Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:43 am

Well, the "boys" may be having lots of fun in Florida, at DSCF. But the "boys" here in Paris were busy installing nearly 1200lbs of weights and dualls on #3 Demo yesterday.

I didnt notice the different tread of the tires, until we were all done. More aggressive one on the outside. What are the opinions on having two different treads? As i may be able to match up treads. Course that means removing weights. :(

John

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more detailed pictures here

http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b46/v ... s%20added/

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:13 am

Looks mean John
Tim

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:30 am

As the owner of a dually Cub that has pulled in the Tug, I can tell you the extra tires and weight will rob you of most of your power. :(

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:54 am

Never tugged or had duals, but man that looks awesome!

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:12 am

Barnyard wrote:As the owner of a dually Cub that has pulled in the Tug, I can tell you the extra tires and weight will rob you of most of your power. :(


Sounds like it's time for a tune-up: Image

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:30 am

One thing I know for sure about the TUG. That track changes every year. A tire that digs this year may spin next year, the track may be dry, the track may be wet, Bigdog might put some of his special "Slip" agent on the track down the middle :shock: you just don't know what to expect.

Having two different treads may be to your advantage--------------go for it and have fun :{_}: If it only pulls 50 feet, it still looked good doing it :lol:

Rick

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:19 am

you oughta see the truck go up, when i am loading. gonna have to put some blocks under the trailer back end when i load this one.

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:25 am

nice tug-cub :D Hope you video tape the run n post it so we can watch.... Good luck

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:17 pm

Jason (aftermac) may not make it, this year, because of the babies, so you have a better chance of losing!
I agree that ll that baggage will eat up horsepower. Ed

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:42 pm

don't let 'em scare ya john we'll tweak that demo a little in april i think yogie is already scarrreeeed!! although i heard boss is gonna enter one of his long stripes

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:09 pm

CharlieK wrote:don't let 'em scare ya john we'll tweak that demo a little in april


I'll bring the splitting stands. We'll need to pull the hood first. :lol:

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:26 pm

Mean cub, Looks like it'll climb trees, I like the weight set up under the front end. Is that a custom fabrication ?

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:08 pm

Just curious, are the inside tires the same O.D. as the outside tires?

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:24 pm

Hood is staying on thank you. Front weights are an option, actually 460/560 weights but can be used for a cub. TM Tractor has a mowing brochure with them on it. They go pretty high though..... rear tires are same outside dimesion. Just different treads.... she sure does look mean doesn't she....

Re: Ready for CUB TUG

Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:35 pm

http://www.tm-tractor.com/gbrochures/st ... mowing.htm

Courtesy of TM tractor.

I did pass on 4 more of these weights recently on craigslist. Think they wanted $300 for all four. but would have had to ship, and at $40 each, it would have been expensive.