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How to find out year of cub

Postby Kaylenkar81 » Tue May 03, 2016 1:59 pm

My serial number on the front of my cub is 41171. Can't find anywhere to see the year of it. Could use some help with a few questions also. Thanks

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Re: How to find out year of cub

Postby Barnyard » Tue May 03, 2016 2:47 pm

Looks like it would be a 1962 Cadet Original, however the serial number should be on side near the trans.
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Re: How to find out year of cub

Postby gitractorman » Tue May 03, 2016 3:18 pm

The original Cub Cadets had the serial number stamped in the casting between the rear differential and the frame. They actually look like they were hand stamped, with the numbers typically not lining up very well.

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Later, the rear differentials were stamped similarly, then in the late 1960s, there was a chrome tag riveted to the rear differential. In the 1970s they went to a serial number tag riveted to the left side of the frame.

If the number you listed above was stamped in the transmission housing as shown in the photo, then it's an Original. If it's a casting number from some part of the tractor, cast with raised numbers, it could just be a part number.
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Re: How to find out year of cub

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue May 03, 2016 5:05 pm

Could he be asking about a regular cub and not a Cadet after all? 41171 would make a regular cub a 1948 year model. :lost: :lost: :lost:
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Re: How to find out year of cub

Postby Barnyard » Tue May 03, 2016 10:01 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:Could he be asking about a regular cub and not a Cadet after all? 41171 would make a regular cub a 1948 year model. :lost: :lost: :lost:

Thought the same thing, but it is in the Cadet Forum.
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Re: How to find out year of cub

Postby Kaylenkar81 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:27 pm

Thank you guys for the help. Thought was late 50s model but was not sure. Grandpa restored it a while ago and I acquired it when he passed. Again thanks for the help.


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