I am looking at a 782D tractor. I've never had a red Cub Cadet and am interested to know the timeline on when IH went to MTD and CCC. I've also seen and read that there are differences in the rear ends and paint colors (red vs. black) on certain parts. Can anyone give me the basics on the transition from Harvester-built tractors to MTD-built tractors?
Another question I have for a Cub Cadet expert is on the chrome hub caps. I have seen the red series tractors with IH logo hub caps, but I have also seen the plain caps on some of the later red tractors as well and was wondering if the optional caps came plain again once the tractors were being built by CCC.
The 782D I am looking at also has a plain steering wheel cap instead of one with an IH logo. Would this be original or replaced?
Thanks for any insight.
Edited by RAJ, March 23, 2016 - 09:14 AM.