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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby ShawnAgne » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:38 pm

Cool, yes, but with the Cub you have to go faster to get the extra HP, so you'd be going WAY to fast to mow grass.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby jsfarmall » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:45 pm

Keystone turbos are saying this kit costs 750 dollars. 8lbs of boost. For doing typical ground/garden work I don't see where it would do much benefit but for a mower man this would be sweet! For a cub tug would be sweet too. Double wheel weights, loaded tires, you got a pulling machine.

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby LRiddle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:58 am

My thought is if I had another Cub and if I had an extra $750, I'd do it, I think it'd be cool. But I don't see either of those happening anytime soon, so I'll keep what I have now. It does everything I ask it to.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby inairam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:06 am

They do have a website and it looks as if they did turbos for larger IH units http://keystoneturbollc.com/ I am surprised by the $750. It is a lot of welding work and parts for $750.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby LRiddle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:09 am

inairam wrote:They do have a website and it looks as if they did turbos for larger IH units http://keystoneturbollc.com/ I am surprised by the $750. It is a lot of welding work and parts for $750.


I was surprised at the cost, too. Especially since a kit for an M is over $1,500. Seems like you get a lot for the money, but still, it's not for me.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Willy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:48 am

A Cub wasn't my first choice, but it's what we had and needed to be used. And a Cub is what it is. I've built several hot cars and pickups over the years, but other than the 12v conversion and some planned implement adaptations, the ol' Cub is going to remain stock. It's 66 years old and has earned a "retirement" from hard use.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:43 pm

Wonder if you have to cut a different hole for vertical exhaust.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby LRiddle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:51 pm

I asked on the Facebook post about vertical exhaust. He said they could make it work. Not sure how though.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby BigBill » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:19 pm

I think turbos are cool. It can tripple the hp.

I ran a turbo truck to Yonkers, ny from ct in under 6 hours round trip, that baby was whistling all the way flat out at 67mph.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Jim in SC » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:15 am

Maybe you could replace your 8.3x24's with these as long as you're at it.

What a dumb idea.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Landreo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:45 pm

I doubt anyone who would buy one of these kits would be so naive as to think they are going to have the pulling power of a much larger tractor. If you are buying one of these kit you likely have a good idea of what a turbo is and what benefits may come from that turbo on a tractor and engine the size of a cub.

I have a small turbo that I got years ago specifically to put on a cub although if that $750 price is correct, I may just buy that kit.

Sometimes you do things just to do them. I made a 1 cylinder cub years ago and used it for a few years, a tricycle cub with an engine that fires 2 cylinders at a time and rode it around for 10 minutes or so and it has been parked ever since, a backhoe for a cub, Rick Prentice made a nice 6 cylinder cub, George Willer made a nice tricycle cub, and so on. Sometimes you do things without necessarily having a specific need for that outcome. I would put a turbo cub in that category.

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby areger23 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:19 pm

i was going to turbo my 49 cub, since its already hacked together, just to do something different. so this gives me some ideas

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby LRiddle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:49 pm

Landreo wrote:Sometimes you do things just to do them. I made a 1 cylinder cub years ago and used it for a few years, a tricycle cub with an engine that fires 2 cylinders at a time and rode it around for 10 minutes or so and it has been parked ever since, a backhoe for a cub, Rick Prentice made a nice 6 cylinder cub, George Willer made a nice tricycle cub, and so on. Sometimes you do things without necessarily having a specific need for that outcome. I would put a turbo cub in that category.


My thoughts exactly. It isn't necessarily practical but I've seen all sorts of things people have done to Cubs that are more along the lines of "just cuz". Different strokes for different folks.
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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:09 pm

I think a turbo would make a Cub really shine with a Woods 59 mower instead of being "adequate." Imagine taking full cuts in heavy grass, and the tractor just lugging through it instead of nibbling away with half passes or mowing everything twice at two heights.

In basic terms a turbo makes an engine act like it has a larger displacement. More torque across the RPM range, meaning you wouldn't have to run the engine at a higher RPM to gain horsepower.

When the Cub was designed, IH overbuilt everything. Horsepower in H's and M's doubled as the engines were overhauled with overbore pistons, and heads and blocks were shaved. The Cubs came from that same era, and have proven to be as robust and long lasting as any H or M. It stands to reason their drivetrains can take a bit more power.

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Re: New turbo kits.

Postby Clip » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 pm

As long as the turbo is sized correctly for the Cub's power band, it will probably work pretty well. I do like the idea of a 59" mower handling like a 42" in thick grass.


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