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#1 cumminsmannow OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 04:54 PM

I am still needing to loos weight in my puller so i am looking for an aluminum manual transmission.
I would love to say i can afford to buy one from mwsc but at $1,000 it is a little too rich for my blood.
Does anybody know of a model number for a tractor with a manual trans that is aluminum? Preferably one that will stand up to 20+hp pulling
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Posted July 16, 2013 - 05:05 PM

I don't know much about puller construction so this may be a dumb question. Would it be easier to take the weight out of the chassis by switching to aluminum rather than trying to convert the drivetrain where strength is needed and where weight over the rear wheels is good for traction?


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Would you want to lose the weight over the rear wheels? How about a light front axle? ....or a light weight hood? didn't someone on here just feature a carbon fiber hood?


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 08:36 PM

I agree with others , I would rather loose weight somewhere other than drivetrain

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:21 AM

I have stripped this thing down as much as possible already. I tried a plastic hood and it was only 1lb lighter than my steel/aluminum factory setup.
Because i am a heavy guy is the main problem if i could loose another 50lbs myself i would be ok but i cant drop weight that fast. I've already lost 30lbs myself trying to get down to where i should be.
Where i looked for more weight savings was in the midwest catalog. They have a complete aluminum casting to swap my parts into and it would save me 62lbs but it costs $1050.00


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 07:01 AM

..... if i could loose another 50lbs myself i would be ok but i cant drop weight that fast.

Have you tried attending the local chili cook off? :poke:


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 07:30 AM

Funny...
I am fasting for the rest of the week for my pull on sat though.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 02:51 PM

Are you running Aluminum axle tubes yet and the aftermarket steel front axle?That will save you around 20lbs+.Also the Stock rear fenders weigh a good 30lbs.

 

 

Aluminum axle tubes are prone to cracking it's just one of those things you have to deal with.

 

 

What model tractor Body are we talking about here?large frame,wide frame or narrow frame?

 

I've read that the 782 Serial #720,000 and above have an aluminum transaxle case and axle tubes.This was posted on OnlyCubCadets a couple years ago.I don't really no if this is 100% true.

 

Try sending an Email to JoesOutdoorPower,He's broken down 1,000s of tractors for parts,he might know.


Edited by EricFromPa, July 17, 2013 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 03:05 PM

:wallbanging:  Never mind on the 782 I forgot it's Hydro :rolling:

 

My brain isn't working today.



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:55 PM

And yes i am running the aluminum axle tubes off of my early build 782 as well. Also i have milled out the webs in the front axle to lighten it up already.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 08:49 PM

For a gear drive aluminum Cub rear it would have to be one made by Cub Cadet Corp.  3 speed aluminum rears were used in the following models from the factory.

 

582 after ser #720,000

1050

1606

1806

1535

 

Hopefully this helps.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:18 AM

Thank you!

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 06:43 AM

I have one here from an 1806 .I sold the shifter though. the shifters were prone to breaking. I think I also have another one thats been taken apart for parts. 724-7three0 6254


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Sorry i didnt get a chance to call you back today. We've been crazy busy at work lately.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 05:45 PM

Go on a diet and SOLVE the problem!!!!!






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