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#16 Cvans OFFLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 03:54 PM

Welcome to the forum Chris. I wish your photo had come through larger as those look to be a couple of nice tractors.
I'm not into pulling but my tractors do get worked and have moved some very serious dirt. I never ever had a problem with the drive belt on a Wheel Horse and it makes installing an engine a real pleasure. On top of that I like the looks of those tractors and that pretty red paint.

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Posted December 11, 2012 - 07:29 PM

I think a hot rod Cub Cadet engine and frame with Murrey/Dynamark/MTD tins would be a sleeper.

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 09:15 AM

We run and collect Wheel Horses so I'm biased, That said there is no advantage in running a cub in stock classes that I've seen. Both have there drawbacks, the ones that come to mind are
For the cubs slipping clutches in stock form, weak 1 inch axles prone to breakage, rears (ring and pinion) that break easily unless pinned or strapped and their heavy
For the WH's anything less than a 8 pinion is like the cub rear, the cast hubs with just the stock keyway(we full key ours), like the cub clutch a WH will slip the belt unless addressed,
So they both have their problems,
We pull transfer sled,sport stock with 20-30hp engines so we do beat them some. Some weeks the cubs win some the WH's win.

Wh71 if your on 23 tires you will be fine, I'd still swap in a 8 pinion though just for security

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 09:52 PM

Also I don't know what weight class you are pulling in Wheel Horses are lighter than Cubs, so you can move more weight around to balance the tractor for better weight transfer to the rear tires.

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:01 AM

If you want shaft drive, how about a power king?



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 01:33 PM

thanks for all the help. i just bought a 16hp stock class puller off one of my friends so im going to pull with a few local clubs and im going to try to make it to as many mid penn pulls as i can. I appreciate all the help

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Posted April 01, 2013 - 03:30 PM

I think you made a wise choice!! All the tricks of the trade(Weighting, Reading the Track and driving skills) are just as important in a Stock Class as in a Full blown modified.. And it will cost a lot less in the long run.



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:27 PM

I'll second that good choice

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 12:30 AM

Nice Horse.



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 06:04 PM

Thanks to everyone for the help and support

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 06:56 PM

looks good and good luck to ya in your pulling this summer



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 01:17 PM

wh71 what size rims are on the tires

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Posted June 05, 2013 - 06:08 PM

th_0703121813a.jpg i have both

I'd like to know how your pulling season is going. Do they pull as good as they look???


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:08 AM

i havent started this year yet, but i am well hated in the pulling club im in. They do very well.%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa254/rcpat11/lucky13win2_zps372d9271.png




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