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Cub front loader

Postby M6Scout » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:51 pm

Tomorrow I work on the my cub wiring. I have the opportunity to purchase a cub loaderim looking for your views on pros and cons. I don’t have any big plans for it other than hoping to reduce the continued manual abuse on my aging body

ThNks in advance for your thoughts and opinions,

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Re: Cub front loader

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:38 am

I have a LoBoy with a Wagner loader. My aging body likes it!

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Re: Cub front loader

Postby BSR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:17 am

I have 3 IH 1000 one arm loaders, they work great BUT they have there limits what they can lift.

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Re: Cub front loader

Postby Waif » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:44 am

The pro's are being able to carry your own weight with the loader!
Or just to haul stuff you don't want to drag or push or make multiple trips with.

Cons.
Never overload the loader. It's a Cub. Any temptation to do so must be resisted. Or else don't put the loader on.
Busting something is bad for the Cub , but your safety needs to come first...
Working on Cub with loader , in my case with the Wagner , leads to some gymnastics at times. And getting on the tractor is different.

You'll likely want rear weights as counterbalance.

If you don't get rolling now before turning the wheel much , you'll be wanting to with the loader.
Not as nimble as pre- loader.

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Re: Cub front loader

Postby ajhbike » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:25 pm

They are a novelty and I longed for one....now I wouldn't put one on if I had one. Cubs are too spindly, turn poorly and I wouldn't think have the mass to push into dirt with the bucket. I invested in a larger tractor with a loader

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Re: Cub front loader

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:09 pm

Think of it as a powered wheelbarrow and not much more.
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Re: Cub front loader

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:34 pm

As has been stated, they have their uses, but if you intend to do a lot of work get a bigger tractor. I have had a Wagner WM1, which is the earlier version with a trip bucket for several years, and love it for reasonable uses. According to the manual it will lift 500 pounds, which when you get any amount of weight in the bucket it gets hard to steer, especially backing up. Steering can be improved, but more on that later. A friend in a welding shop made me some rear steps which simplifies getting on and off, but it is still not too handy for an old fat man like me. It is good for moving manure, loose dirt, piled up gravel or lime, but with the piles you need to learn to raise the bucket as you go into the pile. For things like gravel in a creek bottom it does not have the power to push through to get a good bucket load. Inside my shop, I have dollies or an engine hoist for moving stuff. Outside, in the rocks and gravel or grass, the loader works great. I recommend a minimum of 2 sets of wheel weights if you intend to use it much. Mine has 3 sets. Since the wheels are dished out to give more stability, I have one set on the inside and 2 sets on the outside. To ease the steering I have put thrust bearings with the wear plates in the bottom of each spindle to carry the weight, and have also replaced the original rims with some slightly wider ones from the rear of an older Cadet, and have boat trailer tires mounted that run 60psi. Those two things really help the steering a lot. It will reach 10 feet high!!!
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Re: Cub front loader

Postby BSR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:53 pm

O they have some lifting power, but you better be on level ground, or yull be a%% over tin cups!
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Re: Cub front loader

Postby inairam » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:14 pm

It is great. I also made forks to attach like the bucket. The ih1000 will limit what else you can do with the cub such as no mld mower. The steering is more difficult and splitting the tractor is a bigger deal.

Overall is is worth it. .
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Re: Cub front loader

Postby M6Scout » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Great info guys thank you all very much!

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Re: Cub front loader

Postby welderrx » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:58 pm

I have the same loader that John has on my 52 Cub My Uncle bought the tractor in 54 after it was traded in , the front outer axle tubes are both repaired from before my uncle bought it, I assume they must have twisted off after contacting something solid with weight in the bucket. Its really a manure loader but it can be useful if your careful, it actually goes quite high, almost to high in my opinion I used mine a lot when I was working a couple acres for turning over the compost piles and loading horse manure in the single axle dump to bring back and compost , it was great for that, and I actually used it quite a bit around the shop. Its probably going to end up on the lo-boy since spreading the wheels all the way out won't affect how that mows but it does affect what I can use the cub for as the wheels don't fit in the furrows right and the disc hits the rear tires on the fast hitch. TJ
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