I would like to nominate my 1989 Cub Cadet 1772, a tractor made only one year. I purchased it from the original owners son, who was still using it to mow around the family owned motel in the small town close to where I live. I received all the manuals and records where it was serviced at the local shop, it was obviously never worked hard, as the rear end bolts were still good and tight unlike most tractors this model. Boy was I happy to have a family owned 1772 that was well taken care of!
After getting it home I decided it needed some work, but it took a year before I was able to get to it. I have a friend who lives nearby that helped a lot with the upgrades I did. After I had acquired all the parts I needed I dug into it, I added a CV driveline, rear end braces, a three point, wider custom offset rims, Firestone flotation rears tires, V61 front tires, and front weights, bumper and exhaust tip from xtreme motor works. I use it with my carryall and brinly planter in the summer, and hope to take it to a plow day in the spring at some point.
Here's a link to my build thread: http://gardentractor.../44202-my-1772/
I hope everyone enjoys the story and pictures, thanks!
Edited by Cub123, February 09, 2016 - 11:51 AM.