A 144 cultivators

Mon May 05, 2014 3:01 pm

I have a 140 and the cultivators are, shall we say,loose. Has anyone used bushings to tighten up the frame or is it just something that we live with? I should also add that I do not have a home machine shop. I know that trueing the shafts and holes and using bushings is the best way, and expensive if you must hire the work done, to fix this issue. Has anyone tried shim stock and shaft collier to keep the shim stock from working its way out? Would the shim stock be too soft?
Did the newer a144's come with grease fittings or is this something that you put graphite in and hope for the best?

Re: A 144 cultivators

Thu May 08, 2014 2:08 pm

We'll damn, must have been a stupid question. I mean it looks like several people were MAYBE interested in an overhaul of the cultivators.

Re: A 144 cultivators

Thu May 08, 2014 7:35 pm

Not a stupid question at all. Mine had some slop, but I worked through all the pieces, including the shanks. Loose, wore out bolts get replaced, bent pieces get straightened. I'll never get 100% of the slop out, but mine are fairly tight and I work the "looseness" into the adjustment and they work just fine.

Re: A 144 cultivators

Fri May 09, 2014 3:23 am

That is what I have been doing, I just wanted to make sure I was on the right track. Also wanted to see if there were any other ideas out there.

Re: A 144 cultivators

Fri May 09, 2014 7:31 am

You can tighten the bolts at each pivot point and take out the slack, at least to a point. It was designed that way.

Al

Re: A 144 cultivators

Fri May 09, 2014 3:23 pm

Already done that Al, but thanks for the reminder. Most if not all of my slop seems to be the round pegs in the oblong holes....;)

Re: A 144 cultivators

Fri May 09, 2014 8:01 pm

Johnny Williams wrote:Already done that Al, but thanks for the reminder. Most if not all of my slop seems to be the round pegs in the oblong holes....;)

I have a set with the same problem. I think a machine shop could come up with a set of sleeves to fix it.

Re: A 144 cultivators

Sun May 11, 2014 9:01 am

That is what I have been thinking Super A but a machine shop is a pretty spendy proposition. Even with over time chasing a little pig through a pipe line I guess I will just live with it for now. I will need something to do this winter anyway.

Re: A 144 cultivators

Tue May 13, 2014 12:05 pm

Hey Johnny, don't take lack of immediate responses personally. These "other tractors" forums are kind of lightly traveled compared to the main Cub forum if you didn't notice already.

People don't answer because they don't know the answer. Better to not say anything at all than give bad advice, though that doesn't stop me sometimes!!!

Re: A 144 cultivators

Tue May 13, 2014 1:31 pm

I have been guilty of that myself.

Re: A 144 cultivators

Sun May 18, 2014 2:06 am

Johnny,
I was intrested enough like you and started a thread about it just a little while back. Read through this and see if you get any ideas.....http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=83228

Re: A 144 cultivators

Sun May 18, 2014 2:48 pm

Thanks for the link to your thread. I did a search but your thread did not come up.