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New Cub Cadet 149: The tear-down begins!

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 09:57 PM

Has anyone used this kit for the Ross steering box before?

It doesn't do anything for the inside but it is suppose to help make the steering easier.



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Posted February 13, 2016 - 10:26 PM

save yourself some money, there is another seller that has the same kit for $20.99 on Ebay. Seller is "not e.nough"   same guy has brass clutch buttons for our Cubs,  price is significantly less the more you buy. I have seen his ads for one, for 3, 4, 6 (I think it was) and 10. 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Good to know!
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 03:04 AM

Here are some pictures of the front pto on the K301 that I'm installing in my 149.  Before I had bought the 129 I had placed an order for several front pto parts for the 149 so I could rebuild it.  Those parts came to $138.  The one on the K301 looks like it's only been used a couple of times.  The surface rust makes it look worse than it is. 

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Here is the 129 rocker shaft for the front pto.  It still has it's button.  I'm switching this with the original one in the 149.  The hole were the button went was enlarged by the metal bolt that the previous own had put in the place of the button.

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 03:10 AM

Here are some pictures of the front pto on the K301 that I'm installing in my 149.  Before I had bought the 129 I had placed an order for several front pto parts for the 149 so I could rebuild it.  Those parts came to $138.  The one on the K301 looks like it's only been used a couple of times.  The surface rust makes it look worse than it is. 

 

Here is the 129 rocker shaft for the front pto.  It still has it's button.  I'm switching this with the original one in the 149.  The hole were the button went was enlarged by the metal bolt that the previous own had put in the place of the button.

 

Compare that with the original one.

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 03:10 AM

That should work! Hope the disk isn't rusted to the clutch!


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 03:12 AM

That button is worn badly in the first pic.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 03:17 AM

Which first picture are you referring to?  The post where I'm showing the old pto clutch button off to the side?



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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:09 AM

Post # 110. LH pic!


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Post # 110. LH pic!

That was the original one that came on the 149.  That was the one that I had bought the $138 worth of parts for.  Now I don't have to spend money on that with the 129 parts tractor! :D 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 11:47 PM

FYI  All parts that I'm installing are from the 129 parts tractor that I bought on Wednesday.

 

Finished taking off the parts on the 129 and the 149 tonight.  I started installing the metal tab for the brake starter interlock switch.  Here is what it looked like before (the switch is to the left of the connection hanging with a piece of copper jumper wire).

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You will notice that the brake pedal return spring is not in the correct location and that the metal tab that presses on the safety interlock switch is missing.  The switch was bad so I replaced it.  Everything works like it's suppose too now.

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The next thing that I replaced was the linkage for the hydrostatic transmission and brake pedal.  Again the 149 one was worn out.  I cleaned up the replacement. Installed it and everything now works like it is suppose to.  The old linkage had a bent linkage rod from the control lever to the transmission.  It works a lot better now.

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Next was the brake caliper switch. 

Here is the before with the Ausco type verses the HH type.

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The caliper mounting bracket was closer to the rotor on the 149 vs. the 129 so the inside pad would no fit until I moved the bracket.

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Here is the difference between the two.

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Ausco                                            HH

Here is the difference in the caliper mounting bracket for the left side.

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The HH brake have a much larger surface area than the Ausco.

I have two different types of steering columns.  The CCC one came off the 149.  It has a lot of play.  The one with ROSS was from the 129.  It only had a little play that I think can be adjusted out of it.

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Questions:

Which column is better?

Are there better tie rod ends in the aftermarket then the factory tie rod ends?

 

My son also helped me tonight.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 02:20 AM

Finished up with the left side caliper on 149 tonight and I installed the sleeve hitch from the 129.  Now I just need a tiller to go with the gear box and hitch. :D

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:12 AM

Mark you sure have a "hands on" little fella helping you! I guess I'd go with the Ross column since it is the tightest and yes there are some nice aftermarket Hines or steering joints that can be used. You need to find a lift pin for the cast yoke...preferably a long lift pin with the two hole adjustment near the end of the pin. That way you can use a Brinly adapter for a plow,disc,cultivator,ect. If you so choose. Nice progress you are making!
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:24 AM

Wouldnt a CCC column mean that it is from a newer tractor (after the sale of Cub Cadet)??  Are they the same as each other?  Same design, interchangeable parts etc?


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:46 AM

Wouldnt a CCC column mean that it is from a newer tractor (after the sale of Cub Cadet)??  Are they the same as each other?  Same design, interchangeable parts etc?

yes the CCC column is out of a much newer tractor, the Ross column is correct for this tractor. I don't believe parts interchange between them.
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