Cub FAQ

Cub Cadet FAQs

1. What year is my Cub Cadet?

Serial number info can be downloaded here ====>Serial number cross reference
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2. Where do i find the serial number for my Cub Cadet?


Original



70 / 100 Here,



or here.



71,102,122,or 123 Here,



here,



or here,



72,104,105,124,125



73,106,107,126,127,147



86,108,109,128,129,149,169 Could be here,



Or here.



800,1000,1100,1050,1200,1250,1450,1650



482,582S,582,682,782,982



Thanks to Tim DeLooza for the Writeup
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3. Where can i find a wiring diagram for my model Cub Cadet?

Wiring diagrams can be found here Wiring Diagrams
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4. What are IH Kind/Machine codes and what do they mean?

IH KIND CODES/MACHINE CODES.

This information page is compiled from many sources. I would like to thank Mr. Myron Bounds for his work in putting together the original kind code list and allowing me to post it on the web site. Mr. Ken Updike for all the Information he supplied. This list is not complete. It is as correct as to the information I have and have been given. There may be errors in this.If any are found please let me know. Thanks.

Please help fill in the blanks by posting to the Registry Forum.

Q-Where will I find these numbers?

A-Well, it will look like this(see below). The numbers will be different from yours.
It will be on a metal tag attached to your tractor.
It is where you look to get the serial number.
0340001U123456

Q-Which part is the kind code?
A-The kind code is the first numbers. Below is a the kind code in bold/underlined.
0340001U123456

Q-Now what does the kind code mean?
A-It tells you what type of product you have.
A kind code of 034 is used for IH made Rear engine Riding Mowers.
A kind code of 035 is used for IH made Lawn Tractors.
A kind code of 205 is used for IH made Cub Cadets(Garden Tractors)


Q-Which part is the machine code?
A-The machine code is the next set of numbers. Below is a machine code in bold.
0340001U123456

Q-Now what does the machine code mean?
A-The machine code tells what model number unit you have. In some cases also if the unit has extra attachments from the standard model.
There are listed a lot Of machine codes for the same model. This could be due to changes made from engineering.

Q-What does the U Mean?
A-The U means it is made in the USA.

The serial number of your unit is the last set of numbers after the U.
Below is a break down of the kind codes/machine codes.


Note IH kind/codes were not used up through the 125. How the model codes changed with the paint for the 82 series. Note how the long production of the QL series resulted in multiple model codes for each Cub Cadet model & that some of the model codes that are missing can be easily figured out if they were to surface. Its also interesting that the position of the model code digits changed at the beginning of the QL Series. The original intent probably was to vary the model code according to the way it was equipped just as CCC did after they took over in July 1981. Probably some IH bigwig didn't like the idea & it wasn't implemented till CCC were their own bosses.
(CCC continued the IH Kind/Code system for the Red IH Cub Cadets produced between 1981 & 1985.)
034 kind code with machine codes to model.

0002 = 60 riding mower
0006 = 55 riding mower
0007 = 75 riding mower
0008 = 75 riding mower
0011 = 75 riding mower
0012 = 75 riding mower
0020 = 95 electric riding mower
0023 = 85 riding mower
0024 = 55 riding mower with recoil start
0025 = 85 riding mower with electric start
0026 = 85 riding mower with electric start
0027 = 85 special riding mower with electric start
0027 = 85 special riding mower with electric start
0028 = 55 riding mower with recoil start
0029 = 85 riding mower with recoil start
0030 = 85 riding mower with recoil start
0031 = 85 special riding mower with recoil start
0032 = 85 riding mower with recoil start
0033 = 85 riding mower with recoil start
0034 = 85 special riding mower with recoil start


035 kind code with machine codes to model.

0001 = 76 lawn tractor
0002 = 80 lawn tractor
0003 = 81 lawn tractor
0009 = 76 cadet
0010 = 76 cadet
0021 = 80 lawn tractor
0025 = 111 lawn tractor (gear)
0026 = 282 lawn tractor
0027 = 182 lawn tractor
0028 = 382 lawn tractor
0029 = 382 hydro lawn tractor
0030 = 182 lawn tractor (ccc made for IH)
0031 = 282 lawn tractor (ccc made for IH)
0032 = 382 lawn tractor (ccc made for IH)
0033 = 382 hydro lawn tractor (ccc made for IH)
0034 = 182 lawn tractor (ccc)
0035 = 282 lawn tractor (ccc)
0036 = 382 lawn tractor (ccc)
0037 = 382 hydro lawn tractor (ccc)
0038 = 805 lawn tractor (gear) (ccc made for IH)
0039 = 1105 lawn tractor (gear) (ccc made for IH)
0040 = 1110 hydro lawn tractor (ccc made for IH)
0041 = 1605 lawn tractor (gear) (ccc made for IH)
0042 = 1610 hydro lawn tractor (ccc made for IH)


205 kind code with machine codes to model.
Note :IH kind/codes were not used up through the 125.

0036 = 73
0037 = 106
0038 = 107
0039 = 126
0040 = 127
0041 = 147
0042 = 86
0043 = 108
0044 = 109
0045 = 128
0046 = 129
0047 = 149
0048 = 169
0050 = 800
0053 = 1000
0056 = 1200
0059 = 1250
0065 = 1450
0067 = 1650
0070 = 1650 (mod 856)
0203 = 147
0205 = 149 (vemeer mod 834)
0206 = 149
0207 = 86
0208 = 86
0209 = 108
0210 = 108
0211 = 109
0213 = 109
0217 = 128
0218 = 128
0220 = 129
0221 = 129
0222 = 129
0223 = 129
0224 = 149
0510 = 800 (hvc)
0520 = 800 (hvc)
0540 = 1000
0550 = 1000 (hvc)
0570 = 1200 (hvc)
0580 = 1200 (hvc)
0581 = 482 (ccc made for IH)
0582 = 582 (ccc made for IH)
0583 = 582 special (ccc made for IH)
0584 = 682 (ccc made for IH)
0585 = 782 (ccc made for IH)
0586 = 982 com. (ccc made for IH)
0587 = 1282 (ccc made for IH)
0588 = 982 com. (ccc made for IH)
0589 = 982 com. (ccc made for IH)
0590 = 1100
0591 = 482 w/gd
0592 = 682 w/gd
0593 = 682 w/hydraulics
0594 = 782 w/hydraulics
0595 = 982 w/hydraulics
0596 = 582 special
0597 = 482 (ccc)
0598 = 582 (ccc)
0599 = 582 special (ccc made for IH)
0600 = 682 (ccc made for IH)
0601 = 782 (ccc made for IH)
0602 = 982 com. (ccc made for IH)
0603 = 1282 (ccc made for IH)
0604 = 982 com. (ccc made for IH)
0605 = 982 com.
0606 = 782D (ccc made for IH)
0610 = 1250 (hvc)
0630 = 1250 (hvc)
0660 = 1450 (hvc)
0670 = 1650 (hvc)



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5. What color should my Cub Cadet be painted?

What color should my Cub Cadet be painted?

 

WHITE PAINT

 

IH WHITE TYPE
PERIOD USED
SERIAL NUMBER
MODEL NUMBERS
901
TO 11/1967
TO 218009
ORIG, 70,100,71,102,122,123
902
11/1967 TO 2/1971
218010 TO 375938
72,104,105,124,125,73,106,107,126,127,147
935
2/1971 TO PRESENT
375939 TO PRESENT

73,106,107,126,127,147,86,108,109,128,129

149,169,800,1000,1200,1250,1450,1650

 

 

YELLOW PAINT

 

IH YELLOW TYPE
PERIOD USED
SERIAL NUMBER
MODEL NUMBERS
483
TO 4/1970
TO 335967

ORIG, 70,100,71,102,122,123,72,104,105

124,125,73,106,107,126,127,147

483B
4/1970 TO 8/1975
335968 TO 562954

73,106,107,126,127,147,86,108.109,128

129,149,169,800,1000,1200,1250,1450,1650

483
8/1975 TO PRESENT
562955 TO PRESENT
800,1000,1200,1250,1450,1650

© Mark H. Bowersox ,2002

 


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6. Where can i find paint code cross references?
That chart can be downloaded HERE====>Paint code Cross Reference Chart
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7. What size tires did my Cub Cadet have?

TIRES FOR YELLOW AND WHITE INTERNATIONAL CUB CADET MODELS:

Original:
Rear, 6-12
Front, 4.80/4.00-8

70/100:
Rear, 6-12 (Optional 23X8.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8

71:
Rear, 6-12 (Optional 23X8.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

102:
Rear, 6-12 (Optional 23X8.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

122/123:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 6-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

72:
Rear, 6-12 (Optional 23X8.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

104:
Rear, 6-12 (Optional 23x8.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

124/125:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 6-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

73:
Rear, 6-12 (Optional 23X8.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

106/107:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 6-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

126/127/147:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 6-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

86/108/109:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 23X10.50-12)
(Optional 23X10.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

128/129:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 23X10.50-12)
Front, 4.80/4.00-8 (Optional 16X6.50-8)

149:
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 23X10.50-12)
Front, 16X6.50-8 (Optional 4.80/4.00-8)

169:
Rear, 23X10.50-12
Front, 16X6.50-8 (Optional 4.80/4.00-8)

800/100/1200/1250
Rear, 23X8.50-12 (Optional 23X10.50-12)
Front, 16X6.50-8

1450/1650:
Rear, 23X10.50-12
Front, 16X6.50-8

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8. Where can i find Parts, Service and Operators manuals?
We have over 300 manuals in PDF for download here ===> Documents and Manuals
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9. Where can i find part numbers for my engine, mowing deck and snowblower belts?
Belt part number information can be downloaded here====> Belt Guide
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10. What is the part number for the Carb kit for my Cub Cadet?

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11. IH Casting Codes to date (what do these numbers mean?)
IH used casting dates which are usually found on the left side of the
tractor (engine blocks, trans housings etc.), and often upside down. They
are the date the piece was cast at the foundry. IH began using them in 1931
and the Farm Division likely continued that through 1985. There are three
character sets, separated by what may appear to be screw heads, which may
have one or two numerals each representing the month/day/year. The last
character set would be two numerals of the year or where a single
character is used, it is a letter code and represents the year. IH
dropped/added certain letters depending on the decade/generation of the
management staff at the time.

A = 1931...= 1955...= 1976
B = 32...= 56
C = 33...= 57...= 77
D = 34...= 58...= 78
E = 35...= 59...= 79
F = 36...= 60...= 80
G = 37...= 61...= 81
H = 38...= 62...= 82
I = 39
J = 40...= 63...= 83
K = 41...= 64...= 84
L = 42...= 65...= 85
M = 43...= 66
N = 44...= 67
O = 45
P = 46...= 66
Q = 47
R = 48...= 69
S = 49...= 70
T = 50...= 71
U = 51...= 72
V
W = 51...= 73
X = 52...= 74
Y = 53...= 75
Z = 54
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12. How do i troubleshoot my charging system?

FOR INTERNATIONAL CUB CADETS WITH STARTER/GENERATOR SYSTEMS:

BE SURE YOU HAVE A KNOWN GOOD BATTERY INSTALLED.


TROUBLESHOOTING NO CHARGE:

1.) Confirm that the battery wire to the BAT terminal of the regulator is hot. It should be hot even if the key is off. Do not cross this wire with the blue GEN wire. If you do, the engine will try to crank.

2.) If that was not your problem, next remove the blue wire from both the starter/generator and the regulator. Check the wire for GOOD continuity. If OK, reattach at both ends.

3.) Now do the same with the yellow wire as you did with the blue wire. If OK, reattach both ends at the starter/generator and the regulator.

4.) Start the engine and run it at 3,600 rpm. Using a jumper wire or a screwdriver, temporarily ground the F terminal of the start/generator to its case or the frame. The unit should charge at this point, and you should hear a definite drop in rpm when the F terminal is grounded. That means the unit is charging, but it is an UNREGULATED CHARGE. NEVER LEAVE A MACHINE HOOKED UP THIS WAY. The unregulated charge will blow the battery up. Provided that you have already carefully checked the continuity of the blue and the yellow wires, and both are OK, then:

a.) If the unit does NOT charge when the F terminal is grounded (no drop in rpm), the starter/generator is bad.

b.) If it DOES charge (rpm drops), the regulator is at fault.

5.) Quick troubleshooting tip: You can use a screwdriver to ground the F terminal as the first step on any non-charging unit to quickly narrow down the trouble source.


FOR INTERNATIONAL CUB CADETS WITH STATOR/RECTIFIER-REGULATOR SYSTEMS (Quiet Line models with Kohler AQS engines):

BASIC OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM: Current is supplied to the key switch by a green wire. When the switch is on, current is shunted to the rectifier-regulator center terminal through a gray wire to turn on the solid state electronics. The rectifier-regulator is grounded through its mounting bolts. When the engine is running, AC current is generated in the stator under the flywheel and supplied to the outer two terminals of the rectifier-regulator. The diodes in the rectifier-regulator change this AC current into DC and the circuitry keeps it in check at about 14.5 VDC. The current is delivered to the tractor via the gray center wire.

TROUBLESHOOTING NO CHARGE:

BE SURE YOU HAVE A KNOWN GOOD BATTERY INSTALLED.

1.) Check with a voltmeter set to 12 VDC to be sure current is delivered to the key switch through the green wire by placing one lead on the terminal and grounding the other to the tractor frame. It should always be present, whether the switch is on or off. At this time, check the key switch connection spades and terminals to be sure all are clean and intact.

2.) Turn the key switch on and check for current from the gray wire at its rectifier-regulator end to a ground on the engine.

3.) If you get no voltage, check the ground wire running from the engine cradle to the frame in the front right side area for good connections. Try for voltage between the gray wire and the engine block again.

4.) If you still get no voltage, but have voltage at the key switch green wire, either the switch, switch connections, engine to tractor wiring connector and/or the gray wire is bad.

a.) Check the engine to tractor wiring connector for grease/dirt buildup and for continuity and good contact between the spade and receiver ends.

b.) If you still get no reading, check the voltage from the key switch gray wire terminal to ground with the switch ON. If you DO get a reading, the gray wire is bad. If you DON'T, the switch is bad.

5.) If all is OK and you DO get a reading at the gray wire where it connects to the rectifier-regulator with the key switch ON, then take a voltmeter and set it to AC volts. Unplug the rectifier-regulator and start the engine. At 3,600 rpm, measure the AC voltage across the two white wires coming from the stator to the rectifier-regulator. Stator output here should be 28 VAC or more. If so, stator is OK.

6.) You have narrowed the problem to the regulator. Check the regulator mount bolts for good ground and firm attachment. The regulator must have good ground through these bolts to work.

8.) If OK, then the rectifier-regulator likely needs to be replaced.

©2002 Jim Steele

Used with permission.

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13. How do i make my quietline engine cradle stronger?
Quietline Engine cradle upgrade instructions can be found here=====> Engine cradle upgrade
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14. What starter generator should be on my Cub Cadet?

S/G numbers by CC model # (or viceversa)

1101996 = Orig, Optional on 70, 71, 72, 102, 122, 123, 104, 105, 124,125, 108, 109


1101692
1101951
1101954
1101955 = Orig, 70, 100, 106, 106, 126,127,147
1101967
1101995
1101997


1101926
1101928
1101971 = 73, 86, 128, 129, 149, 169
1101973
1101988

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15. What spark plugs will fit my Cub Cadet?
Plug cross reference:

7/8 hp kohlers = Champion J8C/Autolite 295

10,12,14 & 16 K series = Champion H10C/Autolite 216

17 hp KT series= Champion RV17YC/Autolite 826

19.9 hp Onan = Champion RC14YC/Autolite 3926

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16. What weight oil should i use in my Cub Cadet?
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17. Is there a cross reference for common parts like seals and bearings to Napa or MCMaster Carr Numbers?
Here is our current list of part number cross references, check back often as we add stuff regularly!

CHASSIS PARTS
Part Description IH Part # Aftermarket Source Part #
Tie Rod end N/A NAPA 7-04231
3/4 Wheel bearing IH # 394883R93 NAPA 7-04292
1" Wheel bearing CCC # 741-3002 NAPA 7-08412
5 Prg Ign Switch Plastic Plug N/A NAPA 7-016034
NF Hydro lift pump shaft seal IH # 347478r91 NAPA 4911
Elec. Volt Reg/Rectifier plug N/A NAPA 7-016008
100, 102-123 Steering Wheel N/A Steiner Tractor GTS001
Original + 70-73 N/A Steiner Tractor GT002


ENGINE PARTS
Part Description IH Part # Aftermarket Source Part #
Points Kohler # 47-150-03 NAPA 7-01029
Condenser Kohler # 230722-S NAPA 7-01338
Muffler 102-149 IH # 393840R91 NAPA 7-03680
PTO Brg 70-169 IH # 60071-C91 NAPA RA100RR
Engine oil Filter Kohler 52-050-02s NAPA 1348
Engine oil Filter Kohler 12-050-01s NAPA 1056


TRANSMISSION PARTS
Part Description IH Part # Aftermarket Source Part #
Hydro Filter Sunstrand CCC # 723-3014 NAPA 1084
Hydro Filter Gear pump CCC # 723-3014 NAPA 1410
Rear Axle Seal CCC # 721-0187 NAPA 9878
Hydro Input Seal IH # 394847r91 NAPA 6204
Hydro Trunion Seal SN 592014 + dn IH # 383534r91 NAPA 6720
Hydro Trunion Seal SN 59015 + up Sunstrand 9008000-6701 NAPA 6763
Rear Cover Gasket (cast iron rear) 350837-R91 Steiner Tractor IHS180
Rear PTO plate Gasket 351258-R2 Steiner Tractor IHS178


ORIGINAL PARTS
Part Description IH Part # Aftermarket Source Part #
Clutch Thrust Brg Washer TC-780007 McMaster 5907K49
Clutch Thrust Bearing Ih # 368372-R91 McMaster 5909K36
Clutch Pulley Bushing IH # 376265-R1 McMaster 6381K531
Clutch Shaft Hanger Bearing IH # 468390-R92 ? ?
Belt, Drive IH # 376230-R1 McMaster 6230K15
Reduction Shaft Seal 377959-R91 SKF 7636
Reduction Shaft Seal 377959-R91 SKF 7636
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The virtue of a Cub Cadet as told by Scott Cross, How much is it worth?

THE VIRTUE OF A CUB CADET

AS TOLD BY SCOTT CROSS

 


1991 bought my house w/1 1/2 acres, needed a "tractor". Found a 126 w/ceeper, deck, snow blade and tiller for 600 bucks, good buy. First time I had owned anything like it, it was butt ugly red to boot. Used it to clear my property and haul about 200 loads of dirt in a dump trailer while digging for the porch. Blew the tranny hauling dirt, that's what happens when you go over a bank with a load of dirt and do the slide the wheels (kinda get that deer in the headlight look the first few times, then it's fun) for about 10 feet till it levels out and you get enough tracton to slow down. Imagine taking out the tranny after doin this about 200 times, pretty cheesey tranny huh?
Needed another cub to be able to use the impliments I had, went to my local dealer and bought the 129 for $650. Hydro love at first ride!Traded the old motor from my 126 for a nice Brinly plow to complete the garden attatchments. Hauled more logs and cut more grass, roots, rocks, etc.
Darn got to buy another set of blades. One day threw a ring and a rod, got me another engine from Rich P. and found all these cub cadet freaks online.
Let's see, two cubs with all the extras plus a motor, assorted parts n' belts what, $1500.00
They've done three or four times that in work value with my property. Cut the grass for 11 years, and now with the extra care they get I'd expect another 11 with no problems.
Coulda bought a new Murray for $900 every other year after my yard and I beat the crap out of it.
The value of a 1971 129?
For Sale: One slightly used 1971 Cub Cadet 129 $1500.00 no deck, no plow, no tiller, nuthin but tractor.
Any takers?
Didn't think so, maybe I'll just keep it.

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