Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:11 pm
Put a front bucket on it and you have the ultimate set up.
Photo by Rick Prentice
Photo by Lildog
Photo by Rick Prentice
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:13 pm
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:27 pm
The reference I found lists the D100 backhoe as 1,600 pounds. If so, having that much weight hanging on the back of a Cub will require quite a bit of counterweight to keep the front end down. Then throw in the weight of the outriggers and mounting frame and you have a lot for a Cub to carry around. If the hoe, counterweights and outriggers are all attached to the same frame, it is probably OK when stationary and digging. But I would exercise real caution when moving the tractor.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:27 pm
When I purchased it Rick was the first person I asked a few questions to. Of corse he was kind enough to answer them right away
I know it's heavy even without the backhoe attached it was a
to get on the trailer. I'll know exactly what backhoe when I pick it up this weekend but 1600 lbs sounds a bit on the heavy side since 2 of us moved it although just a few feet. Also there will be a lawn mower on the front to help counterbalance. Still first order of business will be to get the cub up and running And have fun doing it.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:02 pm
Holy smokes that does look like it. Once I'm sure that will be one of the first things I buy. Thanks
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:53 pm
My Woods 7500 rear backhoe unit weighs 950#. That's not including the sub frame, only the stuff behind the rear wheels. Once I mounted everything, I could extend the hoe as far as it would reach and the front tires were still touching, but I could lift the cub front with 2 fingers. Once I made the front arm and bucket assembly, that took care of all the wheelie issues. I think I did this project about the time Bigdog had his first Cubfest, so the cub finals have been holding up well. I had it weighed at a tractor pulling event/show back several years ago and it topped the scales at around 3800+ pounds. That's when I had rear weights too. I removed the rear weights and haven't noticed any difference in traction. It pretty much pulls right through everything with those 9.5 Firestones.
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