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Postby Gene Chestnutt » Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:32 am

Hello,
I am looking at purchasing a Cub Cadet Original. I know very little about this line of tractors. This particular tractor runs good, appears complete, sheet metal perfect, paint original. The mowing deck seems to be in good shape and operates fine. It appears to be an original, lightly used piece of equipment. Would this line of tractor be able to handle mowing approximately 3/4 acre lawn on a regular basis and what kind of price range are these tractors bringing. Thanks in advance for all advice.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:26 pm

Iknow very little about cub cadets, but I would think it should handle it with no problems. You will get answers from people that know a lot more about them than I do. In the meantime you may want to go to http://ihcubcadet.com/ and look around some.
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Postby Scott C » Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:11 pm

Gene,
The original has a 7hp Kohler and a 38" deck.
The blades on the deck are timed and overlap for a real nice cut. For 3/4 of an acre, it'd be great and would still outlast the neighbors Craftsmans for the next 30 or 40 years.
Like John said, the ihcubcadet site is great for information and so is the ihregistry.
http://ihregistry.net/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi

I just took my original to our plow days this weekend and it pulled a 10 Brinley plow quite nicely. (There are pics of my original on the picture pages here).

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Postby Dennis » Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:38 pm

Scott, was the original's seat padded or bare painted metal? The photo above looks like metal, but I noticed your's was padded. Was that an option?

BTW: I picked up a 1962 Original with the mower deck last weekend. It's a project now...
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Postby AC » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:19 pm

Dennis,

The seat pad was an option. They sure look nice on the seats though.

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Postby Scott C » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:38 am

Dennis,
AC is right, the pad was an option and a few folks make some real nice ones.
There are some folks in the links section at the registry site:
http://ihregistry.net/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi

Carefull! Them little yeller and white ones are as addictive as cubs!
Need anuther? I have one with an original front blade for sale.

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Postby Dennis » Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:58 pm

Scott C wrote:Dennis,
AC is right, the pad was an option and a few folks make some real nice ones.
There are some folks in the links section at the registry site:
http://ihregistry.net/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi

Carefull! Them little yeller and white ones are as addictive as cubs!
Need anuther? I have one with an original front blade for sale.


Thanks AC and Scott.

Your right about the addictive part, red or yellow/white they do hook you. In fact, I think IH could also stand for "I'm Hooked" :wink:
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Postby AC » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:39 am

Hi Dennis,

I would like to add my two Cub Cadets to your Cub Cadet photo gallery. How do I go about doing that? I appreciate it. Thanks.

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Postby Dennis » Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:27 am

AC wrote:Hi Dennis,

I would like to add my two Cub Cadets to your Cub Cadet photo gallery. How do I go about doing that? I appreciate it. Thanks.


You can email them to me at cub@farmallcub.com and I'll have them posted. Be sure to include information on them, s/n's, year, etc. If you've named them, send that too.
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Postby AC » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:49 pm

Hi Dennis,

I sent you an e-mail with the pics. Thanks.

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Postby AC » Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:41 am

Hi Dennis,

Just checking in to see if you received the e-mail with the pics without any problems. Please let me know if you didn't get it.

Thanks.

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Postby Dennis » Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:10 pm

AC wrote:Hi Dennis,

Just checking in to see if you received the e-mail with the pics without any problems. Please let me know if you didn't get it.

Thanks.


Yes I did AC, I'm hoping one of my co-moderators will be able to post them soon... I may have overwhelmed them with some of my instructions for the gallery, at least I hope not :)
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