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Posted February 18, 2015 - 08:51 PM

I need some rear wheel hubs with a 5 lug on 4 1/2" pattern with 1 1/8" hole to convert my Dayton/MTD 995 over to 5 hole wheels.  I've been told that some Wheel Horse Hubs fit.  The outside of the hub has a 3/4" hole for the end of the axle shaft and nut...

 

I looked at building an adapter for the 5 lug wheels, but the MTD has a 4 on 5" pattern, and 1 hole is always overlapping another hole.

 

If there's any other hubs that can work, or be modified to work, let me know... Ford LGT, Sears GT, etc.

 

I know of one hub on Ebay, but would like to get 2. 

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:53 PM

I think that Kenny looked into this once and found that the LGT ford hubs would work, Most all the WH hubs are straight bore. Ford and M/F use the same trans axle as MTD did I believe.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:32 PM

I think that Kenny looked into this once and found that the LGT ford hubs would work, Most all the WH hubs are straight bore. Ford and M/F use the same trans axle as MTD did I believe.

Thanks... I have 4 Ford LGTs... guess one is going to become a donor that others might live.... :smilewink:

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Glad you got that worked out Smitty. I was going to suggest not buying just one. I bought one for my 990 last summer for $20. but never could find another. I put it back on eBay & sold it for $30. I'll just wait now until I see a pair.
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Glad you got that worked out Smitty. I was going to suggest not buying just one. I bought one for my 990 last summer for $20. but never could find another. I put it back on eBay & sold it for $30. I'll just wait now until I see a pair.

The only thing that worries me about the Ford is that the hub is straight thru--no shoulder to snug the axle against... What's to prevent the hubs from "walking" in on the axles and hitting the axle housing???  There is a large lug on the back side of the of the Ford Hub that looks like it originally was for a set screws... that might keep the wheels from moving....

 

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 12:11 PM

I think that was for a set screw to tighten down on the key. My problem with this conversion is most of the WH or Ford hubs don't have the large cast area that goes around the axle like the MTD's do.  I did see one set for an older WH that had the extra casting. They look very weak compared to the MTD.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 12:15 PM

I think that was for a set screw to tighten down on the key. My problem with this conversion is most of the WH or Ford hubs don't have the large cast area that goes around the axle like the MTD's do.  I did see one set for an older WH that had the extra casting. They look very weak compared to the MTD.

The MTD 990 Castings are pretty substantial, but the MTD 995/White GT1855/Dayton 3Z68 is just a 3/16" pressed steel flange welded on a piece of 3/16" wall pipe...one of the areas MTD cut corners--along with the steering setup that skips all the time.

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 04:02 PM

Smitty, I'm late to the party! I wonder if this manual may help. It shows the different axle end configurations in it. I am not sure at the moment how to cross the axles to a unit.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Thanks, Kenny--and all the rest of you that piped in for advice.

 

Joe Hemmi (Joe's Outdoor Power) had a set of heavy hubs at a great price... They're paid for and on their way... Now I need to cancel the Wanted Ad--it's been so long since I posted a Classifieds, I forgot how to do it!!

 

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Thanks, Kenny--and all the rest of you that piped in for advice.

 

Joe Hemmi (Joe's Outdoor Power) had a set of heavy hubs at a great price... They're paid for and on their way... Now I need to cancel the Wanted Ad--it's been so long since I posted a Classifieds, I forgot how to do it!!

 

 

 

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I'll take care of it Smitty!


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 08:53 PM

Kenny your the clean up man around here. We can always count on you to straighten us out on our thumb work.

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Posted February 20, 2015 - 06:43 AM

Kenny your the clean up man around here. We can always count on you to straighten us out on our thumb work.

It's not just me. All the mods are doing this every day!


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Posted February 20, 2015 - 04:41 PM

I know Kenny we have a bunch of good folks running the show & doing a mighty fine job of it too. Thanks to all.


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