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I have been wanting to build a garden tractor for pulling in competitions. And it seems everybody is using a Cub Cadet with a kholer engine as the base tractor to start with. I assume that has to do with the drivetrain that it uses.

What I am wondering is there any other garden tractor besides a Cub Cadet that would make a competitive puller? Any ideas?
 

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here in canada you see MF 8,12 johndeere mostly the 200 series and cubs me and a buddy of mine are making a couple of puller 2 gear drives and 2 hyastat (spelling) mine is a allis 110B with a 10 hp briggs for the deere l think the 200 series are the best because of thire weight

a tip if theylet you were you are from get smaller front wheels and rase the hich l think the max is 15 inch the key is to get the front wheels off the ground but not to high good luck James
 

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Does the NGTPA exist anymore? And is there a website that has all the classes and mods you can run in each class. I can't seem to find a standard set of rules for each class, They all vary.
 

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Originally posted by sixchows
I would think a bolens tube frame might do well. They have a locking differential and some had 16hp engines.
I am not familiar with Bolens, Do you think a bolens differential would hold up? And are the bolens differential easy to find replacement parts for?

I do know where there is a 1050 sitting that hasnt been used in about 15 years.
 

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I see a lot of Wheelhorses do well around here. Also believe it or not, some of the Sears tractors from the sixties can compete with the Cubs. I'm not sure exactly what years or models.

I plan on building a puller out of one of my Bolens. The biggest problem I can see is the axle shaft. They like to snap where they are pinned. If I start working in a machine shop again, I think I can take care of that problem.
 

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My cousin is into this and he and his father use the Sears Suburbans 18hp. With a little tweak here and there and some weights they have been keeping up and out doing the Cub guys that have put big $$ into their tractors. I happen to know that some of the Cub guys have been using ring and pinion gears from one of the smaller Dodge pickups.
 

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Originally posted by Tractor Nut
I have been wanting to build a garden tractor for pulling in competitions. And it seems everybody is using a Cub Cadet with a kholer engine as the base tractor to start with. I assume that has to do with the drivetrain that it uses.

What I am wondering is there any other garden tractor besides a Cub Cadet that would make a competitive puller? Any ideas?
Gravely's are good pullers too.

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The G-14 has the same rear as a 1050 and the tubeframes had up to a 16hp tec OH160, I think. Sounds like a fun time!

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When do you plan on making the puller? Have you decided which tractor?

We need a tractorforum.com puller! Would be a great advertisement!
 

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Ive been wanting to do this for years, I got to get myself a tractor to make into one.:tractorsm :tractorsm


The Case's dont make great pullers becouse the wheel speed is to slow, and I was planing on using the old JD112 my Mom has, but she has not retired it yet.:confused: :confused: Hmmmm what to look for, what to look for???
 

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200 series make great pullers same with my allis l hooked it up behind my buddys truck with it in park it pulled it on gravle (it's was only a ranger)
 

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Originally posted by sixchows
The G-14 has the same rear as a 1050 and the tubeframes had up to a 16hp tec OH160, I think. Sounds like a fun time!

aguysmiley
When do you plan on making the puller? Have you decided which tractor?

We need a tractorforum.com puller! Would be a great advertisement!
I'm planning on using the 1050 to build my puller. I don't know when. I have several irons in the fire right now. I also need to find a new place to live and work. Going to be moving a couple hundred miles away before the end of the month. My girlfriend's promotion finally came through and we're heading out.

I keep telling her that if she makes me enough money, I'll marry her. So she's working towards that. LOL.
 

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Anyone know how one of the bolens Hydro would do? Guy at work has one that he may be selling. says it's a 15something. it has the locking dif with the big knob on the axle, and I think he said it was a 14hp. Anyideas??
 

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I read somewhere that hydros are not as competitive. I'll search around and see if I can find the article about pulling with hydro drive.
 
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