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How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Shadow_storm56 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:03 pm

Curious how hard you guys run your cubs? Both of mine run pretty hard but as you know from my other post the one runs hot nomatter what so it dosen't run that hard. Both of mine are used for cultivating, my red one will haul right down and just keep pushing harder like really torqey and dosen't overheat or have any reason to believe the load is too much for it.

But like anyone here have a cub they always ran hard doing a certain task or maybe you always run yours light and easy? What do you use your cub for? Any strange uses?

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:17 pm

Does driving it to the post office count as a strange use? The fuel pump was out on my van yesterday, wife is out of town with the Trailblazer, so I drove the Cub. Lady pulled in behind me and got out of her car, said "I really like those old Farmalls". I guess my tractors sexy!

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Shadow_storm56 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:32 pm

That's amazing I love it!

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:59 pm

Mine works hardest in the winter pushing lake effect snow here in Michigan. In the summer its chores are mainly mowing my lane with its sickle bar mower and taking me for joy rides.
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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby CapeCodCubs » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:09 pm

Not really using them very hard, we use them to plow and disk which is pretty light duty with no rocks in the top soil.

Strangest or most unique thing would be using a garlic dibbler we made utilizing a fast hitch platform carrier to set holes for planting garlic.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Shadow_storm56 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:17 pm

ricky racer wrote:Mine works hardest in the winter pushing lake effect snow here in Michigan. In the summer its chores are mainly mowing my lane with its sickle bar mower and taking me for joy rides.


Snow would be a hard push, how do they work in the cold? I never ran them in winter

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby ricky racer » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:49 am

Shadow_storm56 wrote:
ricky racer wrote:Mine works hardest in the winter pushing lake effect snow here in Michigan. In the summer its chores are mainly mowing my lane with its sickle bar mower and taking me for joy rides.


Snow would be a hard push, how do they work in the cold? I never ran them in winter


Other than requiring a couple of minutes to let the engine warm up, my Cub runs no differently than in the summer.
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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Zack11122 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:06 am

My cub must need some work because it seems as if it doesn’t have enough power. Using the york rake it runs out of steam very fast. Same if I am mowing. I don’t have cultivators but I don’t see how mine could pull them.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Shadow_storm56 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:44 am

Zack11122 wrote:My cub must need some work because it seems as if it doesn’t have enough power. Using the york rake it runs out of steam very fast. Same if I am mowing. I don’t have cultivators but I don’t see how mine could pull them.


Normal operation they should load down a bit until they hit their optimal power rpm but then they should haul good. One of mine is gutless so when I figure out why maybe itll help you.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Zack11122 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:15 am

Shadow_storm56 wrote:
Zack11122 wrote:My cub must need some work because it seems as if it doesn’t have enough power. Using the york rake it runs out of steam very fast. Same if I am mowing. I don’t have cultivators but I don’t see how mine could pull them.


Normal operation they should load down a bit until they hit their optimal power rpm but then they should haul good. One of mine is gutless so when I figure out why maybe itll help you.


Sounds good. I thought it was governor related but it all moves when you’re running it. I ordered all the parts to give it a tune up. Hopeful that helps even just a little. I know they’re no big power house but I can’t even run mine up a hill in 3rd.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby tst » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:28 am

is the engine in good shape, what is the compression? does the advance weights work? closed up points will make a lack of power

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Zack11122 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:23 am

tst wrote:is the engine in good shape, what is the compression? does the advance weights work? closed up points will make a lack of power


I haven’t had a chance to look into it much. Engine “seems” to be in good shape but I haven’t hit it with a compression tester. Very little smoke from the exhaust if any though. Not sure on weights or points. We’ve had so much rain I’m surprised it hasn’t floated away.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:47 am

Gassing gophers is pretty light duty, just a medium speed idle. Plowing snow can put a pretty good load on them but for me it is more often traction limited than power limited. Letting my field cultivator (6 shovels) drop in deep or the 23A disk in to the axles makes for a pretty good load. I could really use depth control rollers on my disk. Unfortunately, a 4-foot disk doesn't have room for them.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby inairam » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:55 am

5-6 hours a week mowing while pulling two self-powered trail mowers.

I do not baby them but I do not abuse them. I figure if it can not do what I ask it will spin the tires or stall.
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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Pap » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:23 am

My '47 is pretty much retired. I plan on maybe just having a small hay ride for the grandkids every once in a while.
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