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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 10:10 AM

While travelling the other day, I made a side stop to check on a "needs work" walk-behind-tiller that I saw on CL. Ended up buying it for parts for a project I am working on.


Anyway, I'm loading the tiller in the truck, and notice a yellow GT sitting in the front yard.Guy sees me looking at it and says it's for sale, and I have another one around back! Turns out to be a complete Cub Cadet with a Kohler magnum 18 engine, and a engine-less lawn tractor, also a Cub as the second one. Guy says he basically wants 'em gone and would take $150 for the whole lot.


Never had a Cub before. Really don't NEED another couple mowers in the yard. The wife is gonna complain. I already have a couple GT's waiting in line for work. Just walk away.....


I tried, I really did.... Figured I could low ball him and he would say no. Then I could leave with my tiller having "tried" to buy them but it didn't work out...... So I offered $100, was ready to climb in the truck and leave, and he said "ok". :wallbanging:      :D


So I got out the ramps, shoe horned everything into the bed of the truck (basically had the little cub standing up on end to make it fit), and lashed down for the trip home. Not sure what Cubs go for around here, but worst case, I could make my money back in parts and the engine.


After a little research, I have a Cub 1861 (142-663-100), made in 1992. According to the meter, it has about 1400 hours on it. Gonna need the usual fixing up and repairs, but looks like it has potential. The second is a hydrostat - a "B120G" ? looks like it should have a vertical shaft engine and a belt to the transaxle. And 2 decks, a 46GT cub deck and another 46 cub deck (?).


Here are the required pictures:

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I've got the tins - well, plastics, for the GT, just didn't get them in the pictures. So tell me about the 1861! Any problem areas to check for? As I said, this is my first Cub, most of the herd is green, and well, Ford blue...


I see there are no service manuals on the forum for this one? Good source for a manual? I know
I can get the engine manual from Kohler...


Anyway, enjoy the pictures!

Edited by Tennblue59, May 25, 2013 - 10:21 AM.

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#2 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Looks like you got a great deal for those 2! The 1861 is a pretty good gt in my opinion. Those plastics are sometimes hard to come by in good shape but with everything id say you have 2 new work horses :thumbs:

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 07:44 PM

I didn't have ANY trouble finding a hood and grill for my 1861!!





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Posted May 31, 2013 - 10:56 AM

That 1861 will be a decent worker. I bet a hood and side panels from and 82 series would fit. the frame looks the same.