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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:00 PM

The SuperStock has the cub tranny , and you can only shave the heads and use stock parts. No aftermarket engine parts like steel flywheels or ported heads. The tractor can have a modified frame and transmission and you can pulley or gear it as you like. Largest tire allowed is a 24-12-12 turf tread that can be cut.
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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Did Chris give you the 2 diffs I had?


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 03:40 AM

Yes , thank you I went through them too so they are all ready in case some one wrecks another. Those were the heavier stock units and should be just fine for what we do.
I would like to find a late model mtd version that bolts together i guess they are also very stought and have the 30 mm axles too.
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Posted September 15, 2014 - 05:30 AM

That's what I run in mine but have broken them too.


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the info, but I had never heard of a 24x12-12 tire before.

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 09:40 AM

Thanks for the info, but I had never heard of a 24x12-12 tire before.

I think they are ATV tires, Brian.


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Absolutely not an ATV tire, thems are illegal! Must be a lawn tire no larger than 24-12-12. It is made by Carlisle and came factory on Scott's 25/54" tractors from Home Cheapo.
http://www.greatercl...sle-Turf/Detail

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Posted September 20, 2014 - 05:08 PM

Had a bad day today... Got pinched speeding with the 125 and had a hard time getting the SuperStock out straight:??? End up 4th in as and way down in stock.. Alan was driving in stock and made some rookie mistakes which is fine as its his first season. I'll have vids up tomorrow after I arrange them on my phone( way easier than that danged video camera!).
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Posted September 23, 2014 - 04:53 AM

OK here is the stock class pull off. Check out how well some of these rigs pull a heavy load.

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Posted September 23, 2014 - 05:51 AM

And the SuperStock class pull off


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 08:09 AM

Great videos Keith!!

 

But please remind your friend that was unhooking to NOT get between the tractor and sled until the tractor has backed up and stopped. One of these times, the tractor may not stop, and he'll get pinched.



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Posted September 24, 2014 - 09:57 AM

LOL that's my little brother , he is pretty careful but I'll tell him just the same.

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 04:41 AM

Well at least one did well this weekend, the SuperStock rig got a first after a bit of a learning curve. We wanted a different weighting system that was easier to adjust. Well it took some weight adjusting but Derek got it close on the second pull enough to get to the pull off and Kyle did the rest. That little rascal can drive those pulling rigs !! The stock class was tough for the hydro and Allen as he really has to reach for the pedal and it will actually push him back in the seat as the pressure builds in the hydro LOL . then his dad put more air in the tires and forgot to lower the hitch...
DOH!! DQ. Kyle ran his cousins cub and got somewhere in the top 3 ? I will say that little 102 PULLS GOOD!! Even with a narrow tire on it. Everyone else is running a 23-10.50-12 and the cub has a 23-8.50-12 . it works good!!
Well anyways that was the weekend's fun.
Got a few weekends off until the next pull, so maybe we can get the 8" superstock rig ready for a few test runs;-)
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Posted October 19, 2014 - 05:18 AM

Well the last pull of the season was finally had yesterday and I missed it due to the dug...But the boys did really good with the SuperStock machine and took home another win. I will say that this class has really proven to be very competitive but only between the v-twins Kohler's/ cub cadet drivelines. Anyways a lot of work has gone into that tractor to get it to be at the top of the heap!!! Especially trying to get more power and rpm from the stock 624cc Kohler v-twins. Lots of reading and studies on timing, carberation and exhaust was done on this bad boy!! And hopefully will carry over to the other engines we plan on running in other classes. But its stock.... And we can't get any more out of it so we needed to then go to the chassis for more.
Getting the weight correct is absolutely critcal!!! As is traction and track conditions , all this plays together in a not so perfect formula... You can get close and have it work with luck thown in.... No luck... Your out..
This is why NO ONE is willing to tell you any tips!!! They can't!! As every little thing matters and every tractor is different.
Bottom line.... If you want to place , you need to do your homework and keep notes!!! Keep trying different things and keep notes!! Did I mention keeping notes, well this is the most important part of the formula.

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Posted November 18, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Just an update on the season, Kyle did very well, got 4 plaques in all, Best improved driver, Best Appearance, First Place in SuperStock and a 4th place in stock, and that was with sharing the driving duties with his little brother who got dq'ed once for hitch height, and twice for speeding. He hasn't quite mastered the hydro yet as Kyle has it ,but none the less the Fords did well this year.




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