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Hand cranking your cub.

Postby ajhbike » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:19 pm

Old posting BUT Interesting point I never thought of....using the starter, should you push the clutch pedal down when starting? Easier for the engine to crank?

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby J3 Driver » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:32 pm

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I think after reading these posts I’d rather hand prop this cub than hand crank a Farmall cub.

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Eugene » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:40 pm

ajhbike wrote:Old posting BUT Interesting point I never thought of....using the starter, should you push the clutch pedal down when starting? Easier for the engine to crank?
When depressing the clutch pedal, the throw out bearing puts a drag on the pressure plate/flywheel, thus the engine.

If the tractor has a safety start switch, you will need to depress the clutch. No safety start switch, tractor out of gear, foot off the clutch pedal.
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby ajhbike » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:42 pm

not sure what a safety start switch is

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby ajhbike » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:46 pm

yea, no safety start switch on the 56

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Eugene » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:01 pm

ajhbike wrote:not sure what a safety start switch is
Some later standard Cubs have what the parts book calls "switch assy, neutral starting" and the numbered Cubs have a "main clutch safety starting switch".
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby jsfarmall » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:32 pm

Pushing the clutch adds a little drag. Bit of safety I believe. But that's why I always shake hands with the shift before starting. By hand or electric.

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Gary S. » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:06 pm

To this day my arms are not long enough to be able to sit in the seat,push in the clutch and hand crank it over ;) I learned how to drive on our '49 when I was 10 or 11. The battery was not well so it had to be hand cranked,having a magneto at the time sure helped. I don't think I have hand cranked it to start in 50 years,didn't know any better then but it sort of scares me now

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Waif » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:14 pm

J3 Driver wrote:9E794BAB-A5AC-40BF-A19C-7D6E630C77D5.jpegI think after reading these posts I’d rather hand prop this cub than hand crank a Farmall cub.


She'll bite / hack you up harder than a Cub tractor if you lean in to far while tailwalkin it.

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby coppersmythe » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:29 pm

good evening all from the warm , soggy , humid deep south . i've hand cranked most of my cubs at one point or another . never had any problems , but never did it with a cavalier attitude . make sure the tranny is not in gear ( anyway you start one ) and ignition system timed correctly :!: . it is not the way we have all seen it on tv and movies, like winding a watch . its relatively easy , but , be wise and let someone show you some of the tricks , and there is a technique . the worst thing i've had happen , it gave a little weird pop and the handle jumped straight out about 2 inches .( thumb on same side as fingers , feels funny , but do it ) coppersmythe..............................( as i'm pulling up on the handle, in one motion i pull out on the handle to disengage a little quicker )

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby tmays » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:06 pm

Jim Becker has a good video on here on how to hand crank one. Never had a problem with hand cranking one. Keeping one tuned up properly is key
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby jsfarmall » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:10 pm

I have my timing just a hair retarded I think which makes it a little tough for a hot start but cold start it don't kick me too bad.

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Willy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:14 pm

As a lightweight scrawny kid driving my Grandpa's Super C on the farm, he wouldn't let me drive it until I could hand crank it. I'd get the crank horizontal on the down turn and jump up trying to get all my weight into it. It never kicked back on me, but I sure wished he'd get the darn electric starter fixed on it. He never did saying it was too easy to start with the handcrank.
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Barnyard » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:21 pm

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:29 pm

honestly wish I had a crank for my cub. Used to hand crank a farmall B we had as a kid to cultivate corn. I would rather hand crank the B than flywheel start an old johhny popper we had. it wasnt starting it, it was a bar for the cultivators that would catch you across the forearm when it fired. all that year me, my brother and my Dad all had matching sores on our arms. I wasnt sad when he sold that JD
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