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I have Grandfather's a 1936 WC Allis Chalmers. Foot controlled clutch and two hand levers to operate the brakes. For some operations you literally ran out of hands; trying to steer, apply both brakes at the same time, throttle down and control the clutch.Landreo wrote:A cub may not be a good tractor to convert.
Landreo wrote:As Eugene stated. A cub may not be a good tractor to convert.
The concept is easy, the devil is in the details. Converting a tractor to hand controls would be simple, doing it safely in a way that was reliable is a bit harder.
Lots of links on google but I could find none for a cub. I still will push the Sheperd center that I linked above. They work on things like you describe as well as the much more complicated. They will have the experience to do it right and may have sources of funding that you may be able to take advantage of.
I know some folks like to bash Home Depot for some reason but the founder gives an amazing amount to charity including the Sheperd center to help fund project surch as yours. I have no connection to the Sheperd center other than touring their facility years ago and have several very happy patients that were evaluated and treated there. You have nothing to loose by asking their advice. They may be able to help directly or steer you to the appropriate folks that can help. No reason to reinvent the wheel when what you want to do has already been done safely by experts in that area.
Jim Becker wrote:Two thoughts:
1) Tractor use is in a vegetable/truck farm. You don't want to loose all the crop clearance to aparatus under the platform.
2) Choose a tractor with a hydrostatic transmission. The functions of clutch, brakes and shifter are already combined in one lever.
Tubby Creek Farm wrote: The diversity of the cub has fit our needs. Especially now that we got it running right it's been a great little tractor.
Rick Prentice wrote:Hydrostat -------------------------"It's a Cub thing. You wouldn't understand" You guys give up too easy
Rick Prentice wrote:
Hydrostat -------------------------"It's a Cub thing. You wouldn't understand" You guys give up too easy
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