Splitting a B

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Splitting a B

Postby Dusty B » Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:19 pm

Anticipating total split/disassemle of the B! Open for any/all suggestions on procedure/safety precautions I need to take!! Have overhead chain hoist and portable crane, w/I need splitting stands also? Know the transmission w/need rebuild ,is there a kit w/correct seals provided? Engine is a total unknown at this point other than drive trains locked up!!!! Maajor project say the least! :help: :lost: :tractor:
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Re: Splitting a B

Postby Urbish » Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:42 pm

I split my B a few years back. Here are a couple of the posts I made documenting what I did and what I found. I repurposed my wood splitting stands that I made for Cubs and reinforced them. They worked great. Then I used an engine hoist to deal with the finals and rear end.




I do not know of a particular kit for the A/B trans rebuild, so you will have to order components individually. I encourage you to shop around, first with the site sponsors, and then with some of the alternatives as prices vary wildly. I ended up getting a lot of my new parts from Steiner Tractor and some good used replacement gears from Rusty Acres Ranch (https://vintagetractors.com/ihcabctrans.html).

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Re: Splitting a B

Postby SamsFarm » Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:06 pm

I decribe what I did in post #6



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Re: Splitting a B

Postby T-Mo » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:56 am

I bought a trailer jack that had dual casters, then took a 1/2 inch steel plate and bolted it to the trailer jack. Drilled holes in the 1/2 plate to match the torque tube on my B, and bolted it to the torque tube. Use a cherry picker for the front and split the tractor. It went amazing smooth and easy. I'm going to modify it to fit my Cub when it needs splitting.

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