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Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:18 pm

Moderators, move this to the safety forum if you wish. I thought I would start it here since probably more people will see it.

I have been using one for several years, and happy with it ever since Scrivet told I had it hooked up wrong and I corrected that, but it almost got me when I went to hook it up yesterday.
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I store it in my shed, rolled under a shelf, and the last time I unhooked it I decided to set the disks straight so they were just rolling rather than throwing dirt allowing it to go a little further under the shelf. All was fine until I went to hook it up yesterday, and when I raised the disk tongue to attach it to my drawbar, with the disk blades in a line straight across rather than at an angle, The weights bolted into the tray caused it to over center and it used the back wall to push the disk forward. Reaching over from the side, there was now way I could stop it, and it ran one blade part way up the front of my right shoe, and another blade hit my left shin leaving a good mark.I had to roll the tractor forward, and get a 6 ft. crowbar and slide it down past the tongue and under the axle to get the tongue back down. Which even with the long bar took a pretty good pull. I will definitely remember to never unhook with the blades straight. Remember, it will bite the hand (or foot in my case) that greases it, especially if there are weights in the tray.
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby tldec50 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:31 pm

Thank God you are all right,as always safety rules and regulations are written in blood,Tim

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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby clemk » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:38 pm

I'm glad to hear that it wasn't much more than a mark, John!
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Thankfully, you are not buggered up. Sometime these things bite when you least expect it.

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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Eugene » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:08 pm

Yesterday. Front gang, same disk, drawbar towed. Loaded rocks into the weight boxes, which were built last fall. Disked and peg toothed harrowed the deer food plot. Finished, opened up the disk for straight line towing. Then unpinned from drawbar.

Drove Cub ahead to unhook from drawbar. Disk flipped over backward, sitting on the weight boxes.

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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby T-Mo » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:44 am

I'm glad there wasn't more injuries from this. I don't know how many times I did something, and even though I knew better or have done it several times, there's always that one time that I wish I did it another way. Lessons learned the hard way.

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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Waif » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:50 am

Ouch!

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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Dusty B » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:01 am

Appears to me the solution is to remove the weights from the tray before unhooking??!! Law of physics wins every time! Just say'n! Dusty B
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:27 am

Dusty B wrote:Appears to me the solution is to remove the weights from the tray before unhooking?
That would be a very big yup. I weigh 205 lbs. Put all my weight on the disc tongue and couldn't get the tongue down. Had to unload the weight boxes to get the disc tongue back down to rehook to the Cub.

I was standing over the tongue when I unpinned it from the drawbar. Had the disc tongue came loose from the drawbar, could have been seriously injured when the disc flopped over on it's back.
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Stanton » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:51 am

Glad you weren't seriously hurt. Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:18 am

Dusty B wrote:Appears to me the solution is to remove the weights from the tray before unhooking??!! Law of physics wins every time! Just say'n! Dusty B
That crossed my mind, but those weights are around 100 or so pounds each and I have back problems, so it is not handy to remove them each time I unhook. If the disk is angled to maximum cut it is not as bad and gives a little leeway to how high you can get the hitch without it beating you up.
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:27 am

Would putting a block under the weight box before unhitching prevent the problem?
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Re: Cub 28A Lift Disk warning

Postby gitractorman » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 am

Glad to hear that you guys weren't hurt worse. Those disks are awfully sharp. I had a set of the gang disks, that I took all apart to fix/repair various pieces. While apart, I was rolling one gang around and slipped, catching the toe of my boot under it, and it made a nice gash in my leather work boots. I was REALLY glad I had those boots on and not just tennis shoes or something soft.

I was just thinking the same thing as Bob. A nicely cut 4x4, 6x6, or similar could be cut to make a stand for the weight box. Once you back the disk into the storage position, stand up the 4x4 under the weight box, then unhitch the disk from the tractor. Most of the weight should be on that 4x4, so it should stay in place.
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