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post #1501 of 2706 Old 01-22-2016, 05:07 PM
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I would get Cub blades or watch which gator blades. I heard the Cub mulch blades are nice. My standard blades do both discharge and mulching well.
I thought I had read that somewhere in all the posts. Thanks Hunter, I'll try the standard blades before buying anything else. No hurry, yet.

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Started up and ran the tractor again to keep the gas and oil all mixed up in the motor. It also keeps the battery charged.

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Just got my 2015 XT2 LX46 delivered a little while ago. Had a Husqvarna GTH2448T back in Massachusetts, so it's going to take a little practice to get used to the pedal drive, but shouldn't be a problem. Already thinking about oil changes and have to come up with a pipe extension. They don't even come with the plastic tube like Husqvarna. Again, no big deal. Didn't get the KW engine - I figure the Kohler will outlast me. Will have plenty of time to practice since it'll be awhile before mowing season here. On the next to get list is a sunshade and Gator blades.
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I appreciate it greatly since I've never had one with a hose pre-installed. My last model just 2 years prior included a clear tube to connect to the pop-out drain style. Let us know what kind of adapter or setup you end up getting to act as a drain!

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I did get some non OE Gator Blades that didnt work very well, I wound up trimming about 1/8" the end of each blade (3), they hit each other...I never ran into that before, I have been using them for over 14 yrs now, with new ones maybe each year or every 16 months or so......just saying
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I have time to decide on new blades Hunter. Thanks for the suggestions though. Played with trying to clear some tall grass ( Johnson grass, I think it's called ? ) I was happy with the way the Cub handled the clumps, only got hung up twice, and was able to easily pull it off, which was a surprise because I'm hardly athletic.
I think I'll use the weed eater with the saw blade to do the small part that is left - getting into the dirt and roots can't be helping the mower blades even though the mower hasn't faltered at all. So far I'm very pleased with the Cub. This thread convinced me to get it. Thanks Hunter 2 for starting it.

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Started up and ran the tractor again to keep the gas and oil all mixed up in the motor. It also keeps the battery charged.
I've been doing the same thing Hunter.

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I have time to decide on new blades Hunter. Thanks for the suggestions though. Played with trying to clear some tall grass ( Johnson grass, I think it's called ? ) I was happy with the way the Cub handled the clumps, only got hung up twice, and was able to easily pull it off, which was a surprise because I'm hardly athletic.
I think I'll use the weed eater with the saw blade to do the small part that is left - getting into the dirt and roots can't be helping the mower blades even though the mower hasn't faltered at all. So far I'm very pleased with the Cub. This thread convinced me to get it. Thanks Hunter 2 for starting it.
hanks Oldtimer, I started this thread when I was doing way to much research for a rider. It seems not many thought Cub was trying to improve there models. It seems they have come up with a good tractor for the price.

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I've been doing the same thing Hunter.
I think it will work fine especially since the oil in the motor only had 8-10 hours on it. I warm it up and even engage the blades for a bit.

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Thanks guys! This thread popping back up on my radar reminds me that I need to add my oil stabilizer to the mower and start her up to keep her healthy! I'll do that this weekend!!!
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My 2015 XT1 46 with the 22 HP 7000 Kohler came with the oil drain hose on it. Its tucked under the edge of the foot rest hooked to a clip. I have a battery tender hooked up to mine and never worry about the battery.

I did have a problem with the Cub cadet mulching blades. If I hit a bump the blades or deck would flex enough for the tip of the blade to hit the deck on the right side in the back where the deck slopes down. It would make a popping sound. You could see where it was hitting. I ground a bit off the corner of both ends of the blade and it stopped hitting the deck.

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Thanks guys! This thread popping back up on my radar reminds me that I need to add my oil stabilizer to the mower and start her up to keep her healthy! I'll do that this weekend!!!

oil stabilizer???!
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oil stabilizer???!
I know there is a feeling that this stuff is dubious black magic, but as far as my experiences with fuel stabilizers go, I've been happy and have experienced good results from using fuel stabilizers in my yard equipment. Stands to reason it's worth trying the oil stabilizer, especially because the bottle I have was free to me!

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No offense here, but oil stabilizer really seems like overkill. And for my time/money, just using 100% gasoline solves the need for fuel stabilizer.

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No offense here, but oil stabilizer really seems like overkill. And for my time/money, just using 100% gasoline solves the need for fuel stabilizer.
No offense taken here!

100% non-ethanol fuel is a PITA to source in my area without the inconvenience of driving 30 minutes to an hour to fill up a 5 gallon fuel can. I use the local 93 octane with the fuel stabilizer to hopefully help combat the effects of ethanol in the fuel.

One thing I've read/been told/heard is that good fuel stabilizers actually do work at suspending (if I recall correctly, surrounding and coating) water molecules in the fuel system. I believe if I remember correctly, it's the same principal with how they are supposed to work with ethanol too. If the oil stabilizer actually works like this and suspends any moisture in the oil that can form on cold winter days, then heck yeah! If not, nothing lost for me so no big deal!
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Oil stabilizer is nothing but a group 1 oil that is thicker. It has no benefit to it. If you want thicker oil might as well buy thicker oil. My opinion and the consensus on bobistheoilguy.com.

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