I am working on building a cub 122 puller and want to drop the front end down. I have been told that the whole axle from a wide frame can be swapped in and then install the drop spindle kit from one of the pulling parts suppliers. BUT...... since cub cadet never thought it wise to put a grease zerk in the front axle i cant get the axle pivot pin out. Ive tried heat, penetrating oils, and beating on it with the BIG hammer...nothing has made it budge. The axle still pivots nicely, (yes it has some wear in the mounts but not bad), everything else on it seems to be fine, and a trip to the machine shop is going to cost a lot more than i want to spend.
So here is the question- will the spindle from a wide frame front axle mount on a narrow frame axle with minor modification? by minor i mean maybe some shimming, grinding, custom tie rod or drag link, etc.