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im looking at a 2544 cub cadet and trying to figure out what year it is,i know i read somewhere u could tell by the serial number somehow,hers a pic of the mower if that helps
 

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That is the 1st version on the GT2500 series (GT2542/44/50/54). I believe that it would be a 2005 or earlier production, as there are guys on MTF with 2006 GT2500’s that have the plastic hood. If you email “Ask a Question” on the Cub site with the serial number, they will tell you when it was built. I inquired about my GT2550 and they responded by decoding it like this:

S/N: 1A148G30044

1st #1 = January
14 = 14th day
8 = 2008

That looks like a nice unit, how many hours and how much do they want? That series actually has some advantages over the later series, namely a metal hood, enclosed engine compartment and a better cowl support. I think most of the rest is comparable to the later tractors – and I would buy my GT2550 again. All of the GT2500’s are real garden tractors that can handle ground engaging attachments, heavy hauling and big snow removal. Take it for a test drive & cut if you are serious, and if you buy it WE WANT LOTS OF PICTURES!
 

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thanks,39hrs and i can buy it for $2000,does that sound fair,thanks
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That is the 1st version on the GT2500 series (GT2542/44/50/54). I believe that it would be a 2005 or earlier production, as there are guys on MTF with 2006 GT2500’s that have the plastic hood. If you email “Ask a Question” on the Cub site with the serial number, they will tell you when it was built. I inquired about my GT2550 and they responded by decoding it like this:

S/N: 1A148G30044

1st #1 = January
14 = 14th day
8 = 2008

That looks like a nice unit, how many hours and how much do they want? That series actually has some advantages over the later series, namely a metal hood, enclosed engine compartment and a better cowl support. I think most of the rest is comparable to the later tractors – and I would buy my GT2550 again. All of the GT2500’s are real garden tractors that can handle ground engaging attachments, heavy hauling and big snow removal. Take it for a test drive & cut if you are serious, and if you buy it WE WANT LOTS OF PICTURES!
 

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The $2000 asking price may be a little strong based on what a number of tractors on each side of the one you are looking at sold for recently. Check out these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-CUB-CA...556?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a9efe304

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cub-Cadet-2...501?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27be5b5295

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cub-Cadet-G...667?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c86939c3

And here is a 3000 series which is a more substantial tractor yet, but has many more hours and has seen more rough use:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-CUB-CA...157?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415c63bf55

On the other hand the extremely low 39 hours on this unit is worth something too, especially if it looks like a new tractor. With only 39 hours in all these years a thorough test drive will be important, as bad things can happen to an engine that sits for years without being run or properly prepared for storage. What is the story on this sweetheart?
 
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