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Good morning all,

Still on a quest for a used tractor. Have moved on from a wheelhorse to the following Cub Cadet 1000. Has a manual 3 spd trans and comes with a mowing deck and snow blower not sure what engine size is, the seat looks shot and it may need a couple front tires... $400. My primary need is for a tractor to put a blade on the back maybe a box blade to use on my gravel driveway. Would this work and is it work $400 bananas?

Can't post a picture as I am at work at the moment.. thank you in advance for your time and opinion. :thanku:
 

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well its a 10hp kohler, which is a good engine. if you figure new tires are say $60, a sleeve hitch is $100 and a box blade is $150, then youre looking at a $700 ish investment
 

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well its a 10hp kohler, which is a good engine. if you figure new tires are say $60, a sleeve hitch is $100 and a box blade is $150, then youre looking at a $700 ish investment

Thanks Hugh-ss for your insight. What about getting things for this tractor like attachments. Are they hard or relatively easy to get? Is a 10HP Kohler going to be heavy enough for a box blade?
 

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yah well if you get something like an agri-fab or craftsman box blade which is 42" wide, 10hp will be fine. you will need to get a sleeve hitch to use the box blade or any other attachment on the rear of the tractor
 

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Don't forget he will also need a IH Cub Cadet wide frame 3point( http://ihccw.com/IMG_9504_3.JPG) about $175.00 for the brinly sleeve hitch adapter(http://ihccw.com/IMG_4575_1.JPG) $160.00 Got the prices from here ( http://ihccw.com/ ) to work if it doesn't have one on it. and I would also invest in a Wide frame spring assist( http://ihccw.com/IMG_6338_17.JPG ) $100.00 Because without the spring assist it will be a struggle To lift attachments on the rear.

Here are some Cub Cadet link's that will help you out with the 1000 for Used attachments, Manuals and Parts

Cub Cadet Bone Yards
1. http://www.rfhoutzandson.com/ContactUs.aspx Bone Yard & Cub Dealer
2. http://www.ccsupplyroom.com/room.htm Bone Yard
3. http://ihccw.com/ Bone Yard
4. http://www.ihcubcadet.com/Sponsors/Madson/ Bone Yard & Cub Dealer
5. http://www.ccspecialties.org/ Bone Yard
6. http://www.xtrememotorworks.com/ Remaufactured IH Cub Parts
7. http://www.cubclassics.com/ Bone Yard
8. http://www.binderbooks.com/ IH Cub Cadet Manuals

Hope this helps :thThumbsU
 

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All cub wide frame attachments will fit, and if you get the sleeve hitch, all the aftermarket sleeve hitch stuff will fit too.
If you are getting rear tires, get ags and load them with antifreeze or washer fluid, That will take care of your traction. You can thrn keep an eye out for wide frame blades so you can play in the winter. If your rear tires are turfs, just buy a set of chains.
 

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Don't forget he will also need a IH Cub Cadet wide frame 3point( http://ihccw.com/IMG_9504_3.JPG) about $175.00 for the brinly sleeve hitch adapter(http://ihccw.com/IMG_4575_1.JPG) $160.00 Got the prices from here ( http://ihccw.com/ ) to work if it doesn't have one on it. and I would also invest in a Wide frame spring assist( http://ihccw.com/IMG_6338_17.JPG ) $100.00 Because without the spring assist it will be a struggle To lift attachments on the rear.

Here are some Cub Cadet link's that will help you out with the 1000 for Used attachments, Manuals and Parts

Cub Cadet Bone Yards
1. http://www.rfhoutzandson.com/ContactUs.aspx Bone Yard & Cub Dealer
2. http://www.ccsupplyroom.com/room.htm Bone Yard
3. http://ihccw.com/ Bone Yard
4. http://www.ihcubcadet.com/Sponsors/Madson/ Bone Yard & Cub Dealer
5. http://www.ccspecialties.org/ Bone Yard
6. http://www.xtrememotorworks.com/ Remaufactured IH Cub Parts
7. http://www.cubclassics.com/ Bone Yard
8. http://www.binderbooks.com/ IH Cub Cadet Manuals

Hope this helps :thThumbsU
Thanks Sergeant for your input and obviouse knowledge. Hugh-SS/16 forwarded me several links to other selections including a cubbie 124 in my area.. if I were to consider the 124 vs the 1000 would you agree the 124 would be a better fit?
124: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd/1822510498.html

1000: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd/1858387516.html
 

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i think that the 100 with the creeper would be the best. post that link and see what these guys say
 

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Well if you go with either the 100 or the 124 you will still need the above attachments
But they will Be a Narrow Frame IH 3point and a Narrow Frame Spring assist and there still in about the same price range. The brinly Adapter will work on either Wide or Narrow Frames. The 100 or 124 had Optional Hydraulic lifts for them Which you can Get on Ebay for About $500.00 The 1000 had a optional Electric lift for it. Either the 124 or the 1000 would work for your intended purpose.
124 made 1967 to 1969
1000 made 1974 to 1979
The 1000 only weigh's 10lbs more than the 124
The 124 has about a 70lbs more than the 100
I don't know what it is but that 70lbs Diffrenece really does make a diffrence when Plowing or a using a Box scrape on the 124 over a 100.
The nice thing about the 1000 your already set up for winter then all you need beside the Rear acessories is a Headlight kit. Which you can get through any of the links I posted:thThumbsU
 

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100s with creeper gears are a lot pricier than 1000's. If you want to collect it, thats fine but if you just want to work it, go the 1000.

Quietline headlights are pretty reasonable for the 1000. 124's are crazy high. !00's are fairly steep too.

Not knocking the narroe frames though, I have a 100 with FEL, rear lift and creeper gear plus a 125 and a 124. Closest thing to a 1000 is a 1100 but most cub people try to forget they made a 10hp briggs model quietline.
 

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100s with creeper gears are a lot pricier than 1000's. If you want to collect it, thats fine but if you just want to work it, go the 1000.

Quietline headlights are pretty reasonable for the 1000. 124's are crazy high. !00's are fairly steep too.

Not knocking the narroe frames though, I have a 100 with FEL, rear lift and creeper gear plus a 125 and a 124. Closest thing to a 1000 is a 1100 but most cub people try to forget they made a 10hp briggs model quietline.
Thanks for your insight. I am leaning towards the 1000 as it is very close by and would be a no brainer provide it works. Is is supposed to come with a mower deck and a snow blower attachment. Anything special I should look for or check?
 

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ABC the reason they want to forget the 1100 isn't just the B&S it also the fact it's shaft drive to a right angle Gear Box then Belt drive to the Peerless trans That why they want to forget the 482,580 & 582S as well.
On the snow blower I would check the auger Bearings which you really won't know about until the snow blower is attached and running You also want to check the the needle bearings that go into the braket where the sprocket is mounted on the backside of the Blower. On the tractor just check for wet spots underneath where the normally park the 1000 make sure trans is not leaking or Oil pan. and Check the ISO mount for the engine make sure there still there or you will notce the engine vibration thru the Frame alot more.:thThumbsU
 

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Hello fellow NJ person. There is a guy in North Jersey that has a bunch of 100 series for sale. 147 and i think a 128. He has a big collection and I got some stuff from him. Let me know, i think he had a 147 for like 300 or 350......
 

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get the 147!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hello fellow NJ person. There is a guy in North Jersey that has a bunch of 100 series for sale. 147 and i think a 128. He has a big collection and I got some stuff from him. Let me know, i think he had a 147 for like 300 or 350......
Hey kool. yeah please forward the info as I am in after last's nights almost tornado, a good chunk of my driveway is washed out at the bottom..

With that in mind here is today's pick. A Wheel Horse model 1277 garden/lawn tractor. Looks old but seller claims to have kept up with it... your thoughs?

Wheel Horse model 1277 garden/lawn tractor
 

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Just so you know the 800, 1000 and the 1200 are prone to clutch problems. The rubber iso mounts on the engine wear out which causes the engine to drop which wears out the clutch components. It's about $450 in parts for the whole new clutch assembly.
 

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I would have thought that the 1000 had the same clutch setup as the narrowframes. Either way, I doubt parts are any where near $450. Maybe NOS from IH.
The iso mounts can be replaced with sway bar bushings from NAPA cheap. you just have to think outside the box.
Yeah, there were a lot of other differences with the 1100..3 lug rear flanges, 3/4" front spindles. Aluminum grille shells instead of cast iron. They were cheaply made to compete with the box store models. Not a heavy duty GT like the 1000's.
 

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Thanks Sergeant for your input and obviouse knowledge. Hugh-SS/16 forwarded me several links to other selections including a cubbie 124 in my area.. if I were to consider the 124 vs the 1000 would you agree the 124 would be a better fit?
124: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd/1822510498.html

1000: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd/1858387516.html
Hey I almost bought that 124. That has been for sale for awhile now. I bet you can score that for 300. Looks like a deal to me.
 

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ABC,
The clutch assembly is similar to the narrow frames. But, tpournaras is right on the problems with the quiet line gear drives. The narrow frames (and first wide frames) had hard mounted engines, no rubber mounts to wear out. When IH designed the quiet lines, they used rubber isolation mounts to isolated the engines from the frames to reduce noise from the vibrations hard mounting caused. But the rubber mounts will wear out over time, and the engine will literately drop down thus misaligning the drive train causing extra stress on the clutch components. Most collectors now do an immediate engine rail upgrade as soon as they obtain a quiet line tractor. I'm not sure what the clutch components would cost if there is damage, but that's why there may be clutch problems on a quiet line.
 

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Hi--Treed!! Glad to see your knowlede again!

And if'n I'm npt mistaken--you can get the exact replacement engine mounts from Mcmasters/Carr at a better price.......:fing32:

glenn
 
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