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McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby bibbster » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:59 pm

So I've been researching the Cub-22 Mower (or sickle bar mower as some folks call it) and have found several good posts here on FC.com. There was also a full size drawing of the board on FC.com that seems to no longer be accessible (anybody have that?). There was much discussion about colors, materials, etc. as well. Of the six implements I have, this will probably be the first one I restore. I'm up for making the board myself, but the rod, not so much. I think most of the fasteners are easy to find, with the rod holder being the tricky one, and also not one I can make (no metal working tools). Based on what I have read so far, my mower uses a wood board and single metal rod. The board would most likely have been ivory/off white as the existing wood pitman arm shows signs of that color.

In the past, there were a couple folks making them and selling kits. Is anyone still making these kits?

Here are the threads that I found on FC.com for those that may be interested.

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=33329
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37714
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66709
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=72709

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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby Cubfriend » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:07 pm

Contact tst
Frank

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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:44 pm

If you want to make your own grass board, PM me your address and I'll send you a pattern. With Rudi's server down that drawing is not available now.

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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby bibbster » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:00 pm

I'll contact Tim, thanks Cubfriend.

Bob, I'll send you my address, thank you.

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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby WaMoo » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:27 pm

bibbster wrote:The board would most likely have been ivory/off white as the existing wood pitman arm shows signs of that color.


The grassboard would have been "ochre", but I use CAT yellow... close enough :D

The pitman was probably "IH white" which is a cream color.
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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby bibbster » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:35 am

Thanks for the info, WaMoo.

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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:04 am

At any point in time, IH would have used the same color on both wooden parts. Ocher was replaced by cream/white.

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Re: McCormick Cub-22 Mower: Grass Board and Grass Board Rod

Postby WaMoo » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:51 am

Jim Becker wrote:At any point in time, IH would have used the same color on both wooden parts. Ocher was replaced by cream/white.


That's interesting. I didn't realize. It made me curious, and looking at some paint committee decisions, indeed IH white was used later, as well as IH red. I don't know what year my mower is, but the original pitman was white and the Grassboard was ochre. My tractor is a 1954 with a fast hitch, but it doesn't necessarily mean my mower is from the same year. The replacement Grassboard the PO bought was also ochre.

I put a metal Grassboard on my mower, and I painted it CAT yellow because I think it just "looks right"!

To the original poster, you can paint it any color you want, because it's yours! Have fun! I love the 22 mower. Put up (coincidently?) 22 acres of hay up with it this year!
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