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Elvira    Posted 09-11-2002 at 21:16:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello all.

We have recently aquired a 1948 Farmall Cub with a belly mount lawn mower.
After waiting patiently on Case/IH for over 2 months our mail order hand crank has arrived and does not fit the PTO shaft.

Can someone tell me where to find the adaptor to put the crank onto the PTO??? So far my hubby has been jacking up the right rear wheel and with the tractor in high gear we spin the wheel to crank it.

There must be a better way to do it. This approach makes my elbows sore.

The local Case dealer who ordered the hand crank for us just laughed when I asked him.


Single White Male    Posted 09-12-2002 at 19:02:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Elvira,

Could you please answer the following questions for me?

What do you look like?
How old are you?
Do you have any children?
Does your husband have a good life insurance policy?
How do you feel about getting remarried, if you were to be widowed?

Thanks for your cooperation.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-12-2002 at 19:45:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just itchin to crank up that cub aintcha.
Later Bob


mike    Posted 09-12-2002 at 17:01:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thr reason he's probably laughing is because a
crank doesn't fit the pto shaft it's used for
starting the engine from the front.Any tractor
junk yard will have one for about$10.00.The 1948
model I have has elecrtric start,(most did).Not
much of a mower tractor,less than 20 HP,no water
pump,will run hot if not babied.


pat    Posted 09-12-2002 at 13:44:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
this sounds like an accident waiting to happen , and like has been said before, step away from the tractor, you are going to hurt yourself, then you will try to sue the guy who sold you the tractor or the manufacturer because you thought you could start it by the pto, or by turning the wheel while having it jacked up, jeesh, if worst comes to worse get it started by pull starting it, or rolling it down a hill and popping the clutch, but this even sounds too complicated for you,, I heard of ignorant before but man stay away from my wheel barrow sounds like you can hurt yourself with that too,,,, get yourself a manual or at least someone who knows how to start this thing.... next thing you will want to try to bail hay with it,,,,,,, sorry to rant but man o man,,, I hope this whole post was a joke because if it aint you're scaring me !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dennis    Posted 09-12-2002 at 07:28:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please be careful and let us know how it works out.


Dsl    Posted 09-12-2002 at 07:22:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK Elvira, if this is a serious question, here's the serious answer: Buy a operator's manual. Read and understand the starting procedures detailed in the operator's manual before
you ever touch that tractor again. You will get seriously hurt or killed if you continue with this practice, and, if you get a crank made(none exist, and for darn good reason!) to fit that PTO shaft, you will get yourself killed.

If this is just a troll post, well, then... you got me, but I couldn't keep my mouth Shutt for the safety of others reading this thread.


Larry SD    Posted 09-12-2002 at 06:21:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hope you don't get one to fit the pto because you'll get the ride of your life and may lose an arm in the process...the crank is slotted to go in the front pin either through a slot or on a pin sticking out the front put on the crank and push it in a inch or two while cranking clockwise it should engage the engine and will ratchet away from engine when it starts... roll engine until crank is down and lift on crank to start engine, that way you might not twist your wrist....I'd fix the electric start,though


Smitty    Posted 09-11-2002 at 22:05:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
are you sure there is no electric starter on the Cub, there should be a rod coming out the right side of the dash area that activates the starter, of course a battery is needed.
Check out the Farmall list on YT they can realy help you


Smitty    Posted 09-11-2002 at 21:38:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am not trying to be mean but tou might want to consult someone on safe tractor operation, Cubs are cute but like all tractors they are dangerous.


Elvira    Posted 09-11-2002 at 21:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you Smitty.


Smitty    Posted 09-11-2002 at 21:24:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe the crank is used on the front end of the C there should be a hole below the grill to allow acess to the crankshaft pully that has a slot in it for the crank. Be carefull and keep your thumb clear allways pull up and only 1/2 turn than try again.


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