I finally had some time to work on my tractor tonight. It has been sitting for the last 3 months with the differential cover removed so that I could replace the hydro fluid and filter. It's a long story about why it's been sitting but here are my reasons. Office remodel, camping, football, teaching, family, cub 1811, church, and wife. I think she missed me because she started right up with hardly any cranking.
The hydro oil was very dirty when I removed the cover. It had a yellow cub cadet filter so I think that the hydro was serviced at least once in the last couple of years. I used a WIX brand hydraulic filter and Lube King hytrans equivalent. It took almost a full gallon to fill the housing.
She ran great!
Some of you might have noticed that I did not to put the Danco weight box on this tractor for counter balance like I said I would. The reason for the change is because I was able to purchase an original Sears dually kit ( 1960's) off of CL for $120. It came with both dually adapters and 23 x 9.5 x 12 tires mounted on rims. The tires are Sears brand turf tire and are in great shape. I have another set of tires and rims off my cub 129 parts tractor that are the same size as the Sears but they are badly cracked. I need to buy at least one set of tire but I'm unsure of what I should get. The tires on the 149 are Carlisle Ag but they are 23 x 10.5 x 12. I don't think the dually adapters will work with the these rims (because of depth) and tires which is why I was going with the 129 tires and rims. My question is, do I buy 2 more turf tires that won't match the Sears or buy 4 turf tires for the 9.5 rims? This would give me matching tires. Will this give me enough traction??? Do I buy 4 Ag style tires??? I also plan on filling the tires with Rim Guard(Beet Juice) to give me about 200# of ballast. I have 2 acres of grass and I'm worried that the Ag tires will tear up my yard. Any suggestions????
This is the type of dually adapter that I bought. I forgot to take pictures of mine so I found this on the web. I've also read the threads on this site about the pros and cons of putting dually on garden tractor.