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#1 Larin OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 08:11 PM

ok i have been thinking how i can turn one of my cubs into a 4 wheel drive tractor. any sujestions?? has someting like this been done before???

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:25 PM

I have an old Noma hydro LT rear end with UV joints and the wheels turned opposite the front wheels to reduce turn radius. Always thought it would make a good Front end for a 4x4 LT. Or a front wheel drive gizmo. Maybe someday...

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 09:48 PM

I have an old Noma hydro LT rear end with UV joints and the wheels turned opposite the front wheels to reduce turn radius. Always thought it would make a good Front end for a 4x4 LT. Or a front wheel drive gizmo. Maybe someday...


I have one of those hydrogear steering rear ends also, but likely never get anything done with it. Been many a 4WD CC/IH tractor built, but almost always using 2 tractors to build the one, using 2 identical transaxles.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:05 PM

I remember seeing this one on the other forum years back, I kept pictures but don't recall the thread or specifics. Pretty cool machine :worshippy1:
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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:11 PM

Dan, that Cadet is the absolute best non-articulated 4WD I've ever seen to date! I've seen that one some time ago.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:43 AM

I cannot remember the name of the person that built that anymore. I do believe if I remember correctly they used a golf cart rear axle for the front axle and added the steering joints to it. I do remember the person said when they tried to plow with their brinley moldboard plow that the pumpkin would tend to drag on the furrow wall. I know they machined all the drop boxes and stuff for the transmission which is the engineering marvel in that machine.

There is a gentlemen over on cubcadetcollectors.com that has an Original he started a while back to turn into a front wheel assist like that 100. His tractor though uses the front axle off a subcompact kubota and what he has done of it is SWEET!

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 05:57 AM

Yes,I think you are right,I kinda remember that that had a custom built golf cart rear as the front end too.It is a really cool machine.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:38 AM

I know that Kubota uses hydraulic motors integrated into the front hubs for their 4wd mowers. I think they are GR series IIRC. JD also uses this system on the x700 tractors. I've tried one of those and it is awesome. You have both wheels pulling in the front versus a typical front axle without dif. lock.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:20 PM

oh bye the way my name is Larin so nice to meet all of u. sound like i am going to have to do some more recearch on the subject. thankes for the input.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:23 PM

oh bye the way my name is Larin so nice to meet all of u. sound like i am going to have to do some more recearch on the subject. thankes for the input.


Glad to have you here at GTT Larin! :wave:

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:23 PM

:welcometogttalk: Larin
There's a wealth of information available here, along with the friendliest GT enthusiasts you will meet

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:26 PM

deff an awesome rig and hey Larin....welcome 2 GTT!




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