I have bought a 1973 model cub cadet 128 with the roto tiller, dump trailer, and wheel barrow attachment.. with a 44" deck, after getting it home, and replacing the old battery, cleaning out the fuel tank, replacing the fuel, cleaning out the old fuel filter, and replacing it with an inline fuel filter. replaced the spark plug.. and off we go on a test ride, well I wanted to give her another test.. I even took it to a slightly overgrown lot next to our place. The mower worked flawlessly, the 12 hp kohler motor truly impressed me, I was under the assumption that with it only have 12 hp.. it would struggle to run the 44" deck to full capacity, but after going through the over-grown lot like it did, I have no reservations. Now, the not so good part, with it being an older machine, I should have investigated a little more thorough, after the mowing and another trip with my son, we heard a loud bang, and it shimmied a little. Immediately we drove right up the drive-way and parked. on investigation I discovered a piece of the clutch assembly to be missing, and the clutch plate was what was causing the vibration, it was more or less just rotating around driveshaft.. Now I have to replace the clutch.. what does anyone recommend to accomplish this, I am figuring that I will more or less have to remove the entire motor, but if there is an easier way to accomplish this I humbly seek the advice of the more seasoned restoration guys/gals.. I am glad to have found this site, I found it to be very informative and helpful.. I look forward to hearing your replies.
Pics will soon follow after I get them taken and posted.
Travis from east TN.