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#1 Manfjourde OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2017 - 12:33 AM

Okay I don't post much but I do enjoy my few tractors although I can only keep. Please help me decide. My ultimate goal is to restore one of them and use it a bit around the yard and drive it in parades and the local fair

The two are 1966 JD 110 and 1966 Cub Cadet 102.
I live on 1/3 acre so when I use them it's small tasks or to take the kids for a ride.

Considering what I want to do - a hat would you advise? I can provide more info or pics about them but wanted a general idea of your opinions. Thanks.
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Posted May 03, 2017 - 05:23 AM

To me its preference. I collect Green and that's what I've always had and used. Use them both and get a feel for which one you like better. A shame you cannot keep both. They are both collectible units. :D


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 05:39 AM

Post some pictures.


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 05:40 AM

I'm In favor of the cub, they are stout machines and look great restored, I like their angled back grille and I think parts are cheaper. Also they appeal to pullers and collectors equally.


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 06:25 AM

The guys who bleed green will say the 110 and the IH guys will say the cub. You seem to have no preference.
To me, it's a matter of hp, parts availability, reliability and attachment availability.
You'll have to research your area and decide what will be the best fit. They are both good, respected tractors. Pics will help
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Posted May 03, 2017 - 06:41 AM

My ultimate goal is to restore one of them and use it a bit around the yard and drive it in parades and the local fair

... 1966 JD 110 and 1966 Cub Cadet 102...

I live on 1/3 acre so when I use them it's small tasks or to take the kids for a ride.

Do you have much grass in your part of Utah?  If you don't need to mow that 1/3 acre every week would save a lot of wear and tear... points to the one you like better, maybe not the one that cuts better or "looks to have more life left in it"...

 

Do the kids like one better?

 

Maybe keep both and pick one to start restoring, the hands-on time might help you decide?

 

I "got it down" to one tractor, it is newer and does all the practical stuff in the yard.  Now i regret selling my 68 ford 120, it wasn't practical for this new place we got but now with the bolens doing all the grunt work that old ford sure would be nice to putt around on...


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 07:38 AM

I agree with the others that say keep them both.  Find out which one would be the least expensive to restore (parts cost, labor, etc.) and you have the other one to do the light work around the place.  That way you can take you time on the restore project and still have a tractor to play with.  For this area the cub would be the route to restore.  Green is much to expensive especially if you have to go to a dealer after parts.  I sold my green mower and keeping one of the cubs, 1872 or 1512 diesel.


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 07:45 AM

The guys who bleed green will say the 110 and the IH guys will say the cub. You seem to have no preference.
To me, it's a matter of hp, parts availability, reliability and attachment availability.
You'll have to research your area and decide what will be the best fit. They are both good, respected tractors. Pics will help

 

:ditto:


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 09:02 AM

I boycotted the green ones even since they copyrighted manuals for them. Still angers me a bit when I have to work on 1 and have to jump through hoops to get a parts or service manual. I'm also partial to Cubs because I grew up on them BUT I really like the old Bolens tractors lol.


Edited by EricFromPa, May 03, 2017 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 07:13 AM

Cub 102 is the keeper.

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 07:33 AM

I would keep the cub but I have 6 of them so my opinion is a little slanted. JD parts are crazy expensive most of the time, I guess that's because they're the color of money.

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Posted May 12, 2017 - 07:39 AM

You can only have one, but you can have all the parts tractors you want. :D 



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Posted May 12, 2017 - 02:47 PM

You can only have one, but you can have all the parts tractors you want. :D


Smooth very smooth...

Good point though!

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Well, I originally posted this late at night in a bit of frustration. I can now provide more details. I actually have two 102s, a '65 and '66. Both Cubs run fine, I rebuilt both carbs and are smooth running. I have weights for the JD and one set for the Cub. I also have lights to install on the JD and a Cub. 

 

I don't get to run them often but I like the look and sentiment of the JD (they are what drew me into GTs) and it is in better condition overall. However, I like the grunt that the CC has, it just seems to be beefier and more of a beast. If I keep the Cub, then I will keep both and essentially have a parts machine if need be, both are in rougher shape than the JD.

 

I have a deck and push blade for the JD and same for the CC - I have two decks for the CC, one for each. Hopefully that give you better insight. Also some pics.

 

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 01:20 PM

Cub Cadet of course... errr I might be a slight bit bias though....




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