Start by cutting off the old spindle. Then, grind the surface of the spindle bracket smooth.
With a 1 1/4-inch bi-metal hole saw, cut a hole to accept the new stub axle shoulder. Remember to put a large chamfer on the outside of the spindle bracket for welding. Weld the inside and the outside.
Box in the spindle bracket with 1/4-inch plate steel, and weld the inside and the outside.
Make sure your outer weld is contained within the chamfer because you only have 1/8 of an inch between the spindle bracket and the new hub assembly.
Install the hub, pack it with grease and check the clearances.
Install your tires on the new rims. Then, you’re all set.
The Cub Cadet with newly upgraded 1000-pound front axles … Now you won’t have to wonder if the front end can take it.
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