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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:33 pm

Thanks guys. I got the button stuff figured out.

What are the pros and cons of narrow frame vs. wide frame and why?

I might have some news tomorrow night.

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby gitractorman » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:53 pm

The wide frame tractors could take the bigger hp engines, and they are substantially stronger with roll formed frames and thicker sections. Also, the transmissions are easier to get at because the tunnel cover comes off so you don't have to go under the tractor to get to things. That's about it. I've owned a bunch of both and have been happy with them all. No difference in performance, and there's just about the same implements for both. Although, the narrow farme mower decks are getting fewer and harder to find.
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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:48 am

BassnTruck, where did you purchase your tires? Who's the manufacturer?

Tires/wheels look good.
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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:38 pm

After looking all over the place I found the best deal on this size AG tires on www.tires-easy.com. They are BKT TR-315 23X8.50-12 C/6PR BSW and BKT TR-315 16X6.50-8 C/6PR BSW. I though about getting other brands but they were a bit more money. Tire prices are stupid these days. I mount them myself.


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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:42 pm

And so it begins.

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Really nice guy gave me an awesome deal on this running 149. Did not come with anything but the tractor. Motor leaks a bit and it has a charging issue of some sort he said. He put a few new parts on it but he really never did anything to it or used it. It had been sitting 18 months before I went and picked it up tonight. Added some fuel, and battery, and aired the tires and she fired off.

I am going to need a mule drive, pto clutch, and the rear lifting mechanism for it. Going to use it with the tiller.

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:51 pm

I'm afraid you've caught the bug and there is no cure. :lol:

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:06 pm

No, no, no. I am not buying anymore until these two are finished. And after these are finished I doubt I will need another. Only way I am buying another would be to go larger.

Mark my words... :lol:

Edit: Or if I get the 4WD bug... :surrender:

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby gitractorman » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:08 am

You'll love the 149. Arguably one of the vest Cub Cadets that they ever built! Big, heavy, and powerful. Nice find!
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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:08 am

So I did some work on the 149. Something is wrong with the charging system. It produces no voltage and the feed into the field is always hot. This is likely why it was killing batteries. He put in a new regulator but I am guessing he might have wired it wrong. Anyone have a diagram?

I fixed the fuel leak at the carb and cleaned out the bowel.

Changed the motor oil as he said he never changed it. It had a bunch of fine metal in the oil that I was not real happy to find. I put in some cheap oil to clean out the motor. I ran the mower around for a few to see what is up. This thing will scoot, I was not expecting that. Found the throttle cable is way out of adjustment. If you move it up a 1/4" from idle it is at full throttle. I have not fixed this yet, should not be hard as there looks like lots of adjustment points. Checked oil and it was much cleaner with no new metal.

Found steering gear a bit loose. Tightened up the preload on the gears. It needs tie rods and the drag bar is a bit bent.

The coupler off the motor is pretty worn out and has a good grove in it. The flex plate on the shaft has been removed and it is hard mounted. I think the fan might be missing also now that I think about it. I will likely make a new shaft and coupler and put the flex plate back in.

Once I can get the get the voltage issues narrowed down or solved then I might start fixing the leaks. Need to see if the PTO works also. Then to find a mule drive and rear hitch set up.

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:14 am

After doing some hard thinking tonight I have come up with a new plan since I now have 2 tractors. The 149 is going to need a bit of money, work, and parts to get it to run the implements and I think it might be a waste.

What is the value for the running Kohler in the 149? I think I am going to use the 149 as the base of my monster project I was originally going to do to the 127.

I think I will use the 127 to use the implements since it has the lifting system already and the 149 does not.

The 149 will get the FEL and be used for pulling trailers. The 127 will be used for running all the implements. I think that is how I see it now.

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:52 pm

The process has started and the plan has been laid. Parts are coming in and the 127 has a new heart.
The 149 will be on the back burner for now and I will focus on getting the 127 back up and running first.

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Re: New, picked up my first Cub.

Postby BassnTruck » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:27 am

Figured I would give what little update there is right now. Like I mentioned previously, the tractor projects are on the back burner until I finish my current project build.

So to make room to finish the current project, my large International ate my two little ones, and then some.
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All so I can finish this project up. I decided to shorten up the videos after part 2 below here. Do you like the longer video with commentary, the short video with commentary, or a short video with a music background? I very the music in my videos so it might not be everyone's cup of tea on each video.





Making some good progress so I hope to be able to play tractors soon.


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