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Stable mates

Postby TRL WGN 1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:58 am

Well, after your help checking my castings, I now know my cub is a 1961 (tag is from a 66). Kind of ironic that I already had a 2001 40th anniversary cub cadet that I mow with (at least to me it is)!
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Figured I'd snap a couple pics of them together in their working attire (excuse the dirt).
The 01 just got back on her feet after a near complete tear down to replace oil seals and several bearings while she was apart and while I was waiting on parts for it I got the cub running again after 10 years of sitting in one of my father's buildings.

I know the cub isn't a cadet so it doesn't really count for the 40th however it does appear to be an original yellow cub so that has to count for something right?

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Re: Stable mates

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:17 am

I notice from the pictures that you have the long steering shaft (changed in '63). So your steering gears match the '66 serial plate.

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Re: Stable mates

Postby TRL WGN 1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:18 pm

I believe the front end was swapped for some reason. Maybe it suffered a crack from freezing as the head was cracked when my father purchased it over 20 years ago?
All castings have a "G" code and engine is also 61 era

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Re: Stable mates

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 pm

That is a reasonable explanation. The long steering shaft indicates that the entire steering assembly (maybe including the whole front axle) was swapped out rather than just changing the housing and retaining the original internal parts. That would have been a lot less work if an entire assembly was available.

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Re: Stable mates

Postby Glen » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:45 pm

Hi,
There is supposed to be a return spring on each of the 3 pedals on the Cub. It looks like in the pic that the right brake might not have one. They break and come off sometimes.
They hold the pedals up against the edge of the platform.
You could look under the platform and see if they are all there. They all go in the same position on the 3 pedals. You might need to clean the dirt out of the holes where the springs attach if the spring has been gone.

Below is a listing at TM Tractor for a new spring. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/br/864fp.htm

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Re: Stable mates

Postby TRL WGN 1 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:22 pm

Yeah it has a spring
Joint is just a little stiff

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Re: Stable mates

Postby T-Mo » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:27 am

Here is an image from Cub Cadet's Connection magazine, circa 2000-2001, showing the 1961 Original and the 2001 40th anniversary model together. I thought I had the brochure, but can't find it.
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Re: Stable mates

Postby TRL WGN 1 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:42 pm

my 01 didn't have the fancy hub caps when I got it 4 years ago.


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