UPDATE on front axle wedges

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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:36 pm

I still have all the pages for the KubKraft website. :lol:
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Cubfriend » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:49 am

Looking forward to seeing what the design looks like. If Bill (Design) and Rick (Production) are making it I’m sure it is going to be great. Glad to see you back Rick. You have been missed by many. Go for it!
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Kit Sumner » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:53 am

Glad to see that you're back in the fabricating business again, Rick. I'm definitely interested. KubKraft lives! ;-)

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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Barnyard wrote:
Matt Kirsch wrote:Hope you've got a few buckets of used wheel balancing weights laying around, sounds like you're going to need them.

That’s something I have never seen. All the weights I have seen have been lead.


Aluminum, lead... Same thing, right?

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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:41 pm

baldy347 wrote:I"m interested too, also a set for an "A"

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Ohhh.....a set for the A series tractors would be nice as they weigh more than a Cub and are easily tipped too. Maybe the Cub set will work with the A-series tractors interchangeably. We surely wouldn't want to ask Mr. Bill to redesign his own product. I'm sure they'll work with those models too! Excited to see the finished product!!
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Rick Prentice » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:00 pm

I still have in my posession an A/SA steering casting(attn Don McCombs). I would need someone to measure 2 things- - 1)the outer diameter of the round axle tube, and 2) the distance from the top of axle tube to the bottom of the steering casting at the centermost part(make sure axle and tractor is setting level to get an accurate measurement).
These wedges aren't(are not) going to work with the square industrial axle. At least from memory they won't work.
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:20 pm

I can get those dimensions, but not until the first week in March. Hopefully someone else will chime in, in the meantime.
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:09 pm

Does Dale still have her A? Maybe it’s a bit closer than Dons.
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:17 pm

If Super A doesn't get it to you sooner, I can have get the measurements to you Monday.

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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Rick Prentice » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:41 am

Looks like the wedges wont work with both the cub and super a. The super a is totally different than the cub with design. I'd have to make a totally new mold for it. I'm just focusing on the cub at this point. Thanks, Rick

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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:37 pm

I am also interested in a set of the wedges, assuming my bank account can stand them.
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Rick Prentice » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:33 pm

I'm still plugging away at the wedge project. I'ts been fun so far and interesting. Here's a few pics of the progress. I have the melting process down. The crucible is alittle trickier but it's getting closer to pour time. I should have the mold completed in the next few days.
forge setup 2.jpg
homemade 6 gallon forge. Jeff Silvey- you recognise those gloves :D

propane tank and torch 2.jpg
homemade torch from youtube

popcan ingots 2.jpg
pop cans melted down

steel mold 2.jpg
the trickiest part of the whole project

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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby spiveyman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:07 pm

Very cool, Rick ! I'm sure like everything else Kub Kraft, they'll be first class ! 8)

Glad you're back in the shop !
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Re: UPDATE #2 on front axle wedges

Postby Rick Prentice » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:04 pm

I'm slowly making progress on the axle wedges. Between "life" and the cold snowy weather stopping progress, I figured I'd better show some updates before my project gets left in the dust. It's cold out again today but here's some pics showing I am doing something.
2 piece mold.jpg
2 piece mold

film reel aluminum discs.jpg
aluminum film discs for melting

poured wedges ready to finish.jpg
rough castings

wedge half.jpg
one of two

prototype nylon and poured aluminum.jpg
nylon proto vs alum
holes still need to be drilled for the two threaded rods to secure.

More updated pics soon. Credits to Bill Hudson for the idea using rods to secure making things bullet proof, and thanks to Phil for the nylon prototype.
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Re: UPDATE on front axle wedges

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:14 pm

Lookin' good. anxious to see the final product.

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