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    Hi all.. Not just new to forums but cub cadets and even tractors in general. My friend has a cub and likes it so I am looking around to see it a cub will be right for me.

    #2
    Welcome to ECC! What model Cub does your friend have and what models are you considering?
    Tim - It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
    Indiana, PA
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      #3
      Welcome to the group cub1245!

      If you tell us what your needs are, we can make some suggestions......

      Do you plan to cut grass with it? If so, how big an area?
      Do you want to use it for garden work, such as tilling/plowing?
      Do you want to push or blow snow with it?
      ~Jonathan
      Oblong, Illinois

      Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

      I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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        #4
        Primary need is to gut grass. about 3/4 of an acre. My friends is brand new last year XR1? maybe? Its Yellow Thats about all I know about it

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          #5
          Its an xt1. You will find that this forum is more dedicated to the older Cub's, most of our members are using Cub's that are 20-50yrs old. All the newer Cub's are made by MTD which is the parent company for just about every mower brand made today. If you have mechanical ability I would recommend an older Cub but if you just want something you can hop on and mow then a new tractor may be right for you. Cub currently offers three levels of Cub's, the xt1 is the bottom of the line and like most things you get what you pay for. The xt2 is the middle of the road and made better than the xt1 but still not the quality of the top of the line xt3, the xt3 is a well made tractor but they are pricey just like any top of the line tractor.
          Tim - It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
          Indiana, PA
          Check out my Youtube channel -

          https://www.youtube.com/user/xOLDS45512x

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          • J-Mech
            J-Mech commented
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            Well said!

          #6
          Another thing you will quickly find with any good tractor.... once you have one you find more and more jobs for it. If you buy an older model, like most all of us here, you suddenly find one isn't enough. Switching attachments from job to job becomes work, and you decide you need a second machine. You figure out you can own 5 or 6 and still not yet have the same cost as a new XT3, and have 6x the "fun".

          At 3/4 an acre of grass, just about any GT will do fine.
          ~Jonathan
          Oblong, Illinois

          Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

          I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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            #7
            I would like to add that you shouldn't buy any tractor from any brand from a home improvement store because if you ever need something repaired under warranty it's a nightmare getting it done. If you decide to buy an xt1 you need to buy it from a Cub Cadet dealer, you will pay a little more but any warranty work will be handled quickly. If you buy an xt1 from a box store the Cub dealer will put your tractor at the back of the line which could mean several weeks with no tractor.
            Tim - It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
            Indiana, PA
            Check out my Youtube channel -

            https://www.youtube.com/user/xOLDS45512x

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              #8
              Thanks for the input.. I was leaning away from new anyway I think. Pretty pricey compared to what I see for used ones. Problem is I see used ones on craigslist and stuff but the prices are all over the place. No idea what they are worth.

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                #9
                Originally posted by cub1245 View Post
                Thanks for the input.. I was leaning away from new anyway I think. Pretty pricey compared to what I see for used ones. Problem is I see used ones on craigslist and stuff but the prices are all over the place. No idea what they are worth.
                What Craigslist is nearest you? I'd be happy to see what's posted in your area and guide you towards the best buy for the money.
                Tim - It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
                Indiana, PA
                Check out my Youtube channel -

                https://www.youtube.com/user/xOLDS45512x

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                  #10
                  I was looking at this one. Seems like a good price. Just not sure if its a good tractor. Hey says it runs well.
                  https://westernmass.craigslist.org/g...732794303.html

                  I like the way it looks. That probably dont mean much im guessing. Will this do other stuff besides cut grass? Sorry I posted before and didnt thank olds for the offer to look

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                    #11
                    The 1541 is a great tractor provided it was well cared for by the previous owners and that price is dirt cheap. That tractor has hydraulic lift which is great to have and really saves your arm from heavy lifting, the engine in that tractor is a Kohler magnum 15 but it's really a magnum 18 with different decals. If I were you I would message the seller to see if they can tell you how many hours are on the meter.
                    Tim - It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
                    Indiana, PA
                    Check out my Youtube channel -

                    https://www.youtube.com/user/xOLDS45512x

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                      #12
                      Will do.. What would be considered a lot of hours??

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by cub1245 View Post
                        Will do.. What would be considered a lot of hours??
                        I try to buy tractors that are under 1,000hrs but if properly maintained those engines will last well past 2,000hrs. If you only have 3/4 acre then you probably won't even put 30hrs on it a year so it will last a long time.
                        Tim - It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
                        Indiana, PA
                        Check out my Youtube channel -

                        https://www.youtube.com/user/xOLDS45512x

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                          #14
                          What Tim said. "If" that tractor runs as good as it looks, around here, that would be a good buy...
                          They can't all be turn key.
                          Make the best of each and every day.
                          Todd
                          Original's Start to Finish vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoUNNiLwKs

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                            #15
                            Yep. I agree. Looks good, great price! I'd say the guy just wants rid of it, because that's an easy $800-$1000 tractor.
                            ~Jonathan
                            Oblong, Illinois

                            Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

                            I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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