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Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Rambus » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:42 am

Bought a belly sickle mower of a 49 Farmall Cub how do I tell if it is a 22 or not.
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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:06 pm

The Cub-22 mower is the only sickle bar mower that will mount on a standard Farmall Cub.
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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:40 pm

The differences you may see are in the cutting bar length (4 1/2' and 5'), and some bracket differences if the Cub has a fast hitch on it. Welcome to the Forum.
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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:51 pm

Similar on BobCat skid steer. Have to remove the seat to get to the battery.

Mounted a slip connecter, wired to battery, to the sheet metal on the side of the skid steer. Change the terminals on a trickle charger to the matching slip connecter.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:15 pm

Eugene wrote:Similar on BobCat skid steer. Have to remove the seat to get to the battery.

Mounted a slip connecter, wired to battery, to the sheet metal on the side of the skid steer. Change the terminals on a trickle charger to the matching slip connecter.

Wrong post... :D
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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:53 pm

Dale Finch wrote:
Eugene wrote:Similar on BobCat skid steer. Have to remove the seat to get to the battery.

Mounted a slip connecter, wired to battery, to the sheet metal on the side of the skid steer. Change the terminals on a trickle charger to the matching slip connecter.

Wrong post... :D

I myself was reading this and trying to decide what he meant? :lol:

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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:33 pm

Clemsonfor wrote:
Dale Finch wrote:
Eugene wrote:Similar on BobCat skid steer. Have to remove the seat to get to the battery.

Mounted a slip connecter, wired to battery, to the sheet metal on the side of the skid steer. Change the terminals on a trickle charger to the matching slip connecter.

Wrong post... :D

I myself was reading this and trying to decide what he meant? :lol:
I'm old and easily confused.

Will copy my post over to the correct topic. That is if I don't get distracted in the next two minutes.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Glen » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:45 pm

Hi,
Welcome to the website.

Below is the Cub 22 Mower owner's manual, it has lots of info, and shows how to put the mower on the Cub. The pics can help you identify the mower.
The installation instructions begin on page 10, and there is a pic of the mounting parts of the mower on page 12.
You don't use the manual lift lever shown in the manual if the Cub has Touch Control.

http://www.farmallcub.info/galleries/ci ... _Mower.asp

The older mowers use 2 of the special IH tapered head bolts to hold the mower bracket onto the clutch housing. Look at the bracket and see if the areas around the holes are tapered, if so, it uses the tapered head bolts.
The mowers vibrate some, so the special bolts are needed to hold the mower in place.
Tighten them well, and check them some during use, they can work loose.
I tighten them as tight as I can with a 1/2" drive ratchet and socket.
I've never had a problem with stripping the threads.
The threads in the clutch housing can be worn from someone using a mower and leaving the bolts loose.
Before putting the mower on the Cub, check the 5/8" threads in the holes.
Use a 5/8" coarse tap in the holes if they are dirty.
Turn bolts in the holes and wiggle them side to side, they should be snug, if they are loose, the threads are worn, if the bolt you use is good.
If the threads are worn, you might not be able to tighten the bolts well, the threads may strip.
People on here use thread inserts in the 5/8" holes, to repair stripped threads.

The 5/8" implement mounting holes originally came with corks in the holes, to keep out dirt.
If the holes have never been used, they might still have the corks in them.
The corks may screw out of the holes, then you can use them later, when the mower is not on the Cub.

Below is a listing for the bolts, they are the same as the drawbar uses to hold it on the final drives.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/gb/324fp.htm

They use 1 of the tapered head bolts at the rear bracket, it is 1 1/4" long.
Below is a listing for the bolt.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/sp/445fp.htm

The drawbar stays on the Cub, with the Cub 22 Mower.

Below are pics from TM Tractor of a Cub 22 Mower on a Cub.

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/cub22_001.htm

Below are pics of a set screw like the manual says to use at the front end of the Drag Bar, at the square hole. The end of the setscrew cuts into the square bar some, to hold it in place.
Check the tightness of the setscrew often when first using the mower, it can wear into the bar and then it is loose.
The bar can slide out of the square hole when mowing if the setscrew isn't tightened enough.
A thinner lock nut is ok to use on it also. Keep the lock nut tight too. :)
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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby Rambus » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:37 am

Thanks for the information everyone its very helpful
:D :)

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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby SONNY » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:11 pm

VIBRATE????? 22 mower???? REALLY? LOL!!! ---hey thats why I junked 2 of them! lol! --- got a poor ole cub here now that the mower has almost destroyed the entire tractor! --- These things are a joke!!

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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby tmays » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:13 pm

SONNY wrote:VIBRATE????? 22 mower???? REALLY? LOL!!! ---hey thats why I junked 2 of them! lol! --- got a poor ole cub here now that the mower has almost destroyed the entire tractor! --- These things are a joke!!

I use one regularly and love it!
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Re: Cub sickle bar belly mower

Postby SONNY » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:19 pm

got one left here on cub up for grabs. ---well as soon as the ice melts so I can get the tree off the cub!


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