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Push Button Starters

Postby John P » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:23 pm

Does anybody know if the push button starters were a common or a actual option on the Cub ?.I have seen a few tractors with them.John
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:27 pm

If you are referring to the ones with the push button on the dash, during certain years that was standard. After that there was a key switch/starter on the last few years of production. I'd have to check the parts manual to see when these were made. Raymond's database might have it noted.

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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby Tezell » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:42 pm

Early 70's for sure. Not sure when it started or stopped.
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby John P » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:45 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:If you are referring to the ones with the push button on the dash, during certain years that was standard. After that there was a key switch/starter on the last few years of production. I'd have to check the parts manual to see when these were made. Raymond's database might have it noted.



I have seen them on the side/corner of the gas tank.John
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:59 pm

64 to 75.
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby bob in CT » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:29 pm

Don McCombs wrote:64 to 75.


My 74 is key start.

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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby tst » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:20 pm

started in 64 when they became 12 volt, I have a 72 with button and a 73 with key start

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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:33 pm

All 6-volt had the pull rod. They went to the panel mounted push switch with the change to 12-volt. The push switch was replaced with the key switch operated magnetic switch in mid-1972.

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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:37 pm

I stand corrected.
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby John P » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:07 am

The tractors i saw were pre 1955 anyway thanks for all your help :thanx: .John
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:15 pm

If they were pre-1955, then it was a custom modification.

True push button start Cubs have the button mounted in the dashboard below the light switch.

My 1951 Cub has a push button mounted on the steering post like a Farmall H. Entirely custom, because I did it. The tractor's converted to 12V with a 12V starter that doesn't have a place for the saddle switch, so I built a bracket for a starter button.

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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby John P » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:30 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:If they were pre-1955, then it was a custom modification.



Thats what i was thinking in the first place but thought i would ask anyway.John
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Re: Push Button Starters

Postby TurboRoadster » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:28 pm

my 67 was push button until I rewired and used a key switch


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