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I know its been said that hydro wheel horses don't fair too well, but would a cub be any good?

I've been thinking of dabbling in pulls and have a 127 without a job. So, I thought I'd ask if its of Amy use to try.

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I've used several different cadets to pull various things with and have 2 with tillers and one with a loader.  They all seemed to do better than most of the other hydro tractors I've used.  I had a 129 with about 600 extra pounds on it including me and I pulled around 2900 lbs on a drag sled at a pull no problem.  And that was with a worn out engine that smoked like a chimney and made the tractor disappear in a cloud of smoke when I opened it up.     Stewart

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We have at least one hydro hook to the sled every year, none of them have ever done anything impressive. I haven't seen a stock hydro tractor of any brand do well. There are some modifieds out there though that are a completely different story.

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Something hit me last night. I have an SS/18 out back that runs pretty good. I guess that would be better than the cub?

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If it's a gear drive then I would say yes. In the stock classes those old sears can be pretty competitive.

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I think your better off getting a 8 speed wheelhorse. The sears trans blow up

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Chris, I have lots of 8 speed wheel horses. Just afraid to tear them up. Guess I could give it a try...

I think I have a plan. Start with the cub and see if she goes. The sears if that doesn't work, then a wheel horse if that one kaboom.

Decent plan?

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Duane, I have two C125s and they're both hydro. I have a 141 not doing much these days though

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The 141 would be the one to use.  But it also depends on the club your looking to pull with what hp you want to use.

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