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#1 Connor32 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2017 - 06:36 PM

I am new to tractor pulling and have a few questions,looking a a 8hp tractor do not know brand did not look at yet,what do you do to it? Take governor off,straight pipe,some kind of k/ n filter? Has three speed gear box good piece or junk? Asking $100 the only thing I don't like it is pull start.let me know thanks for your time.
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 07:19 PM

I am new to tractor pulling and have a few questions,looking a a 8hp tractor do not know brand did not look at yet,what do you do to it? Take governor off,straight pipe,some kind of k/ n filter? Has three speed gear box good piece or junk? Asking $100 the only thing I don't like it is pull start.let me know thanks for your time.

Straight pipes dont add much hp if any, they only look and sound cool. Dont take the governor off. Mill the head, and port the engine. Do some carb work, and run racing gas. Make hotter spark by using a car coil, to burn all the fuel to make the maximum hp you can with that set up. Its not as much power, which power is a big thing, as traction. I took some old school turf tires and cut them. Works better than ags. 

I use a three speed tranny and it works great. Dont know what kind of tractor it is, and have no pics so i cant say much on the quality of tranny.


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Posted March 15, 2017 - 07:44 PM

Thanks 637yoeman for responding if I can't get one with a gear box there are a lot of sears hydros around just do not want to much hp would like to stay around 12. I see a lot of guys do not like hydros what do you think?
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 07:45 PM

Thanks 637yoeman for responding if I can't get one with a gear box there are a lot of sears hydros around just do not want to much hp would like to stay around 12. I see a lot of guys do not like hydros what do you think?

Hydros i would stay away from. Take too much hp to run. Its like an automatic vs a stick in a car. Automatics take more power to use



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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:00 PM

What tractors have gear boxes?,and how about welding spider gears.do me a favor and look up jersey shore Craigslist and punch in lawn tractors the one I am looking at is all flat black $180 got him down to $100 but he does not know what kind it is. If you can take a look and maybe we can figure it out thanks.
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:23 PM

What tractors have gear boxes?,and how about welding spider gears.do me a favor and look up jersey shore Craigslist and punch in lawn tractors the one I am looking at is all flat black $180 got him down to $100 but he does not know what kind it is. If you can take a look and maybe we can figure it out thanks.

Looks to me like it might be a dynamark or an mtd. They are decent machines, with decent transmissions. They do not hold as well as like a cub, but they should work fine depending on what class you want to pull in, Another thing about hydrostatics is many pulling clubs do not allow you to run them as if you are running out of power, you can slow it down to a crawl, and theoretically be unstoppable, power wise.

 

All tractors have gear boxes if they do not have transaxles or are hydros, and if you are suggesting locking difs by welding gears, it makes it really easy to snap axles.


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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:30 PM

https://cnj.craigsli...6038221899.html

 

Don't want to bust your bubble but that's no pulling tractor - nor could it be made into one.

 

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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:36 PM

What do you guys think ? For$100 I am going to take a shot.i should have said transmissions rather than gear boxes
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:37 PM

What do you guys think ? For$100 I am going to take a shot.i should have said transmissions rather than gear boxes

 

https://cnj.craigsli...6038221899.html

 

Don't want to bust your bubble but that's no pulling tractor - nor could it be made into one.

 

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Idk, i would try to find something heavier dutier, and anything can be made into a puller, if you really want to



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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:45 PM

Okay what tractor should I look for? Brands and model numbers thanks. Sorry for all the questions but I am 62 and need all the help I can get. Thanks.
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:49 PM

Okay what tractor should I look for? Brands and model numbers thanks. Sorry for all the questions but I am 62 and need all the help I can get. Thanks.

Hey its no problem.

I would suggest a cub cadet, or a john deere 70 (thats what i use) 

They have very strong transaxles and are built like a tank. Bolens i havent really heard of using, but i dont see why they wouldnt work fine. Simplicities are strong, but their axle design makes them not ideal for tractor pulling



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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:58 PM

How about a craftsman they are plentiful around here
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 08:58 PM

And any cub cadet?
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 09:08 PM

And any cub cadet?

Craftsman I would steer away from. The trannys dont hold, and are built pretty cheap. any cub pre 1980 should work dandy

They have a reputation for being over built



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Posted March 15, 2017 - 09:17 PM

Thank you for all your help rather than a million questions I will look up John Deere 70, bo lens and cub cadet and when I go look I will contact you thanks again.
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