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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby tst » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:38 am

I am only 20 miles from you, yes the rain has been non stop, we do need the water but not all at once, a well tuned cub in good shape should have plenty of power for its size, I run mine mowing up hills full power no problem

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Peter Person » Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:04 pm

Plowing snow in the winter.
320' x 12' packed asphalt millings driveway connected to a 150'x 20' paved asphalt driveway.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby k hutchins » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:33 pm

My original Cub "Work horse" has been just that. The first 25 yrs l ran it, it did various jobs year round. Plowing, disc/drag, cultivating, sickle bar mowing, and snow plowing.
26 yrs ago l moved it to my 5 acres where it mowed all five every 7-10 days Apr-Nov. Wide open throttle with a Woods 59. In the winter it took on snow plow duty, 1/4 mi long driveway in mid Mi, up hill half the time.
Picked up a 2nd Cub last year as Workhorse needed a breather and some TLC.
Workhorse ll has taken over the mowing duties Workhorse still does tthe snowplowing and grading as needed, as well as any minor towing duties. After running him the way l did for 50 years he deserved a break.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby DZG » Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:36 pm

I dont beat mine....but it is a small tractor and is used as such. The most workout mine gets is tugging logs or mowing thick high wet grass with the "kub klipper" belly mower.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Mht » Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:55 pm

One of mine is set up with a woods mower and mows about 4 acres of heavy grass every other week. This is between 4 and 5 hours of full throttle run time about 8-9 months of the year. My second cub is used to hill rows, plant and side dress fertilizer, and cultivate. It gets run full throttle 6-8 hrs at the time numerous times through the spring and summer. Both tractors get used pulling trailers, hauling brush and wood, hauling corn to deer feeders, and hauling deer out of the woods year round.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:41 pm

Jim Becker wrote: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.

This is my first summer playing with mine. But yea when I lower all 6 sweeps into the ground it will load up and governor will open it up and it will just chug there owly in first gear happy as can be. I am pulling 4, 10s and have 2 8s that are half sweeps so I guess there more like 5s? I have a set of 12s I may put on, swapping the middle 10s out for them.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Magnum » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:29 pm

5 s ? Clarification please . Sorry but I'd like to know for sure what this means .

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:35 pm

I think he's referring to the width of the sweeps. "4, 10s" = four 10 inch wide sweeps.
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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:26 pm

Don McCombs wrote:I think he's referring to the width of the sweeps. "4, 10s" = four 10 inch wide sweeps.

Your correct. That should be 10"s, 12"s, 8"s or 5"s

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Waif » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:21 am

Mowing tall stuff with the brush hog on the tired old 48 works it hard.
Most the time half the deck width is still quite a load.
Need to figure out how to tow it with the new truck ,no brake control but electric brakes on one trailer axle...
Stuff has grown up so tall to where it's going to have the Cubs tongue hanging out slinging those blades through it.

A neighbor was battling a load of road fill for his drive last evening.
I brought the 53 with the Wagner loader over and it worked hard enough for a little over an hour. Being near dark meant hustling , vs a leisurely affair.

No stalls. ( Running the bucket into aggregate is where I've stalled it before.)
No notice of it running hot. No misfires , putts , or complaints.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby lowgearfarm » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:28 am

The hardest use of my '49 is plowing New Hampshire snow. In the summer she runs the sickle bar over a small field. But last week she was needed to pull the dory out of a tight spot behind the barn. Light duty, but someone had to do it :-)
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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby tmays » Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:24 pm

Hardest mine runs is with the 23A in my heavy soil. Of course that’s with it angled all the way. Really hard going with it if used right after plowing. Used to do that out of necessity because of time. But that’s too rough on the butt :lol:
I used to mow with my cub and depending on grass, was quite a load. Clearing food plots that have been let go too long and really heavy grass. I no longer do that. Sickle mower takes care of that now.
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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Crimson Tim » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:27 am

Mowing can definitely push the limits of a Cub. I just mowed an overgrown pasture yesterday with a Woods 59. A finish mower is clearly not the right tool for the job, but just take narrower swaths and you can still get it done.
When the grass gets thick, as long as it loads up slowly enough that the governor can keep up with demand, it’s pretty amazing to me how slow the engine can bog and still power through.

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby SONNY » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:52 am

cultivate, mow, spray, grade with undermount blade, pull my tater digger, move chit around in the yard, etc. --- nuttin usual really. Never run them in the winter since I have no need to.
IF I hook on to something and the cub spins out------ I go get the little skidloader and move stuff with it, OR get the 340!

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Re: How hard do you run your cub?

Postby Barebones » Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:08 pm

I use mine for sight seeing and and joy riding. The high seat provides a practical advantage with the easy-going speed. But, I like to wind it up on the road at times just so I can hear the unadulterated exhaust note. Blasting around in the snow is fun, too.


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