Greetings from Upstate NY

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Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby nddragoon1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 pm

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I never introduced myself so here goes...

Names Nate, live near Saratoga Springs, NY with my my wife and three children. We've got a nice place and 5 acres so the Cub Cadet 2082 I bought in 2016 really helps. I picked up the tractor, 54" mower deck, 551 snowthrower and 17cuft trailer for $1700. Aside from a few minor issues everything has worked well. It does need an overhaul but that's hard to do since I use it all the time. I hope to put a Cat 0 hitch on it this year and get a box blade so I can take care of the driveway. I was looking at the plans for the loader and excavator but...not sure I want to take that on. I think I'll just go with a new purchase for that.

Cheers all!
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Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby dag1450 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:04 pm

Welcome! Yeah if your talking an engine overhaul....that is tough. Is that a magnum 20 in there? I hate to say it...but the best thing to do is get another tractor so while repairs r being made u can still get things done. Post some pics when u get a chance.
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Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby Tom Scott » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:47 pm

nddragoon1 wrote:It does need an overhaul but that's hard to do since I use it all the time.

Nate, that's one of the best excuses reasons for the "multiple tractor plan"! With at least one more tractor you can really take your time and fix things right. Time to go shopping! :beer:
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Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby SWilliams » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:20 pm

Welcome aboard, Agree with the others. Plus you can set up one as a dedicated snow mover and one as the "summer tractor"
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Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby nddragoon1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:39 am

Well, I certainly agree with this plan, in fact...I think its a great plan. Not sure the wife is going to be on board though. However, she has agreed that when she goes back to work I can get a new tractor, probably a compact with a loader and bucket. thats a few years off though. Not sure which brand to get....any thoughts?
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Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby cholloway » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:11 am

Welcome to the forum Nate.

However, she has agreed that when she goes back to work I can get a new tractor, probably a compact with a loader and bucket.


There's nothing wrong with that plan but, why wait a couple of years?
I've got a buddy on another forum whose wife is working all the overtime she can
(when she's not cuttin' grass or doin' other chores) so he can buy himself a new bass boat. :beer:
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Re: Greetings from Upstate NY

Postby dag1450 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:25 am

As for a brand of compact tractor....I don't have lot of experience with all the brands. One thing I do have experience with is driving to the parts store for repairs...or possibly the dreaded take it to the dealer for a lung transplant. So that being said..... maybe start by finding what dealers are in your area. The internet has helped with parts coming to your door but the internet can't "buy it now" flatbed to the shop. :lol:
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