Woods 59 mower

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.
BOB K.
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:34 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Woods 59 mower

Postby BOB K. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:14 pm

I picked up a Woods 59 mower the other day. It seems pretty good just surface rust no holes. I was looking at a 59c-2 manual and my rear mount and pulleys do not look like the one in the manual, has anyone seen the one I have? It seems to be missing a few parts like the belt guards, skids, side plates and rear pulley cover. all the pulleys spin free with no play.If anyone has any parts for the "used" please PM me. What do you think it is worth the way it is? wondering if I paid to much for it. I would like to clean it up and paint it the Woods orange. Thanks guys
Attachments
mower4.jpg
mower3.jpg
mower1.jpg

User avatar
Bill Hudson
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:50 am
Zip Code: 44057
Tractors Owned: 57 F-Cub - Dad & Mom's Cub
57 Lo-Boy
52 F-Cub
49 F-Cub
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, Madison

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:49 pm

Bob,

Woods made a bunch of different mounting brackets to fit a multitude of tractors. Having said that, your mounting brackets appear to be a home-brewed affair. The Woods 59 Cub applications that I'm familiar with are driven from the other end. Definitely need to do some detective work to determine what you have.

Bill
"The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." Edwin Conklin, biologist

BOB K.
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:34 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby BOB K. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:36 pm

I thought it might be homemade but the bends and welds look professional. I saw it working and took it off myself I am just getting started. It will give me a new project just what I do not need in this heat.

User avatar
BIGHOSS
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 1611
Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:55 pm
Zip Code: 37087
Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub S/N 9216
w/ C-22 Mower

1974 Cub S/N 244814
w/59 Woods Mower

Ford 3000 Gas S/N C375091 w/Bushhog QT2345 Loader & 6' Squealer Bushhog

and a Palomino Mare named GIGI
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: TN, Lebanon

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby BIGHOSS » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:50 pm

I Agree with Bill. All Woods that I have seen mounted on a Cub (mine included) are with the straight side of the deck forward.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give......Winston Churchill

BOB K.
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:34 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby BOB K. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:47 pm

Could it be that the deck is backwards? It will have to check but I think the vaster barckets will bolt on the other side.

BOB K.
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:34 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby BOB K. » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:26 pm

Been looking at some photos and I am thinking this may have been a RM59 converted. It would be the same deck if the 3 point andPTO was taken off, need to look more. I am also hoping to find the parts needed to put back. I will check the deck better to see if it is even worth it, but I do like a challenge.

User avatar
Ken (48 Cub)
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 816
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 11:10 am
Zip Code: 40023
Tractors Owned: 1948 FCub
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: KY, Fisherville

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:41 am

Could this deck an been modified to be a pull-behind instead of a belly mount?
Ken, Annie the '48 Cub & Marie the '57 Loboy.

I think we gotter if'n she don't kick, Andy Griffith.

BOB K.
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:34 pm
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby BOB K. » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:01 am

That is what I was thinking. I saw the woods RM59 and go that idea.

Scrivet
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 2518
Joined: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:51 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Location: MO, Potosi

Re: Woods 59 mower

Postby Scrivet » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:39 pm

Ken (48 Cub) wrote:Could this deck an been modified to be a pull-behind instead of a belly mount?
Gonna be hard to hook the belt up to the PTO with the mule drive pulleys on the right hand side if your pulling it. If you turn the mule drive around so the pulleys are on the left hand side the ball on the hitch would face forward.

Gives me the impression of someone who might have seen a Cub belly mower many many years ago and thought, "Well, I have all these parts laying around, and I need a belly mower". It's an A+ in my book for getting it done (We won't discuss my grade for appearance however :shock: )


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Farmall Cub”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Clownfish, Ken (48 Cub), ScottyD'sdad and 10 guests