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#1 onan302 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2010 - 04:18 PM

I finnaly got a gear driven garden tractor. Its a Cub Cadet 128 with a kohler 12hp K301A. The similar model im selling is my 129. This ones gona be a serious puller when im done with it.

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Posted October 03, 2010 - 04:30 PM

I finnaly got a gear driven garden tractor. Its a Cub Cadet 128 with a kohler 12hp K301A. The similar model im selling is my 129. This ones gona be a serious puller when im done with it.


Kicking the 129 to the curb already are ya? Looks like ya got a good pulling project to work on now.

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 06:13 PM

Great start to a pulling tractor project.

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 06:42 PM

Nice looking Cub. That should make for one fine puller when your done with it.

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 08:09 PM

You will have to let us know how you progress with it. It will be nice seeing how it does.

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 08:22 PM

The gear drive cubs are the hot ticket for the pullers. Good luck on your build and keep us updated with pics!

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Posted October 31, 2010 - 01:23 PM

thanks guys and i will keep you all updated with pics!

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Posted October 31, 2010 - 06:47 PM

I wanna see a full pull with it when you are done :D

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 12:50 PM

i have been progressing with my cub 128 puller project. here are some pictures of what i have done so far.... i have cut off the existing front axle spindles and raised them so the tractors front end will sit low, the clutch release arm was cracked so i double replaced it with angle iron, i have welded the spider gears in the transaxle for positive traction, i have resifaced the clutch plates, and im waiting in the mail for a new pressure spring and throw out bearing. i have also taken the engine out which i am going to rebuild over the winter.

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 06:47 PM

You are making a lot of progress already :thumbs:

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Posted November 02, 2010 - 06:56 PM

You're coming right along.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 04:41 PM

Imdone a little more to the cub! here are the rims ready for the new tires so i can get any idea of where i want the hitch and the wheelie bars, some hardened drive pins i made for the drive plate, a stainless steel driveshaft we fabricated, and a 600psi new pressure spring that we purchased from Brian Millers pulling website. I am hoping to get the wheelies bars and hitch done on the Transaxle sometime this week, so i can put oil in it an seal her up.

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Posted January 02, 2011 - 05:25 PM

More pictures please. I'm thinking of making a puller too, and want some ideas.

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 04:34 PM

Well once again I got some more done on the 128. Me and my dad built and welded the hitch, with some steel angle (6 1/2 x 2") and a piece of 1/2" draw bar. We had purchased a aluminum clutch disk from Brian Millers pulling website and used it as a template to make our 3/16" thick drive plate wth 3 hardened studs that we fabricated. Brian Miller says that these are 80% stronger them OEM clutch disk and are recomended for heavy pulling. So you can look on his website, or make your own like we did on a mill and a metal lathe. Me and my dad chose stainless steel as our driveshaft choice and we made a bracket for the support bearing. the support bearing bracket sits behind the steering crossmember and prevents wooble in the drive shaft. I primered and painted my rims so i can get my new tires on the chassis so i can get a idea of how high this puppy is gonna sit and so i can make measurements for wheelie bars. We got bolts for the spindles, and as i posted before, we cut off the exsisting spindles and raised them so the front end of the tractor will sit lower for a better pulling balance and so it looks BA!

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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:10 PM

Looks like you're well on your way to a great puller! Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming!




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