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New turbo kits.

Postby LRiddle » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:08 am

Not sure how many forum members are on the Cub Facebook pages, but there is a company that posted yesterday their plans to produce a turbo kit for the Cub. Claims to have had this kit on a Cub with a mower for 2 years now. Any thoughts?
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby wrink3 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:49 am

Great way to finish off your clutch and gaskets! Use the money for a bigger tractor.

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby inairam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:34 am

I saw this.

My guess is it will cost 2+ cubs or a cub and a professional rebuild of the engine.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Karl Bader » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:44 am

It might add more horsepower, but why? Wheels would spin with a lack of weight... you can only add so many wheelweights...

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:55 am

wrink3 wrote:Great way to finish off your clutch and gaskets! Use the money for a bigger tractor.

This^

Typically a turbo will increase power 50% so you’ll end up with a 15hp cub, maybe it’ll double the power at 20hp. So now we’re at the power of a A or SA without everything behind it having the beef of the A.
I’m guessing a kit like this would be around $1,000 - $1,500.
Well, if you want something to attract attention at a tractor meet this would do it but if you just need more power, get an A. :roll:
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Super A » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:58 am

Curious to see one run. The coolness factor may be pretty high!

I was wondering on the FB page if adding the IH Fire Crater kit with the pistons and the carb and distributor goodies would give just as much extra power. I have heard of folks using their turbo kits on Farmall Hs and Ms and it really woke them up. The company is advertising the "possibility" of 2x the horsepower. I dunno......

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:29 pm

Just remember, you are dealing with an engine and drive train that was designed for 10hp. That warning is coming from someone who was using a Howard Despeeder while mowing a calf lot and when the frame of the flail mower struck the end of a buried railroad tie broke the top final drive shaft without even opening the governor. All that being said, it would be fun to play with or bring to a cub tug.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby willys55 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 pm

take a good look at the setup, pulling through an up draft carb into the turbo, that means fuel vapors on one side and exhaust temps on the other side of the turbo, which by the way is over sized to begin with. Not a good application at all. You can get more power milling the head to increase compression and using the carb from a 154/185. Not only that, as already stated, even if it somehow worked, all you would do is over stress the tractor and spin the wheels.......someone needs to walk away from the design board and put away the canabis
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Barnyard » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:00 pm

Just add a V6 and call it a day. :lol:
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby willys55 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:14 pm

Barnyard wrote:Just add a V6 and call it a day. :lol:
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now you are talking, that's more the way to go, but still will spin the tires....LOL :mrgreen:
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby gitractorman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:31 pm

A local guy here on Grand Island runs Bill's Post Hole Service Image

He has a fleet of old Cubs and Super A tractors with Chevy 4.3L V6 engines in them, that he has custom built to run all the hydraulic pumps needed for the post hole booms and augers. They really work great, and he loves the size of the cub because he can get through gates, and into back yards without tearing up lawns.

About a month ago I decided to build a lean-to on the back of my barn, and needed 3 10-inch holes dug ,42" deep to get below the frost line here. Bill came over and drilled the 3 holes for me one morning. He showed up at 8:00, unloaded the cub, drove to the back of my barn, drilled 3 holes, and drove back to the driveway and re-loaded the tractor at 8:16!!!! Well worth the $100 to me, since all we have for soil here is clay, and it's like digging in silly puddy.

Anyway, I asked him all about the tractors, and he said he has had a whole slew of problems, broken torque tubes, broken radiator bolsters, but his biggest problem was tearing out clutches. He actually found a place in Indiana that builds a custom clutch for him and he has been real happy with it, but said they were a bit pricy.

Ayway, just thought I'd share this as confirmation of what others said. If you increase the horsepower, you're just going to break something somewhere else.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby ricky racer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:14 pm

I can hardly handle the horse power that my stock Cub puts out!! I've got to be careful, I've got a family.... :surrender:
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:19 pm

ricky racer wrote:I can hardly handle the horse power that my stock Cub puts out!! I've got to be careful, I've got a family.... :surrender:

So true. I can’t imagine our Cub having the same engine HP as our zero turn, it’d be dangerous :lol:
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby inairam » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:25 pm

it would be better and cheaper to build one of those double or triple cubs you see from time to time
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby RedNeckSuperC » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Just bring me your tractor and your money since you wont have either one if you buy the turbo kit.
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