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Postby charlesellis » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:23 pm

After seeing the posts about tipping over your Cub, I decided to join. I have been driving Cubs for over 40 years, cutting grass with a '52 with belly mower and cutting around the edge of my lake with a '47 with bar mower at my "farm" in Alabama. Never tipped one over. I was using the bar mower to cut the grass on a drainage ditch, with the heavy side downhill, when it hit me this thing might tip over. Naw, the mower will offset the weight--plus my 220 lbs. About the time I had that thought, over it went--in slow motion. I can still see that bar making a lovely arc. I wasn't hurt, but the Cub was. Now it is going to get a real first rate restoration. Because of that decision, I did a google search and found your forum. I look forward to reading more posts (So far I've read about 10 pages) and asking some questions.
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Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:29 pm

Welcome, Charles. :D
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Postby Bigdog » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:46 pm

Welcome aboard Charlie!
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Postby Barnyard » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:06 pm

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Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:54 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Glad to hear that you weren't hurt, and I hope the Cub didn't get beat up too much either. The experts can sure answer you questions here.

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Postby beaconlight » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:23 am

Welcome and I am also glad you didn't get hurt. I cut a steep bank on the dam of mu pond. I ride the top with a tag along mower on a chain for the part of the bank I can't reach safely up and safely down. People stop and stare. I just wave at them. Next thing if they have kids they are asking to fish. There are more bass in that 3 1/2 acres than we can eat so why not let them.
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Postby Joe Malinowski » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:50 am

Glad you didn't get hurt. I am sure you will enjoy this site. There is a lot of great people you will get to know and you can get any info or help with your cub.
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Postby Pete1941 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:06 am

Welcome Charles, to the Forum and to the Farmall Cub Family :!: . Glad to have you on board with us. Birmingham is about 105 miles from me and I have quite a few folks there, great place. Pete
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:02 am

Welocme to the forum Charles. I have never tipped a tractor over, but have had a couple of close calls. One of which was with a Farmall H with the rear wheels spread all the way out. I was clipping weeds in a rented pasture. We had rented the field for years, and I was quite familiar with it's contours, slopes, etc. so I knew there were no tipping dangers in it. Mowing a long the side of a terrace when suddenly the high side (left ) wheel came up. It pitched me toward the right, and as I grabbed the wheel I gave it a spin and the font end swung down the hill, bringing the left wheel back down. When I went back and looked the property owner had brought in a dump truck load of dirt to fill in a low spot in the terrace during the winter and left it high with a steep slope on the lower side, and the weeds had then overgrown it. There was definetly a pucker factor involved.
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Postby TractorChick » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:02 am

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Postby Jeff Silvey » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:07 pm

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Postby George Willer » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:27 pm

charlesellis wrote:After seeing the posts about tipping over your Cub, I decided to join. I have been driving Cubs for over 40 years, cutting grass with a '52 with belly mower and cutting around the edge of my lake with a '47 with bar mower at my "farm" in Alabama. Never tipped one over. I was using the bar mower to cut the grass on a drainage ditch, with the heavy side downhill, when it hit me this thing might tip over. Naw, the mower will offset the weight--plus my 220 lbs. About the time I had that thought, over it went--in slow motion. I can still see that bar making a lovely arc. I wasn't hurt, but the Cub was. Now it is going to get a real first rate restoration. Because of that decision, I did a google search and found your forum. I look forward to reading more posts (So far I've read about 10 pages) and asking some questions.
Charles Ellis :shock:


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I too am glad you weren't hurt. That may be because you had the correct side downhill. Most folks think otherwise, but in your case you had quite a bit more weight on the RIGHT rear wheel so the tractor would be more likely to roll to the right. More importantly, the engine would be on the ground before the operator. :lol: Given the same choice (my land is very flat) I would work on slopes with the engine on the downhill side. It's possible the mower could stop a roll but I wouldn't plan on it. Common sense says the operator would lean uphill helping even more.

I've never rolled a tractor but I would prefer to be above one than under one.
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Postby JimT » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:00 pm

Welcome aboard Charles

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Speaking of tipping over cubs. Here is another item you might want to think about when you start your restoration if you haven't already heard about these.

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18081

Here is a picture one of the other members posted on a prior post as to why it is a good idea to wedge the front axle.

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Postby TractorChick » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:42 pm

Looks like that would be a rough ride there! lol
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