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Posted February 05, 2014 - 08:32 AM

Is this real?


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 08:42 AM






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Posted February 05, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Yes they are real. They had Bears and Cadets.

The Cadets dated Nov 1960 were to commemorate the introduction of the Cub Cadet. They were left unpainted, or painted either yellow or gold. Again, some were painted to suit the individual. I have a pair that came from a plant supervisor, that had been presented as some type award, that appear to have been professionally painted in multi colors. I have seen others painted in similar fashion. The cadets dated 9-14-74 were given away at an open house at the plant, to commemorate the 500,000th Cub Cadet produced. They are painted gold, and are the most plentiful. Like the 73 bear, there are a few 73 Cadets. They, and the bears, were made before production got started on the 74 Cadet for the open house. I have heard there is a 61 cadet, but have never seen one. Like the bears, the 60 cadet is being reproduced, and the same telltale signs of the reproduction bears, hold true for the cadets.



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 01:05 PM

You really need to research that well from what I am told there are a ton of people selling repops as originals.

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Posted February 05, 2014 - 05:22 PM

Like Kyocum said there are some fakes out there .

I believe it was Paul B on a cub cadet site who posted pictures of a real one next to a fake one a few years back and there was a slight difference in size as well as the casting was of a poor quality . The buyer needs to beware .

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Posted February 15, 2014 - 06:54 PM


I bid once and won. Just got it in the mail today.

In my opinion I will say this is an original.

The dullness look of the paint looks like it can't be a repo.