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Old 04-15-2012, 12:43 AM   post #1 of 5
Mike Bice
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Default New blades for a cub cadet I 1042

I just recieved a new set of blades for my 2008 Cub Cadet I purchased used a week ago. I do understand how the timing blades work and how to set them for replacement. The blades on it have the star pattern, the new ones I want to put on have a different shape and they do not seem to go on properly. I was assured this pattern will work just as the star does, is there a trick to using this type. Please let me know if I should use them or not Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:06 AM   post #2 of 5
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Get the right blades or you will continually have problems with this deck. Roger
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:38 AM   post #3 of 5
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I just recieved a new set of blades for my 2008 Cub Cadet I purchased used a week ago. I do understand how the timing blades work and how to set them for replacement. The blades on it have the star pattern, the new ones I want to put on have a different shape and they do not seem to go on properly. I was assured this pattern will work just as the star does, is there a trick to using this type. Please let me know if I should use them or not Thanks.
The "star pattern" is the standard MTD spline and if the blades do not simply set in place then you have the wrong blades. Since the deck on the i-xxxx series are belt drives there is no "timing". The blades will coast when the PTO is dis-engaged so timing them is of no use.

I got a set of "gator blades" last summer from my CUB dealer and they had a CUB part number stamped on them.

My post on the topic:
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showpo...4&postcount=37
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:54 PM   post #4 of 5
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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.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:31 AM   post #5 of 5
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Home Depot and TSC have the correct blades for your machine. Cub Cadet Part # 942-04217.
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