gets routed through after the main drive pulley on the cub.

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Re: Woods 503

Postby Cheddar » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:38 pm

I am still new to the tractor and I'm really hopeful that this will work. Not trying to be a know it all either. I appreciate the knowledge and help I see on here

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Re: Woods 503

Postby tmays » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:16 am

Probably find that putting the pulleys at different heights will cause the belt to jump off. You can get by with some difference, but not alot
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Re: Woods 503

Postby Scrivet » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:08 pm

I think I would try selling the A mower and use the money to buy a proper Cub mower. A lot less headaches now and down the road.


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