Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:44 am
Landreo wrote:outdoors4evr wrote:For Tubby Creek Farm:
Good advice from all but if you are determined to convert a cub then some more info would help.
Resources, i.e. welding, machining, metal working?
How do you plan to get on and off and where?I assume from the right side and into a cub seat with a backrest.
Budget? How much do you have to spend?
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:50 am
Matt Kirsch wrote:You need to be able to latch the clutch and brake controls up so that you don't need 3-4 hands to operate the tractor.
There are tractors with hand controls all over, with operators that do a lot more than operate a simple Cub on flat level ground using only their two arms. In fact there was a wheelchair accessible Farmall 450 at a local plow day last spring. I have some video footage of it in operation. Maybe I'll cut it out and put it up on youtube for you guys.
Right now, I am envisioning a pivot bar mounted above and ahead of the pedals. Three levers to the right of the steering wheel, clutch, brake, brake. Levers extend below pivot to reverse the direction of pull, and connect to pedals via bars. You can operate clutch with left hand and brakes with right, or all three with right hand. Pull a lever to activate a function. All three levers latch back.
To shift, pull clutch lever back with left, brakes with right. Latch clutch back, reach over and shift. Release clutch latch, ease the lever out while releasing brakes, and off you go.
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:30 am
Tubby Creek Farm wrote:
Sorry in the delay in replying. All this great cool weather has had us working even more.
As far as timeline I'm really hoping to have this up and running by spring
As far as welding, machine shop etc I do not have any equipment. However, I may get some assistance with welding, machine work and some $$$ through a state program. Threse guys have done accessible tractors before, just not a cub. Useually a tractor with hydro tranny.
You areright about accessing the cub from the right into a seat with a back rest.
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:51 am
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Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:44 am
Matt Kirsch wrote:My metal shop is currently full of combustible model airplanes, otherwise I would've had a prototype of my idea for you last weekend.
I already have some plates made up for bolting to the implement mounting pads. Just need the right size rod and a tube that's a slip fit, along with some square tube or rod for handles.
I am running to Pittsburg to pick up some fenders Friday, going to an auction with Dad Saturday... Might not get to it this weekend.
Man, I need a bigger barn so I wouldn't have to keep this stupid little trailer in the garage (my metal shop).
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:48 am
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Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:31 am
Tubby Creek Farm wrote:Hi All,
It does look like I am getting assistance through a state program for the actual building of the hand controls. The guy has done a lot of tractors but never a Cub. I have compiled the ideas here and will be sharing them with him.
You guys have been a GREAT resource! Once again!
I'll share any other info you may have too.
I'll keep ya'll posted
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:27 pm
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:11 pm
The Cub engine operates at about 1/2 the rpms of a Cub Cadet. But I agree a hydrostatic tractor would be the way to go.clodhopper wrote:I still say a hydrostat would work best. I honestly don't think it would be that hard to adapt the 1650 hydrostatic system to the cub.
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:41 pm
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:43 pm
Eugene wrote:The Cub engine operates at about 1/2 the rpms of a Cub Cadet. But I agree a hydrostatic tractor would be the way to go.clodhopper wrote:I still say a hydrostat would work best. I honestly don't think it would be that hard to adapt the 1650 hydrostatic system to the cub.
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:01 pm