• FIRST AND LAST NAMES ARE REQUIRED WHEN REGISTERING

Hydro tractor question

Help Support IH Cub Cadet Forum:

mgwin

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2009
Messages
2,770
Location
Reidsville, NC
displayname
Marty A. Gwin
I am an early, early gear drive cub guy, so I need some info on this.
Been looking at the 149 and 169 tractors. Was the hydraulic lift on these tractors optional? I noticed some have the hydraulic lift, and others have the manual lift.
Don't make sense to have a manual lift on a hydro tractor. At least to me it don't.
This will give Harry something to do! :roflol:
 

snicklas

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2007
Messages
779
Location
Greenfield, Indiana
displayname
Scott Nicklas
I'm not Harry, but I am a wide frame, hydro guy also. (That's all we have)

On the 149 tractors, lights and hydraulic lift were standard.

On the 169, they had issues getting some of the components (I believe lift stuff, since it has a ported pump) so some of the 4005 of them were made with a manual lift, and some had hydraulic. There was a "dealer add" option of having a manual lift tractor "converted" to a hydraulic lift. The 169's did have lights standard.

On the 109/129 standard was a manual lift and no lights, but both could be added as options.

Another odd option for the Manual Lift Wide Frames, was an electric lift, kinda like the 147 had, except, it went inside the frame, the same place as the hydraulic cylinder was (it wasn't "outside" by your right foot like the 147). Lights were an option for all Cubs, and "assisted" lift had different options throughout the years. (The belt driven hydraulic pump, or in some years, the electric lift (which I think was 1x6/7, 1x8/9 and Quietlines))

Quietlines were the same. The 14/1650's had lights and lift. The 1250 was manual, no lights, but both could be added.
 

kmcconaughey

Keeper of the Photos
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
Aug 4, 2006
Messages
18,119
Location
Wisconsin
displayname
Kraig McConaughey
169 Hydraulic Lift.jpg
 

mfrade

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 18, 2000
Messages
2,345
Location
New Bedford, MA
displayname
Mike Frade
I have a 169 built in 9/74 and it came with a manual lift.. I converted it over to hydraulic with parts from a 149.. works well and never had a problem...

I did the same. Piston, hoses, valve w\linkages and the pressure valve & spring. works well
 

kphill

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 14, 2008
Messages
454
Location
Grove City, Pa.
displayname
Kevin Hill
I also had a local hydraulic hose shop make new hoses for it.. had them made 1" longer. They were identical to the old ones as the old ones were hard as a rock..
 

hydroharry

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 22, 2007
Messages
4,202
displayname
Harry Bursell
No, I ain't taking a NAP!!!!!!! I just been kind'a busy with other things.
and

He probably had a coronary when I threatened to put a Kubota in that 169!!

NO, I didn't have a coronary either. My Dr. just did an EKG and the ole ticker is running like clock work.

Now, Kraig's post provides all the evidence of what IH did, although I think the Marketing Manager is streeeeeetchinggggg things a bit. The ported pump isn't "extra large" (hahaha)

(And Mike F - sure hope you can find some OEM Kohler parts to use on your K341)
 

Latest posts

Top