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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:46 AM

Anybody have any experience with a Woods Belly mower like this on an old Ford Farm tractor?

Any advice would be appreciated.

 

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:57 AM

Does this help, Doug?  ...I don't know which model Woods mower you have.

 

http://www.ntractorc...er's Manual.pdf


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Looks alot like the one on my C Allis Chalmers.



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 07:42 PM

I have a 1949 with a 72' Woods belly mower.

 

I like it, but its not perfect. It is a wide deck and has a tendency to scalp. It will find all the high spots in your yard. Ford N series do not have live pto. When you clutch the tractor the deck stops. You will also need to let the blades stop spinning before you shift gears. Turning radius also sucks.

 

But It can cut a lot of grass quick and efficiently. I can cut my 3 acre yard faster with less fuel as compaired to using a large frame Bolens with a two cylinder Kohler.


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:47 PM

What do you want to know?

 

I have one for my Farmalls.  There were a lot sold in my area, very popular kits!

 

Ben W.



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:51 PM

I have a 51 ferguson tractor. Would love to have a belly mower. I am no help to you. Noel

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 11:33 PM

What do you want to know?

 

I have one for my Farmalls.  There were a lot sold in my area, very popular kits!

 

Ben W.

 

Are they any good?


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Are they any good?

 

I love my L51.  I haven't used it since I restored the tractor but the man I bought it from used it to mow his yard for almost 10 years before the clutch froze up on him.

 

The only thing I fussed about the old Woods mowers was that the decks clump easy in wet grass.  There is a spray made now that you can coat the deck underside with that works like Teflon.  I've often wondered how that would work.  It could have also been my grass.

 

The Woods mowers are very tough and built well.  Woods used to take a lot of pride in their name.  The newer Woods equipment has gone the way of John Deere: "Our name can sell junk".  Not that everything Woods makes is junk, they have a quality line and a cheap line like everyone else.

 

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