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New Cub Cadet 149: The tear-down begins!

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#316 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 09:33 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?   

Kevin,

 

Those are some sweet looking tractors!  I love the sickle bar!

 

Thanks for the information about the tires!  I don't plan on mowing with the 149.  I'm going to use my 1811(once it get it running) as a backup mower for my ZTR. 

Did you fill your tires with ballast?  If so, have you ever used beet juice?  It cost's about $4.50 gallon around here.  I don't like the idea of using washer fluid because it is very flammable.  I had thought about using RV antifreeze($2 to $3 gallon) because it is anticorrosive but it has about the same mass as water while the beet juice has 30% more mass per gallon.



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Posted September 28, 2016 - 04:23 PM

Has anybody tried beet juice in their tires for ballast?


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 05:03 PM

For myself, I would go to 26X 12 tires long before trying duals!


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 07:27 PM

Since when is washer fluid "very flammable"? Last time I checked it mostly water and water don't burn.
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Posted September 28, 2016 - 08:43 PM

Since when is washer fluid "very flammable"? Last time I checked it mostly water and water don't burn.

Yes, it's mostly water but it also has a fair amount of alcohol.  When I was a mechanic, I set a bottle of it on fire to prove to everybody that the label wasn't lying when it said flammable.  It is possible that some of the fluids are made with non-flammable but I haven't seen one that isn't labeled flammable.



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Posted September 28, 2016 - 08:44 PM

For myself, I would go to 26X 12 tires long before trying duals!

Why Kenny?



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Posted September 29, 2016 - 05:19 AM

Why Kenny?

Wider tire, less stress on the axle. Filled with WW fluid, my tires and wheels weigh 120 lbs. each. Add 40 lb. weights inside and out and you have 200 lbs of weight per side.



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Posted September 29, 2016 - 06:02 AM

wouldn't duals effectively be the same thing as wider singles would be for cutting down the stress on the axle? 

I just sold a set of 26X12X12s to a guy I work with, thinking they wouldn't fit in place of 23" tall tires....


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 07:41 AM

If you run that outside dual up onto a rock (or similar), the inside isn't touching the ground. Thus putting more stress on the axle and housing. You can get 24X12-12's, but only in turf tread that I know of.


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 07:50 AM

Has anybody tried beet juice in their tires for ballast?

I only have one GT with "beet-juice" but almost all of my farm tractors have it. Rim Guard is the patented name that we use and we Love the stuff !! Can get it installed locally very competitively priced. The GT cost me about $10 more than the RV stuff from Wal-Mart would have and they did all the work ! Course they may have treated us better because we deal there regularly for farm stuff...


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 09:13 PM

I've decided to buy 2 23x9.5x12 Carlisle Multi Trac turf tires to go with the Sears set and fill them all with Rimguard (beet juice).  That will give me about 180 pounds of ballast per side with the duallys.



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Posted September 29, 2016 - 09:56 PM

I've always used rimguard in my rears and am very happy with it. With my wheels, my weight, and beetjuice, I dont have any issues.
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Here are some pictures of the dually adapters that I'll be using for the 149.

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Here is the tire and wheel that came with the adapters.

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Here is what the Sears tire and a very cracked tire that I will be replacing looks like together.

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I think it will look good and give me great ballast when they're filled with the beet juice. 


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:16 AM

I'm not a big fan of that style adapter, it puts all the stress on the inner wheel and I've seen the inner wheel get bent from it. The adapters that bolt to the axle are much better.
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:18 AM

I'm not a big fan of that style adapter, it puts all the stress on the inner wheel and I've seen the inner wheel get bent from it. The adapters that bolt to the axle are much better.

I can understand that but these tire, rims, and adapter have spent the last 40 plus year on a Sears tractor without getting damage so I think they'll work for me.







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