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Old 02-21-2004, 05:52 AM
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Cub Cadet made a tractor for me!

I,don't have alot of money! it sound like a song.I thought about buying a walk behind,until i saw a LT2180 it has the transmission of a garden tractor, tran takes7 qts and filter to boot.Hor -18hp v-twin vanguard-shaft drive. and the power to ride me up some hills.I,m not consumed with time. Iwill use this to start my business.everthing seem solid on this tractor for the price$2,599.one man crew,some one got to ride!
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:48 PM
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Is this a lawn tractor or a ZTR? If it's a tractor then you would be far more productive with a walkbehind/sulky combo. you should be able to get a belt drive walk and sulky for about the same $$ and really cut your mowing and trimming time.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:51 AM
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here is the model he is talking about. http://www.cubcadet.com/servlet/Bran...&CAT=28&SUB=6#

it is a small rider. 42" deck, hydro tranny.

I'll agree with paul, go for a walkbehind (belt/gear) even if its a 36" deck it'll still be more productive than the tractor with the 42"
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:14 AM
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One dirty word you should take heed of- MTD! Cub Cadet is owned by MTD. I'm not a lawn care guy. I do tractor work and some landscaping. But I've done a fair amount of lurking on the lawn care forum and it seems like lawn tractors have no place in either lawn care or landscaping. If it were me, for the same money, I'd look for a decent used 36" walkbehind and have some cash left for a good trimmer and blower. Stihl, Echo, Redmax, Shindaiwa, something like that, NOT Craftsman, Weedeater, Homelite or Troy-bilt.
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:19 PM
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hosejockey2002,

Cub Cadet does make some fine commercial equipment. Have you looked at their ZTR mowers and their walkbehinds? Also, MTD makes Lesco mowers and many others too.
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Old 09-08-2004, 07:43 AM
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well I 'm gald i bought the tractor 2180 cc new in late march,being that i live in the most hilly place in Pa. with a walk behind ,I would have gotten left behind.I have now 200 hard hour on it, no problems.cuts great with a nice strip! well I proved you all wrong! The vanguard 18 hp engine is fine!!! I run with high lift blades,and gators,juast though that I should up-date 1st year in the business.I'm doing ok!
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Old 09-09-2004, 04:54 AM
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"""well I proved you all wrong!"""

Then why were you asking for advice if you already knew the answer? "To prove us wrong" ????
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:16 AM
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This is only a up date ,on the choice that I made, some time ago! mr money man
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:42 AM
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Glad it worked out for you then..
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:04 PM
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I used a 3235 Cadet before I bought my M60 Tank.

Cut was as good as the Z, and striped nice also.

Only thing I didn't like was the steering is a little sloppy from the factory. Makes it hard to hold a nice straight line.
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