RO, here is what I use to lift my deck so I can position it to install the dollies I have for storage. No back or manually lifting involved. Works great at deer camp also.I do, I have them front and rear. Though currently, neither is accessible. The front one is holding the winch tower, to operate the bucket. And the rear one is blocked because the sleeve hitch is mounted (in the manual configuration), with the 300 pound ballast box attached.
Lifting it with the bucket would be the "cleanest" solution at the moment, since that's how the tractor is set up currently. So I may look into that, as an option.
Looking at the deck while leaving this morning, I don't know if the bucket sticks out far enough to get over the center of the deck, to lift the whole thing. Maybe. But at a minimum, I could probably use it to lift one side, and move it (like up over the lip of the garage). And then lift the other side. We'll see. It's at least a nice idea, if the bucket could help with this. Maybe I could try to make some sort of lifting attachment that would stick out further, beyond the front of the bucket.
Ha, that's awesome! Very cute. I hope your work met with their approval.
Does it require a pump?There is an option to the sump pump night mare that doesn't require electricity.
I looked at oringsandmore on those seals but all they had was single lip seals in 30x40x4mm. The single lip seals can be used as the 4 grease seals but the 2 oil seals need to be double lip. I used double lip on all 6 of mine. Not saying that's the right way to do it--it's just what I did.Ran the Cub Cadet around the backyard with the dethatcher today. Yard definitely needed it. I used the side discharge on the tractor to move all the thatch to one area then used my Lawnboy with its new bagger and sucked it up. Worked great and the Lawnboy is running really well. I think the idle is a bit high, but it might just be me. I really need to get a tach on it.
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And here you can see the nice puddle of gear oil the Cub is leaving on it's parking spot. I'm gonna be getting the seals ordered and get to work on this. I like the idea of the cast iron axle but its a few hours away and it's just not really necessary right now.
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I looked at oringsandmore on those seals but all they had was single lip seals in 30x40x4mm. The single lip seals can be used as the 4 grease seals but the 2 oil seals need to be double lip. I used double lip on all 6 of mine. Not saying that's the right way to do it--it's just what I did.
Single lip Grease seals $1.40 each:
Stocking distributor of metric o-rings and seals in various materials and sizes. Inch and Metric O-rings in Buna 70 & 90, Silicone, Viton and EPDM material.www.oringsandmore.com
I think Oaktodd used those. Should be fineI managed to find them for $4 a piece here-
I ordered 8 so I'll have a couple extra.
No, it's a little bit of a drive and I just don't really need it. I'd rather just replace the seals in the one I've got.Joe...not getting that other rear for it?
They are SKF brand, should be pretty good quality.I think Oaktodd used those. Should be fine