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#1 thadscub OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 12:15 PM

hi guys i bought a cub cadet 122 and was thinking about building a loder on it whats your thoughts it will be more for moving materials then digging may be used some for digging are they worth it

 

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Loaders are back savers for sure. 90% of what I use mine for is simply lifting and moving stuff. Very handy tool, and you might save blowing a disc out of your back. Mine digs very well too I might add.
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Posted July 03, 2015 - 05:31 PM

I know diddly about the Cub line.

 

But, like OCH said, It can be a real back saver, and fun too.

 

I just don't know how a Cub Cadet chassis can handle it Since I don't know anything about them. The design determines how well it works.


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 05:34 PM

I think the Cub chassis would be fine with exception of the 3/4" axle spindles. It would be best to upgrade to 1" spindles.

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 05:56 PM

The 122 is not a heavy tractor. You will want to design the loader so the bucket is close to the front of the tractor when it is down. This will lower the amount of weight you will need for a counter balance. Your should be able to run your hydraulic pump off of the flywheel end of the engine if it is the same type Kohler used in the 129.

Otherwise I say go for it. Don't forget to keep us updated.  :D

 

 

 






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