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Postby dirt devil » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:29 pm


Glad to see that you are alright and it was just the pride that was hurt. I thought that I was in your shoes yesterday. I was cleaning up after the last storm of just a couple inches and while I was plowing I would find these ice chunks that were solid in the ground. The first few weren't to bad but then I picked the front tires up off the ground about 5 or so inches. It was enough for me to check things out. Didn't see anything wrong so I just went back to plowing again.


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Postby beaconlight » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:59 pm

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Postby Barnyard » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Wow John! You just made me go to the barn and check Marti. I hit an edge in my blacktop drive the other day and it brought me to a dead stop. I couldn't see anything starting to happen on mine.

Sorry about the Cub, but I'm glad you were braced for it.

If I can help with part of the express in moving George's torque tube give me a shout.
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Postby Eugene » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:55 pm

Ouch. Not good. As long as you were not hurt - the Cub is repairable.

I hit the steering wheel with my chest when the mott flail mower wrapped up about 30 feet of wire on the reel. Instantaneous dead stop. Chest hurt for several days.
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Postby Jeff Silvey » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:16 pm

WOW I'm glad you didn't get hurt.
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Postby BigBill » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:21 pm

First your ok thats more important, material things can be repaired we can't.

I have seen people crank up the PTO springs on the gravely tractors. I never thought of checking them until i broke a rotary plow spacer. After that i checked every PTO attachment for the correct spring adjustment. These are big 750lb walk behind tractors and i seen my dad who was a big man get sat down by one once too. The snowplow has no trip spring and he caught the edge in the side walk dead nuts. It put the handle into his ribs knocking the wind out of him. He was flying in high range while plowing snow.

I never take the spring adjustment lightly I always back off on they to were they will just work safely.

I had an old jeep 2way plow with a front end spring for a trip setup. Someone made it. I hit it one day really hard and took all four wheels off the ground. I stood the whole jeep up on my welds on the plow frame. Thats a hell of a way to check my welds? I know the feeling....Glad your ok.
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Postby Jeff M » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:29 pm

Wow, John--that's nasty. For a second or so, you must have thought the world came right to an end. Glad you're ok! :shock:
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Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:29 pm


Glad you are OK. Cubs we can fix easier than people.

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Postby VinceD » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:41 pm

Glad you are OK :D :D :D Must have been quite a jolt :!: :!: :!:
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Postby awander » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:12 pm

John, I hate to be a copycat, but I too am glad you were not injured.

And it's too bad about the torque tube, but that is not too hard to fix.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:00 pm

George Willer wrote:I have a spare torque tube for you if Cub Express can get it to you.
Thanks George, I will be a Docfest and Woodsion Ridge if we can get it relayed.

Eugene wrote:I hit the steering wheel with my chest when the mott flail mower wrapped up about 30 feet of wire on the reel. Instantaneous dead stop. Chest hurt for several days.
I hit the steering wheel once with my old blade when it hit something right on the corner and didn't trip, but this is the first time I ever hit anything in the center that didn't trip. Thankfully, after the first time I learned to have a good grip.

Jeff M wrote:Wow, John--that's nasty. For a second or so, you must have thought the world came right to an end. Glad you're ok! :shock:
Yup, it really got my attention when the front wheels came up and the blade started folding under.

I thought about taking it to WRC for a project, but I want to get it ready to paint, plus do a little other work on it, so I may just work on it a little at a time as I feel like it. Will take a while, but I will make it.
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Postby 68427vette » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:05 pm

aah a little JB weld, a few brewskies, and a pack of frozen peas, for the family jewels,, is all you need!! jc
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Postby cowboy » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:38 am

John I am glad you are ok. I can get the torque tube to Docfest for you.

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Postby brianJ » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:55 am

Man! John, you're hard on that old girl. Glad to hear you weren't physically harmed. Thats an easy and probably a fun fix. I've got an extra torque tube here I was willing to offer but it looks like you have a couple of closer options.
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