Cub Tank questions.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProStreetCamaro, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Anybody here run a cub tank? For those that do let me know what you think of it. I am looking at the 50" with the 23hp Kohler twin. At $5,300 its a hell of a deal and well over $1,000 cheaper than the rest.
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    If I remember right the reason why that 50 is less expensive is the deck, and transmission. Don't remember why, but those two aren't the same as the full higher priced models.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup, that's right I believe. You want to be looking at the 48" 54" and 60" models with the welded decks. If your Cub dealer is a lot more expensive on those models (and in some areas they are) then take a ride to your local Lesco service center. Same mower for less.

    I have the 60" and I can't say enough about it.
    A better mower for less money... how can you top that?
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    What are the disadvantages to the stamped deck?
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    stamped deck don't hold up as well, can bend and break, and basically are just not sold enough
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    The cub tanks are good mowers, as long as you get the welded deck. Check into lesco brand for less $
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
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    also--be sure to check the available dealers for their service capabilities.

  9. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
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    I have the 48" with the fab deck. It has been a great machine. Only problme I have had is witht he sterring linckage. One side keep slipping and slows me down. I"m sure it can be fixed but it has been a hassle. Second, the discharge shut is a bit small. If you need any more info, let me know.
  10. Bulldog26

    Bulldog26 LawnSite Member
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    One more thing, My 48" has a 19hp kow. I really wish it was atleast a 23.

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