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#1 CubHorse80 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 08:37 PM

I recently acquired this 1610 and know nothing about it other than it is in great shape, has a 16hp Briggs opposed twin and the grill is messed up. I don't have it running yet and i need some advice.

 

It came with a 44" deck that is in worse shape than the mower itself! haha

 

Anyone know anything about these? what kinda tractors they are, how reliable they are and what to look for? Also, if it was cleaned up, running perfectly and cutting well, what could this snatch in the market?

 

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Alex

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:01 AM

That looks like a serious downgrade from the old cubs.  Belt drive?  Veritical shaft motor?  No real rear end?

 

Running and cutting though it would still fetch a decent price.  Not something I'd consider.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 10:16 AM

That looks like a serious downgrade from the old cubs.  Belt drive?  Veritical shaft motor?  No real rear end?

 

Running and cutting though it would still fetch a decent price.  Not something I'd consider.

Yeah, its vertical shaft, belt drive and it is a hydro but still a somewhat beefy one.

 

It is an mtd cub made in the early 90s but its strong. its got a heavy frame and cast front end. so i hope it cuts well


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Yeah, its vertical shaft, belt drive and it is a hydro but still a somewhat beefy one.

 

It is an mtd cub made in the early 90s but its strong. its got a heavy frame and cast front end. so i hope it cuts well

 

http://akroncanton.c...4255718560.html

 

Thats one I found in my area.  Not sure if its exactly the same as yours or not.  300 bucks slight smoking on start up.

 

Any pictures of your deck?



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 01:03 PM

On these cubs they are not as desirable as the other models. This is the cheap version and the reason that being said is because most of the time these rear ends don't last as long. Usually when they come up for sale most of the time the rear end has either a hydro pump that failed or something else broke. Or in other cases the motors are bad in these. I had one of these before and I only salvaged the sheet metal and that was it for saving . but if you can find one that doesn't have a locked up rear or an engine problem you may be lucky to fetch 300$


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:33 PM

My experience with MTD Cubs have no been a positive experience.  Only one.  It was a big box store model bought in 09.  It was made very poorly.  It wasn't built with years of service in mind.  More like a summer of use.

 

My grandparents-in-law bought a new GTX2100 MTD Cub.  That thing is built well, and is exteremly tough.  I got to make a few passes iwth it, and I was highly impressed.  They bought a 54" fabricated deck for it.  That I swear its built out of 1/4" steel.


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