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Whats Your Favorite Super Garden Tractor

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 09:56 AM

a steel hood would be nice too.

#32 toppop52 OFFLINE  

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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!

#33 Gabriel ONLINE  

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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.

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:05 AM

I have a case 448 that I love does about anything I want then bought a cub 2084 at auction didn't know how big a difference power steering makes. Always wanted a big massey or a ford 195 but hard to find around here.

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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

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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 .

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Posted April 30, 2014 - 03:58 PM



thank you

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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.

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Posted September 14, 2017 - 04:04 PM

I have a Cub Cadet 104 and 1811 but I would love to have a Economy Powerking.

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Posted September 14, 2017 - 04:08 PM

I'll take Alice anyday!

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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.

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Posted December 22, 2017 - 06:13 PM

The only super GT I've had was an MTD 995 which I wasn't very impressed with the quality. Welded stamped steel axle, poor steering, typical MTD quality. Glad I traded it for a Bolens 1000.

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Posted December 22, 2017 - 06:29 PM

Love my big green beast, the one that started the collecting madness.

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