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4 Bolt bearing hubs for GT fronts


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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 05:09 PM

Probably wrong section but I know a lot of guys with GTs want bearing hubs for the fronts in some applications. Here is a decent option, not sure the thru bore but I bet they would fit most GTs, just thread the end of the spindles to fasten them on properly.
Heavy Duty Go Kart ATV Wheel Hubs 3/4" Bearings TRAILER - eBay (item 370295112344 end time Mar-17-11 12:05:30 PDT)

                       

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 01:31 PM

I wonder if they would be better than original spindles like with a FEL on?

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 02:14 PM

the guy thats selling them says he'll send them with 5/8" or 3/4", tapered bearings, which ever you want.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 05:49 PM

The tappered bearings are what you want for steering. As for an FEL, I don't know how well the spindles will hold up but the hubs will improve the handling I am sure. Even if you just use them on the snowblower tractor or something, ya know, lot of weight up front.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 06:47 PM

Yeah that is what I meant would they hold up better than original spindles with the weight of a bucket full of dirt in a FEL.

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 11:29 PM

My Case 600 series loader was designed with 1 1/4" tapered bearing hubs from the factory. If your going to try and put a loader on something with 3/4" spindles your probably going to break it pretty quick. I've seen 1" spindles broken but if your going to do it then use the trailer hubs from Northern Tool.
Ultra-Tow High Speed Hub — 4 on 4in., 1250-Lb. Capacity, Single | Hubs | Northern Tool + Equipment

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Posted March 08, 2011 - 11:41 PM

They look pretty good

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Posted March 09, 2011 - 05:15 AM

Alot of small trailer hubs and bearings will also fit some GTs.

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Posted March 09, 2011 - 08:40 AM

Josh tha's good that your thinking ahead, the stamp steel hub on my 2418 broke last year , even though the loader came from the factory it wasn't made like the Case cp7 has .

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Posted March 09, 2011 - 02:16 PM

Yeah I really like the trailer hubs gonna have to get some lol

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Posted March 09, 2011 - 02:45 PM

I used trailer hubs on my 317 "Special", had to move the backer washer in a little, but not much (replaced it with a plate to hold the fender). ~~ grnspot

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Posted March 09, 2011 - 09:26 PM

Looks good is that a 1" axle on a 317?

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Posted December 14, 2011 - 10:49 PM

BMIkarts has a billet aluminum 4 on 4 hub that uses a 1-5/8" x 3/4" precision bearing, versus the standard 1-3/8" ball bearing most GTs use. They use to sell a steel 4 on 4 hub with a grease zerk that used the standard 1-3/8" ball bearing in 5/8" and 3/4". ALMOST EVERY trailer hub will need a 4 inch stub spindle, for the most part garden tractors have 3" stub spindles, They make a short hub, 63.00 each, that will work on a 3 inch spindle, but most tapered bearing hubs are going to be a 1" bearing. I believe the 1" inch ID L44643 is dimensionally OD the same as L44633 or what ever the number is on the 3/4" tapered bearing. For any FEL application it's best to replace the spindles with 1" or-1-1/4" spindles with 4 inch stubs, that way you can buy the small trailer hubs for about 18.00 and add the 10 inch 4 bolt wheels and tires. I've been testing different application for several years and its not just the weight of the tractor/loader, but the force exerted in turns that requires the need of a thicker stub spindle and tapered bearing. The added benefit of the taller10 inch tire/wheel will be less of a need for power steering, on a large SGT you can even use the 12 inch tire wheel if your running a 26" or larger rear tire
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