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New Cub Cadet 149: The tear-down begins!

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#121 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 12:44 PM

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!

Yes, my son wanted to do everything last night.  I even let him use the impact gun(he has always wanted to use it) putting the tires back on.  That wore him out having to hold that heavy of a tool. 

I'll keep an eye out for the lift pin.  Do they normally come with a tiller?


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 02:23 PM

Yes, my son wanted to do everything last night.  I even let him use the impact gun(he has always wanted to use it) putting the tires back on.  That wore him out having to hold that heavy of a tool. 

I'll keep an eye out for the lift pin.  Do they normally come with a tiller?

The longer pin is for tiller use yes.  CC specialties as well as others have them.  You can find them on ebay as well.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:38 PM

I took apart the Ross steering column from the 129.  Everything looks good.  There is a little wear but nothing you wouldn't expect for it's age.  I'll put it together will new grease and it should be good for another decade or two.

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I also switched out the front pto engagement shaft.  A previous owner chose not to put a wear button.  This is the damage that resulted.  Another part from the 129 saves the day.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:38 PM

The longer pin is for tiller use yes.  CC specialties as well as others have them.  You can find them on ebay as well.

I'll check them out.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 10:25 PM

I was cleaning up my tappet cover on the K301 and it looks like someone had to much Wheaties!  The bent cover might explain why they had so much sealant all around the cover.

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I also replaced one of the ball joints on the hydrostatic transmission linkage.  I was able to find this at a local place called Ranch & Home.  '

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 01:04 AM

I finished put the steering column back together.  It was very simple to do.  I was very liberal with the grease so that water doesn't have a place to sit and corrod.  I'm also waiting for a kit that includes a nylon locknut and thrust bearing that is suppose to improve the ease of turning the wheel.  That should help me when I have a load in the FEL

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I've also ordered 4 heim joints with a bolt and nylon lock nut for the steering linkage.  This should last longer and be more positive. 

 


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 04:48 PM

I finished put the steering column back together.  It was very simple to do.  I was very liberal with the grease so that water doesn't have a place to sit and corrod.  I'm also waiting for a kit that includes a nylon locknut and thrust bearing that is suppose to improve the ease of turning the wheel.  That should help me when I have a load in the FEL

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I've also ordered 4 heim joints with a bolt and nylon lock nut for the steering linkage.  This should last longer and be more positive. 

Did you get the rebuild kit for the steering column?   I ask because I see in the one picture that you posted above there is no cork gasket.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 05:40 PM

Did you get the rebuild kit for the steering column?   I ask because I see in the one picture that you posted above there is no cork gasket.

I didn't rebuild the column I just took it apart and cleaned it up.  Everything looked in good shape.  The cork gasket wasn't in the picture but I did reinstall it. 


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 07:33 PM

Here is the front pto engagement shaft that I installed last night. 

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I can't do much more until I get some of the parts that I ordered.  Because of that I've decided to work on the FEL tonight.  Several of the hydraulic cylinder are leaking around the shaft seals.  I'm getting tired of the constant drips around my tractor. 


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 01:43 AM

I removed all 4 hydraulic cylinders tonight.  The easy part was removing them and the hard part was trying to figure out how to take them apart.  I finally figured out that you had to remove a "C" shaped retaining pin.  I put a small vise grip on the end of the pin that was sticking out of the cylinder.  As I pulled on the pin I had to rotate the retaining collar allowing the pin to roll out of it's grove.  It was a very strange way to retain the end cap of the cylinder.  Here's what it looked like.

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All 4 cylinder also appear to be the same size which should make it easier.  I'm going to have to replace some of the hydraulic hoses as well but I knew that when I bought it.  This also might be a good time to remove the rest of the FEL from the tractor and sand blast it.  It appears to have several coats of paint and it wouldn't make the paint that I plan on using look very nice.

 

 

 

 


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 08:29 AM

Sandblasting the fel is a good idea, you'd be surprised how many cracks are hiding under all that paint. Time to get out the welder.
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Posted February 17, 2016 - 03:14 PM

Sandblasting the fel is a good idea, you'd be surprised how many cracks are hiding under all that paint. Time to get out the welder.

Hadn't thought about cracks in the FEL.   I guess I shouldn't be surprised to find some.



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Posted February 17, 2016 - 04:46 PM

I removed all 4 hydraulic cylinders tonight.  The easy part was removing them and the hard part was trying to figure out how to take them apart.  I finally figured out that you had to remove a "C" shaped retaining pin.  I put a small vise grip on the end of the pin that was sticking out of the cylinder.  As I pulled on the pin I had to rotate the retaining collar allowing the pin to roll out of it's grove.  It was a very strange way to retain the end cap of the cylinder.  Here's what it looked like.

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All 4 cylinder also appear to be the same size which should make it easier.  I'm going to have to replace some of the hydraulic hoses as well but I knew that when I bought it.  This also might be a good time to remove the rest of the FEL from the tractor and sand blast it.  It appears to have several coats of paint and it wouldn't make the paint that I plan on using look very nice.

Lot's of cylinders put together that way.  IH plow cylinders are that way.  They are easy to put back together, the "C" clip has a hooked end you put in the gland cap and then you spin the cap and it pulls the clip in and its together.  Looks like you're making good headway.


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Posted February 17, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Lot's of cylinders put together that way.  IH plow cylinders are that way.  They are easy to put back together, the "C" clip has a hooked end you put in the gland cap and then you spin the cap and it pulls the clip in and its together.  Looks like you're making good headway.

Good to know that IH used this style of "c" clip.  I might need at least one new clip when I put them together.



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Posted February 18, 2016 - 01:32 AM

Tomorrow I'm taking my front hood nose piece over to the local vocational school to have it welded.  I have no way of welding aluminum and the welding teacher said that it would be a good project for the students.  Here is what it currently looks like.  I hope it looks better when it returns.

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The next thing on my list was to remove the hydraulic hoses that need to be replaced.  I've found a local hydraulic shop who is giving me a good deal on the hose replacement and new seal for the cylinders.  I'll be taking them over to their shop on Friday.  I also took pictures of what's written on the backside of the FEL pump and control valves for those who might be interested. 

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Question for anybody who knows:

Is the 149 hydraulic lift bracket suppose to have this notch in it?  They run a lot of the FEL lines where this notch is.

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