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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:14 pm

Rick Prentice wrote:I need new equipment :{_}: and a bigger shop and a "Torchmate" and a Bridgeport, and a ??????????????????????? :lol:

Wow Rick, I'm not sayin' you're asking for a lot, but if Santa brings you all that it's gonna look like this on your roof on Christmas Eve!
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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby T-Mo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:55 pm

Sorry, for pulling up a 6 1/2 year old thread, but have these ever been produced, and are they for sale now? I think having a set in the garage would be a must have.

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Barnyard » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:16 pm

No, they have never been produced. Rick closed KubKraft not long after planning to produce these
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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby BJM68 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:08 pm

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Just learning about wedging Having installed large beams in residential renos I am more apt to over do the safety precautions Switched rears location this weekend Here was my setup Work on front next weekend Also had front tires blocked

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:49 pm

Would be a nice thing to make and offer for sale. I don't like using wood wedges either, and the steel ones I have always fall out.
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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:00 pm

Ask Bob McCarty about some he had made! I bought a set from him at his cubfest and used them last week when I had the rear wheel off for a new tube. Thanks, Bob. They worked GREAT!! Think you need to make some more!

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Willy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:18 pm

Ok, i'll bite. What's the deal on the wooden wedges? I don't seem to recall seeing any on my Cub. Is this something I'm going to need to replace?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby LRiddle » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:26 pm

Willy wrote:Ok, i'll bite. What's the deal on the wooden wedges? I don't seem to recall seeing any on my Cub. Is this something I'm going to need to replace?

Thanks in advance.


It's nothing that's on the tractor or anything to worry about replacing. Just some homemade chunks of wood you should use when jacking up the tractor. I use wedges anytime I jack up the rear of the tractor or when I have to split it. You drive them in between the front axle and the bolster to keep the front axle from being able to pivot and allowing the tractor to tip over. Also, if you're splitting, it keeps the front end in the same place it was when you took it apart.
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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby T-Mo » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:10 am

Dale Finch wrote:Ask Bob McCarty about some he had made! I bought a set from him at his cubfest and used them last week when I had the rear wheel off for a new tube. Thanks, Bob. They worked GREAT!! Think you need to make some more!


Bob had two sets left, and I just ordered one of those from him Monday. He sent me these pictures of a set.
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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Willy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:59 am

LRiddle wrote:
Willy wrote:Ok, i'll bite. What's the deal on the wooden wedges? I don't seem to recall seeing any on my Cub. Is this something I'm going to need to replace?

Thanks in advance.


It's nothing that's on the tractor or anything to worry about replacing. Just some homemade chunks of wood you should use when jacking up the tractor. I use wedges anytime I jack up the rear of the tractor or when I have to split it. You drive them in between the front axle and the bolster to keep the front axle from being able to pivot and allowing the tractor to tip over. Also, if you're splitting, it keeps the front end in the same place it was when you took it apart.


Thanks! I'll keep this mind next time I'm jacking it up. I haven't split one (yet), but I have jacked up a front wheel just enough to pull the tire and rim to get a new tube put in. My axle seals on the finals leak some and I'm going to have to pull the rear wheels to get to them eventually.

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:37 am

Very nice! I wonder if they'll fit a Super A too?
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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:19 am

I'm pretty sure they would be too small for a Super A. And the left side of the SA front axle gets braced differently...a much larger wedge of wood.

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby Stevetractor » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:39 pm

Just a safety suggestion...
I always use wooden wedges made out of softwood with a bit of a cup cut in them on the axle tube side with a power saw. Once there in tight I go around each with a few rounds of electrical tape to keep them from jumping out. Hope this helps :tractor:

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Re: Talk about wooden wedges falling out

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:22 pm

Dale Finch wrote:I'm pretty sure they would be too small for a Super A. And the left side of the SA front axle gets braced differently...a much larger wedge of wood.


Yes, thinking about it now and looking at some pictures here at work; you're right.
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