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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:47 PM

so within a week or so i should have the kubota engine in the ht20, it weighs probably 150 pounds more then the kohler. im not worried about the front weight limit with the engine, but what if i got a loader, then would i have to worry about breaking anything?

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 09:31 PM

The Johnson Loaders that were used on these Bolens were rated for 500 Pounds Payload

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 01:00 AM

I took a dynamics class and it is all about torque on a point. Say the front axle has 150 more sitting on it, that loader is rated for 500 and is about lets say 2 foot forward of the axle. So my thinking is you would be safe to pick up 400 pounds with the factory loader setup. Worst case is you break the front axle and that is an excuse to build it back, and bigger. I think something else would fail before the front axle though.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 07:23 AM

its not the loader id worry about its the front axle. i might be getting a loader from a kubota and modifying it to fit the ht20 and my kubota engine has a big hydro pump on it that used to run a loader and a backhoe apparently. but thats another project for another season.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 08:51 AM

As you already know, the axle itself is a heavy cast iron piece and not normally prone to failure unless there is some fault in the casting itself. The failure point is typically the spindles if there is too much load/stress put on them. You might want to go to the PF Engineering website to see how one user beefed up that critical point on a garden tractor.
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Posted December 03, 2011 - 09:47 AM

As you already know, the axle itself is a heavy cast iron piece and not normally prone to failure unless there is some fault in the casting itself. The failure point is typically the spindles if there is too much load/stress put on them. You might want to go to the PF Engineering website to see how one user beefed up that critical point on a garden tractor.


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As Doug said the spindles would be a weak point if over stressed.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 09:59 AM

well the ht20 does have the 4 lug spindle

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 11:06 AM

Were the spindles go into the axel is were the week point is at, the bushings get worn out and the spindles get groves were the bushing goes. We had the last 2 of mine fixed by filling the grove in with weld and haveing the spindles terned back down in a Haas CNC mill at my work with a 7 inch long endmill.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 11:24 AM

are new bushings available?

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 11:30 AM

are new bushings available?


Yes i have them in stock.Just pm me

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 01:55 PM

are they a standard size? if so what size?

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 05:43 PM

are they a standard size? if so what size?

Just buy them from Bob and throw a Site Sponsor the business. And you can guarantee that the parts will be correct or Bob will do everything he can to make it right. Trust me when I say Bob will get you what you need and the OEM parts to boot. No drop down products.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 06:08 PM

Just buy them from Bob and throw a Site Sponsor the business. And you can guarantee that the parts will be correct or Bob will do everything he can to make it right. Trust me when I say Bob will get you what you need and the OEM parts to boot. No drop down products.


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Posted December 03, 2011 - 07:38 PM

well sorry for causing an uproar on asking what size bushings since i have some laying around.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 08:06 PM

well sorry for causing an uproar on asking what size bushings since i have some laying around.

Not an uproar, didn't realize you were trying to use up old stock. From my experience I never have the right size bushing or bearing in the ones I have laying around. Might get lucky, but sometimes it's better to just buy new ones than to sort through all the ones you have.




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