Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Version?

Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:38 pm

I purchased this 1948 Farmall Cub High Crop with the 54 Blade already mounted on the tractor. The blade has a bracket on the front that looks like it was professionally manufactured for the blade. Did they make a special bracket for the High Crop Cub? My thoughts are no but wanted to see if anyone could help shed some light on the subject. Thank you.

Jeff
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Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:56 pm

If it were a high crop, it would be higher off the ground, and the bracket would have needed to go the other way. I think the bracket that mounts to the lower bolster is longer. What does that look like ? Is it factory looking or does it look like homemade like the bracket on the front?

Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:22 pm

Just thinking, maybe that bracket was made to keep the blade from going too deep plowing. Other clues, no shoes and blade mounted wrong in tilt holes.

Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:25 pm

The bracket doesn't seem very sensible to me. It only lifts it about an inch? higher than what it would normally lift

Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:49 pm

Boss,

Everything else matches up to my original IH 54A Blade. I suppose that the piece could be flipped upside down and allow the blade to go lower. I just left it how it was when the Cub was delivered. I assumed that it was not a IH part but it sure looks well built. The hole in the lift arm even looks proper.

Jeff

Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:36 am

On my Hicrop with the 54 plow has a regular bracket connected to the bottom hole. Will be plowing today with it.

Kirk

Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:40 pm

Might want to move blade back to center holes unless you need side to side tilt on blade, not fore/aft tilt.

Re: Farmall Cub 54 Leveling and Grader Blade, High Crop Vers

Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:50 pm

Plowed today with no problem.

Kirk