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#1 Deck_Drive OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 09:43 PM

hey guys, I am in unknown territory now. haha
I just bought this cub 129 from a friend of mine. I traded my 66 sears suburban 12 and a mower deck for it. I got a good size deck and 2 deck hangers with it. It needs to be somewhat rewired as it doesnt charge or it wont turn over with the key. The front PTO clutch also needs to be rebuilt.
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Posted August 28, 2011 - 09:53 PM

Congrats Austin looks like she will be a good workhorse for you.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 10:49 PM

Austin, looks like a nice tractor. A little wiring and shell be a real workhorse. Hope the Sears found a good home.
Thanks for the pics.

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 11:38 PM

The sears is in a great home. The guy has a ton of DB walkbehinds and a few GTs in great condition not to mention 2 restored 59 DB suburbans.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 04:27 AM

Not a bad looking 129. Deck looks pretty good, too. Good luck with it.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 06:27 PM

If I'm not mistaken, you scored one of if not the rarest production Cub Cadets made.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 06:53 PM

If I'm not mistaken, you scored one of if not the rarest production Cub Cadets made.


Boy, I can't imagine a 129 being considered rare in anyones book. A 169 on the other hand...

Edit: After re-reading my post, I wanted to be clear that I am in no way speaking poorly of the 129, I have 2 of them. They were very popular, and with good reason!

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:22 PM

Well, I got ALOT acomplished today. I took apart the PTO clutch and pounded the bearing out. I then put it in a vise (not to tight though) and tried to work it back and forth with a pair of pliers. That didnt work, so I grabed a jug of rotella 40w oil and pours some of it in a bowl. I then put the bearing in the bowl and let it sit for an hour while I messed with the wiring. I took the bearing out and repeated the first step I took and finally got it to move smoothly. I put the clutch back together, while the bearing was soaking in the oil I took the selonoid out of the tractor which did turn out to be faulty. I grabed one from another junk mower I got and put that in there. It just clicked. So, I went a grabed another one from a different mower and put the in there is wella, it works. But it still doesnt charge (still gotta work on that. I put the clutch on the tractor and got it all dialed in. So, having the main tractor in semi working order I went on to the mower deck. The front roller was really loose and floped around and hit the deck when I moved it. So I brought out the welder and welded some washers to it and now the roller is smooth. I chose a deck hanger that was in good working order and put it and the deck under the tractor (that took a few trys haha). I also have yet to put tubes in the original tires. there is one picture of the machine I use to change tires Posted Image

Now everything on this tractor works. Posted Image sept the charging system Posted Image
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PS I did get some video of me welding and I will post that once I get off my lazy arse and edit and post it

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:36 PM

Rebuild kits for the starter/generators cost about 15 bucks on ebay. Or, if you have an old one laying around from your sears, it's the same thing.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:44 PM

Looking good! Glad you got it running The pic of your front roller reminded me that the one on my 108 deck is wood, has to be original.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 08:11 PM

I dont think its the S/G as it turns over fine. I will just pull the regulator off and make sure its grounded good. Other wise I will pull the got regulator off my 68 super 12.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 07:18 PM

I would not buy or swap ANY parts of the charging system until you follow my Starter/Generator Testing article in the GTTalk Comments section. It is a simple test, and you can call me if you want me to help guide you through it.

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 10:13 PM

I know why id doesnt charge, its the regulator. and the starter gen works cause when I ground out the F terminal it sparks.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 04:49 PM

hey guys, I need some help, what kind of oil do I put in the transmission? And I also need a filter. Where do I drain it and where do I put it in? haha




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