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Cub Cadet 2185....worth messing with?


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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:47 AM

I got a cub cadet 2185 with a hydrostat and 18hp command Vtwin, shaft driven. Ive been thinking of trying to get into pulling (nothing serious, just stock type events)...how would one of these do? Are they allowed to run? How do the hydro trannys hold up? What kinda tires can i run?

Fill me in boys im curious lol.
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Posted August 17, 2016 - 11:10 AM

You will have to get rid of the hydro. it wont pull a lot of weight. you need like an older cub rear axle like 582



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Posted August 17, 2016 - 08:55 PM

Your better off putting the vtwin in an actual cub frame. What you have is only good for mowing and thats really about it lol. The frame is rather thin and the hydro wont hold up either. You could always take the sheet metal from the 2185 and put it on a cub chassis. Its very important to grab a set of rules before you do anything!!!!


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:54 AM

Well hell then. Maybe ill just stick to my original plan for it which was making it into a (slow) trail toy.

The deck is garbage, and the motor needs moderate attention, but i cant bring myself to just junk it (story of my life)

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 09:22 AM

Every GT is worth messing with, as long as you ignore the financial aspect of it.



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Posted August 21, 2016 - 10:32 AM

I agree. However, as im moved away from playing with trucks ive found mowers to be refresingly cheap (er) and much eaiser.




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