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New Cub Cadet 149: The tear-down begins!

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#301 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2016 - 04:10 PM

After a month of not being able to work on my tractor, I finally was able to finish the painting of the front nose piece and hood.  The nose piece had been welded back together by the local vocational school but it needed some body filler to make it look better.  The spot welds on the hood brace had to be welded back together and I had to removed several layers of paint before it was ready for primer.  Here's what it looks like so far. 

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I also ordered 2 new headlights for it.

My church is having a fathers day car/motorcycle/whatever is cool show and I hope to have it all put back together for it.

 


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Posted June 16, 2016 - 05:26 PM

Ought to be a fine addition to the show!


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Here is what the tractor looks like with its hood,front nose piece headlights and Grill. You can see that somebody else thinks that they own it already.

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 05:12 AM

Very nice! I think you lost it!


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 08:36 AM

Mark, from where you started on this project and as it is now...JUSTICE !!!!


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 03:19 PM

The new owner looks quite impressed with the outcome of your work. 😉
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Posted June 21, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Mark, from where you started on this project and as it is now...JUSTICE !!!!

Thanks Kevin! 

The only thing remain to do is the wiring up of the headlights and the decals.

 

I'm picking up a cub 123 with a tiller and IH trailer tomorrow.  The tiller and trailer will complete the tractor.


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Posted June 22, 2016 - 05:21 AM

You set the bar pretty high for the tiller and cart to look good behind that beauty :thumbs:  


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Posted June 22, 2016 - 08:47 AM

You set the bar pretty high for the tiller and cart to look good behind that beauty :thumbs:  

Thanks!

I just have to remind myself that I'm not restoring I'm just refurbishing them.  I plan on using them as much as I need too.



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Posted June 22, 2016 - 09:03 AM

Ought to be a fine addition to the show!

Here is what it looked like at the show.  My son wanted to bring his tractor as well.  All of the younger kids couldn't believe that my son had his own tractor.  They stared in wonder as he drove it around.  I also let the kids play with the loader on my tractor.  They were amazed that it could lift itself off of the ground.

 

 

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 04:58 AM

Those last two pics are good. Those children are experiencing a show hands on. At that age, touching and sitting on it triples the appreciation of the moment. Thank you for letting those children enjoy your very nice tractor.
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Posted September 28, 2016 - 02:02 AM

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.

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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. 

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 07:55 AM

The rearend should hold 7 qaurts, I think you need to double check that it's full.
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Posted September 28, 2016 - 08:49 AM

Hey Mark! I have had a few 'duel's in my time and never did I tear up any turf. The stability on slopes/grades with a sickle mower was a big plus for me. Even the set of duels with "Town & Country" 7X12's on a 73 Cub Cadet and rear blade pulled fine. You will like the stability with your loader...are you going to be mowing with your 149?   

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 09:22 AM

The rearend should hold 7 qaurts, I think you need to double check that it's full.

Ooops, I checked the label on the container in the pictures and it says 2 gallons.  There's about one quart remaining in the container so you are correct.  Thanks for the correction!







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