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Fred B

Cub Cadet 'Rideall' TM

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All the walking at tractor shows was slowing me down so I decided to modify this 127 Cub Cadet to a 'Rideall' TM for two people to ride. I had already put a bench seat for two people on one earlier but I didn't like reaching to the center to steer. My idea is to move the steering column to the left and widen the cadet with two 7" spacer spools on rear axle. This caused me to have to widen the front axle, 4" each side. I still haven't got it finished but thought I would put some pictures. I'm having to rebuild the steering gear.

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After I started building this thing, I realized International had built a 660 tractor with a left hand mounted operator station for use with Johnson scraper, shown below.

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IH supplied the 660 johnson remodeled it to side controls and added everything else There is a list of the parts Johnson speced from IH in the tractor modification section in the back of the 560-660 series parts book they did chose the deluxe seat though.

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FSB

I sure like your idea. I need to do something like that also for tractor shows.

Wife and son get tired of walking so much.

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I got busy with field work and got behind on the Rideall. I keep finding things to add. I found open places to add glove boxes and panel off battery area for tool boxes under seat. Still have not decided on bucket seats or one bench seat. They will have to tip forward to access battery area. I found the parts list for Johnson Scrapers. It's too bad they didn't put photos. It would be interesting to see how they got the gear shift and all to work. I did find another photo of a real 660 scraper. Attaching more photos (seat mock up).

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I'm a new member but have been lurking for awhile. I was very surprised to see the picture you posted of the 660 with Johnson scraper. That tractor is owned by my dad. I took that picture years ago. Amazing what shows up on the internet. If you need any info about it, ask away.

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Hi AZ,

Thanks for posting. That must be a very rare machine. Actually I saw it somewhere on the web. I think I put in IH 660 w/Johnson scraper and it came up.

The cub cadet with left hand steering I'm working on -- I just remembered probably seeing that IH ad and I thought they were similar. But of course the controls won't be anything like the real thing.

I think it would be very interesting if you wanted to post some close up pictures of the controls and maybe the area where the fifth wheel is attached to the transmission cover.

Let me know if my posting the picture is a problem and I will remove it.

Thanks again and welcome to the site.

Fred

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No problem on posting it. I will get some more pictures next time I'm at my Dad's place.

-Shawn

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Sorry for the delay...

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Thanks for the pictures Shawn.  Looks like quite an elaborate set up. I like the way the hitch goes down low and pulls from the draw bar area.  

Thanks, Fred

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Mostly got the Rideall finished.  I also posted this on Coffee Shop so check over there for more photos and info.

I first just moved the steering box to the left and thought it would work.  But the drag link rubbed the front tire on left hand turn.  So I added 4" to each side of the front axle.  It still rubbed.  So I turned the steering box 1/4 turn and put the arm to the top and a link to the right hand side.  Works good.  I opted for a bench seat instead of the buckets.  I wanted to use the wide tractor grip tires on the back but I had to move the splash panels in about 1,1/2" to clear the tire cleats.  It worked out good.  I just need to get working on that ignition system.  See previous comments on this post.  

Happy New Year!

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