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First time snow plowing

Postby Masmith » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:37 pm

I was finally able to use a Cub for clearing snow last night. We only got 3", but it had to be done. 1957 Cub, dual rear weights, front weights, and chains. I also installed a urethane cutting edge. It was amazing how quiet and relaxing it was. Used the lights on dim, half throttle, and plowed away. It was much better than I had expected. I currently have 2 Cubs 57 and 61, and 2 Loboys, 58 and 62. Since I don't do farming, I always thought the Loboy would be the way to go for grass cutting, pulling a trailer, and snow pushing. After using the regular Cubs, they are becoming my favorite. They all have the deluxe seats, but the regular cub seems more comfortable and a better turning radius.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:11 pm

Yes I noticed the regular cubs do have a tighter turning radius than my lo-boy which is odd because the lo-boy has the shorter wheel base.
The lo-boy is easier on the knees getting on and off. I’ve always plowed snow with the Lo-Boy and it does great but the F-Cub did some this year and it did well too even without weights mounted.
It has them on now and my Super A is ready to go but Mother Nature has decided since I have three tractors with plows mounted there’s no fun in that so everytime there’s snow in the forecast it turns to rain. :roll:
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Urbish » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:15 pm

I found the deluxe seat on my '58 LoBoy to be too close to the steering support post. My knee would hit it constantly. So I removed the seat frame and added two more holes 2" forward in the frame so that the seat would move back 2". See here: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105942
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Urbish » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:18 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:Yes I noticed the regular cubs do have a tighter turning radius than my lo-boy which is odd because the lo-boy has the shorter wheel base.


Some or all of the LoBoys have steering stops at the that limit the angle of the front wheels to something less than that of the regular Cub. I'm not sure why they did that.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Masmith » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:17 pm

Both mine have the steering stops. Makes being in tight spots a little difficult. I am sure someone here can give a reason for them. Is it possible so they don't turn too sharp on a slope while cutting grass?
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:52 pm

I haven’t looked at that, is the stop welded or cast in or can it be removed?
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:53 pm

Urbish wrote:I found the deluxe seat on my '58 LoBoy to be too close to the steering support post. My knee would hit it constantly. So I removed the seat frame and added two more holes 2" forward in the frame so that the seat would move back 2". See here: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105942

I saw that on my neighbors cub with the deluxe seat. It’s cushy but I like my pan seat.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:32 pm

I'm using a 1974 Cub Cadet 1450 to plow this winter, I plow commercially (this will probably be my last winter at it), so I don't have the energy to use the Cub when I get off work. Just clear a path for the mailman and I go inside to bed!

Hoping next winter I can get the blade on the cub and do a few driveways for neighbors
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Masmith » Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:43 pm

The turning stop is cast, can not be removed. I suspect you could replace it with one from a regular cub
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:04 pm

Nah, I guess it’s good, have enough real projects don’t need to fabricate another. :lol:
It’s cold here now, temps are dropping fast just need it to snow!
I plow commercially...clearing a path for the mailman

This sparked a memory , have you guys seen this?
They still do this with a fleet of early Farmalls in Rochester NY.
https://youtu.be/ZmXpcYF7814
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:23 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:Nah, I guess it’s good, have enough real projects don’t need to fabricate another. :lol:
It’s cold here now, temps are dropping fast just need it to snow!
I plow commercially...clearing a path for the mailman

This sparked a memory , have you guys seen this?
They still do this with a fleet of early Farmalls in Rochester NY.
https://youtu.be/ZmXpcYF7814


Other than a blizzard several years ago that constituted the use of a PTO powered snowblower on the back of a IH 1086, I haven't done any snowplowing on a regular tractor in several years. I spend most snows behind the controls of a Dodge or an OshKosh snowplow, as a contractor for the town I grew up in
Before I had a drivers license, I used to pushback the snow in intersections and cul-de-sacs on our route with a Meyer snowplow modified to fit a 706 International
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Urbish » Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:16 am

Lt.Mike wrote:Nah, I guess it’s good, have enough real projects don’t need to fabricate another. :lol:
It’s cold here now, temps are dropping fast just need it to snow!
I plow commercially...clearing a path for the mailman

This sparked a memory , have you guys seen this?
They still do this with a fleet of early Farmalls in Rochester NY.
https://youtu.be/ZmXpcYF7814


Wow. I had no idea they still do this. Rochester must have the smoothest sidewalks on the planet. There's no way I'd truck along at that speed and risk snagging the plow on a raised concrete edge.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Stanton » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:35 am

Masmith wrote:I was finally able to use a Cub for clearing snow last night. We only got 3", but it had to be done. 1957 Cub, dual rear weights, front weights, and chains. I also installed a urethane cutting edge. It was amazing how quiet and relaxing it was. Used the lights on dim, half throttle, and plowed away. It was much better than I had expected. I currently have 2 Cubs 57 and 61, and 2 Loboys, 58 and 62. Since I don't do farming, I always thought the Loboy would be the way to go for grass cutting, pulling a trailer, and snow pushing. After using the regular Cubs, they are becoming my favorite. They all have the deluxe seats, but the regular cub seems more comfortable and a better turning radius.



Glad to hear it went well for you. It is enjoyable; one of the highlights of wintertime.

Lt.Mike wrote:...This sparked a memory , have you guys seen this?
They still do this with a fleet of early Farmalls in Rochester NY.
https://youtu.be/ZmXpcYF7814


That video was amazing! Couldn't stop watching. Boy! You wouldn't want to leave your parked car's back bumper hanging over the sidewalk, huh?
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Paul Van Benschoten » Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:49 am

Urbish wrote:Rochester must have the smoothest sidewalks on the planet. There's no way I'd truck along at that speed and risk snagging the plow on a raised concrete edge.


At about 1:25 into the video, I saw a glimpse of the front of the plow. There is a long sloping point that probably helps the plow ride over broken sidewalks.
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Re: First time snow plowing

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:23 am

Yes and it helps them hop curbs
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