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#1 lilredfilly OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 10:21 PM

I picked up a d4-10 this summer,, no engine or clutch,, restoring it but repowering it too, was wondering how strong are the trans and rear ends in these,, a friend is giving me a 35 hp briggs v-twin and im going to use a cub clutch set-up,, might me overkill,, but should be fun
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Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:23 PM

Neil i am glad to see that you made it over here. There are bush Hog guys here that should be able to tell you anything that you want to know.



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Welcome to GTTalk.  I know we have several Bush hog guys on here, they can advise you on how sturdy that rear end is.  



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 01:07 AM

Welcome to GTT. We like pics. I'm surprised that it will fit. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Welcome to the forum. I'm no BH expert but 35hp would be a bit much for most GT transmissions/ rearends. That engine might be a tight fit.



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 06:46 AM

Welcome to the forum! This I gotta see, so look at the bottom of my post for pic help!



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Posted December 24, 2013 - 07:02 AM

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 07:10 AM

I'm sure one of the BH guys will be here soon, but it's my understanding that there is a very important gear that can be broken. Under what circumstances I am not sure, but I know it's a difficult to find part.

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 07:58 AM

Neil welcome to the forum! Good news is you have a heavy built BH garden tractor. The bad news is the ring gears have issues with the 10hp motors that came in them under certain conditions. (Ring gears are a weak link in the gear driven BH's) I would not recommend putting the 35hp with the BH transaxle. That being said, I know of at least one BH that the owner had put a cub cadet rear end in it. That would be the way to go if you did decide to put a larger motor in it. At some point, I would like to take one of my bush hog D4-10's and put a cub cadet rear end so I could use it for the heavy stuff such as plowing or pulling.

Glad you are saving another BH! We will help you any way that we can!

Edited by sacsr, December 24, 2013 - 07:59 AM.

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 10:29 AM

The sliding cluster gear is also a weak link, and none available unless you find good used ones, and that pretty much means buying an entire parts tractor to get it.I would NEVER recommend putting more than 10 to 12hp on these trannies.  Now if you want the looks of the Bush Hog, but not worried about staying completely original, which you aren't if using Cub parts already, so I'd advise adapting a complete Cub diff/tranny.  No issue with parts or strength that way, and you'd retain the Bush Hog look.


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Posted December 25, 2013 - 11:09 AM

If you go the route of the cub cadet, here is a link to give you some insight to what to choose. Some of the cubs motors rotated opposite of these Bush Hogs. Just make sure you get the right combination.
http://gardentractor...om/transaxl.htm

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Posted December 25, 2013 - 01:18 PM

Hi Scott, thanks for posting that link.  Very interesting information in there.


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Posted January 30, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Hye Olcowhand how are the two sets of decalls for D4-10 tractors coming along thanks



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Posted January 30, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Hye Sacsr do you have the bush hog sign for the front grill Thanks



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Posted January 30, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Hye Olcowhand how are the two sets of decalls for D4-10 tractors coming along thanks

 

Got them cut, but not had time to get them weeded & put together.  Soon.


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