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Cub Cadet aficienado's..

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  1. Chaz

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    Going to go look at a mower tomorrow, but I'm not well versed on CC mower/tractors.

    Here is the ad..



    The price seems to be in the right range, but his mention of engine "surging" bothers me a bit.

    Says it runs great, which would not indicate a carb issue, but a potential hydraulic issue.

    Any thoughts before Chazsbetterhalf likes it and I'm out some cash??

    Thx all
     
  2. Horkn

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    I've been paying a lot of attention to used mowers recently. TBH, I see a lot of transaxle issues on these years of Cubs. Probably more than there should be, but mowers like these are really kinda disposable.
     
  3. papadave

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    I've had my CC for over 12 years w/o major issue, until recently. That was operator error though, not the Cub's fault.
    YMMV
     
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    bocefus78 Chris isn’t this part of the 46 style transaxle that has issues at about 200 hours or so
     
  5. bocefus78

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    These things aren't known for their reliability. Towing with them reduces their life even more.

    Looks to not have the k46 from my brief research. Has a hydrogear 0510.
     
  6. Chazsbetterhalf

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    Well I liked it and we got it. The seat adjust and I can now reach all the pedals. And the break is easy to set. Now the final decision was his as he had concerns about the surge.
     
  7. SKEETER McCLUSKEY

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    going uphill reduces their life even more.....sorry Chaz ..just the way it is...
     
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  8. Chaz

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    As she said, she liked it, and he dropped to $400, so I guess I've some tinkering to do.

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  9. Chaz

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    Guess it's in trouble around here.
    :rofl: :lol:
     
  10. Chaz

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    I presume this has to do with the hydrostatic transmission.
     
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    I hauled a lot of wood from the tree line to to the house with my 1517. Had since new about 17 years. Closing in on 600 hours and haven’t had any major issues.
     
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    yes......
     
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    The low priced end of all the manufacturers/brands have lightweight transmissions that are not designed to do anything more than mow and on fairly flat surfaces at that.
    The engine "surging" could be as simple as a wicked blocked air filter to carb issues from ethanol .

    Some of the worn parts in those lightweight trans are replaceable but when paying a shop for shop labor to do it isn't usually worth it.

    As usual: IMO and YMMV.
     
  14. Chaz

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    #2 is a great candidate, he said it ran great last year before storing it for winter.

    Air filter is pretty much new.

    Figure I'll start by draining out all the old gas, replace fuel filter and go from there.
     
  15. Chaz

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    Well, if it doesn't work out, I still spent less on this than the piece of junk we purchased from "The Depot"
     
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    I'd pinch the fuel line to stop fuel flow to the carb and pull the fuel bowl and see if there are those nasty water laden sugar blobs in it. Clean out the main jet, put it back together, add some seafoam to the gas, run it and cross my fingers. I'm no small engine mechanic though.
     
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    Plugs too. I've seen some really wacky run traits with funked up plugs.
     
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    Along the same lines,
    remove fuel line from tank.
    start engine and let idle.
    hold fuel line up and fill with seafoam, keep full as engine idles.
    run until it sputters and stalls.
    this will put seafoam in all the passages.
    let sit over night.
    drain bowl on carb
    fill with fresh fuel
    should run really good.
    change plugs and air filter also.

    IMO all these "tractors" built after about 1980 are junk, but it is what we have to work with
     
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    X2 on the Seafoam.
     
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