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Re: New blades for a cub cadet I 1042
Mike, you will need the correct blades with the star on it. With a timed deck, you will have to set the blade 90 degrees to each other, one going north/south and the other east/west. Like rhenning said, if they don't just bolt up to where they are supposed to, then they are wrong. If you go to a dealer, make sure to bring your model and serial numbers, plus the date code since timed decks were only used for a couple of years.
2014 1025R, 54" AutoConnect Deck, H120 Loader, 14 Bushel Bagger, 60" QH Blade, 49" Kuhn Tiller, 47 snowblower, 54 rotary cutter
2005 X575, 54" mower, QH, three point hitch