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1980 IH Cub Cadet 782

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:25 pm

Well I finally jumped into the lake with both feet today and bought my first Cub Cadet, a 1980 model 782. It's all original except for the rear tires. Runs great and everything works. The only downside, of course, is it's a series I Kohler KT17 engine but hey, it's lasted 40 years so far and I intend to baby it so fingers crossed. I bought it from the second owner.

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Re: 1980 IH Cub Cadet 782

Postby Stanton » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:19 am

Congrats. They can be fun, challenging and somewhat frustrating at times (but most things can be). Enjoy it. As long as you do regular maintenance and don't mow on a slope where the engine is tilted to one side or another, you should be fine. That engine, as you probably have heard, had lubrication issues which will starve certain parts of the engine when tipped, inclined or tilted when running for a period of time.

I bought a '83 CC 782 about 8 years ago with a KT-17 series II. Babied that thing for years; now won't run. Time to get rid of it or replace engine.
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1983 Cub Cadet 782


Then bought one at an auction four years ago and still working on it:
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1980 Cub Cadet 782

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Re: 1980 IH Cub Cadet 782

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:32 am

I see they both have hubcaps, nice.
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Re: 1980 IH Cub Cadet 782

Postby Justin313 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:31 am

Nice Cub Cadets!

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Re: 1980 IH Cub Cadet 782

Postby Stanton » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:19 am

radioguy41 wrote:I see they both have hubcaps, nice.


Yeah, plain on the 1983 MTD version (rear only) and a set of 4 with IH on the 1980 model.
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Re: 1980 IH Cub Cadet 782

Postby BigBill » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:53 pm

Once they are tuned, oil change, grease, belts, blades sharpened your off and running. The last one I put together ran 12 years. Put some seafoam in the gas tank and crankcase.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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