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by Cyclops1862
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Cub Cadet 147
Replies: 29
Views: 1594

Re: Cub Cadet 147

There's no need for a farmall, just get a blade or snow blower for the cub you already have. Implements for these cadets are more than readily available in your area, especially if you're willing to drive into Fort Wayne area. That's a beautiful cub you have, and with your care, she will be for a lo...
by Cyclops1862
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Finally on display
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Finally on display

Yup, it's a lawn boy, with a better looking hood and paint! I would love to find a self propelled lawn boy, but that seems to be kinda hard to find. I'm not sure if cub ever rebranded one one that was self propelled or not? Info on these is hard to come by as well. It's a ton harder than the garden ...
by Cyclops1862
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Finally on display
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Finally on display

I purchased this little pusher this past November from a guy in Indiana. It still has the original bag with no holes and the logo still very visible. And... she runs amazingly well!
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by Cyclops1862
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Winter Snow and Storm Pics
Replies: 359
Views: 230911

Re: Winter Snow and Storm Pics

A few years ago, I got a Cub Cadet 3x from Home Depot. As I have come to learn, the Home Depot portion of the program is part of the problem. The Home Depot versions of stuff are apparently incredibly cheaply made. So, the first few years of the snowblower it worked pretty darn well. Handled most s...
by Cyclops1862
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sad, but exciting day
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Sad, but exciting day

Sounds like you've been around a Scout out two! 😆 My grandpa and dad both worked at the harvester plant in Fort Wayne IN until they closed it up. My dad worked on the Scout line setting the bodies on the frame, and he says they should have included extra doors and floors in the purchase so you had a...
by Cyclops1862
Tue May 31, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sad, but exciting day
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Sad, but exciting day

So, last night, I agreed to a trade with the neighbor down the road. He's been on me about buying my lo-boy 185, for about a year now. I kept telling him it wasn't for sale. And then, last night, he offered his Scout in trade! It's a bit, and I mean a BIG bit of a project, but it runs and drives. I ...
by Cyclops1862
Mon May 23, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: New 1650
Replies: 18
Views: 2585

Re: New 1650

Lookin great, Paul! You've saved a gem! (What's it mean when a British Motorcycle doesn't leak oil on your floor???) :lol: Or Harley! I've got 3 Brits, 4 Italian, 2 HD, and 4 kawasaki steel horses in my stable. Only one brit, and 2 HD's have leaks that seem uncurable! That 1650 is beautiful 😍! My 1...
by Cyclops1862
Mon May 23, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: Newb alert
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Newb alert

Welcome aboard! Tom is absolutely correct on the ags. The parts to fix the clutch are no longer available through mtd, but if you're handy and willing, anything can be fixed with patience. However, since it's working, I'd move it along to is next owner as they aren't known to be a dependable unit, d...
by Cyclops1862
Fri May 13, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Mat
Topic: New to the group
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: New to the group

Welcome to the group! Nice machines, quitelines are the best lines!!!
by Cyclops1862
Mon May 09, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: QL rear lift capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: QL rear lift capacity

Not sure why it took me so long to see your reply Steve, I check this forum daily! Thank you for the cat 0 spec. I typically use the front wheels are on the ground still spec, but I'm trying to take better care of my tractors these days, as parts aren't getting cheaper, or easier to find.
by Cyclops1862
Sun May 08, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

Finally got the wife's little flower garden tilled up for her, now to load up the 1650 and take it to camp to till our vegetable garden. She's gonna get a workout up there as she has about 3 acres to do!
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by Cyclops1862
Sun May 08, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

Clank wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 8:29 pm
Thanks! Tremclad Recreation White
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I love it!!! Looks great! What part of Ontario are you in? I have an aunt and a few uncles that live in the Leamington area. It's roughly 40 mile east of Windsor.
by Cyclops1862
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Loader Mutt Continues...
Replies: 331
Views: 93142

Re: Loader Mutt Continues...

This is an amazing build! Keep up the excellent work and thank you for the easy to follow build story! I can't wait to see the mutt finished with this installed!
by Cyclops1862
Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

Clank wrote:
Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:26 am
The rumours are true: Jay has wood! :lol:
:lol:
by Cyclops1862
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

I was almost done splitting wood, and it started snowing. We wound up with around 4 inches total, so I got to blow all that this evening as well.
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by Cyclops1862
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Added another cub! But not like the others!
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Added another cub! But not like the others!

Yes..I know about white pines! My parents have a stand of them 100 feet long, and man are they brittle. I was just over last week cutting up some of the winter casualties. Chipper looks great and I would consider one if it was a few years ago, but their years..or months are numbered there. It will ...
by Cyclops1862
Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: QL rear lift capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: QL rear lift capacity

I'd say you answered it very well. The loss of steering is the same spec I use on my loboy 185. I have a king kutter disc harrow that I pull with that, and it turns the loboy into a wheelie monster! I fabbed a bracket to 6 suit case weights, and that changed the world! However, the 1650 is getting a...
by Cyclops1862
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: QL rear lift capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

QL rear lift capacity

My 1650 has the rear lift. I'm gonna upgrade it to the 3 point kit from Xtreme so I can use a land plane. The Xtreme site says their kit has 35% more lift capacity than stock. Does anybody know what the stock lift is rated at? I asked on another forum, and just got the standard "it'll lift that" ans...
by Cyclops1862
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Not what I was expecting
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Not what I was expecting

Completely makes sense now!
by Cyclops1862
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Not what I was expecting
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Not what I was expecting

Nice work getting her back in action! :beer: I have to ask though, why the gravel behind the house? Is this a base for a future project, more parking? I'm just curious...
by Cyclops1862
Sun Apr 03, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Not what I was expecting
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Not what I was expecting

Ouch!!! But the nice thing is that Dave Kamp has posted an easy to follow, step by step process on how to stuff a Ford limited slip in there!
by Cyclops1862
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

Got my little sweetheart out last night. There are very few things in life as enjoyable as a good 1650! She has pulled almost 8 cord of firewood this year in that little cart.
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by Cyclops1862
Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Added another cub! But not like the others!
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Added another cub! But not like the others!

Turns out, it's pretty awesome!
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by Cyclops1862
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: IH Equipment, Trucks and Scouts
Topic: International Harvester M1 Garand
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Re: International Harvester M1 Garand

Yeah, they had there toes in about 80 different pools. I've heard, not sure if it's true, that the reason IH got the contact was because all military arms were made in the north east, at that time. And when we unleashed the atomic era on the world, the government decided that our arms and munitions ...
by Cyclops1862
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: IH Equipment, Trucks and Scouts
Topic: International Harvester M1 Garand
Replies: 4
Views: 3579

Re: International Harvester M1 Garand

This is the only firearm IH made. And they had MANY issues trying to get it right. They tried to produce firearms on standard machinery that they had, instead of procuring specialized machinery for firearms production. They outsourced barrels from line material Corp, because they couldn't produce th...
by Cyclops1862
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: CCC and MTD Built Cub cadets
Topic: Added another cub! But not like the others!
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Added another cub! But not like the others!

I've been looking at this wood chipper at my dealer since November. I didn't really have a use for it, till now! I live in an old growth white pine forest, and this week we had an ice storm on Tuesday, followed by 5 inches of snow, with 20mph winds. So yesterday I made the hour and a half trek to my...
by Cyclops1862
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Cub Cadets and Shooting the Breeze
Topic: LT 1550
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: LT 1550

It's pretty much a big box store machine. Think of it as one of those with bigger tires, and use it as such. As long as you just pull a yard cart, and tasks similar, it will last many years. It's a belt drive rear end. The common items to replace are the steering sector gear. When worn, it creates v...
by Cyclops1862
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

Holy cow is right. Whoever is selling that tube on Amazon is VERY PROUD of it! :o
by Cyclops1862
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)
Replies: 81
Views: 34225

Re: What I did with my tractor today! (Pic heavy please!)

It's definitely not like a standard chassis lube grease. I would say it's closer to dielectric grease than anything. I found it unusual that the service manual from kohler said not to lube the bendix with anything that will attract dirt, and it gave this part number for the "proper" lubricant. So I ...