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Dougy,
What model Cub did you get?
I've got two of them, a 67 123 (12hp, hydro) and a 76 1450 (14hp, hydro).
Got the 123 from Frank C. Both do regular lawn duty and the 1450 has a plow blade and a 42" snow thrower. I've had to spend a few dollars getting them straightened out but they are like little pieces of heavy equipment, tremendous quality, very heavy duty.

Plus, they have an absolutely fanatical following on the internet. Any part you need, any information you need is out there. Let me know if you need anything. Also there are a ton of guys doing "pulling" and plowing competition with them.

I hear the hot setups for circle racing are various cheapo, front engine, belt drive models. Light weight and like you say, can be geared way up.
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Dougy,
What model Cub did you get?
I've got two of them, a 67 123 (12hp, hydro) and a 76 1450 (14hp, hydro).
Got the 123 from Frank C. Both do regular lawn duty and the 1450 has a plow blade and a 42" snow thrower. I've had to spend a few dollars getting them straightened out but they are like little pieces of heavy equipment, tremendous quality, very heavy duty.

Plus, they have an absolutely fanatical following on the internet. Any part you need, any information you need is out there. Let me know if you need anything. Also there are a ton of guys doing "pulling" and plowing competition with them.

I hear the hot setups for circle racing are various cheapo, front engine, belt drive models. Light weight and like you say, can be geared way up.
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Ok, that's one of the "new" models. Should be good for racing.

I'm into the old stuff...giant cast iron differentials the size of my truck rear end. Industrial hydraulic pumps etc. Freakin things weigh about 1000 lbs. The equivilant tractor new these days will cost about $8,000.

MTD makes all the new model Cubs, the old ones were made by International Harvester. Still, the new cubs are usually a notch or two in quality above the generic tractors. They are usually sold as upscale lawn equipment.

Hydros like mine are no good for racing. Good for mini-tractor pulls but they don't go very fast.
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Ok, that's one of the "new" models. Should be good for racing.

I'm into the old stuff...giant cast iron differentials the size of my truck rear end. Industrial hydraulic pumps etc. Freakin things weigh about 1000 lbs. The equivilant tractor new these days will cost about $8,000.

MTD makes all the new model Cubs, the old ones were made by International Harvester. Still, the new cubs are usually a notch or two in quality above the generic tractors. They are usually sold as upscale lawn equipment.

Hydros like mine are no good for racing. Good for mini-tractor pulls but they don't go very fast.
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