Well folks I had the pleasantries' of taking one apart yesterday and let me tell you this, if you think your going to break one...... well your sadly mistaken!! They are insanely rugged !! WAY WAY tougher than a cub tranny !! Axles are huge as are all the gears and diff too .
You might be asking why I took on apart, well ... Just to se why the diff works sooooo good ! Now I see why !
We are building a pulling tractor and are using a cub rear but do not want a locked diff and no one makes a limited slip unit for them that I have been able to find. The little guy driving it shouldn't have to wrestle with keeping it going straight . The Ford LGT hydro goes straight as an arrow compaired to the locked axle unit so this was the reason for a" look see". I have a few extras so it was no big deal .
Anyone thinking that case has a lot of empty space in it just needs to pick it up LOL they are some rugged. And the 2600 series with diff lock is even tougher ! So you guys worrying about hurting one by overloading it You better get more horsepower ! like 30+
These are seriously sought!!
Now so too is the Cub unit as far as the housing... very rugged!!!! NO DOUGHT ! But the internals are not The diff and axles are not, in my opinion, even close to proportion of the trans-housing. So the quest continues for a better diff ,the Peerless 2500 is WAY too large for the cub.