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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:01 AM

Must be why most folks use gear drives!
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:25 PM

No more pulling for the hydro it is useless against a gear drive straight up does not compete! They are too heavy in all the wrong places and even with low range just isn't right. So back to the farm for him. We just picked up a 12 HP cub for 600 bucks ready to pull hitch, wheelie bars and all.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 11:46 PM

Youll be very happy with that cub :smile1: there's tons of parts for them as well as aftermarket items for performance and looks :thumbs: youll be very happy with the outcome and youll find out that it can be a very competitive tractor. Best of luck with the build pics would be appreciated

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 03:19 AM

The cub is all done and ready :) the PO looks like he bought everything from mid west super cub .:) has the hot clutch and all. It pulls good!!! We already have a cub that is going to become a super stocker over the winter but it will be in Ford sheet metal . And if I can find the manual gearbox that bolts to these Peerless 2500 axles I will put together a true Ford/Jacobsen puller. It takes a lot of extra power to run the hydros and the biggest issue is feathering them for a lower ratio, to keep the power steady. I can do it easy, but nobody else can, especially the little folks. Also may need to put a hydraulic clutch, or some linkage modifications on that cub as the kids just can't push it in very well lol.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Well it was a real eye opener when all the final tractors were hydros and 2 of them Fords . Glad we brought it he turned out to be a real contender. I'm sure glad we we tested and tuned him up he did me proud!
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Posted September 15, 2012 - 06:07 AM

Might do a bit of testing this weekend? May even try the 165 a few tugs?? We got a few tires to try and a few different hitch configurations/ weight placement to try as well.

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Posted September 15, 2012 - 06:46 AM

I'd like to see what that 165 will do. Hard part is getting it to 'hook up' I'll bet.

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 06:12 AM

Wow! Did we get some good tire info last night! We had 4 different type treads and sizes and tried them all and found that a cut carlyle will pull hands down the best! Of course right? Well those cut Firestone turfs did pretty well as did the totally in touched 23-8.50-12 turf savers from Carlyle. If the track was drier it would have been even more results, but we just ran out of time. During the day the track dries up nice and the sled slides easy but when the sun goes down... wow it grabs these rigs hard. So the notes are being scribbled and prize money is going to go for a set of rears but... what to get.... 26" or 23"??? As this will put these guys into a whole other world and take them out of the stock classes .
I'll post a few vids later on so you can see what we have for night pulling.


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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:15 AM

OK some vids of last night,
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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:21 AM

I think these Fords have Eaton hydro's if I'm not mistaken? While a great hydro, a Sundstrand is even stronger, like on most Massey's with the Peerless 2520 2-speed rear.

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:28 AM

Please clarify?How? Gearbox or hydro unit? These have a Peerless 2500 series gear box only difference would really be the hydro unit correct?

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Please clarify?How? Gearbox or hydro unit? These have a Peerless 2500 series gear box only difference would really be the hydro unit correct?


Sundstrand Hydrostat, series 15. I'm not totally sure if the hydro's will swap rear ends, as there may be mount plate differences. Let me do some checking. I have both Eaton & Sundstrand and the Sundstrands are definitely stronger, and I believe put more power to the ground with less power loss.
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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:41 AM

The Fords have the Eaton 11 hydro (at least mine does), Daniel.

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:45 AM

The Fords have the Eaton 11 hydro (at least mine does), Daniel.

Yes, Eaton 11, just like all the Snapper like the Massey's, and a few Massey had them too, while most Massey use Sundstrand 15, same basic hydro as in the Allis 620-720/Simplicity Powermax series and I believe in some JD's also (JD400?).

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Posted September 16, 2012 - 10:54 AM

Well I can't use a sundstrand because it is not factory to fords and being in the hydraulics field for most if not all my working life I have come to not care much for their products that much.Some products they have were very good and others definately sub par to today's standards. Mostly in the piston pump department. They were too delicate internally and would fail prematurely. Saw mills, factory apps like those in paper mills and steel production. And some mobile apps as well. Mostly Forestry.I never saw much in the ag side except JD junk ( poor engineering on their part when new it was awesome as things would wear it would be too late to catch the damage and be left with total destruction ) .




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