My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

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My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:14 am

OK 34 of the HP comes from 2 kohler engines.

I have been using this setup for about 5 years. The mowers are rough-cut styles like the C-2 or Woods 42 and can cut the same type of grass and small trees. I have two cubs set up for this. One is a '75 with a woods 42 ( shown) and the other is a '74 with a c-2.

The theoretical cut width is 11 feet but with the overlaps, it is about 10 feet. In second gear (3.2 MPH) that is a cut-rate of about 3.9 acres per hour which is about my experience on the flat flood plain I cut to a pasture height of 6-8 inches.
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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:22 am

Can you post some pictures of your setup? And include details on the extra mower...brand, price, source?
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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby SamsFarm » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:52 am

What is the fuel use rate for the three combined?

About 1.5 gallons a hour total?

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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:02 am

Dale sorry about that. Had the photo all ready and forgot to upload.

The mowers are made by a company called http://dirtyhandtools.com/product-categ ... sh-mowers/ They are listed as out of stock. I do like the engine and the deck a great deal but it is not designed well to work on. I had a lot of problems with the belt tensioner and ended up removing it and I just went from a B series belt to a C series belt to get the tension. Also there are no inserts in the deck so to remove the coverings you need to get a wrench on both sides of the deck. There is no access panel in the deck to get at the bolt that holds the blades on so you have to jack it up. And as you can see I can not keep mufflers on. It was not bad but I had so many problems with the first one ( it was an advanced protyle that should not have been sold they told me.) that they gave me a replacement the next year and I bought the return unit for $500.

I did not want to pay for a pro version of this and I did not think the swishers were heavy enough for my fields so I picked this one.
Over the years I have made modifications and have them more reliable now. If I were to do it again I would look at a different brand.
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Tractors Owned: 1948 6v - Dozer
1949 with kub klipper belly mower. mag 6v - Mom
1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
Memberships: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association;Chapter 8 IH Collectors; IH Collectors Worldwide
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Location: Glen Mills PA

Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:05 am

SamsFarm wrote:What is the fuel use rate for the three combined?

About 1.5 gallons a hour total?


I am not sure but I want to say the Cub is about the gallon an hour and the Kohlers are about .5 to 1 an hour for both. I do not need to fuel up in 2-3 hours of cutting and the Kohlers still have about 1/2 a tank. One is 15 hp and one is 19 hp so they have slightly different fuel consumption.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby Stanton » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:47 am

Look at you GO! Nice setup! When mowing large, flat areas, looks like you've got it down to a science.

Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:58 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Can you post some pictures of your setup? And include details on the extra mower...brand, price, source?

I know swisher makes one. There pretty pricy. And I bet it uses more gas than the cub!

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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby Clemsonfor » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:59 pm

SamsFarm wrote:What is the fuel use rate for the three combined?

About 1.5 gallons a hour total?

I bet it's at least double that, maybe triple. My Zero turn uses about a gallon or a touch more an hour.

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Tractors Owned: 1948 6v - Dozer
1949 with kub klipper belly mower. mag 6v - Mom
1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
Memberships: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association;Chapter 8 IH Collectors; IH Collectors Worldwide
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Glen Mills PA

Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:19 pm

they burn far less than the cub per hour. I will keep track and report back. remember the are not driving anything just the blades
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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:36 pm

DR also has a few of these... definitely pricey, though!
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Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby Waif » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:03 pm

Hey that's cutting a generous swath!

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Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:24 am
Zip Code: 19342
Tractors Owned: 1948 6v - Dozer
1949 with kub klipper belly mower. mag 6v - Mom
1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
Memberships: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association;Chapter 8 IH Collectors; IH Collectors Worldwide
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Glen Mills PA

Re: My 44 hp Cub mowering machine

Postby inairam » Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:11 am

Dale Finch wrote:DR also has a few of these... definitely pricey, though!


Mine was half of what current prices are and as I mentioned I paid $500 for the one that was supposed to be returned. The pro versions were $4-6K when I was looking. I felt the investment was necessarily being the only person cutting I needed to dramatically reduce the time and effort spent just cutting grass so I could do other things.

If you look for tow-behind trail mowers or rough-cut mowers for ATV movers. Swisher is the lower end and DR is a step or two up and then there are more companies with less familiar names in the pro range. I was never able to find a used one for sale in my area. By the time I got to a seller, it would be gone.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!


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