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Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby rjohnson » Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:16 pm

I just picked up a 54A blade, and noticed the frame seems to be bent. The odd part is that it seems evenly bent on each side.

I have a 54 parts blade I can swap parts with, I just wanted to verify that this is not correct.


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Re: Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby Gary S. » Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:03 pm

Major bent. Probably could be straightened in a press though.

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Re: Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:26 pm

I’d guess someone hit something pretty hard with that one. It could be straightened but if you have a parts blade, swapping the frame isn’t too hard.

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Re: Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby rjohnson » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:26 pm

Thanks guys. I figured it wasn't supposed to have the bend, but just thought it was really weird that both sides bent so evenly. My guess was that the 54 was the same, but wasn't 100% positive, as I've not owned a 54A.

I'll probably just end up swapping frames, since I would have to take it apart to get it in the press anyways.

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Re: Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby inairam » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:26 am

I got a grader blade for a A that was bent. I have an welding / blacksmith shop nearby. They got it straight in less time and money it would have taken me.
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Re: Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby SONNY » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:38 am

Ya,---- somebody got REALLY careless with that one! --- would hate to see the cub it came off of! --- WOW what some people do to these poor old cubs!

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Re: Cub 54A Bent Frame?

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:43 am

Gary Dotson wrote:I’d guess someone hit something pretty hard with that one. It could be straightened but if you have a parts blade, swapping the frame isn’t too hard.

Not so much one big hit but a bunch of little ones. It’s like driving a nail with a hundred little taps. The Cub frames aren’t usually bent like that but nearly all the Super A A60 blades you’ll find will be bent into some small amount of an an arch. If they aren’t bent they either weren’t used or a piece of angle iron was welded along its edge to provide a backbone. I don’t think think the Cub has the power the SA has to bend equipment has.
In fact I plowed with mine this past winter and though I thought I was taking it easy I had to replace the lower hanger bolts with grade 8 because the grade 5’s I had used took a bend!
If you don’t own a hydraulic press this is your excuse to go buy one. It’ll repair this really easily and you will use it again. ;)
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