Whats Your Favorite Super Garden Tractor
Posted April 30, 2014 - 09:56 AM
Posted April 30, 2014 - 10:11 AM
Maybe rear hitch? Cat 1= subcompact Cat 0= GT
My favorite GT, super or not, would cost under 1500 and cheap motor spares available but that's just me
I'm with you!
Posted April 30, 2014 - 10:21 AM
I can't say for sure, but maybe one of these. I would have to think about it for a while to answer for sure what my "favorite super garden tractor" would be.
- toppop52 said thank you
Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:05 AM
Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:52 AM
what kind are those rear ag tires and where can you get them
Deestone 26 x 12.00 x 12. I got mine from Morrow Tire; http://www.ebay.com/...=item5407f31425
They're fairly close to me & I've had very good service from them with quick shipping. ~~ Lowell
Posted April 30, 2014 - 12:33 PM
My favorite is my 982's , but I'm biased ....LOL
I also own a MTD 990 that I would also consider a super , although not as versatile as my 982 it is almost as large as my 982's .
My own opinion on what makes a super GT is the amount of different implements that can be used on it ( preferably Cat-0 ) a rear PTO , and extra Hydraulic ports for a variety of implements .
I don't think it would have a twin cylinder engine as there a lot of older economy and farm kings with single cylinder engines in them and there CUT size .
Posted April 30, 2014 - 03:58 PM
Posted August 05, 2017 - 02:25 AM
This is a very biases question.
A Bolens collector is going to say HT23 or HT20D
A John Deere guy will say 420 or 318...
A Cub Cadet guru maybe a 982 or similar.
You're absolutely right. Everybody loves something different, and they're all really great tractors. I personally like the big old garden tractors because they're unique and not like the cheap, flimsy feeling, and common stuff out there today. Even the newer big tractors don't do a thing for me, they're just so common and although they may be a little more comfortable to operate, I highly doubt they'll last as long or become something that collectors or us garden tractor nuts will be after in the future like these big old/older tractors are. I wouldn't EVER even consider trading any of my big old garden tractors for one of those John Deere X series, a new Cub Cadet, or anything like them at all.
I personally LOVE my Massey Ferguson 1855, it was an inexpensive restoration (almost completed), it's VERY heavy and feels like you're operating a real machine, not some new plastic "wanna be" tractor, it has a foot pedal for the drive, 3 hydraulic valves, a rear PTO, 3 point hitch (that I've collected a lot of implements to use on it), etc. It's the perfect tractor for me except it doesn't have power steering, but I still love it so much. I also recently picked up a Cub Cadet 2082 "Cyclops" Super Garden Tractor. It has power steering, a 50" deck, 45" snowblower, and Goodyear ag tires with about 210lbs of rear wheel weights that I added. Again, this was a very inexpensive tractor that I got off Craigslist and it was very inexpensive to "freshen up". I love it too, but I really don't care for the lever for the drive, I'd much prefer a pedal like on the Massey, but they're both great tractors.
Edited by jpswift1, August 05, 2017 - 02:38 AM.
Posted September 14, 2017 - 04:04 PM
I have a Cub Cadet 104 and 1811 but I would love to have a Economy Powerking.
Posted September 14, 2017 - 04:08 PM
I'll take Alice anyday!
Posted December 19, 2017 - 09:18 PM
My dad was a big fan of Cub Cadets and when I started my search for a tractor, (1987) He helped me find a deal and rebuild a Cub 149. He had a barn full of spare parts and was so knowledgeable about Cubs, I never considered anything else. I've owned the 149, moved up to an 1860, then an 1862 with power steering. Then a couple of 1872's and currently a 2284. The 60" Haban deck and the 45" snowblowers are great workhorses.
Posted December 22, 2017 - 06:13 PM