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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Kind of a sneak peak of a project 990 that I'm very slowly working on when I get to it here and there.

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Posted September 15, 2016 - 05:58 PM

It looks wider in the second pic. What axle did you use on the swap.
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 08:04 PM

It is Jim. Its 4 inches wider and swept forward to increase wheelbase by a couple of inches. It also has 1 inch spindles.

I think it matches the rest of the 990 better than the stock front axle. Its a JD 200 series axle flipped around backwards with the spindles swapped side for side. The axle fits like it is factory,even uses the stock axle pivot pin. The only thing different is you need a longer drag link.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 09:01 PM

If that doesn't work out I have a Cub 1541 axle that you can use.    Rick


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 09:13 PM

That's good info, I like the looks of it. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Posted September 15, 2016 - 09:14 PM

I like the Deere axles Rick I use them under other tractors too.They are a great swap on Wheel Horse tractors too. Almost identical to a 520 front axle/spindle setup and way cheaper and more common. My second favorite front axle to swap into a GT is a 400 series Case front axle.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 09:16 PM

That's good info, I like the looks of it. Keep us posted on your progress.

As slow as I'm going on this it could take all winter. I haven't even started on the drive train yet. :D


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 09:30 PM

Nice tractor. If I can't do it slow then it is not going to get done. I think I will make that my new moto. Good luck on the project.


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Posted September 15, 2016 - 09:45 PM

Nice tractor. If I can't do it slow then it is not going to get done. I think I will make that my new moto. Good luck on the project.

I like it Merle ! And I agree that would make a great (and appropriate for me anyway :D ) motto.






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