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DID CUB CADET MAKE A PROPANE GT IN THE 60s


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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 06:33 AM

hi all, I am not familiar with cubs but ran across a 60s something cub cadet, on propane, owner says its original, but who knows after 50 years how the story changes, did they make any, and should I be jumping on this thanks john


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:05 AM

I'm not sure about whether Cub offered one through dealers, or as OEM, but I know it was something 'allied', so to speak for other brands, similar to how a Blitz fogger or SnowCo Umbrella was.  There were kits offered for conversion, and LP conversion by owners using off the shelf parts is not uncommon either.  I would think that if there was a brochure or manufacturer product info sales sheet to accompany it, you could 

 

Here is an Allied LP conversion on an Allis:

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Here is a homebrew conversion on the same tractor, but in Simplicity badging:

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:14 AM

I have someone I can call here later today that may know.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:19 AM

I know nothing about propane conversions, so this may mean nothing, but

is a choke still used/req'd?

If not, wouldn't a conversion kit have the choke cable/decal removed?

In the ad John, in 3rd picture, that is still there.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:19 AM

upon further research the gt says on the cub hood side emblems propane 104


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Some of the propane company's that sell propane converted them to promote the sale of propane and that it could be used in many ways.
Superior propane was one of those company's. I worked at superior propane for a while. Noel

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:41 AM

I know nothing about propane conversions, so this may mean nothing, but

is a choke still used/req'd?

If not, wouldn't a conversion kit have the choke cable/decal removed?

In the ad John, in 3rd picture, that is still there.

 

Choke is still needed with LP conversions. The great thing about LP is that it burns very clean with no carbon build up and no contamination to the oil. I have taken 4 and 6 cylinder LP engine apart and you would think they had just been put together after running thousands of hours.

 

Several companies had and still make conversions to LP for all sizes of engines.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 08:20 AM

I hate using this word, but that may be rare as it is one of a few survivors with that conversion on it.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 09:20 AM

I would be all over it if it were closer.
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Propane conversion is something that I have wanted to try but just hasn't happened. Always thought that a full sized propane tractor would be a good option. No moisture in the fuel or fuel going bad from setting too long. All of our fork lifts were propane and the engines seemed to last forever. 


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Propane conversion is something that I have wanted to try but just hasn't happened. Always thought that a full sized propane tractor would be a good option. No moisture in the fuel or fuel going bad from setting too long. All of our fork lifts were propane and the engines seemed to last forever.


Some of the Toyota forklifts at my work place have close to 10,000 hrs and no engine work. Our place is really dusty too and they are still going.
I think it would be a neat conversion, I see a local landscape company with all their zero turns have propane tanks.

That would be one of those "rare" ones if it's a true factory option.
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Posted May 11, 2015 - 01:58 PM

Propane conversion is something that I have wanted to try but just hasn't happened. Always thought that a full sized propane tractor would be a good option. No moisture in the fuel or fuel going bad from setting too long. All of our fork lifts were propane and the engines seemed to last forever.

The guy that farrms next to me is a Miineapolis Moline fanatic. He runs his farm with a 100hp(I think) G100 running on propane.

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 02:09 PM

The guy that farrms next to me is a Miineapolis Moline fanatic. He runs his farm with a 100hp(I think) G100 running on propane.

 

Is it a G-1000? We had one years ago, real mule for pulling.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 02:14 PM

The guy that farrms next to me is a Miineapolis Moline fanatic. He runs his farm with a 100hp(I think) G100 running on propane.

 

G1000 propane was tested at Nebraska in november 1966.  It developed 110 PTO horsepower.

 

Never ever have I seen a Cub on propane.  You could get K series Kohlers equipped for propane but I don't believe that the Cub Cadets ever came from the factory that way but I could be wrong.   The only ones I know of on propane are the newer zero turns they make.


Edited by IHCubGuy, May 11, 2015 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 02:37 PM

Is it a G-1000? We had one years ago, real mule for pulling.

Could be a 1000, he was planting corn with it last week but was far enough away I could not read the number.
That thing really purrs when he is pulling the chizel plow. It definitely has some power. He just laughs at my. Ford 1500, but it works fine on my 9 acres.
I call Dick a fanatic because the whole yard south of his house is covered with old pull combines and assorted MM machinery.

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