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54a blade

Postby Bob Lowery » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:21 am

Would a 54a blade fit on my 55 Cub and would it be suitable for plowing snow? Thank you!

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Re: 54a blade

Postby john2189 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:34 am

Bob, I’m in Minerva and have a plow on one of my cubs. It does a very good job on my 350 foot drive and I do several of my neighbors. I made the mistake of using my simplicity tractor this year since we haven’t had much snow the past few years and it had a hard time with the heavy snow we just had a few weeks ago.
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Re: 54a blade

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:40 am

You’ll do fine with it. I’ve been plowing with my ‘58 Lo-Boy with the L54 blade for years. It’s essentially the same plow.
If it’s 10” or less snow you can run straight down the driveway pushing it off to the side. With a big storm you’ll probably want to watch it and go make a couple quick passes when you see it get to 6”. 6” is nothing to a Cub so you can do that quick and get back inside to warm up.
If it’s really deep you don’t run straight down, you take bites sweeping it off to one side, back up and do it again. The deep snow will be your neighbors drives that you’ll probably end up doing once the storm is done. ;)
You might also want to add a snow extension plate to the top of your blade. Factory ones are out there but there not a big deal to make.
A Cub will definitely get the job done.
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Re: 54a blade

Postby mva1958 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Yes. If you are considering a purchase, make sure it's complete. Here's a link to photos of a 54A on TM Tractor's site:

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/blade54apallet_001.htm

That boomerang-shaped bracket is often left behind so make sure you get it.
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Re: 54a blade

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 pm

mva1958 wrote:Yes. If you are considering a purchase, make sure it's complete. Here's a link to photos of a 54A on TM Tractor's site:

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/blade54apallet_001.htm

That boomerang-shaped bracket is often left behind so make sure you get it.

Absolutely!
A complete plow will always cost you less than one you have to piece together.
Be patient, their out there.
In general $300 is about the middle ground give or take.
One suggestion I’d give is that right now in mid winter prices Can be at a premium. If you find one that’s sky high save the contact info and call them back in the spring when the price becomes more realistic.
Note: the boomerang usually sells from $40-$70.
Forum members can help with the tough stray parts sometimes too.
The rod and blocks for the lower mount are usually missing too. I’d guess rod snaps on removal and the blocks get stuck in the bolster.
Also the shoes are most always worn out.
These things are reproduced and sold by TM at a very reasonable price.
I’d suggest you go to their site to see what they have and what it costs so when you go to look at a plow you know what you can work with.
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Re: 54a blade

Postby Glen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm

Hi,
Below is the Cub 54 Blade owner's manual. It has lots of info, and shows how to put the blade on the Cub.
You don't use the hand lift lever shown in it if you have Touch Control. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html


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