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Numbered Series Turning Radius

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:23 am

Is there something that can be done to improve the turning radius of the numbered series loboy's?
It seems like a cub has a much better turning radius than the numbered series.
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Re: Numbered Series Turning Radius

Postby Eugene » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:50 am

Independent brakes.

The steering sector is the Ross type, no adjustment for tighter turns. I don't know if there are other Ross steering sectors that will fit in a numbered Cub that has the ability to make tighter turns.
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Re: Numbered Series Turning Radius

Postby gitractorman » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:45 pm

Yea, the turning radius stinks on the number series tractors. I can remember mowing with my grandfathers 184 when I was a kid.... and it was new. The first thing he added to it was a "spinner" knob for the steering wheel. It didn't help. Yes, a standard cub has a MUCH shorter radius. No, not much you can do about it other than making sure all the tie rod ends are tight and in good shape.
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Re: Numbered Series Turning Radius

Postby Duner » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:04 pm

I just took a quick look at my 154 and it looks like I could lengthen the pitman arm 2 inches.
The steering arms on the spindle do not contact the axle so maybe it could work.
It would steer a little harder. Jack up the front and turn wheels left to right and see if it might work for you.


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