Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

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Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:36 pm

To date I have purchased both styles of PTO Reducer / Reverser for my tractor. Neither would line up with the bolt pattern from the mounting plates.
I now suspect the cast iron style I purchased may have been for a cadet, but alas the bolt pattern would not fit up and I don't want to drill cast iron.
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The white one is meant to go on a cub and I used it as a template for a new bracket. Here it is hanging on my 184.
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So I took this to JAS Steel near Imlay City, MI and they made a new bracket following this template. They punched a hole for the PTO and put the bends into it.
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I brought it home with no holes for the mounting and drilled these myself.
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Here it is mounted on the tractor. Works Great!
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Finally. I am ready to rent a standard post hole digger, or run a corn grinder, or whatever small 540 RPM implement is available.
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby Slim140 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:43 pm

Looks good!
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:18 pm

Looking at that second picture, I’m betting that the bracket is supposed to be mounted on the other side of the reducer when mounting to a cub.
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby BigBill » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:43 pm

Will this overload the pto system if your using the six spline reverser attachments?

I would use the six spline clutch on the reducer/reverser just Incase.
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: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:50 pm

There of course are horsepower and torque limitations on a cub or numbered series. I doubt the gearbox devours much hp. It clicks on and off easily.
My hopes are to run implements like post hole diggers, corn grinder, maybe a hay elevator. Low hp applications. I already have a tiller and of course a mower deck, so this just adds to the versatility of the lowboy.
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby BigBill » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:24 pm

The number tractors can do what ever a fcub can do I’m sure. The gear box can take it im saying a clutch maybe needed to take some pressure off the pto drive train.

I’ve had some violent lock ups with my 154/3260 mower deck with sticks and rocks I didn’t see in the tall grass.
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby fordyford » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:57 pm

That's very nice!
Is the one not used for sale?
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:27 pm

The white one and its bracket has been sold to another forum member. The red one and the new bracket is is staying with the tractor for a while.
I would be willing to part with the cast mount as this doesn't fit the 184. I'm guessing it fits a Cub Cadet, but am not certain.
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Re: Hub City PTO Reducer/Reverser on 184

Postby fordyford » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:15 pm

Thank you anyway. Looking for a 6 spline reducer.
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