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Mower Success

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Sat May 09, 2020 10:44 pm

Thanks for the help the other day. I was able to get the mower hooked up yesterday afternoon and today put it to work. This is just a quick video of my daughter running a pass with it. Today was the first time I mowed the yard so it was a bit on the tall side, so I did a pass with the deck higher, and then came back through with it lowered. All in all everything worked nicely.


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Re: Mower Success

Postby Jim Becker » Sat May 09, 2020 11:52 pm

It sounds good.
I noticed you have a Cub wheel weight on the left and an A weight on the right.

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Re: Mower Success

Postby NJ Farmer » Sun May 10, 2020 6:32 am

If I could make a suggestion. The mower skids should be moved higher to the highest setting since you have the guide wheels installed. The reason I say this is because overtime the front portion of the skid will wear down from constantly hitting the ground. They should only hit the ground if you have very uneven surfaces and your land looks quite flat. The wheels should be the only part of the mower that constantly have contact with the ground when mowing not the skids their mission is to prevent scalping on uneven surfaces.

Great video and keep that old cub running. Nothing is better than kids riding Cubs it’s a way we pass this thing down to the next generation. Just like your Dad passed it on to you. Great job!

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun May 10, 2020 7:32 am

Running nicely, and she is quite at ease driving the cub, looking like she's enjoying the seat time too. :hattip:

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Waif » Sun May 10, 2020 8:52 am

A working success! Congrats.

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Re: Mower Success

Postby ntrenn » Sun May 10, 2020 2:19 pm

Looks great!! Is your pto pulley about 8.5 inches? If so, that’s the normal pulley for the woods 42. Really spins the 59 fast. I put a BK62H ($18.00 on eBay)on one of mine...about 6.5 inch. Just a thought if your cub seems to labor even in light grass...

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Don McCombs » Sun May 10, 2020 3:21 pm

You need to put a spinner on that steering wheel for her. :D
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Re: Mower Success

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Sun May 10, 2020 7:39 pm

Don - I found a spinner in one of Dad's buckets of tractor stuff, might have to throw it on there.

Ntrenn - the pulley is approx 7.5 inches, checked my 48 cub and it has the same size. The other mower deck I have is a woods 48, I just went with the 59 because the belt was already on it.

NJ Farmer - Thanks, I'll take a look at that.

Jim Becker - I would have probably never noticed the difference in the weights. I'm picking up on some things with the maintenance I've been doing with it. One thing I found out was I had thought it was still the original paint, but the more I've messed with things I keep finding red paint underneath. I don't know if it was originally red or if it's been painted a couple times, other than curiosity it probably doesn't matter as I don't see myself repainting this one anytime soon.

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Jim Becker » Sun May 10, 2020 8:58 pm

Most of the larger cast parts were coated with a dark red sealer (Glyptal). Depending on where you are seeing red, that may be what you are seeing. On the other hand, after 55 years it isn't a surprise that it may have been repainted somewhere along the line.

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Sun May 10, 2020 11:00 pm

Jim - I'll snap a few pics tomorrow.

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 11, 2020 6:19 am

Does it look like this? This is the Glyptal that Jim is referring to.

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Stanton » Mon May 11, 2020 6:49 am

Nice video; thanks for sharing.

I don't own a mower for any of my Cubs, but as I was watching yours, it appears that the front portion of the deck is higher than the rear. I know with most mowers, the front cutting height of the blades need to be approximately 1/4"-3/8" lower than the back cutting edge. You might double check that if the deck appears to be bogging down.

You Cub looks/sounds good! Nice to see one of the kiddos driving it!

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Mon May 11, 2020 2:34 pm

Don - Yes, thats what it looks like. So I'm seeing the base coat then.

Stanton, I went out this morning and readjusted the deck, raised the back end so its slightly higher than the front. Ran it through a patch that I hadn't done yet, and it definitely cut smoother with less effort from the tractor

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Re: Mower Success

Postby Urbish » Mon May 11, 2020 2:46 pm

Dadsfarmalls wrote:Don - Yes, thats what it looks like. So I'm seeing the base coat then.

Stanton, I went out this morning and readjusted the deck, raised the back end so its slightly higher than the front. Ran it through a patch that I hadn't done yet, and it definitely cut smoother with less effort from the tractor


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