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#1 56series OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 04:12 PM

Guy up the road from me has a 782 gas, that does not run at this time. Says it got water in the gas and shut off, and has been sitting there (in the same spot) for 3 to 4 years. I asked years ago about selling the tractor, but was told no. He just called and asked if I was interested in it, casue he is looking for money to help with pay for a new planter he is looking at. Has a deck with it, and I don't know what all else. It did at one time have the factory hub caps for it too, but they are missing.

 

Wish I had pictures of it for uyou guys. Sorry!

 

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 06:04 PM

Take some pics and check if the engine is siezed. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 07:48 PM

Isn't this the one with the bad engine design? Type I vs Type II?

 

I would go on the assumption that the engine is bad and price accordingly.


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 10:06 PM

A few factors here.  Is the engine fast?  As pointed out above what model engine is in it, Series 1 or Series 2.   Series 1 isnt a deal killer but would be worth less.  Series 1 will not have an oil filter, series 2 should as they are pressure lube where seies 1 are not.  Is it an IH built unit or a MTD built unit?  How many hours are on it?

 

Without knowing any specifics I would say between 400 and 1200 to start.


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 10:35 PM

hmm... was the oil filter was an option/add-on???

 

http://gardentractor...-and-2-engines/

 

http://www.weekendfr...s/335/1323.html

 

 

To the OP: it REALLY depends on the condition of the GT. The engine doesn't run so it us valued at ZERO unless it cranks over fine and has good compression... I gave $500 for my 682 running, mowing, zero tin rust and over all in decent condition. But I've seen 782's in 25% as good of condition for the same price. If you look at it from parts perspective, the rearend could be worth $100 to $200, Deck lift valve and cylinder is another $150. Deck (with good spindles) could be worth $100 to $200. Tires are likely shot but you can judge and you know that re-tiring a GT is $150-$200 minimum.


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 10:36 PM

A few factors here.  Is the engine fast?  As pointed out above what model engine is in it, Series 1 or Series 2.   Series 1 isnt a deal killer but would be worth less.  Series 1 will not have an oil filter, series 2 should as they are pressure lube where seies 1 are not.  Is it an IH built unit or a MTD built unit?  How many hours are on it?

 

Without knowing any specifics I would say between 400 and 1200 to start.

 

There is a guy with a 782 on the tractors for sale board that is asking $800 top, but his sounds like a nice tractor with two sets of tires, blade, deck. I don't know which series of engine it has in it. To be honest I didn't even know there were two series. The later models of tractors I'm not to familer with! I will get some info. and let you gents know. And :camera:too!

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 10:46 PM

hmm... was the oil filter was an option/add-on???

 

http://gardentractor...-and-2-engines/

 

http://www.weekendfr...s/335/1323.html

 

 

To the OP: it REALLY depends on the condition of the GT. The engine doesn't run so it us valued at ZERO unless it cranks over fine and has good compression... I gave $500 for my 682 running, mowing, zero tin rust and over all in decent condition. But I've seen 782's in 25% as good of condition for the same price. If you look at it from parts perspective, the rearend could be worth $100 to $200, Deck lift valve and cylinder is another $150. Deck (with good spindles) could be worth $100 to $200. Tires are likely shot but you can judge and you know that re-tiring a GT is $150-$200 minimum.

 

 

Thanks for the pictures, I will check to see which engine is in it. Your 682 is a nice machine!

 

Thanks again for the info.

Jason


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 10:59 PM

Ever since I've gotten to these machines I've read how the series II is superior... but I've also read that a series I will work just as hard IF it it ran on flatter ground. From my research their bane is hilly ground where the engine just can't lubricate itself enough.

To be honest I didn't even know there were two series.


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 05:08 AM

The series 2 engine on the JD 317's did not have an oil filter. There is a sticky here on how to tell the 2 apart. http://gardentractor...-and-2-engines/


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 07:05 AM

From Tractor Data:

  Engine Detail: During production, the Cub Cadet 782 switched from a Kohler KT-17 Series I motor to a KT-17 Series II motor. The Series II motor offered full-pressure oil lubrication. The Series I a limited pressure lubrication system. The Series II can be identified by a decal on the cover of the air filter or an engine specification number that is 24300 or higher. Engine Type: Kohler KT-17   gasoline   2-cylinder   air-cooled Opposed Twin Displacement: 691 cc [42.18ci ] Bore/Stroke: 3.125x2.75 inches [79 x 70 mm] Power (gross): 17 hp [12.7 kW] Air cleaner: dry Starter volts: 12 Oil capacity: 1.5 qts [1.4 L]

 

 

Enough Type Is were replaced w/ Type IIs that it is getting hard to find a used T II for a decent price.


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:29 AM

I bought my daughters' 782  for 300 at a sale a few years ago and then had to put a couple a hundred in to get it running, coil,starter, plugs, points, tire ,battery , it really adds up in a hurry. But there a great tractor. If it has the black front axle and rear, then it was built buy Mtd right before the buy out of cub.


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Posted April 04, 2013 - 10:43 AM

hmm... was the oil filter was an option/add-on???

 

This got me to doing some research when i went out to look at mine and I couldn't find the oil filter provisions... turns out not all of the series II's had this feature: http://onlycubcadets...hread.php?t=319


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