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#1 Jkrogers OFFLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 02:43 PM

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This is my 1972 cub cadet 129 hydro I recently purchased for a restoration project. It is missing the coil, starter generator, starter pulley, and the PTO needs to be replaced. Someone also torched off the cross member on the front of the frame. For easier access to the mule assembly I guess. The carb was prety much shot because of old gas left in it and the gas tank is full of pin holes. Non the less it is mine and I enjoy working on it. I grew up farming and I am still involved in agriculture and I enjoy running and working on farm machinery. I had a small victory of sorts with it last night. I put tubes in the rear tires and it is probably the first time it has actually sat on its tires in years. Now I can at least roll it around to work on it.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 03:11 PM

Great tractor to restore. Keep the posts coming.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 03:37 PM

That will be a really nice machine when you're done. Good luck with the restoration and keep us up to date.

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 04:08 PM

Looks like a sturdy piece to start with. We'll be watching for updates as you progress! Thanks for the pic!

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Posted December 22, 2011 - 11:55 PM

The 129's are nice cubs. Great cub to restore. I would weld a cross brace back to the front of the frame if it were me. Any piece that deals with the structural integrity of the frame needs to be there. Enjoy restoring the old gal. They are built like tanks. You should be able to get another 40 years of service out of it.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 12:17 AM

That's a great cub tractor. she's a keeper!

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 06:44 AM

Keep us posted.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 07:58 PM

That rolling around stuff is really important !! Good starting point, hope you enjoy the process. So far for me "restored" means fixed enough to get'em to be useable. I'm been working on a 108 since last fall (goal is plow day April 2012) I already know it won't be pretty by then, but maybe useable.

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Posted December 23, 2011 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the responses. I am waiting on a starter generator and pulley to get here. I have the carb ready to go back on. I need to figure out what to do about the front plate. Maybe fabricate and weld it back on?

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 06:17 AM

I can take some pics of the front of my 108 if you need some inspiration for that piece. Might be tomorrow though, cooking duties today! They should have been the same. I can get measurements of where all the holes are for you.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 08:22 AM

Thanks for the responses. I am waiting on a starter generator and pulley to get here. I have the carb ready to go back on. I need to figure out what to do about the front plate. Maybe fabricate and weld it back on?

I'm not sure just what the PO cut off, but what I'm picturing in my mind that is missing would leave you no way to properly adjust the tension on the mule drive belts? So, I feel you definitely will need to come up with your own or the front of a scrap frame. I think Kenny's picture(s) should give you enough info. to work along with a couple measures.
Merry Christmas

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 11:48 AM

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Here is what it looks like. This is my 149.
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Posted December 24, 2011 - 12:20 PM

Let me get a few pictures of the front of the 129 so you can see what the guy did. I will try to get them up later today.

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 08:16 PM

129 hydro.jpg Here are some pictures of my 129 I took this afternoon. There are 2 of the front end so you can see what has been removed. Also in the foreground of one shot is the starter generator tensionior arm that you can see someone modified for a longer belt. I also have a picture of the hydro and cover. I think I am missing the lever that contacts the hydro dump buttons? Also, I put the carb back on today and there were two mounting gaskets a thick and a thin in the kit. I used the thick one, am I correct? Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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Posted December 24, 2011 - 08:20 PM

Thank-you for the pictures. Nice looking 149. Your pictures are a big help. Where do you locate parts?




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