I have bought a cub cadet model 86 last weekend and other than it was a good deal $200, for the tractor, complete push blade, and mower deck with no holes complete good shape, other than that I don't know much about it. It runs and drives great. I am not looking to keep it or restore it have too many other projects going, but I am curious to what it is worth. My father may keep it depending on what we can see if it plows. Are there any gimics with these machines and what is its value! Any help would be greatly appreciated. (Will upload pictures this weekend)
Cub Cadet model 86
Posted January 21, 2015 - 07:01 PM
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Posted January 21, 2015 - 07:07 PM
I think you should be able to sell it for the $200 you have in it, I would be tempted to list it for $300. Condition is everything, so pictures would help.
Posted January 22, 2015 - 01:22 AM
On my collection, the value is just a little (or a lot) less than what I have into them. I will make it up in volume. LOL!
Posted January 24, 2015 - 02:09 AM
The 86 is a fairly rare one among collectors due to the low production. If it still has the K-181 Kohler and correct exhaust is a plus. You also got a front blade, mule drive/hanger and mowing deck (guessing a 38") to me makes it attractive. I have owned 2 neither had mowing decks. I have seen one that had nice options i.e. lights, creeper gear, spring lift assist and sleeve hitch. The pic of the one below I brought it home for $275 which had a replacement K-181. I put a new clutch in it and it left for $400. I turned down a $100 just for the seat.
Posted January 29, 2015 - 04:56 PM
Posted January 29, 2015 - 05:01 PM
So i finally took the body off today, I had to replace the deck lifting arm because the other one was seized up. Also I had to tighten the pulley on the generator because that was loose. The tractors brakes were not working so I found that the right side brakes were complete but needed some adjusting and oiling to the linkage. However, the left hand side entire brake assembly is missing. I do have all the linkage that runs from the pedals arm to the brake assembly. It does have factory head lights, no creeper gear though (dang), but it runs excellent and drives great so no complaints from me. It does have the 44 inch deck with the start of two small wholes, no where near the spindles though. It is complete with the mule drive and deck cradle. It has custom weight box on the back for plowing.
I also have the original seat though ripped it does have the pan which is in good shape, but I put a different one on that is in better shape for now.
Edited by JDGREEN140, January 29, 2015 - 05:02 PM.
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Posted January 30, 2015 - 04:05 AM
Looks like the hood came from a 149/169 (blue stripe) but hey, you got a complete tractor. That Massey 10 sure looks sweet!