Long steering shaft should I cut it?

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Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby inairam » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 pm

I have red and yellow cubs. I find the shorter steering shaft on the pre 1964 cub easier to get on and off the tractor. My machinist at work has converted one shaft for me that I am using for a red cub with a loader ( also changing the gear)to make it easier to steer.

What is everyone's opinion about cutting steering shafts on yellow cubs? The delux seat and the longer shaft make it difficult for me to get on and off.

We have the tools at work and I can get it done for essentially lunch money. should I do it? what are the opinions?
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Re: Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby Slim140 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:46 am

If it makes it easier for you, I say do it. Most people won’t even know it. If they aren’t going to cry at your funeral stop trying to please them :lol:
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Re: Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby Jeff Silvey » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:30 am

I have to agree with Shane.
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Re: Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:35 am

Shane N. wrote:If it makes it easier for you, I say do it. Most people won’t even know it. If they aren’t going to cry at your funeral stop trying to please them :lol:

Well put!
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Re: Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:50 pm

I like the fact that the 24 tooth gear will make it steer so much easier. If you have a loader it will make it much more tolerable to use.
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Re: Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:31 pm

I'm going to do it to one of mine. It's going to cost me more than lunch money. :D

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Re: Long steering shaft should I cut it?

Postby tst » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 pm

I have converted for customers the late steering into the earlier tractor and cut the shaft down so it looks like the original setup, they all worked fine with no issues, just had to rethread the shaft and a new keyway for the steering wheel


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