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Cub or Super A

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Daniel

09-02-2001 17:38:05




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I was thinking of getting another tractor just for running a 5' finish mower. I have a Super A, and love it, but don't wan't to tie it up with a belly mower because I cultivate with it. Anyway I thought a cub would be about right, but does it do good pulling a 5' mower? The prices for both are about the same and I know the Super A is alot more tractor, but it is also taller. Also what about a lo-boy cub? Any comments? Thanks, Daniel

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140 guy

09-03-2001 15:27:19




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 Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Daniel, 09-02-2001 17:38:05  
I know a guy who has used his cub to mow for forty years. He never lets his yard grow to high though. We used to own a cub with a 5 foot mower and quickly figured out that even though it had turned up some that it was wiser to own a 140 with a six foot mower, it has plenty of power.



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Bama Binder

09-03-2001 08:30:51




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 Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Daniel, 09-02-2001 17:38:05  
Opinions vary on 5 foot mowers on Cubs. I have one on mine and it makes a very good and very fast lawnmower. If you are cutting anything but a lawn or an area where you don't let the grass get to high (read that to mean over 4-6"), then the 42 or 48" is probably better. Anyway, there is no way we will get rid of our Cub with the 60".



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Haas

09-03-2001 10:39:05




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 Re: Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Bama Binder, 09-03-2001 08:30:51  
Yes, the Cub will do ok with the 60 inch mower as long as you don't let the grass get too high. However, given the choice, I would take the Super A or 140 every time.



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JC in TX

09-03-2001 08:22:07




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 Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Daniel, 09-02-2001 17:38:05  
The Cub does best with a 42 inch mower, but will do okay with a 48. The others are right, a 60 inch mower is really too much to be effective with the Cub. Stick with the Super A if you want to cut 60 inches.



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Haas

09-03-2001 06:45:30




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 Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Daniel, 09-02-2001 17:38:05  
If you really want to mow with a 5 ft mower, better stick with a Super A. The cub does not have enough power to run a 5 ft mower if the grass is high. Your mowing will be a lot faster with the Super A.



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tiny

09-02-2001 20:04:56




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 Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Daniel, 09-02-2001 17:38:05  
i use an A with a 5 ft finish mower. the mower was a three-point hitch set up. i made a bracket so when i hooked it up it only takes a minute to do. one pin and the pto shaft it works good if youy want a drawing of it just e-mail me.....tiny



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Ralph in Indiana

09-02-2001 18:31:15




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 Re: Cub or Super A in reply to Daniel, 09-02-2001 17:38:05  
I have a 1947 farmall cub,I put a 5 foot Wood's mower on it. Cub has a hard time running the mower.I now use a Farmall Super AV with a Wood's 5 foot mower.Does alot better and you can go faster.I cut about 5 acers a week.When I use Cub it took 1 or 2 hours longer to cut grass.I now use Cub to trim with, I put a sickle bar mower on it.



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