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#1 NyRedNeck OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Does anyone have any photos of a cub cadet original frame cracks.
I have read they were prone to crack and I am looking for photos of where they crack.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:25 PM

I don't have photos but they crack right where the stamped steel bolts to the cast part of the transaxle. I have 4 originals and all have cracked and been welded before I got them.

OK, I went out and took a picture pointing to where they crack. You can clearly see the weld. Hope that helps.
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Edited by Gtractor, January 17, 2012 - 12:35 PM.
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Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:28 PM

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Can you tell if this one is cracked?

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:42 PM

Wow. Nice old original. thanks for the pic.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:48 PM

It looks to me like it is cracked. With that said I wouldn't worry about it being cracked because it is an easy repair to do properly [strong] and to where it can't be noticed. Remember that Cadet is 50 years old now and there has been a lot of stress on that joint over the years. That one looks to have a plate bolted to the cracked area to reinforce the stress crack. Don't let it deter you from a purchase if that is your issue. However, you might use it to haggle on the price some.
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Posted January 17, 2012 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the photo and the info. Looking at a photo of the other side of my tractor it looks to be in worse shape then the other. I will be able to determine a lot more once I am near the tractor. What would you say is a fair price for it as is? It has not run in years. What would be an absolute deal?

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 05:10 PM

That's a pretty solid looking Original.

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Posted January 17, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Thanks for the photo and the info. Looking at a photo of the other side of my tractor it looks to be in worse shape then the other. I will be able to determine a lot more once I am near the tractor. What would you say is a fair price for it as is? It has not run in years. What would be an absolute deal?


I can tell you that I see $250 in that three point and the wheel weights alone. With the mower deck as well I don't think one could do wrong for $350 on it.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 02:20 PM

Thanks guys. Going to see it early next week. Will hopefully have it home and will post better pics then.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Finally got to pick up the Cub. Here are some pics with my temp fuel tank resting on the hood. lol. After dusting her off, cleaning the points and the plug, she started right up with no smoke or noise. A good runner. A bit of slop in the steering, but all in all a nice deal :dancingbanana:
I got her with a spare deck, clutch, generator, rear wheels and spacers for dullies, and spare original engine. The engine that is in there now is also original to another Cub O Tractor.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 11:55 AM

I don't know what you gave for it, but that is a nice "O" and with all the parts you got, you will be able to build another one. Way to go !!!

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:24 PM

C'MON....how much?

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great find!

C'MON....how much?


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Posted March 09, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Started out at 500.00. Took it away for half :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Original owner. Came with the original manual for the Tractor and Deck.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:00 PM

That's a nice looking original,I would snap that up in a second.




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