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Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Urbish » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:02 pm

This is a stupid question, but do any of you know why the Cultivision tractors have the engine offset to the left instead of to the right? Was that so it was easier to keep the right hand wheels in the furrow while plowing?

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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby ricky racer » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:24 pm

It's only a guess but most plows require the right hand wheels to run in the furrow. If the Cub were offset to the right it would put the heavy side of the tractor on the downhill side possibly making it easier to roll over.
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Scrivet » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:40 pm

My opinion is that since most every implement ever made for a tractor (sickle mower, side delivery rake, baler etc) was designed for right side use putting the engine on the right would mean looking over or around the engine to see, and be farther away from, what was going on.

When was the last time you saw your front left tire WHILE driving? Now imagine a left handed sickle mower on your Cub and keep that wheel tight to the unmown hay and the inner shoe in the right (or would it be left :? ) position. Same principal.

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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby danovercash » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:46 pm

All right handed equipment would have to have been made "left-handed" for a mirror reverse cub.
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Eugene » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:55 pm

Probably goes back to the horse drawn equipment days when the driver sat on the right side of the wagon or equipment operated on the right side.
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Urbish » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:54 am

That's what I was thinking. Thanks guys.

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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby UK-Cub » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:42 am

We still drive on the right hand of the vehicle but on LH side of the road, supposedly a hangover from predominantly right handers keeping the horse to the left with the whip?

Napoleon Bonarparte apparently decided to change things and some of the world followed.

I wonder if Cultivision was a slip of a draughtsman's pencil that was carried through and then, to save face was described as intentional? Surely not?
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Bigdog » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:11 am

I agree with Eugene. Most horse drawn implements (mowers etc.) were right hand implements. I think this was just a natural carry-over.

We had a JD pull type combine when I was a kid (I think it was a model 25 or 30) which was a left hand cut. It was the only thing we had that worked that way. If you were working in a field with an right hand cut combine you had to work different sections.
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:12 pm

A few other left-handed implements were out there. A couple that come to mind are the Woods Brothers corn picker (WB-1-P) and the Allis Chalmers All-Crop combine (60).

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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Barnyard » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:26 pm

Grandpa's old baler. I don't recall seen another left handed one.

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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:28 pm

Most people are also right-handed and also right eye dominant. It's more natural to work to your right and look over your right shoulder.

Of course, I'm left-handed with 20/200 vision in my right eye. You've got to develop a neck like an owl to operate farm machinery in my situation...

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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby Bigdog » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:04 pm

One advantage to the left hand cut combines was if you clipped the stubble before baling the straw the sickle bar mower would run against the wheel tracks from the tractor and combine and lift up the stubble the wheels pushed down. You got a cleaner cut and a few extra bales of straw.
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby danovercash » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:50 pm

Still wondering why there are right and left handed horse drawn plows? I have a RH Chattanooga plow and an Oliver plow beam that sported a LH moldboard before I removed it. (All pieces broken).
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Re: Stupid question about Cultivision

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:34 pm

Barnyard wrote:Grandpa's old baler. I don't recall seen another left handed one.

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