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Cub Cadet 102 gets a facelift (super steer axle)


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 03:00 PM

Ok, not a facelift exactly, more of the face is higher up. Yesterday I visited Mike (Case442) and picked up a complete front axle, wheels, and tires for a later Cub Cadet Super Steer, and I wanted the taller axle. The front tires are four ply too! The only issue I have left is trying to attach the drag link to the two turn steering box. Even if I drill out for the 1/2" ends the drag link is too short...
I was not able to use the castellated pivot bolt because it has a K301, nor was I able to reuse the original pin... As it was fouled up... But the pivot pin out of the 109 parts tractor worked great. So never throw out a good parts tractor.
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Edited by wvbuzzmaster, September 27, 2015 - 08:58 PM.

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 05:06 PM

Ok, not a facelift exactly, more of the face is higher up. Yesterday I visited Mike (Case442) and picked up a complete front axle, wheels, and tires for a later Cub Cadet Super Steer, and I wanted the taller axle. The front tires are four ply too! The only issue I have left is trying to attach the drag link to the two turn steering box. Even if I drill out for the 1/2" ends the drag link is too short...
I was not able to use the castellated pivot bolt because it has a K301, nor was I able to reuse the original pin... As it was fouled up... But the pivot pin out of the 109 parts tractor worked great. So never throw out a good parts tractor.
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Now you need some 26X12's on the back!


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Posted September 27, 2015 - 05:24 PM

The tires on it are 25x10-12 on 12x7 rims. I have a pair of 26x12-12 ag tires worn to quarter inch thick lugs in the middle saved from the ATV scrapyard, but no wide rims for them. I am considering taking the 26x10.5-12 mud monster tires off the caterpillar, since those are mounted on a 12x8.5 cub cadet rims. My bigger problem is no creeper gear. I am still planning a possible addition of the hydro transmission from the 109.

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Pictures for Kenny (and everyone else).
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These tires are maximum stuff for the ole 102. I made a new drag link out of half inch rod and bent it to match the OEM super steer one, then made the hole bigger in the steering box larger (I'm thinking it's hardened...).

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Now you need some taller rears!


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Now you need some taller rears!


Those are the 26x10.5-12s on 8.5x12 cub cadet rims that are loaded and were on the Caterpiller Craftsman. Tractor now sits 1/2 higher in front than back after all the changes.

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:27 PM

That looks nice, I like the taller look!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 07:37 PM

It is funny, when you think about it, it is a bolt on factory 2 inch lift kit. :D
I couldn't be happier with the result. A friend of mine just bought a new pair of fenders for his tandem axle trailer (nothing wrong with the old fenders) and I have procured those fenders (if they survive removal) to cut one in half and make new rear fenders for the 102.

Now all I need to decide is if I want that 20% underdrive gear set for the 102... Hmmm.
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