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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:13 PM

I'm so tried of these tractors

This piece of poo cub has a bad hydro. Fast down the hill slow up the hill. If it's in motion it doesn't have enough lift to lift this failure of a 3ph

The wheel horse is so uncomfortable to ride and the damned thing won't charge but it doesn't matter. I don't have the money to put new belts on it. No hitch either.

The sears is under powered and for some reason the motor is hunting. Who cares why because I got rid of the hitch and plow to get that pos mentioned earlier.

I've got no money no mower and no way to plow the garden.

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Pick one you want to keep and sell the others to get the parts you need to make 1 as good as it can be.

You only really need 1 good garden tractor that can do what you need done.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Sounds like my last few days. Don't know about your Cub, but when I got one that acted like that it had a cross referenced after market oil filter on the hydro instead of a true hydralic filter which I learned makes a BIG difference in performance. Another one had automatic auto transmission fluid in it, yep that is a no-no with Cubs too. If the IH stuff is too much at least get a universl hydraulic fluid that claims to be IH compatible. If you Cub is fairly new it really needs the synthetic stuff from CubCadet, Just my 2cents.

Hope things improve quickly


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear that the tractors are frustrating you.  When they don't behave when you need them, it can get really aggravating.  I like the idea of selling off the most aggravating and making one good one. 

 

There's always the alternative of letting me get them off your hands instead of scrapping them.  :D

 

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:04 PM

David, hate to hear this, but we've all been through similar.  Used to you could buy a good used hydro for $50 plus shipping, but not these days.  If you had the patience, you could go through the hydro & renew it.

  Petenpole's article covers the Sundstrand 15 inline, but most is similar to what I believe is a model 15U in your tractor.

 

Hydro Article


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:08 PM

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Hope things improve quickly

 

  :ditto:   :( Haven't been around much more than 1yr and a couple o hours and I don't remember readin a tear like that related to ones Gt's. Maybe probs with one but never the whole lot. REALLY hope things turn around over there. Sincerely. Aint we got a member close enough to drop one by for ya as a loaner? :anyone:


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Take a step back and catch your breath man.  I wish you were closer and I could give you a hand in some way. 

 

The hydro on your Cub is likely not bad.  I would bet it needs adjusted or the trunnion needs rebuilt.  It is hard to kill one of those Sunstrand Hydros.  My 107 did that for a few years with the up and down the hill and after fixing the trunnion and readjusting the friction plate and linkages I got it to work much better.  Just for reference the trunnion is the linkage that attaches right to the side of the hydro pump.  They will go faster downhill than uphill anyway to an extent.  Thats just the nature of the beast.  My dads 318 JD which someone else correct me if I'm wrong has the same pump on it and it has from day one in 1987 been faster downhill than up.  Just a matter of pushing that lever ahead farther going uphill and pullingit back again a little going down.  As for not being able to lift your hitch and drive at the same time.  There is only so much oil being put out by the charge pump and it is asked to do two things at once one of them is going to slow down.  Is anything in your hitch binding anywhere?  Are the implements you are lifting overloading the hitch? 

Hoping this doesnt sound negative, just trying to get clues to the puzzle to help.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 08:44 PM

Buy two GT's and call us in the morning.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 09:12 PM

Ok I'm not scraping yet. I'll post all my issues in the appropriate forums. Thanks guys

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 09:13 PM

I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

I recently was working on the 18/6 and really mashed my finger... Somehow, I resisted the urge to push it outside and catch it on fire.

We feel your pain, especially when they all have issues.
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Posted April 10, 2013 - 09:31 PM

Id be glad to trade you :D


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 09:44 PM

Id be glad to trade you :D



Your good luck for my bad luck?

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Sure! :smilewink: Ill take both tractors as a trade on that :D

Your good luck for my bad luck?

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:33 AM

I feel your pain, I have 4 tractors at my house, 2 at dad's. None of them are running well enough to cut grass due to various running issues or whatever.

Just step back and take a deep breath, we'll get ya through it :thumbs:


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:39 PM

I think we all reach that point from time to time. I have nearly scrapped Christine more times than you can count - she really lives up to her name at times.

 

Take a night off, have a beer and get a good nights sleep. It will change your perspective.






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