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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Cubfriend » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:39 pm

My snow blade is older and I can start my tractor as long as the blade is all the way down. I have no battery in mine. Previous (Original) owner of my 49 said every time they wanted to use the tractor the battery was dead so they hand cranked it the last 6 or 7 years before I bought it instead of buying a battery. It starts easy. Looks like you got a good deal. Enjoy the seat time.
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:39 pm

Plowed all the snow and ice we got this morning off my driveway. Took about an hour. This thing would be a beast with chains... I can only plow downhill, then to get back up I need a full throttle running start in 2nd. Even with that I have to use the individual brakes to keep both wheels spinning. Luckily we don’t get a lot of snow and I will only be doing this once or twice a year.

I threw a wheelbarrow load of ashes on the hill to keep some traction if it freezes up overnight.
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby LRiddle » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:46 pm

The hand crank is a real bugger with the plow on. I think some one made extended ones so you don't skin your knuckles on the blade.
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Cubfriend » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:21 pm

Yes, It is very close. No knuckle room to spare. Barely enough on mine.
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:41 pm

Wow, nice looking cub.... Plow looks great on her.. Nice score!
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:27 pm

I'm curious, it may just be an optical illusion, but has the steering gear arm been modified? I've never seen the tie rod arms at that angle...usually they are parallel to the axle.

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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Stanton » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:43 am

Looks like you got the hang of attaching pictures fine.

You might have to save them to your computer, open them up in Paint, resize and save them, and then attach them. Cumbersome. Or if you're using a smartphone, like iPhone, then take the pic, select the pic to send to yourself via email and then you'll get several options of how large the photo will be (Small, Medium, Large, Actual Size). Each of those options will list the megabit size, so you can resize photos and send them to yourself, then place them on the forum that way.

Nice looking Cub and newly acquired blade, by the way! :)
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 am

Dale Finch wrote:I'm curious, it may just be an optical illusion, but has the steering gear arm been modified? I've never seen the tie rod arms at that angle...usually they are parallel to the axle.


That’s something I’ve been meaning to look into. Something is definitely messed up with my cubs steering. The wheels turn more one way than the other, and when straight the gear arm is not straight. I kinda thought the tie rod arms were just all outa whack. Can someone post pictures of how they are supposed to look?
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:51 am

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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:03 am

Just resized these...not sure if they show enough detail, but you can tell that the tie rod arms are (pretty much!) parallel to the front axle.

The only ways yours could be at those angles are either the steering gear arm is too short (the parts manual show 3 different ones) or your steering knuckle arms are too long (maybe for a larger tractor?)
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 am

Maybe if you posted a better photo of yours, it would help with a diagnosis.
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Cubfriend » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:04 am

Looking at your picture it appears that when someone stretched the axle one hole on each side but adjusted only one tierod (your left) out for two holes length. (Right tierod all the way in.) This is a good starting place. Good Luck!
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Cubfriend » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 am

The steering should work better if the tierods are both equal length. Should be able to turn same amount both directions.
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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Barnyard » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:17 am

Cubfriend wrote:Looking at your picture it appears that when someone stretched the axle one hole on each side but adjusted only one tierod (your left) out for two holes length. (Right tierod all the way in.) This is a good starting place. Good Luck!

Cubfriend wrote:The steering should work better if the tierods are both equal length. Should be able to turn same amount both directions.

I agree. Very clear here.

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Re: Picking up a snow plow

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:15 pm

I’ll see about getting some better pictures when I get home. I’ll also spray everything with PB Blaster and try to get things moving. The next warm day we get I can tear into it. This is definitely something I want to correct prior to mowing season. I do have a good many other projects going on though with a baby on the way, so this has unfortunately become low priority. Otherwise it might’ve been done by now...
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