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Old 02-13-2007, 07:03 AM   post #1 of 48
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Question More Info Needed!!Cubzilla!!

Saw this while surfing the MTF Gallery..

I will PM Coop to see if he can give us more info!!

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:50 AM   post #2 of 48
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Awsome machine. Would like to see more of it.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:05 AM   post #3 of 48
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Somebody has some fab skills to make something like that.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:11 AM   post #4 of 48
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Seems like the weight up front would lift the back end up? I don't see weights: or do I not understand why the rear wheels aren't off the ground? /n00b
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:40 AM   post #5 of 48
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Im sure there is more weight in the back then in the front or the back would be off the ground.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:46 PM   post #6 of 48
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Ken, there was alot of info on it over at weekendfreedommachines.org, but I cant find the posts any more.
Here is a link to his profile
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:51 PM   post #7 of 48
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Ken, there was alot of info on it over at weekendfreedommachines.org, but I cant find the posts any more.
Here is a link to his profile
Coop has registered on MTF, uploaded his photo in the MTF Gallery, but has never posted..
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:47 PM   post #8 of 48
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Defintley a unique looking machine for sure
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:06 PM   post #9 of 48
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Mith, what happened was that it was in the Corner Store there in the off topic tractor thread. What happened was the thread was deleted and they dont archive the cornerstore over there. Go to http://www.ihregistry.com and go to their forum. There should be a custom corner forum. Try there. You might have to look throgh the archived threads to find it, but you will find it there.
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:12 PM   post #10 of 48
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JDK, yea I know, it sucks. I'm glad places like this dont just dump the old threads.

Thanks for the link to that site. Following that link and searching for cubzilla all the goodies came up.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:28 PM   post #11 of 48
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Hi Guys...Sorry to post a pic of Cubzilla without any info. I'm new to this site, actually have never posted here other than the pic in my gallery.

Cubzilla is an articulated, 4 wheel drive, 4 cylinder tractor. It started out as (2) 126 Cub cadets, the front one had a factory installed rear PTO, I used this to get power back to the rear transaxle in order to have 4 wheel drive. As long as I am in the same gear in both transxles, I have 4 wheel drive. For normal driving around, I just disengage the PTO, and I can shift normally using just the front transaxle. The rear tranaxle has been modified by removing the reduction gears and housing so the PTO shaft drives the rear transaxle directly and at the same speed as the front.
The weight hanging out the front was a problem I fought with for awhile at first. I moved the front axle forward in the frame 7 inches to get as much weight forward as I could. This helped, but not enough. On the back I added 250# of Kubota suitcase weights, this solved the front heavy problem. At this point in the build I had the stock Kohler 12 hp engine in it, and they are heavy, to the tune of 175#. I pretty much worked out the rest of the bugs in the machine with this engine, but I wanted something more unique as far as the engine went, so I decided to use the US Army surplus engine that is in it now, 4 cylinder gas, air cooled, and the bonus is it only weighs 105#, so I shaved 70 # off the front just by using this engine. I no longer need the weights on the back now, and I will be removing them over the winter because I am adding a Cat 0 3 pt hitch to the rear where the weights are now. If it turns out I want weight on the rear, I can either hang the weights off the rear, or load the tires.
The steering is hydraulic, has 2 rams in a push-pull set-up, the pump is mounted on the front of the engine and coupled to the engine with a Love Joy coupling. Steering is controlled by a Char-Lyn steering valve. The pivot points for the steering consist of a cat 0 top link at the top, and a trailer ball pivot at the bottom. This arrangement not only allows the tractor to pivot, but because the top link is able to pivot at both ends, the tractor oscillates as well when going over un-even ground. I have the pivot points located exactly center of the front and rear axle centerlines, this means that when making a turn, the rear wheels follow in the same track as the fronts. I'd post detailed pics of all this, but I haven't fiquired out how to put a pic in a post, I'll try to add them to my gallery.
The build took me 11 months to complete, alot of time was spent just sitting and pondering how to make it all work, and then re-doing something when it didn't work. There are build pics over at ihregistry.com , you will find them in the Custom Corner Archives, starting about a year ago.

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:19 PM   post #12 of 48
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Cool! Looks like you had fun building it
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:31 PM   post #13 of 48
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Hey Coop , well welcome and thanks for the info on this machine, that was interesting and quite a fine job

Hope to see ya around more often and thanks again for sharing with us
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:18 AM   post #14 of 48
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Hey Coop , well welcome and thanks for the info on this machine, that was interesting and quite a fine job


Obvious a lot of thought went into your project, and it shows!

Thanks so much for sharing the details, and keep visiting!
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:21 AM   post #15 of 48
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Great machine coop!!!Please don't take so long to post again!
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