gitractorman wrote:You know. I have seen people use the pulley on the flywheel adapter side of the engine on the older cadets to run hydraulic pumps. Positioned the hydro pump just up to the side of the engine. This was actually a bolt-on option for hydraulic lift on the older cadets. However, I'm not sure if the pulley was still used on the 1000 series tractor.
Depending on what flywheel cup you can get your hands on, you could use the set up you are talking about. Unfortunately for me, my flywheel cup was messed up right after the engine rebuild. When I purchased a new one, the groove for the v-belt was no longer there - it is just a flat piece of metal now.
Yes, it made the flywheel cup stronger, but it took away a possible option for adding hydraulics. There was an add on kit for the 102, 105 series of Cub Cadet that did exactly what you are talking about. I don't have that equipment, nor do I have the open space the narrow frames had with my side covers on.
Here's some of what I'm looking at: https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=9-7769-D&catname=engines
This or maybe another model should give me plenty of ummmmph for hydraulic pressure.
Now, add a dual spool valve, pulley for the pump, v-belt to the existing PTO, lines and a couple of hydraulic cylinders, fluid reservoir, and I now have hydraulics along with a manual gear drive transmission. A la Farmall Cub so to speak.
Trying to keep it as simple as possible. It leaves some of the gotchas out.
I already have the Cessna Dual Spool valve, so the rest shouldn't be all that hard to come up with. If I can get this to come out like I envision it, I'll have a tank and a half straight drive Cub Cadet with hydraulics.
I don't plan on using the Cub Cadet for any mowing, just hard lifting work. The Simplicity will do all the mowing except for the occasional use of the Farmall Cub.
Any other ideas from the group are more than welcome. This is something I'm dreaming of making happen.