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#1 Boz1200 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 02:04 PM


My stepfather passed away last year and left a lot of things behind, including tools, wood shop drills/saws and - most relevant to this group - a Cub Cadet 123 with mower deck and front end snowblower. I rolled it out of its backyard tomb, where it has sat since his passing.
Video here: https://youtu.be/O_XY7a9i0Fo

My mother asked if I would take it since I just bought a house in NH. Whelp, long story short I got it to my home safe and sound. However, I feel incredibly intimidated by it. I have no clue how to even begin to attach the blower or mower. I feel like I was given something very special that I do not have the capacity to care or manage for. Anyway, I figure this group may offer some valuable insight. For starters, does Cub Cadet even make parts for the 123 model? I know it's like 40+ years old. Thanks! ~James
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 02:11 PM

Welcome James to GTTalk ! I,m not up on the Cubs but there are great members here who will be able to answer all your questions
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 02:12 PM

Welcome to the forum. Don't let the tractor intimidate you. We have a bunch of good members here that are always willing to help and can answer your questions. I believe we should have manuals for the tractor in the manuals section if you don't have them. You can download 3 per day.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 04:07 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! I'm not a cub guy, someone in that field should be along soon. Just go slow and don't feel overwhelmed. After you do it once it'll become second nature to you! The guys here will steer you in the right direction. Good luck, Tom
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:07 PM

First off welcome aboard, glad you found us.  Secondly, YES there is a LOT of things still available for a 123.  Like has been said, do not be intimidated by it.  Especially since it is a family owned machine.  They are simple old girls that are easy to work on and very stout and reliable.  Snowblowers are easy to mount.  Ask away with whatever questions you have and we will try to answer them.  


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Hey James , glad u joined . Just remember you don't have to learn every thing all at once. Pick the part of the project that u would like to accomplish first and work on that. The group here will help u along. I have a Cub 128 but I'm not a Cub expert ,actually I'm not a expert on anything but plumbing. On a different note there is a IH power of Red show in Dublin NH on Aug 8-9 . I'll be there and a lot of experts on Cubs and things like that. Good luck. Tom C
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:18 PM

Thank you all so much! Really appreciate the support and vote of confidence!
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:22 PM

welcome to the site. the 123 is a very good,heavy tractor. it was the first hydro that cub cadet produced. parts are very easy to come by and they are easy to work on. my son picked up his 1st cub when he was 9, he is 17 now and has around 15 tractors almost all of them are cubs. he doesnt have a snow blower but he does have mowers for all of the cubs and they are easy to install. this is a great site with alot of great members that will help. one warning this hobby is very addicting. between me,wife,son,father and fnl we show around 30 gt's and big tractors.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:26 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Folks here will help you along!


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Welcome. Nice to have another New Englander aboard.
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Just watched the video.  That thing is in great shape!


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Just watched the video. That thing is in great shape!



Thanks! Little smoky coming out the exhaust but figure that's par for the course after 40+ years.

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! :wave: I have a Cub Cadet 123. Hope to get it running again someday.


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 07:32 AM

Built 1965-67 so she may be @ the 50 yr old mark by now. Do your research/studies with the manuals provided here. WELCOME!  


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Posted September 06, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Built 1965-67 so she may be @ the 50 yr old mark by now. Do your research/studies with the manuals provided here. WELCOME!

Could you point me in the direction of the manuals? I tried looking at the "stickies" and the link takes me to some Kubota post. Then I tried the search feature but it brings up a ton of posts with the word manual in them. I'm using the Tapatalk app so maybe that's why. Thanks!




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