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Posted August 23, 2016 - 11:39 PM

Picked up a Cub Cadet 1811 tonight.  I had talked to the owner earlier today and he had it running early today but it quit running all of a sudden and he couldn't get it running again.  I went over to look at it and the owner said that he was so upset with the tractor that if I wanted it I could have it for FREE.  I couldn't believe what he had said so I shook hands with him quickly before he changed his mind.  I made arrangement to pick it up later this week.  The PO said that he thought it was a 1984 model year.  The tractor includes a #2 tiller, 50" deck, snow blower, wheel weights, and a front blade. 

Needless to say I am very happy with the deal.  I had lost out on another 1811 for $250 early this summer when the owner sold it to someone else.  This one fell into my lap and I'm thankful that it did.  When I told my wife that I bought another tractor she wasn't happy until I told her how much it cost. 

 

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Posted August 24, 2016 - 12:17 AM

Based upon the serial number I think the tractor was made in 1986.



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Posted August 24, 2016 - 03:43 AM

That is a heck of a deal! Good luck with it!


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 04:24 AM

Cant beat the price,nice to have all the attachments
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Posted August 24, 2016 - 04:35 AM

Wow!  That's fantastic!  You better go buy a lottery ticket.  Nice score!


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 07:14 AM

I always love the things for that price....nice tractor
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Posted August 24, 2016 - 07:29 AM

According to the build date it was built Feb. 06, 1986.  You got one heck of a deal.  I just sold a nice one, cleaner deck for $700, same model and year.  Newer Kohler Magnum engine.


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Wow!  That's fantastic!  You better go buy a lottery ticket.  Nice score!


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 10:44 PM

According to the build date it was built Feb. 06, 1986.  You got one heck of a deal.  I just sold a nice one, cleaner deck for $700, same model and year.  Newer Kohler Magnum engine.

Thanks for the breakdown of the build date.  Sometimes things just fall into your lap.



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Posted August 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

That is a heck of a deal! Good luck with it!

 

I had planned on using a tiller on my 149 w/fel as a counter weight.  I now plan on having this tractor dedicated for use with the tiller or the mower deck and put the Danco weight box back on my 149 w/fel.


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Posted August 27, 2016 - 01:01 AM

I picked up the 1811 tonight after football practice.  The tractor was easy to get onto the trailer but the snow blower and tiller were very heavy.  The tiller for the 1811 has the angled gearbox attached to the tiller making it very heavy and awkward. The snow blower is almost as bad as the tiller.  It was a heck of a workout! 

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Once I got it home, I fixed the positive battery terminal end which was broken.  I charged the battery and cranked it over.  It turned over but didn't fire at all.  I tried some starting fluid but that didn't work.  Next, I removed the spark plugs and cleaned them off.  Reinstalled them but still nothing.  I then got a old spark plug that I knew was good to see if I had spark but the engine wouldn't turn over and the started relay just make a clicking sound.  At that point I said that was enough for tonight and it will have to wait until I have more time. 

I did check to see if the white governor gear was visible down the oil fill tube and it was clearly visible.

Can't wait to see it running on my property!

I will get more pictures up tomorrow when there's more light.

If the hour meter is correct, which I doubt, it only has 400 hours


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 11:51 PM

I started working on the 1811 tonight.  The starter doesn't want to turn over.  It doesn't make any sounds at all.  I tested to see if it has 12 volts and it does.  Information that I've found on this tractor says you have to remove the engine to replace the starter.  I don't think that is going to be that bad of a job if I could find a manual and figure out how the engine is attached to the frame.  It took me quite a while just to figure out where the starter was located.  This engine it completely different from my cub 149 K motor.  I searched the site and couldn't find a manual for it so does anybody have a digital copy that they would share with me?



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Here are some more pictures of the 1811 I took today.  I love how this tractor looks from the front end!

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The engine looks like it's a lot better shape then my cub 149.  It doesn't look like someone has gone crazy with a welder, bailing wire, or roof flashing.

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The mower deck bearings feel good.  The deck is solid and doesn't have any rust holes.

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This is the mule drive for the deck.  It looks to be good shape.

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The front plow looks like it was used a lot.  Where it hooks to the hydraulic lift, it looks like it's bent.

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The snowblower looks like it hasn't been used much.  I'm hoping to have this working for this winter.  We don't get much snow around here but if we do then I don't have to get out the snow shovel.  It also looks like I'm missing some rods to control the discharge direction.

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The tiller looks to be in good shape.  I can't wait to try it out this fall or next spring depending if I can get the tractor running.

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I'm assuming that these IH implements will work with this MTD brand Cub. The previous owner said that he only used the tiller.  The other attachment just came with it when he bought it. 

Does anybody know if they will?



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:24 AM

Here's the Owners Manual.  And the OM for the M18.


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:20 AM

Here's the Owners Manual.  And the OM for the M18.

Thanks Kenny!

I don't know why I didn't see it when I looked manually or when I did a search. 

Looks like I've got some ready to do tonight after my football game.


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