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Cub Cadet? on Craig's List--What Is It Really?

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#1 Utah Smitty OFFLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 12:56 AM

What is this really?  The grill looks like a cub, but the high fenders look more like a Case 4XX series.

 

I'm interested in the machine, but not sure what it is... apparently the owner isn't too sure, either.

 

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http://moseslake.cra...4857247798.html

 

RED CUB CADET RH RR.jpg  

RED CUB CADET LH FR.jpg

 

 


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 01:10 AM

I like it with those fenders and seat pan. :thumbs:

 

Other than those two items it looks all Cub Cadet? If the rear was Case wouldn't it be a 6 lug rim?

 

But from what I can see they did a good job mating the two. Always hard to tell from pictures though.

 

Good luck if you go check on it.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 01:22 AM

Could be MTD 990? 

Frame looks Crud Cadet but front axle is too far forward.  Also fenders are too high to be stock Cadet items.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 01:29 AM

I like it with those fenders and seat pan. :thumbs:

 

Other than those two items it looks all Cub Cadet? If the rear was Case wouldn't it be a 6 lug rim?

 

But from what I can see they did a good job mating the two. Always hard to tell from pictures though.

 

Good luck if you go check on it.

I think some of the 200 series Case tractors had 5 lug wheels... not positive, though.

 

Kris may have the answer, though-- a MTD 990 with a cub hood... I had a MTD 990 hydro (White GT1650) and it had high fenders and a beveled foot rest, so that may be it.

 

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 02:03 AM

Ok, here is my take on it. It is definitely made entirely of Cub Cadet parts. It all looks mostly like my Cub Cadet 102. What has been changed is the rear fenders raised to make room for extra large tires on the stock rims. The engine looks like the style off a Cub Cadet originals, on a later cub cadet chassis (hood needed cut). The running boards have been cut off some too, not sure why. As for the front axle, it s correct for a cub cadet but due to all the lift of the larger rear tires the front axle has been relocated to lift the front and stretch the wheel base. With the 4 speed hi/low that tells me that is has the 3 forward gears and 1 reverse with the sought after creeper gear (4:1 reduction in low) which would be a must with as tall a tire as is on that thing you wouldn't want it in high range. By the way, those creepers are $150-$250 on eBay all day long by themselves. If I were you I would jump on the tractor, it was done nice.

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 02:04 AM

By the way, they used a mower deck front mount bracket flipped backward and forwards to remount the front axle. Did I mention the transaxle is of the same style as Farmall Cub, definitely sought after with the pulling folks. If it has hub brakes that is the ticket, internal brake is crap for stopping, trust me.

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 02:13 AM

Compare it to this picture of my 1967 Cub Cadet 102.
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Posted January 26, 2015 - 06:53 AM

Someone modified a later style Sears Suburban blade to work on it.
Not sure that would've ended well with the all thread and spacers like that. It would've needed another stop of some kind.

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 08:21 AM

Sure looks cool whatever it is. I would say Cub too with the yellow paint under the red.


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Posted January 26, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Ok, here is my take on it. It is definitely made entirely of Cub Cadet parts. It all looks mostly like my Cub Cadet 102. What has been changed is the rear fenders raised to make room for extra large tires on the stock rims. The engine looks like the style off a Cub Cadet originals, on a later cub cadet chassis (hood needed cut). The running boards have been cut off some too, not sure why. As for the front axle, it s correct for a cub cadet but due to all the lift of the larger rear tires the front axle has been relocated to lift the front and stretch the wheel base. With the 4 speed hi/low that tells me that is has the 3 forward gears and 1 reverse with the sought after creeper gear (4:1 reduction in low) which would be a must with as tall a tire as is on that thing you wouldn't want it in high range. By the way, those creepers are $150-$250 on eBay all day long by themselves. If I were you I would jump on the tractor, it was done nice.

Good observations... it kinda resembled my White GT1650, so I thought it might have been a hybrid between CC and MTD...

 

I've had a couple CC 102s, incl one with a creeper... a definite advantage!!

 

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 01:59 PM

Looks all Cub to me too with 990 fenders. The only thing I find curious is "4 speed with hi/lo".


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 06:46 AM

Looks all Cub to me too with 990 fenders. The only thing I find curious is "4 speed with hi/lo".

Maybe they are counting Rev. in there too? But the hi/lo does make you wonder.







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