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#1 CubHorse80 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 01:04 PM

I need some help with my B-80 tat i recently acquired from TAHOE...

 

1. What is the little 1/4" tube sticking out of the back of the frame on top of the tranny?

 

2. What kind of fluid does the Tranny take?

 

3. Is it worth looking for oem headlights or should i just add some?

 

4. How do these plow snow compared to a craftsman gt18?

 

THANKS ALL!

 

(as always, ill get pictures when i get home... :D )


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 01:35 PM

That little tube is what the rear lift cable runs though for rear mounted attachments.The stock headlights won't give you much light. They are a great plow tractor.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 01:55 PM

Stock headlights work decent if you have a clean lense and the headlight bucket is is good shape.  Ive always kept stock headlights since the lenses are reproduced and its done fine.  Ive always used 80-90w or so for the rear end.  Ive never used a gt18  my b80 plowed well but I had to add alot of weight.  Wheel weights, fluid filled tires and me.  And yes that tube is for the rear lift.  the cable runs through it and connects to the mid lift.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 02:09 PM

That little tube is what the rear lift cable runs though for rear mounted attachments.The stock headlights won't give you much light. They are a great plow tractor.

How does the cable run to the lift lever? could i run my own cable?

 

 

Stock headlights work decent if you have a clean lense and the headlight bucket is is good shape.  Ive always kept stock headlights since the lenses are reproduced and its done fine.  Ive always used 80-90w or so for the rear end.  Ive never used a gt18  my b80 plowed well but I had to add alot of weight.  Wheel weights, fluid filled tires and me.  And yes that tube is for the rear lift.  the cable runs through it and connects to the mid lift.

I was thinking about mounting some crazy leds on the sides of the grille. I dont wanna spend the money to go original...



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Posted November 25, 2013 - 02:15 PM

I don't think the B-80 came with stock Wheel Horse headlights, but the regular C-series headlights will fit and work OK.  Can often find the buckets and lens for about $20 each on eBay, plus wiring and switch,  (and TSC  lights are a lot less, adding side lights is easy, remember to add tail lights too).

As 'bairleaFarm' said, Weight, Weight, Weight is the secret to good traction when plowing. That tractor/axle can take a lot of weight. even 150# per wheel is fine, but then with a plow, you must add a little weight to the front wheels too for steering control (10-20# @).  Lug tires are better than turf in the Winter, or use chains on the turfs.  Inflate all Winter tires to 20#.   I'm sure you'll enjoy the B-80 much more  than using a Craftsman.

 

The tube is for Rear implements (bottom-plow, tiller, tines), cable goes from the "Bellcrank", thru the tube, to the implement.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 02:18 PM

Yes run your own cable.  The mid lift rock shaft should have several holes that the cable connects to.  Then the cable goes down  back and connects to the hitch.  If you dont want to buy oem headlights you sure as heck arnt going to want to buy the hitches.  If your fab skills are decent you can make one. 


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 02:25 PM

I think i will stick to the grill mounted lights, im gonna use LEDs cause they wont kill my battery. I will also add the taillight.

 

Should i do the single light in the middle or one on each side?

 

I dont think i will ever need the rear lift. I would just do it for the practicality.

 

I plan on filling the tires with fluid, im hoping to be able to find a set of ags on clist that are allready on wheels.



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Posted November 25, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Here are the lights on my GT-14.

 

Click on picture.

 

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As stated above, the "stock" B-80 did not have headlights, but the "light bucket" from other Wheel Horse tractors will fit.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Two side lights or a Single center light, in front of the grill or on the hood, it's your tractor, do whichever you like, they all can look very good.  

But, try to not modify the hood too much, like cutting a big hole in it; because of both structural damage and future resale value for your heirs.

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I will probably stick with the single in the back cause this still has original reflectors on the fenders.

 

As for the front, i wasnt planning on cutting holes in the front, i would just drill 1 small hole on each side of the hood or grille and mount 2 led spot lights. Allthough, it would be better if i made a bracket that will prevent me from drilling into the tractor.

 

Also, KC9..., how did you set up the strobing?



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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:02 AM

It is an electronic flasher. It can be bought online.

It is an alternating flasher, but has to be specific for LED's...thus the "electronic" part!

I actually bought mine at a motorcycle rally.


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 11:25 AM

As allways... I finally got some decent pictures...

 

Here ya go!

 

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING YALL!

 

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 06:13 PM

I see you got the mower hoop/levers installed.

Is there a piece missing? Isn't supposed to clip into the end of the pulleys?

 

Looks good sitting there, glad you will get use out of it, just would've sat for ever at my place.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 07:56 PM

There is a U shaped piece of strap metal that wraps around the "hoop" and is riveted in place. It is cross drilled for a pin that connects to the clutch.


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Posted December 01, 2013 - 09:53 AM

I got the connection on order, it should be here tomorrow. Ill just need to get the pins and drill the old ones out.


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