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Old 11-22-2017, 04:43 PM
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I didn't realize wanting to reuse the original switch was so controversial. In the end the old switch won't cost me anything but the time to remove it anyway. I purchased the 127 cheap enough, so that I will get my money back after I've switched the parts over. And I'm certainly not going to concern myself with the switch burning my tractor down.

I prefer to keep an old tractor old, and don't think there is anything wrong with doing so.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:10 PM
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I didn't realize wanting to reuse the original switch was so controversial. In the end the old switch won't cost me anything but the time to remove it anyway. I purchased the 127 cheap enough, so that I will get my money back after I've switched the parts over. And I'm certainly not going to concern myself with the switch burning my tractor down.

I prefer to keep an old tractor old, and don't think there is anything wrong with doing so.

It's not controversial..... but I digress. It's your tractor, your time and your money. You can do whatever you want.

I've seen bad switches let the smoke out of wires. Just sayin.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:37 PM
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I prefer to keep an old tractor old, and don't think there is anything wrong with doing so.
I get the idea of re-using the old. I did the same with a starter switch on my Original which had sat in the woods for some (long) time. I was able to get it apart, clean and reassemble it. All it took was time.

I'm not sure if you can disassemble that switch, but if you can, there's likely not much to it.

It's only original once, and you can always go get a new one later if it doesn't work out.

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Old 11-22-2017, 08:40 PM
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Hello all,

I've been asking questions regarding my two tractors, so I figured I should just make a thread. Better to make one place for all my questions.

Quick backstory:

I purchased my 126 to mow my lawn, plow my driveway, and use for tractor parades and local pulling. We have a few events every year. Nothing too serious. My 126 is running great, and I decided I wanted to add headlights. I found a 127, with headlights, for $225 - which was only $100 more than headlights/tail lights/switch would cost me. So, I purchased it. I have it up and running nicely. The 127 also came with a 48" deck and a really nice homemade weight box.

My plan is to make the best tractor out of the two, and then pass the 127 along.

I'm completely new to cub tractors, but have a general understanding of how they work.

Hopefully you stuck through my story. If you did, maybe you can help me with my current problem. I am trying to remove the headlight switch from the 127, so that I can transfer it to my 126. I loosened the nut that is on the outside of the tractor, but the two halves of the switch will not separate. How does one remove this switch? I don't want to pull to aggressively and end up breaking it. These switches aren't cheap to replace.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm going to take a bunch of photos, and start loading them up. The 126 will be setup to do work, not for show, but I think its really starting to look great!

Again thanks for the help this community has bestowed upon me already. I hope I can pay it forward and help the next poor clueless soul that wanders in.
. I’m with you on wanting original equipment kept on my tractor. I found a perfect IH push pull light switch and right away I installed it to my 125. Keeping these tractors in original condition is fine and dandy. Try to get that switch out of the 127 and keep your $5 and forget the cheap china crap being pushed down our throats!
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I get the idea of re-using the old. I did the same with a starter switch on my Original which had sat in the woods for some (long) time. I was able to get it apart, clean and reassemble it. All it took was time.

I'm not sure if you can disassemble that switch, but if you can, there's likely not much to it.

It's only original once, and you can always go get a new one later if it doesn't work out.

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I met a guy that is still looking for the the OEM air that came in his tires.
Ya mean I can SELL the AIR too???? Awesome..... how would I ship that??? LOLOL

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I've seen bad switches let the smoke out of wires. Just sayin.
... too often followed by Flames. :O
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:40 AM
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Eh.... no use Lance. I guess some guys think IH made the light switch. (They didn't.) Heck, I'd be willing to bet if the switch had been replaced 30 years ago from an auto parts store, no one would ever even know it wasn't an "OEM" switch.... and think that it was. Gotta have an original light switch.... as if it makes it better or worth more.
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:52 AM
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Hey ya, each to their own, I go thru waaay too many tractors to worry about oem electrical... alot the old wiring harnesses I see are just fire traps waitin for somebody to turn the key on. LOL
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Hey ya, each to their own, I go thru waaay too many tractors to worry about oem electrical... alot the old wiring harnesses I see are just fire traps waitin for somebody to turn the key on. LOL
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Deere: 317 with tiller, 318.
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:03 AM
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Lance, Jon, your both a pair of knuckle heads!

Not a thing wrong in the world with keeping an original light switch, and trying to stay close to original equipment as can.

Lance, your not the first to just "run out" and throw money at parts. Especially given the number of tractors you have! There are a lot of original switches still in use. Where's the fire? Stop over exaggerating.

Jon, nothing wrong with you or your suggestions. However, there are those of us who do appreciate original equipment on our garden tractors. I tend to lean both ways
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