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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 02:41 PM

Yesterday Dad and I took a field trip to to North Carolina to buy our Farmall Cub a new toy, specifically, and plow. Now before I tell you about a run of the mill moldboard plow, I will tell you this... it ain't a moldboard plow LOL. Now that I got you guys curious as to what I bought, I will tell you that it is a model 152 belly mounted disk plow for a Farmall Cub. We bought it off of ebay and took the trip. It was unclear if the plow had the original lift clevis with it or not, and upon arrival, we found that the seller had no clue about the special clevis (understandable, only learn that from a manual like I downloaded). The seller runs a business and parts out Farmall Cubs and consequently, had  about 12 Cubs in varying conditions out back of the shop. I was the one that decided it was worth the walk around to check every Cub rockshaft in the yard for that clevis (just in case it was there). By the tenth Cub I was resolving myself that I might be wrong. On the last two Dad and I looked at, we found the special clevis! And for $15 more it was ours (well worth it). So now we had the complete plow with all the components it and headed home.

 

Today we mounted the plow to the 1954 Farmall Cub we bought it for (the family tractor). The manual states that you must use the mounting pads off of the drawbar to mount the plow to the final drives. However, a couple months ago I had scored a couple of extra Farmall Cub drawbars at the scrap yard, so we took the plates off of one of those. Mounting the plow was going well, until Dad went to snug the last bolt in the final drive. All the years of use and one mounting hole stripped out. So now the next project... helicoil. Ah well, all was not lost, took a 4 foot shot with the plow and it turned over dirt. Now to get the Cub's maintenance in check again before plow day. On to a picture (which is on my Iphone, so it will be the next post.


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 02:49 PM

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:34 PM

That's cool Casey! Glad you were able to score the clevis too, Congrats :thumbs:

 

You'll have to do an action video now of it turning the dirt :D


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Cool looking plow :thumbs: besides that the looks neat what does that  plow do that a moldboard can't ? How deep and wide will it do ?  Do I  need one? lol  Al


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Wow! That's cool! Must be super rare? I never seen one.
Ferguson made one for the three point rear hitch. I'd love to have one.

Joe
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Posted February 24, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Good haul!

 

Not a bad looking Cub, either. 

 

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 05:22 PM

We believe it is somewhat rare to find, and glad we bought it. Not sure who needs one, but I have one now. It is nice for one thing though, it only has one setting to plow, and if you hate plow setup as much as me, you envy a one setting fits all approach. On another note, with it where it is you can see what is going on without turning around and you have nothing behind you when maneuvering. The disk has some wear on it as it i about 24 inches diameter now as opposed to the 26 inches it was new, but still works. I like it so far, we just have to get the tractor ready to work, as opposed to right now it was just joy riding, so the maintenance was sorta lax for a while. Don't worry, there will be a video of the tractor in action this year, but first thing is first, repairs and maintenance to ensure the tractor is up to the fun. Cut width should be around 10-14" at 6-8" depth according to manual (or my memory of what I read in the manual last week LOL).


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Neat....Good thing you knew what all was necessary to hook up the plow to your tractor....And you were persistant enough to find it!


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 05:55 PM

Looks great Casey!  Disk plows are rare in any part of the country.

I wonder,  are you supposed to move the right front wheel out so it will be in the previous furrow?  


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Looks great Casey!  Disk plows are rare in any part of the country.

I wonder,  are you supposed to move the right front wheel out so it will be in the previous furrow?  

Yes, the front right wheel has to be moved out 3 settings (6 inches) for it to ride in the previous furrow. The axle has not been adjusted in probably 20 years so it will need to get a little effort put into it. Today we just wanted to mount the plow and make a few foot pass, mission accomplished. The front axle will be all freed up and adjusted by the time we actually plow with it. Too cold still to do a lot outside other than tinker here and there.


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Nice looking setup the plow appears to be in decent shape.


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Wow Casey, that is awesome.  I have seen disc plows, but I never knew there was one for the cub.  I like the midmount.


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Posted March 08, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Found this pic today when I was searching for a part. I know it's slightly different than your plow but similar or same concept. Thought it was cool.

 

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Posted March 08, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Disc plows for the cubs are not very common but I wouldn't call it very rare. I have seen a few for sale before. I almost bought one about a year ago but didnt have the money or a use for it.



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Posted March 08, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Cool find I have found one for my Ridemaster but I have yet to test it out.






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