Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Back from the Shadows, and a Cold North-Western Winter. 169 and 86 twins.

169 86

  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Dane in PA ONLINE  

Dane in PA

    Dane in PA

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9535
  • 500 Thanks
  • 580 posts
  • Location: Bedford, PA

Posted May 31, 2016 - 11:18 AM

It's been a long time since I've frequented a forum, but I'm back and enjoying being home with my toys!  I've spent the last ten months living in Red Wing, MN going to the Tech Center there --learning how to fix musical instruments.

Over my winter break, a family friend who's tractor I've been trying to get my hands on for the past six or seven years told me to check with her husband about the 169 that his father had bought new in 1974 from a local dealer.  Bought it with a deck, Brinly Cultivator and Mould Board Plow.  

I have the original owners manuals, and maintenance receipts dating back to 2001 --whenever he took ownership of the tractor, when his father bought a left-over Super from the local dealership.

 

I currently work for the local Dealer, and came across this 86 whenever it got traded in.  Neither ran whenever they came to me, but my step-brother mowed with the 86 all last year --but I've had to do some troubleshooting and it needs repairs.  Namely the clutch and starter-gen mount.

 

Well, enough of my rambling --I'm here to show off my two of the five rarest production model Cadets!

I took pictures trying to compare the largest of the first wide-frames with the smallest!

(I'd love to see pictures of your's too!)

Attached Thumbnails

  • 13256305_1227011947323458_2194200324507712218_n.jpg
  • 13256309_1227011970656789_3820340540137744723_n.jpg
  • 13310326_1227011920656794_299270395575941833_n.jpg
  • 13322160_1227012020656784_271332002773415380_n.jpg
  • 13325467_1227012073990112_8650865465332128177_n.jpg
  • 13339463_1227012007323452_3908019265751968467_n.jpg
  • 13339719_1227011990656787_6065712111969903306_n.jpg

Edited by Dane in PA, May 31, 2016 - 11:25 AM.

  • MH81, Alc, KennyP and 6 others have said thanks

#2 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,271 Thanks
  • 28,609 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted May 31, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Hey Dane!
Good to see you back online.

How did the schooling go? Well, I hope.

#3 truck21 ONLINE  

truck21

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 2813
  • 431 Thanks
  • 254 posts
  • Location: Manheim Pa

Posted May 31, 2016 - 11:32 AM

I just went all the way to Canada and brought back an 86 for my wife. You should bring some of your toys to the Roots Show this weekend and show them off and meet quite a few members who will be there.

IMG_20160507_160958.jpg

IMG_20160507_160942.jpg

#4 Dane in PA ONLINE  

Dane in PA

    Dane in PA

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9535
  • 500 Thanks
  • 580 posts
  • Location: Bedford, PA

Posted May 31, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Hey Dane!
Good to see you back online.

How did the schooling go? Well, I hope.

 

Went well!  Was quite enjoyable.  Glad to be back.  Sorry I missed you guys at PAPD this year --I'll certainly be there next time!

 

 

I just went all the way to Canada and brought back an 86 for my wife. You should bring some of your toys to the Roots Show this weekend and show them off and meet quite a few members who will be there.

attachicon.gifIMG_20160507_160958.jpg

attachicon.gifIMG_20160507_160942.jpg

 

Nice looking machine --I bet she's happy!

 

Any info you can send me on this show?  I'm not thinking it's in the cards to come, but I'm interested in learning about it.


Edited by Dane in PA, May 31, 2016 - 11:59 AM.


#5 truck21 ONLINE  

truck21

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 2813
  • 431 Thanks
  • 254 posts
  • Location: Manheim Pa

Posted May 31, 2016 - 12:10 PM

We have information on the events forum. We are not that far away so even if you can't bring tractors take a drive down Saturday for a visit we would be happy to meet you.

Don
  • Dane in PA said thank you

#6 LilysDad ONLINE  

LilysDad

    Cat Lover

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 9,622 Thanks
  • 7,665 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted May 31, 2016 - 12:13 PM

With your training, those tractors ought to make music after you tune them up. :thumbs:


  • KennyP and Dane in PA have said thanks

#7 Dane in PA ONLINE  

Dane in PA

    Dane in PA

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9535
  • 500 Thanks
  • 580 posts
  • Location: Bedford, PA

Posted May 31, 2016 - 12:24 PM

We have information on the events forum. We are not that far away so even if you can't bring tractors take a drive down Saturday for a visit we would be happy to meet you.

Don

 

I likely won't be making it this year --such short notice and just coming back to work and trying to take a weekend off wouldn't be the best idea.  Next year it will be on my list of shows.  So far, I have four on the list to hit next year.

 

 

With your training, those tractors ought to make music after you tune them up. :thumbs:

 

I see what you did there.   :thumbs:



#8 EricFromPa ONLINE  

EricFromPa

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2135
  • 2,298 Thanks
  • 2,332 posts
  • Location: Bedford County Pa.

Posted May 31, 2016 - 01:30 PM

You will LOVE the 169.

 

Neighbor bought a 169 with rusty 50" deck for $40 at his Moms scrap yard.(my aunt Sissy's yard) I cleaned the carb,points and rewired it for him and she runs SWEET.Hour meter had a tad over 600 hours on it.Paint on it was pretty rough from sitting outside but she's definitely the most healthy running cub cadet that I've had the pleasure of using.

 

It has so much more power than my 129 or 149 had.You can run the deck at 1/2 throttle in some pretty high grass and it doesn't care 1 bit.And that big muffler is so quiet compared to the older style canister mufflers.


  • Dane in PA and propane1 have said thanks

#9 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,271 Thanks
  • 28,609 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted May 31, 2016 - 03:58 PM

Went well!  Was quite enjoyable.  Glad to be back.  Sorry I missed you guys at PAPD this year --I'll certainly be there next time

Looking forward to next year then.
You were asked about a couple of times.
  • Dane in PA said thank you

#10 Dane in PA ONLINE  

Dane in PA

    Dane in PA

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9535
  • 500 Thanks
  • 580 posts
  • Location: Bedford, PA

Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:11 AM

Looking forward to next year then.
You were asked about a couple of times.

 

Glad to know I was missed by a few!


  • MH81 said thank you

#11 BNK OFFLINE  

BNK
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 62066
  • 983 Thanks
  • 443 posts
  • Location: Westmoreland, TN

Posted June 03, 2016 - 04:34 AM

Here is the two I had...Welcome home!

Attached Thumbnails

  • 169 Cub Cadet.jpg
  • 222516_220478484631123_6897801_n.jpg

  • Dane in PA said thank you

#12 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,419 Thanks
  • 39,669 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted June 03, 2016 - 04:44 AM

Good to see you back, Dane! Nice Cubs!


  • Dane in PA said thank you




Top