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by SWilliams
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Belts
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Belts

So I blew the belt on the newest 451 while trying to pump some of the HEAVY WET crap "snow" that came a few days ago. Grabbed the spare off the wall, It is a "Huskee" kevlar belt bought at Tractor Supply, bought a bunch of them over the years and they have been a good belt. Most were in somewhat amb...
by SWilliams
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Cyclops front hydraulics
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Cyclops front hydraulics

I had a complete kit on the shelf and used the line from it. I did that on a 1641 and didn't use that line. I'll look and see if I have the power version still off, I plan on using it on the other super but I could measure it up if that would help. Also have a couple other pieces, I'd need to look a...
by SWilliams
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Cyclops front hydraulics
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Cyclops front hydraulics

There is the short nipple that goes between the valves, I made one using the end off an old line and dressed up the opposite end to match the factory fitting. The factory lift lines are too short to reach the front, but you can use the upper sections to make new lines if you have a hydraulics shop a...
by SWilliams
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Hytran PLus
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Hytran PLus

I've run Ultra in a super and one 1863 and it seemed to work fine, better in the winter than the old hytran but that was about the only difference.
by SWilliams
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Replacement lower discharge chute for 551 snow blower
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Replacement lower discharge chute for 551 snow blower

The current part number is 731-0903E for the lower chute, if the teeth are chewed up you may want to replace the chute keepers as well as they get worn and cause binding. Those are # 731-0851A. Another common reason for the teeth to wear is if the rotator screw isn't adjusted correctly. If it's out ...
by SWilliams
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Solid cab doors.
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Solid cab doors.

Tell him to be gentle with it, Sims offers no support or parts for them because they are too old.
by SWilliams
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Solid cab doors.
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Solid cab doors.

Thanks for the effort. His needs paint like mine does. I found a complete cab with solid doors and the owners brochure but it's a bit distant and $850.00! I'm going to see if the owner would take pictures of the owners manual. I've never seen one of those at all! I think I figured out that the only ...
by SWilliams
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: PTO Switch 1811
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: PTO Switch 1811

That seems to be the way many were bypassed. The 1641 I have was just removed from the posts and then mounted with the lever off to the side, the latest super still has it wired per the factory! Only wiring change I've found on it was someone replaced the seat switch with a different one and grafted...
by SWilliams
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 284
Views: 153379

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

We got about 20 inches, all powder. No pictures because I was out at 3 am clearing it out so my wife had a place to park. Her job tossed everyone out early at midnight, Guess when the worst of the storm was BINGO. She normally can make it home in a bit over a half hour, but since nobody on the town,...
by SWilliams
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: PTO Switch 1811
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: PTO Switch 1811

The reverse switch on mine gets repurposed and turns on a back up LEDs mounted next to the rear marker lights. Makes it so much nicer when you're trying to back up in dark spaces. I use the deck up tight against things while trimming so don't want it shutting off. Also bypassed the seat switch, but ...
by SWilliams
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Solid cab doors.
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Solid cab doors.

I have a Sims cab for my super but the doors are beat from age. The "clear" plastic has shrunk and the velcro has peeled free of the frame. I looked at building steel doors for it but never got into it because of medical crap. Now that I'm starting to beat that problem it's time to build the doors. ...
by SWilliams
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: What doofus thought a plastic belt cover was a good idea?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

What doofus thought a plastic belt cover was a good idea?

So many of you know the 450 and 451 came with that dumb plastic belt "cover" on it. Thing is that every one I have seen has either a slot burned through it or it's shredded to the point it's useless. Then they realized that the cover was getting heated by the engine heat and exhaust so they made the...
by SWilliams
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: 450, 451 and 551 Snowblower Application Notes...
Replies: 26
Views: 24745

Re: 450, 451 and 551 Snowblower Application Notes...

450 and 451 use a 6" idler, 551 uses a 7". The only thing special about the factory part are the inserts they pressed into the bearing to allow the use of a bolt. There are a Hustler 602672, an MTD 756-04050, and a Husqvarna 102657 that are all 6" idlers with the correct 5/8 belt groove and a 17mm b...
by SWilliams
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

I forgot about that blade, thinking of the Haban I have in the shop. Although it wouldn't take much to make the Haban fit on a GT. Been working on a way to make a faster swap from blower to blade that doesn't require a lot of work.
by SWilliams
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

She’s now in Greenfield Center NY, which is where I’ll using her. Got to get some photos posted I know. It did come with a blade. Installing that and getting g it to function properly will be a whole nother learning curve I’m sure! Imagine I need weights , chains and the like too?! See you already ...
by SWilliams
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

Things to use it for, Mowing the grass, blowing snow, are the common ones, but there are a lot of other uses depending on what you want or need. There are front end loaders, backhoes, dozer blades, flail mowers, rear tillers and tons more. If you look in the document section on top you can find the ...
by SWilliams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

The belt comes from the clutch straight down to the two idlers then straight back from them to the pulley on the deck. On the lift frame it will be above the cross brace. Shouldn't touch anything but the 4 sheaves. Up front on the mule drive it has one fixed idler and the other is spring loaded. The...
by SWilliams
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Steering changes between garden and super garden
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Steering changes between garden and super garden

Yeah It just doesn't make a lot of sense really, I'm in the process of sorting out the steering on the other 2284 at the moment and most of the parts are flopping in the breeze under there. Makes it interesting to steer when it takes a 1/4 turn before anything moves and the a 1/2 turn back to correc...
by SWilliams
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Stanley B&D buying MTD.
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Stanley B&D buying MTD.

I ran into that issue as well, Try using the parts diagram link and then select the type of machine, it makes looking faster than the main parts page. https://www.cubcadet.com/en_US/service-and-parts#diagrams For the older stuff select Garden Tractors, International, Super garden tractors. Then unde...
by SWilliams
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Stanley B&D buying MTD.
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Stanley B&D buying MTD.

So in 2018 SBD bought a 20% share of MTD, with the option to buy the remaining 80% starting July of 2021. Thing is they have a bad habit of dropping anything that they don't think of as a profitable item, Wonder just how this could effect the Cub Cadet brand and the parts they currently support for ...
by SWilliams
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Steering changes between garden and super garden
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Steering changes between garden and super garden

Oddball question 2... What was the rational for the change from the one piece tie rod set up on the garden tractors to the center swivel and dual tie rods on the supers? I was thinking it might have been for extra clearance but haven't found any attachments yet that would hit on the supers steering ...
by SWilliams
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Rusty pulleys...
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Rusty pulleys...

In this case it's a 450. I'm just wondering how bad do they have to get before they actually start causing problems. The ones on my first 451 have some pitting and don't seem to damage the belt, usually the belt ends up getting burnt when the blower eats a frozen newspaper or rock. Never seems to br...
by SWilliams
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Rusty pulleys...
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Rusty pulleys...

Just was looking at a few oddball pulleys and some of the blower parts and got to wondering, I know my old blower has some rust and pitting on the drive and idler pulleys but it doesn't really seem to be causing a noticeable issue in belt wear. I wondered just how bad they have to be before they rea...
by SWilliams
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: New from Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: New from Missouri

Welcome aboard the board.
by SWilliams
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Older Cub Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Older Cub Parts

I thought about a hardened stud for the box but then realized that would likely wear the worm itself more than the stud. If there was more room in there you could make a stirrup with a bearing on the end to ride in the groove. I looked at a couple of cam followers as well but nothing off the shelf w...
by SWilliams
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Service Bulletins
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Service Bulletins

Great, They are more that should be added to the site.
by SWilliams
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

If this machine is the one Don has it should have all the kinks worked out of it. He was on the old registry back before the crash. As for the repower, the command engine is a good upgrade. The factory engine would have been the flat twin, which are good if they are the series two. But the commands ...
by SWilliams
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Service Bulletins
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Service Bulletins

Just a few items that could be added to the documents area. TRANSMISSION SERVICE BULLETIN CC-157.pdf Sluggish speeds- Slow reverse.pdf TRANSMISSION DIPSTICK SERVICE BULLETIN CC-148.pdf 82 SERIES CHECK VALVES SERVICE BULLETN CC097.pdf Want faster reverse speeds- Cyclops speed control upgrade.pdf
by SWilliams
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

They are simple to maintain really, change the oil, change the air filter, use non-ethanol gas, keep watch for mice who like to chew and build nests, Keep the blades sharp and have a spare belt or two on hand, then just run them. To keep the engine happy a bit of MMO in the gas and when you are gett...
by SWilliams
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase
Replies: 61
Views: 4056

Re: 1979 Cub Cadet International Purchase

davis2 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:52 pm
Hey Steve, there has been a 782D on Utica Craigslist. There seem to be 2 prices,$3200 or $4000. It has a cab and blower, but I didn't look too far into it.
Yeah there is that one and a 1572 Diesel super as well. Only issue at the moment is money... The hospital has to get pair first.