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#1 nelentaxidermy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 09:17 AM

Good morning.
Newbie here.
My kids and I have friends who are pulling here in central PA so we are hoping to learn and start ourselves next summer.
Trying to read and learn as much as I can.
Our family friends are going to help us b/c we are not real mechanical.

Question for today.
Can an original cub 70 or 100.
Be suitable or modified to pull with and shoehorn a larger motor (16hp) into.
I know many other models are more practical but the looks of the old cubs remind me of an old hot rod car.
Rookie trying to be greedy and have the best of all worlds.
Style/ function/ competetive success.
Thanks for your time.
Can't wait to start pulling.
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Posted October 25, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Hey, glad your here. There's always room for one more.

 

First I would recommend you read this web site. It's been around awhile and there are some new ways of doing things, but it covers the basics of building a Cub Cadet.

http://gardentractor...s.com/index.htm


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Welcome to GTtalk. I would say you can pull with any of the 3, but that the "Original" is belt driven and would give you a place for problems that the next generation Cub wouldn't because of the direct drive set up. You would have to go with a pullers clutch set up instead of the stock clutch.


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#4 nelentaxidermy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 10:20 AM

I am on the write track I guess I have that website bookmarked.
I found a cub 100 rolling chassis that appears affordable, add a (big) motor and start having fun.
I have so much to learn...
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#5 nelentaxidermy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 10:23 AM

Here is the cub 100 roller.

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Hello there and welcome! :wave: Welcome to the wonderful of pulling glad you decided to join us. If your going into the competitive stage then be prepared to dump some money into it. Your gonna need to set back around 5000$ For a good stock altered and around 2500$ or so for a rear end overhaul. Over time stock parts arnt going to hold up very well especially if you hit a hard power track. 



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Welcome to GTT. Enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Welcome to the site, Tom



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Welcome to GTtalk,  I'll let those more knowledgeable about pulling answer your questions.



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 05:42 PM

Welcome to the forum!!

 

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like some of your questions are being answered!



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:17 PM

:welcometogttalk:
Glad some knowledgeable people are helping.

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:26 PM

You can shoehorn about anything in a Cub Original if you have the patience , even a 20 Kohler Magnum..... :smilewink:

 

Its clutch has been modified with a double belt to prevent slippage , and will pull a double 8" plow in second gear without breaking a sweat .

 

Same tractor in all pictures and my avatar  , just the fenders and tires have been changed .

Made out of spare parts and is about as Rat Rod look as you can get .....lol

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 08:27 PM

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Posted October 25, 2013 - 11:24 PM

You can shoehorn about anything in a Cub Original if you have the patience , even a 20 Kohler Magnum..... :smilewink:

 

Its clutch has been modified with a double belt to prevent slippage , and will pull a double 8" plow in second gear without breaking a sweat .

 

Same tractor in all pictures and my avatar  , just the fenders and tires have been changed .

Made out of spare parts and is about as Rat Rod look as you can get .....lol

You have video of it running? :smilewink:


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