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General Information

Year
: 2001
Make
: Cub Cadet
Model
: 3240
Packages
: Front Cylinder: 2.5 bore x 14" Stroke Tie-rod, Curl: 2.5" Bore x 6" stroke, Rear Sleeve Hitch with deck lift hydraulic cylinder, Fabbed Hoses with QDs
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Modifications

Drivetrain
: 22HP Kohler Command, BDU-21 hydro, cast-iron rear
Interior
: Cub XT3 seat with armrests
Lighting
: LED bulbs
Wheel and Tire
: Rear: 24x10.5-12 Polaris ATV
Front: 18x8.5-8 golf cart

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That looks awesome! Color me a bit jealous! What rear tires are those?
Thanks. Polaris 24x10.5-12 ATV tires I bought off FB Marketplace. They are exactly like the Ocelot ATV tires I put on my XT3 from ChapMoto.
Here's a video after I got the curl cylinder mounted.
 
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Nice work. Could you post a pic showing how you attached to the cub frame ?
I built a hitch out of 8" channel that has the same frame mounting as the factory hitch.
 

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Added a couple of videos after getting my wheelweights mounted. First one I pushed a 30ft tree down into one of my hollers like it was nothing. The rock pile has been at my house since I moved in here 20yrs ago and consists of grapefruit sized rocks and was well compressed.

I had a little trouble due to running into a hole right in front of the pile which pushed my bucket angle upward. I may add some fiberglass rods to the bucket edges so I can better see the angle of attack.
 

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Thank you for sharing. That is a great looking bucket setup. How did you go about setting up the hydraulics?
It was fairly simple as the 3000 series has an auxillary hydraulic circuit in the BDU-21 hydro. I bought 2 used CC spool valves off eBay and rebuilt them with new o-rings then bolted them to the deck lift spool--they are built to stack from the factory.

I bought old deck lift hoses and cut the special Cub Cadet ends out of them and took them to my hydraulic hose guy and had him install them in 1/4" hose with 1/4" NPT ends on the other end. Then just generic 1/4" NPT quick couplers for the hookups at the front and 1/4 NPT off the shelf hoses to the cylinders with fittings that fit the cylinders.

I did have 2 center deck lift arms that I cut and fitted to make them into correct length spool valve lift handles. Saved me hunting auxiliary handles down.

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