View Full Version : Picture of my new toy

07-14-2008, 07:28 PM
To quote me from the other thread I messed up :hammerhead: :rolleyes:

18 year old Cub Cadet Model 1811 Hydro. Just picked it up today.

It came complete with 48 inch deck, bagger, snow blade, and wheel weights. 950 some hours on the meter.

The engine still runs strong. Its a 18 hp Kohler. Kohler no longer makes a engine that will fit it but Honda makes a 24 hp engine that will plop right down in the place of the Kohler and I hope down the road to be able to afford to put one in.

It was a birthday present. I have been wanting one for sometime as when I was a kid I spent hours at my great grandfathers house driving it around his 2 and 1/2 acres.

I plan on mainly using it to just push snow in the winter. My mother and step father have the one from my childhood and it is in much better shape body wise, but needs some mechanical loving to get it back in working condition. I plan to make it a project down the road.

In the picture I have just given it a much needed bath.

Now I just got to find room in my garage for it. I have a little John Deer LX279, Exmark Wb with a 52 inch deck, 2 21 inch mowers, a Billy Goat Leaf loader, various items belonging to my grandfather who owned the house previously before he passed away and I bought it, and my truck taking up floor space. Salvation Army is going to get a windfall when I make room for this and get rid of some of my grandfathers old junk.

After getting used to the Little John Deer Lx279 and driving this today - looking down the hood it is like going from a Mazda to a Lincoln. I am a big guy though and ironically enough I have more room on the John Deer then I have on the bigger Cub.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3633/picture3021ny5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3633/picture3021ny5.cfb0ebc8ea.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=170&i=picture3021ny5.jpg)

07-14-2008, 07:34 PM
Wat a beast!

07-15-2008, 08:06 PM
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/917/picture30231xj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/917/picture30231xj7.bdd0156eff.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=257&i=picture30231xj7.jpg)

Toys toys toys - I dont plan on growing up anytime soon :rolleyes:

07-15-2008, 09:22 PM
that cub will out last that POS john deere!!!

07-15-2008, 11:10 PM
Nice Jd, looks alot like my GT225

J&A Lawn Care
07-16-2008, 02:45 PM
I have built several of those tractors into pulling tractors and yes you can run a Kohler command motor in that tractor without any problem.Hers a video of one.The only difference is that the one in the video is a 582 with a 3 speed tranny insted of a hydro.

J&A Lawn Care
07-16-2008, 02:46 PM
sorry thats my 582 with JD sheet metal.Heres the video of the 582
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/Bolo9092/th_bearcreektractorpull2002.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/Bolo9092/?action=view&current=bearcreektractorpull2002.flv)

J&A Lawn Care
07-16-2008, 02:48 PM
heres the video of the JD
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/Bolo9092/th_tractorpullvideoJOHNDEERE.jpg (http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f326/Bolo9092/?action=view&current=tractorpullvideoJOHNDEERE.flv)

07-16-2008, 06:26 PM
That's pretty cool. There is a dealer in my city that has a tricked out cub cadet like that is on display.

07-16-2008, 07:23 PM
I'd take the Cub over the Deere 10:1 anyday!

07-19-2008, 06:33 PM
Was working in the garage and got my toys out

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1948/picture30232kl4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1948/picture30232kl4.c16bc0e6fc.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=178&i=picture30232kl4.jpg)

I took the Cub out for a spin on the blacktop and I had forgot how fast they will move. It will fly by the John Deer. That John Deer is a little Cadillac with its water cooled kawi engine though. The Exmark is just a mowing beast.