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Hi Guys, I'm a newbie here (wow, been a long time since I've been a newbie) especially at 65+ years old. I have two 3000 series Cubs and absolutely love them, for reasons that never even crossed my mind when I was younger. My 3205 is my mower and the Kawasaki liquid cooled engine is awesome, it will definitely live longer than I will. Mods to it include custom paint and lettering and 15" aluminum wheels, tail lights and backup lights replaced with aluminum panels and LED clearance lights, headlights replaced with a 12" LED light bar sunk in behind the stock headlight cover. My first 3000 and former mower is a 3185 with 1185 hours currently, this has become my little helper around the yard. I have a broken back and bad knees so I appreciate whatever help I can get. The step-thru design of the 3000 series are truly a Godsend for me. I added an extended bumper below the stock one so I can push things into place (like railroad ties) and a 3' boom to the rear with a winch (currently hand crank, but powered soon) this lets me drag things around the yard and serves as the lift mechanism for my debris rake and acreage rake. The 3185 has v-lug rear tires mounted on ATV rims that I modified to fit our Cubs.
Looking good. Great to have another 3000 series owner on here. With the 3000 series and not running a deck you can mount a hydraulic cylinder on the back to lift the boom using your factory spool (deck lift)valve.
 

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Hi Guys, I'm a newbie here (wow, been a long time since I've been a newbie) especially at 65+ years old. I have two 3000 series Cubs and absolutely love them, for reasons that never even crossed my mind when I was younger. My 3205 is my mower and the Kawasaki liquid cooled engine is awesome, it will definitely live longer than I will. Mods to it include custom paint and lettering and 15" aluminum wheels, tail lights and backup lights replaced with aluminum panels and LED clearance lights, headlights replaced with a 12" LED light bar sunk in behind the stock headlight cover. My first 3000 and former mower is a 3185 with 1185 hours currently, this has become my little helper around the yard. I have a broken back and bad knees so I appreciate whatever help I can get. The step-thru design of the 3000 series are truly a Godsend for me. I added an extended bumper below the stock one so I can push things into place (like railroad ties) and a 3' boom to the rear with a winch (currently hand crank, but powered soon) this lets me drag things around the yard and serves as the lift mechanism for my debris rake and acreage rake. The 3185 has v-lug rear tires mounted on ATV rims that I modified to fit our Cubs.

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Well I'm whupped. Pulled both decks, removed blades, scraped off what little build up of crud from under decks, greased decks and both tractors, sharpened both pair of blades and reinstalled them, sharpened 3 pair of spare blades, swept the shop floor, rearranged everything to get around easier and finally hooked both battery charger/maintainers. Still have some leaf sweeping and bush trimming that will require pulling the yard trailer so may just wait until spring to service the engines.
 

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Well I'm whupped. Pulled both decks, removed blades, scraped off what little build up of crud from under decks, greased decks and both tractors, sharpened both pair of blades and reinstalled them, sharpened 3 pair of spare blades, swept the shop floor, rearranged everything to get around easier and finally hooked both battery charger/maintainers. Still have some leaf sweeping and bush trimming that will require pulling the yard trailer so may just wait until spring to service the engines.
Whew! Sounds exhausting. Kick your feet up and have a carbonated beverage. Merry Christmas!
 

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Whew! Sounds exhausting. Kick your feet up and have a carbonated beverage. Merry Christmas!
Thanks Steve hope you have a very Merry Christmas also. I poured a tall glass of Apple/Cherry juice..lol. We've always been a little non traditional for Christmas lunch and this time I cooked a small ham to make sliders with Hawaiian rolls & spinach dip to go along with a pot of cajun red beans & rice..
Have a great one my friend.(y)
 

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Thanks Steve hope you have a very Merry Christmas also. I poured a tall glass of Apple/Cherry juice..lol. We've always been a little non traditional for Christmas lunch and this time I cooked a small ham to make sliders with Hawaiian rolls & spinach dip to go along with a pot of cajun red beans & rice..
Have a great one my friend.(y)
Yum. Set me a plate, I'll be right over.
 

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I changed my Hydro tranny oil today and mowed the yard for the 1st time this year. She's growing fast now. Nothing like South East Texas heat to keep your Cub motor hot! Here's a pic after mowing today. Not filled in all the way but about 75% is.
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I put AG tires from my JD 212 on the 1864. Needed 3 inches of wheel spacer to make it work.
What size are the tires?
 

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Thanks Randy,
I wish I could put bigger tires on mine but my 60" fab deck leaves me with no room for bigger tires.
My 54" had enough room to go up a bit but your 60" is probably a bit wider due to the longer blades.
 
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