Need help

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.

Need help

Postby Bob Roraback » Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:16 pm

Hi Guys, I need to make a decision as to whether or not to invest any money in this sickle bar mower that I have, I think it is a # 22 mower.
There is an awful lot of play between the pittman straos and the ball that they clamp around, so much that the whole tractor shakes when mowing at high RPM. I am thinking about ordering new straps and the head part MA 139. Does anybody have any advice or any experience in rebuilding the sickle bar mower to a working state? Thanks for help, Bob Roraback
Bob Roraback
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:59 pm
Location: Salem CT

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:52 pm

Bob, those type mowers will vibrate at high rpm, no matter what. The sickle bar is a lot of weight to shove back and forth at the speed that one moves. Also depending on which speed your tractor govenor is set at, you may need a different pulley. there were 2 different ones depending on maximum engine rpm. Alos I assume you know that the flat strap on top of the pitman at the sickle hinges over and locks down against the rod to lock the straps against the sickle bar. I know to many that were raised around the sickle mowers that may sound like a dumb question, but I have come across people that didn't know that and were trying to mow with out locking it.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government
to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry
User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 19581
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Location: Mo, Potosi
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.

Return to Farmall Cub

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Metrocub and 10 guests