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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby tmays » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Willy wrote:As a lightweight scrawny kid driving my Grandpa's Super C on the farm, he wouldn't let me drive it until I could hand crank it. I'd get the crank horizontal on the down turn and jump up trying to get all my weight into it. It never kicked back on me, but I sure wished he'd get the darn electric starter fixed on it. He never did saying it was too easy to start with the handcrank.

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Gary S. » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:53 pm

All part of growing up,playing with Mercury in science class,check. No seat belts in car,check. Big chrome knobs on dash,check.Push mowers with no safety cutoffs,check. No child proof caps,no ground fault outlets,garage door openers with no safety stops etc. Now things are so safe the kids don't go out ....

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:05 pm

Gary S. wrote:All part of growing up,playing with Mercury in science class,check. No seat belts in car,check. Big chrome knobs on dash,check.Push mowers with no safety cutoffs,check. No child proof caps,no ground fault outlets,garage door openers with no safety stops etc. Now things are so safe the kids don't go out ....



gas can spouts you can get gas out of CHECK!!
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby coppersmythe » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:38 pm

good save guys , i forgot about that video . everyone should handcrank their cub a few times . it is satisfying in way . coppersmythe.......................Hint : folks watching a parade love to see that . i kill my cub , jump off in horror , oh no , it wont start ! then the hand crank saves the day ! one of these days im going to regret my little charade . ( new gas can spouts :evil: :evil: )

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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:34 am

coppersmythe wrote:good save guys , i forgot about that video . everyone should handcrank their cub a few times . it is satisfying in way . coppersmythe.......................Hint : folks watching a parade love to see that . i kill my cub , jump off in horror , oh no , it wont start ! then the hand crank saves the day ! one of these days im going to regret my little charade . ( new gas can spouts :evil: :evil: )


I found some spouts on fleabay, even comes with 2 caps so you will have the right thread/size and a breather port with cap to install in your new plastic can. (you know, the ones that split at the seams and leak in a month or 2 )
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:41 am

In our area TSC carries those old style replacement spouts.
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Willy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:33 am

Indy4570 wrote:honestly wish I had a crank for my cub. Used to hand crank a farmall B we had as a kid to cultivate corn. I would rather hand crank the B than flywheel start an old johhny popper we had. it wasnt starting it, it was a bar for the cultivators that would catch you across the forearm when it fired. all that year me, my brother and my Dad all had matching sores on our arms. I wasnt sad when he sold that JD


When it came time to start the JD 620, I'd crank up the Farmall, hook a chain up to the JD. Gramps would get on the JD and I'd pull start him. Why waste money on starter batteries when you got grandkids and another tractor.

Not trying to be the correct police, but you’re lucky you didn’t get hurt


Yeah, I know that now, but back then things were different. Heck I figure I'm lucky I lived to get to be old enough to leave home. We did all kinds of stuff that parents today would have a conniption fit over. A lot of which our elders either never caught on to or just told us to be careful and never stopped us from doing.
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Re: Hand cranking your cub.

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:41 am

Willy wrote:
Indy4570 wrote:honestly wish I had a crank for my cub. Used to hand crank a farmall B we had as a kid to cultivate corn. I would rather hand crank the B than flywheel start an old johhny popper we had. it wasnt starting it, it was a bar for the cultivators that would catch you across the forearm when it fired. all that year me, my brother and my Dad all had matching sores on our arms. I wasnt sad when he sold that JD


When it came time to start the JD 620, I'd crank up the Farmall, hook a chain up to the JD. Gramps would get on the JD and I'd pull start him. Why waste money on starter batteries when you got grandkids and another tractor.

Not trying to be the correct police, but you’re lucky you didn’t get hurt


Yeah, I know that now, but back then things were different. Heck I figure I'm lucky I lived to get to be old enough to leave home. We did all kinds of stuff that parents today would have a conniption fit over. A lot of which our elders either never caught on to or just told us to be careful and never stopped us from doing.

That reminds me of the J.D. 730 diesel electric start (these had four 6V batteries with 24V starting systems for those that don't know) we had when I was a teenager. My dad never would buy batteries for it so he would wake me or my brother up early before school if he needed to use it to pull start it. One morning we cranked it because he was going to plant corn that day. I came home from school that afternoon and the tractor was sitting in the back yard idling. Dad came home shortly after I got home and I ask him why was the tractor running if he wasn't home? He said he ran out of corn and didn't know what time I would be home to crank it back so he just left it :lol:
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