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#1 Spareparts OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 09:00 PM

I am building a Custom 6 puller for my grandson (5 yrs. old) to pull in the light classes. It has a broken hub, 1" keyed shaft, what other tractor has the 3 bolt hubs and can I convert it to a 5 bolt hub, it is a peerless unit 3 speed. And could I swap it for a different transaxle with a high/low option. Thanks for any help.

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 09:27 PM

1st off, :welcometogttalk:


Wheel Horse has 5 bolt hubs that are 1" diameter and have key-ways.

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 10:02 PM

transaxle out of any old suburban will fit.Rear frame section and 6 speed out of a SS16 would be strong enough + it has splined hubs.No keys to shear off or splitting of the hub at the keyway.


Would be easier to just swap the rear frame section then mess around with cutting the hole for the Hi/Lo leaver and mounting the bracket underneath.



If you can't find anything this might be an option.Looks pretty close to ya.Maybe this fella will sell the parts tractor to ya cheap and just swap the whole rear frame section with transaxle.It's a 6 speed.It will still have the 3 bolt hubs but they will last for a while till you can find a good transaxle with splined hubs to put in it.



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Posted April 22, 2016 - 10:54 PM

I made hubs with the collar from a 1" pulley a piece of pipe and steel plate. You could try that also

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 12:09 AM

with the features you're listing, you are basically trying to build the 10xl tractor.
If I were you, I would watch for one and see if you can't just slide the hood and dash from the Custom over.

Eric's suggestion of transplanting the whole rear end could be a viable option also.

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:22 AM


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:43 AM

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Thanks for the quick replys and options, the tractor belonged to other grandfather and gave it to him to make a puller, besides it has been blasted and already painted. Right now he can only pull in the 650lb. class so the 1" shafts should hold up, and we will look for a heavier diff. for later on. As soon as I get off here I will get in touch with the guy in KC. Wish me luck. Thanks again.
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