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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:27 AM

so im thinking of trading my 67 jacobsen witha 10 ho kohler and plow for a cub 129 hydro with a plow its a 12hp kohler and has chains

what do ya guys think?

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:32 AM

I'm not familiar with your Jacobson but the CC 129 is my favorite Cubs. I just put hydraulic lift on mine as the tiller can get hard to lift for an old man. I have owned quite a few different makes of tractors and the 129 is one I'm keeping. Easy on fuel yet plenty of power to get the work done. Depending on the condition of the two tractors I would make the trade.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:33 AM

If the Jacobsen is in about the same condition as the Cub I would keep the Jacobsen, not that there is anything wrong with the Cub because it is just as good if not better at getting the job done but the Jacobsens are a little less common.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:36 AM

If you plan on plowing. I think that the Cub would be better. That way you will have no chance then for belts slipping or breaking. Just make sure that the roll pins in the Cubs drive shaft are the double spiral pins. The single roll pins tend to snap off more quickly.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 10:58 AM

could you explain the pins a little better. i also might be trading a set of rims for a cub 126 witha 10hp kohler anything to watch out for on that modle as well?

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:01 AM

i like tha jacobsen but ive never been a fan of belt drive set ups like them or the sears ive only owned 1 sears and have had 3 bolens

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:06 AM

They are both good machines,but I like the Cub.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:08 AM

If you really want the Cub then go for it. Sometimes getting the tractor you want is a big plus. It's hard to get into a tractor you don't enjoy using.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:18 AM

i like tha jake it plows ok the only problem ive had is the belt slipping. how well do the hydros like to move in the winter as the tractor will be living outside?

thanks for all the input so far guys

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:44 AM

The belt slippage is a pain. I would look for what the others have suggested and make the trade. I prefer the cub for actual work.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 11:51 AM

i might be getting it tonight how much do hydros like the cold cause as of right now i cant store it inside. it needs paint but i know it wont take much to get it looking good

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 01:03 PM

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I have a customer that I work on his 129 that he mows with. The problem he had was the roll pin that connects the drive hub mounted to the motor to the drive shaft, the hole that the roll pin goes through got soo loose that it kept snapping roll pins each time he used it. So what I did was I drill it out so I could install a grade 8 bolt in the hole instead of the roll pin. Problem was solved.

There are three roll pins on a 129: on is the motor to drive shaft connection, the secon and third pins are at the rear axle. One connects the drive

I attached a pic of the difference between the two roll pins. Some hardware stores have these pins, but I have had to go to the IH dealership to get the double spiral ones.

Is the 126 a hydro or shift?

If the 126 is a shift I would use it instead of the 129 hydro. The reasonn is that a hydro take alot of horsepower itself. When you start pulling the plow in the ground it takes even more power.

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Posted February 23, 2012 - 01:49 PM

ok the 126 is stick they both have snow plows. ok ive mess with pins like those before on the 69 1050 bolens. thanks for all the input guys

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Posted February 29, 2012 - 03:12 PM

Those spirol pins are availible from McMaster-Carr cheaper than at the "Cub" dealer nearest me.

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Posted February 29, 2012 - 06:09 PM

The pin in the driveshaft on the motor is a solid pin and not a roll pin, both of mine use a solid pin.




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