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Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Roshambo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:29 am

Morning Y'all!

Ok so I'm getting the hang of the tractor... :tractor: but I haven't done much to the mower underneath. I notice a couple of zerks on the front wheel rods and I've greased those, but what else should I be aware of?

I plan on sharpening/balancing the mower blades but not sure how to ensure proper alignment of the belt/tension.

Also a problem, the rod thats attached to my right mower wheel is bent badly and the housing is starting to bend a bit with it. I can't seem to find a replacement wheel and rod setup. Does anyone know where I might find one, perhaps even a manual dictating proper maintenance for the mower?

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby ntrenn » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:21 am

Woods manuals are on line but messicks has a good online catalog too. The caster wheels are semi-reasonable new but the side skids are more important.
As far as maintenance...zerks in the following locations

3 mower spindles
Pto plate behind pulley
Clutch cross rod
Front axle pivot
Both front spindles
3 tie rods
Clutch slider?

Oil is usually GONE in both final drives and the steering gear housing. Trans/diff is usually half water.

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Roshambo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:20 pm

Thanks! So I should just use the same lithium grease I use on the tractor? Looks like I gotta find where the oil and trans goes

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Roshambo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Also reading through manual, didn't realize the wheels were only optional! That's great. Any reason to leave them on since one is bent? Having a hard time determining exactly what model I have. I thought it was just a 59 woods for a 1975 IH Cub but I see a lot of variations

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Urbish » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:02 pm

Roshambo wrote:Also reading through manual, didn't realize the wheels were only optional! That's great. Any reason to leave them on since one is bent? Having a hard time determining exactly what model I have. I thought it was just a 59 woods for a 1975 IH Cub but I see a lot of variations


Many of the owners of Woods 59C Mowers on this forum prefer not to have the wheels. I mow 4.2 acres, some with rapid terrain changes (ditches and such) and do just fine without the wheels. Just adjust your setup so the skids glide just above the surface on flat ground and they'll help you out in the rough spots. Also, adjust so the front is slightly lower than the rear so the blades only cut once.
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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:19 pm

On a Woods 59, the first thing I do is remove the caster wheels (if mounted on the mower).

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Glen » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Hi,
On the Woods 59 mower that I saw, there are grease fittings on each spindle, below each pulley, on top of the mower, those should be greased, they grease the bearings. The center one, I think you have to turn the pulley, and there is a cutout in the pulley, so you can see the grease fitting. :)

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby ntrenn » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:11 pm

Forgot one critical item....when you grease the mower spindles, rotate them every pump or so. Otherwise you will pop the seal out the top. Yes any modern grease should work.

On the finals...the oil just seeps away. My loboy had about a cup total on two drives....

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Re: Woods 59 Belly Mower

Postby Roshambo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:01 pm

Thank you folks. Your advice is very much appreciated.


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