300 vs. Cub mowing

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300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby ShawnAgne » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:42 pm

I don't have the belt to actually mow with the 300 yet. However, I drove it around the yard, trees, etc. and I'm not sure its going to maneuver any worse than the Cub, actually may turn a little better. I can't get up as close to stuff as I can with the cub, but I think it is going to have its uses.
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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:19 am

Yup, just have to duck a little LOT lower. :lol:
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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby ShawnAgne » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:56 pm

LOL, you aren't kidding. Took a small branch to the face, quickly figured out where not to go as that stack does a good job of pulling them back and letting them launch into your face. :)

Didn't quite have the L306 set up correctly after mowing awhile, so I just started up the Cub and finished with it. I never realized how small of a tractor it is, until I got a regular sized tractor.
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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:56 pm

I was raised on an H, which I still have thanks to some of the members of this forum, plus I have 3 cubs. My biggest challenge was remebering which way the hydraulics handles move for up and down. :lol:
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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby ShawnAgne » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:42 am

Yes I saw that, that is cool. My grandpa rotated through a bunch of tractors so don't have near the barn space to find them all :)
Now I just need to find a loader, and then figure out how to do a snowblade. Thought about doing a snowblade on the loader somehow and then figuring out how to get it to articulate.
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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby Scrivet » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:04 am

ShawnAgne wrote:........... Thought about doing a snowblade on the loader somehow and then figuring out how to get it to articulate.
My thought is this wouldn't work well. With a loader most of the force is straight back as you push into a pile. With a snow blade you would be steering left and right or angling the blade to throw snow off to the side, both of which would put some sideways forces on the loader arms. Some loaders are built stronger than others but you could end up with a twisted loader frame real quick.

I bet that mower doesn't bog down quite as quick as when using a 59" on a Cub. :D

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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby Urbish » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:01 am

I acquired a free 72" Meyer truck plow complete with mounting brackets and everything needed for the lift. I was scheming how to attach it to my H like this:

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I then got to thinking about my weak clutch in the H (~$300 for a clutch kit), worn rear tires, time and materials required to fab up brackets to get around the front wheels and tie it all back to the drawbar, and that I would probably need to acquire $700 (+shipping) in tire chains. :surrender: I sold the plow and bought tire chains for my Cub with the proceeds instead.

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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby ShawnAgne » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:35 am

Good point didn't think about twisting a loader frame. Well if I run the 184 motor on the cub at 2400rpm it does better but yeah the 300 isn't going to bog down:) Night and day difference. I was going along saw some stuff that would have stopped the cub dead in its tracks and the 300 didn't notice it.
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Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:31 am

Your fuel bill may notice the difference.
I am still amazed at how economical the C60 engine is.
I burn less fuel per acre with the 184 than the zero turn. (takes a little longer though)
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ShawnAgne
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Joined: Sat May 07, 2016 5:13 pm
Zip Code: 45380
Tractors Owned: 1952 Cub w/ 184 motor (Kid)
12V with Petronix
IH 3160 Mower Deck
54 Leveling Blade
193 Plow
IH528 Trailer
Farmall 300 (Clarence)
12V with Petronix
Woods L306 72"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Versailles, Ohio

Re: 300 vs. Cub mowing

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:05 pm

Yeah, it will use more gas. I'm still going to do the majority of mowing with the Cub as I can't get as close with the 300 as I can the cub.
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