This is going to be my "Build" thread for 16 hp S/A Tractor...
I started several threads prior to this, so I merged them all here to keep info together...The first couple pages may be a bit "jumpy" and hard to follow, but the remaining should stay in order...Official build began 3/20/10 when I pulled the donor tractor apart for sand blasting (about page 6)...
Due to some health concerns, I am no longer racing mowers on the roundy round (although I plan on campaigning Sami on the AP for the coming season)
I still do like to tinker and been looking into pulling as an option to stay involved with the little tractors.
Been looking around for a good starting platform, and ran across this older Cub 126
Has a 12 hp Kohler and direct drive clutch (not belt or hydro)
Looks like a three speed trans
And a solid looking rear end with brakes on each axle...
Is this a decent unit, whats it worth ? Guys is asking $500 which is a bit more than I have been paying for a starting "racing" chassis,but I realize this is a bit more substantial tractor.
Let me know thoughts , weaknesses I should be on look out for, or any other concerns I should have before dropping cash on this unit
If I do get into this, I will be looking into pulling in the Wisconsin/Mn, Midwest area
Any links to clubs would be appreciated