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    Lawn Tractor - Cub Cadet

    Cub Cadet 125 for sale locally, I know my grandpa had something along these lines that seemed to work pretty well.

    Are they worth looking into or not?

    It's not as clean as some I have seen online and definitely shows it's age and wear at least cosmetically. It's a hydrostat.
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    #2
    How much grass do you need to mow? If its more than about an acre I would start looking at zero turns. They are faster, more efficient and more expensive

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      #3
      It's like forest/unimproved grass-ish areas. Not like a lawn residential lawn. About an acre ish now but ould be more as I get it cleaned up.
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        #4
        http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-trac...cadet-125.html

        Older tractor, the Kohler with Sundstrand trans is pretty much bulletproof. Being that old, it may need some maintenance, bearings etc.

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          #5
          I have a 1450 that I bought because I wanted a mower than I could work on/with....

          After it turned 38...ish, (so, after I'd had it a few years) I spent as much time working on it as I did working with it.
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            #6
            I have a four year old Cub Cadet XT3. Fucking pile of garbage. Just broke the steering arm again. Broke it last year. I work on this thing constantly. 316 hours on it.

            My next tractor will be a Wheelhorse, or anything before the MTD takeover, or Kubota.

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              #7
              I'd jump on it if the price is right. My rider is a 60's simplicity and I couldn't be happier. Cheap, easy, dangerous and bulletproof.

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                #8
                I maintain about 2.5 acres around my house with a Cub Cadet that I bought about 4 years ago. It does ok on the areas that are primarily lawn type grass but sucks cutting anything with tall weeds. The deck clogs easily as well. I have to stop and clean out the grass build up quite a bit. I work the shit out of that tractor and for the most part it has held up pretty good. I did replace the rear wheel bearing seals last summer but other than that not much else other than regular maintenance.

                I'm thinking when this wears out, I will get a zero turn. I don't like spending an entire day mowing grass and I don't like to get off the tractor once I start.

                Or, thinking I will just buy the cheapest garden tractor I can find and abuse the shit out of it for a few years and replace it. They are not cheap.

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                  #9
                  grew up with that tractor, cut 2 acres with it each week from 7 years old till i moved out.
                  could not kill it.
                  solid machine.
                  wish i still had it.
                  real metal deck.
                  easy to work on.

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                    #10
                    whats a good prices on these? He already had some work done on it, carb kits, hoes, generator/stator, pulleys, spindle.

                    And there's a big difference between the old mowers and new things like everything else.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                      whats a good prices on these? He already had some work done on it, carb kits, hoes, generator/stator, pulleys, spindle.

                      And there's a big difference between the old mowers and new things like everything else.
                      Yeah there is. My dad's Wheelhorse he bought 34 years ago is still running, and still plowing snow and hauling firewood. Onan motor.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                        whats a good prices on these? He already had some work done on it, carb kits, hoes, generator/stator, pulleys, spindle.

                        And there's a big difference between the old mowers and new things like everything else.
                        I bought mine running with plow, snow blower and mower for $300. It's only a 10 horse, 3sp. Dumped about the same into belts blades ect...
                        Rare attachments are pricy.
                        The cheapest riding mower I could find new was 1k.
                        I have a smaller lot to mow.
                        Old is good in my book.

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                          #13
                          depending on condition
                          i see them in cny from 125 to 1000
                          i would say by your discretion 250 to 350.
                          depending on how are tires and fluids look.

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                            #14
                            good machine, K301 engine, the hydro will be nice to mow with... you can still get allot of parts...They dont turn very tight if you have allot of obstacles... I would seek out a 1250 1450 or 1650 quietline if I was going for an older cub mower.

                            "garden tractor"

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Ugly pumpkin View Post
                              I'd jump on it if the price is right. My rider is a 60's simplicity and I couldn't be happier. Cheap, easy, dangerous and bulletproof.
                              this,

                              old equipment is best equipment
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