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Cub sickle mower

Postby stevey30 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:31 am

I am putting an addition on the back of my shop to store my Cub when it’s not being used. I plan on buying a sickle mower for it this year, what size door is needed to get a sickle mower in and out of a building? I was planning a 6’ wife by 7’ tall door. Will that be big enough?

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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:43 am

I have a small shed that has a 5'-0" double door opening on it and my Cub (w/o any mower) barely fits thru it.

These pictures from TM Tractor (site sponsor) shows the Cub-22 mower extending out at least 2'-0" from the right tires (taking into account the end of the mower extends out even further from the base):

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So, I'd say you probably would want a min. 8'-0" opening. Perhaps someone will come along here and let us know exactly how wide a standard Cub with Cub-22 mower is...
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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 am

It will also depend, somewhat, on what width your rear tire are set. But, I think Stanton's suggestion of 8 feet will work. You can reduce the width a little by disconnecting the stay rod and pull the upper end of the bar in with a ratchet strap. Watch those fingers, though.
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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby Don B. » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:12 am

I was planning a 6’ wife by 7’ tall door. Will that be big enough?

My wife is about 5'-9" and she is about perfect. :lol:
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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:17 am

One thing to keep in mind, how many people have you ever heard complain about making a door or something of the sort too big vs how many complain about too small. Can never go wrong with a little bigger


And a 6ft wife is somewhat rare to find but they are for sure out there lol. Just a little friendly humor.

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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 am

Biggest door(s) that will fit the shed.

I put bifold doors on the end of an old hog shed because a standard sliding door would not fit under the shed's extended roof.
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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby Larry in WNY » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:35 pm

My 22 mower has a 4 1/2 ft bar. With bar locked upright it measures 54 inches from the floor. My Cub has a hood exhaust and that measures 80 inches.

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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby k hutchins » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:15 am

You should not have too much trouble with a 6'x7' door. As stated previously, it will depend on your rear wheel width. Mine are narrow, I hug one side, drop the base so it just clears the ground, then pull the top toward me until it clears the doorway. It can be done, but if you want to drive through without worry or acrobatics, bigger is better if it's possible to do so.
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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby LRiddle » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:40 pm

My 2 cents follows in line with some of the others. I would go as big as the building and my budget allowed. You'll never complain about being able to drive your Cub in too easily.
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Re: Cub sickle mower

Postby stevey30 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Thanks for al, the feedback. I think I will see if I can make the door at least 7 feet wide, gotta see if the measurements work.


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