waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

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waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby waylandtom » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:42 pm

My close friend of 70 years is the owner, but he is illiterate in all things mechanical. So I am his mechanic. In my day I could fix anything automotive, not any more; today everything goes to the dealer. But the Cub is so simple I am confidant I can maintain it. Which is why I am here; to gain knowledge, ask questions, and download manuals.

He bought the Cub to haul wood out of his 50 acres of dense woods to heat his home. I used my old Ford Explorer in the past as it didn't matter if it got a few more scratches. But I dumped that this year for a new car (finally), so we have to get the Cub running.

BTW - we are planning to haul a 5x12 single axle utility trailer with maybe 1,500 to 2,000 lbs of wood. Anybody have a problem with that? Or advice? (2" ball mounted directly to the draw bar)

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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby ricky racer » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:14 pm

I don't see any issues providing the ground is fairly flat. One thing you need to keep in mind is some Cubs have poor brakes and ALL have poor brakes when going backwards. As far as power, pulling 1500-2000 pounds should be a piece of cake....
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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:22 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Let us know if we can be of any help.

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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby waylandtom » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:54 pm

Thanks guys. Ricky - there are elevation changes in the woods; we'll stay away from the really steep ones. Didn't know about the brake issues, but have no reason to go backwards. We've worked at cutting trails and turn-around areas so we go in, turn around, and collect wood on the way back out.

If I don't get it running in the next couple days, I will be back seeking your help.

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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:46 pm

Welcome to the FORUM. If it has not been run in awhile, prime the oil pump before starting the first time. In addition to the usual (and visible) lube points, don't forget the fan shaft and TOB.

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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby ricky racer » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:27 pm

My concern about the brakes is if you are going up an incline and need to stop, the brakes might not hold you. Going backwards out of control pulling a trailer or wagon is a bad thing...
Good luck. I hope you get it running. Pay attention to what Stan suggested.
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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:44 am

Welcome to the forum. Also watch your tongue weight.
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Re: waylandtom 48 Cub in West Michigan

Postby waylandtom » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:04 am

Great advice about the brakes. I was not aware of that. Thanks.

WRT tongue weight; I intend to load the trailer to maintain a tongue weight of 200 - 300 lbs. I believe the draw bar will safely handle 400 lbs. I weigh 280 and have stood on and jumped on the draw bar, thus putting a load of over 300 lbs on the DB. Of course, the tractor is stationary and on level concrete, so that will not simulate pulling a load over rough terrain.


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