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#1 CubHorse80 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:50 AM

Im thinking about getting a 1450, i only know a little about cubs... Is there anything specific i should look out for? something that is hard to find parts for? what about that iso-bar mount system, is it problematic?



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:50 AM

And, is it a good tractor?



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:40 AM

They are a pretty good Cub Cadet. The ISO mounts are the biggest problems with them. When you go to look at it, wiggle the engine back and forth to see how much play there is. When you start it up to drive it around(if it runs that is) listen for strange noises from the driveshaft area. If it makes odd noises the ISO mounts are likely messed up. You should not have any trouble getting parts for it. There are lots of Cub Cadet parts yards. The 14 horse Kohler is just about bulletproof along with the hydrosatic transmission. Another thing I would check though is the hydraulic lift. Make sure it is good and strong. Good luck!!


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 11:04 AM

my son has one that we have rebuilt the motor in and he loves it. it is a great tractor, plenty of power and the hyd lift is very handy. i am rebuilding another one for my in-law now. parts are easy to find and they are fairly easy to work on. napa has a iso mount for it that is alot more solid and we welded a plate from one rail to the other that helps out a bunch!! all in all a very solid,great tractor!!



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 11:35 AM

Thanks! so strange noilses like grinding, scraping, rattleing and things like that?



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Thanks! so strange noilses like grinding, scraping, rattleing and things like that?

Yea,anything that sounds out of the ordinary.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Weak engine mounts also make vibrations more noticeable. McMasterCarr has mounts for far cheaper than the dealers of any make that used them for many years. Something about the "Quiet" modes everyone was doing in 70's. I think those models are the Best tha IH made. Removing side panels for working on becomes a PIA sometimes, but don't look good w/out them on and again is part of the quiet system.  Ignition swtiches acting up on these is common. I've put new ones in and found it was like a NEW tractor when starting and using accs after. Keep in mind some things like the Carbs are a little diff on IH with tighter spots for mounting under panels and require correct ones to fit right and operate with controls. IH is about second most popular brand at tractor swaps and tons of parts are available. EVen new stuff is still around. You will need bigger wallet tho, same as the Deere guys have, Ha! :smilewink:



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:27 PM

I GOT IT! i can tell it has some problems, but not iso mounts! (thank GOD)! i needs linkages ajusted, a new spring for brakes, the light wiring fixed, possibly new rings, (i dont know, head might just be really dirty, And the biggest thing, the front grille assembly. the hinging part ic cracked and the bottom part is cracked as well. ill post pics soon



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Sounds good. Glad you got it. Will be waiting for pictures.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Does anyone have a service manual for it? i cant find one...



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Also the muffler boxes are good at cracking.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:51 AM

http://ccmanuals.inf...tors Manual.pdf




http://ccmanuals.inf...vice Manual.pdf

Edited by Amigatec, January 09, 2013 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 02:26 PM

THANKS! Does anyone know what kinda snowplow would fit this? An with hydro lift, could i get down pressure on blade?



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:33 PM

This is the snowplow that will fit it.The yellow piece is the one that matters, the rest of the blade you can get from any older Cub Cadet. You can set it up with down pressure or without. There is a pin on the lift rockshaft. When it is out there is no down pressure.

 

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:42 PM

You wouldnt know anyone that has one that is near cincinatti? do you?







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