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1968 Cub Cadet

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here is a pic of Tommy's Lawn Service from 1981. It is me on my Fathers 1968 Cub Cadet 125. 12 hp Kohler, 48" cut, hydrostatic transmission. At this time I had this lawn (ours) and 3 others. This is in the early stages of striping. These mowers couldn't cut while turning, so it was common sense to keep your lines straight. My other equipment was a 18" Jake push mower, an Agway bottom engine weed eater, and a corn broom!

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  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    You have come a long way Tom. ;)
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey, I want my old Cub back, they said it was a commercial mower!!! Just remembering the old days!

  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    You were a young feller back then weren't ya? LOL. It's been fun coming all this way, right? Keep up the good work!
  5. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    First riding mower I ever used was a 1964 International Cub Cadet. I mowed 10 acres a week w/ that 7hp. 36" cut rider. ED
  6. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a Cub Cadet 125 with a tiller on it. A Cub Cadet 122 with a snowblower. A Cub Cadet 122 with a push blade. :cool:
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wasn't aware of the number of attachments available for the Cadets until I did a little searching on the internet. We had a snowblower and front blade on ours with a 140 lb rear weight. Never had the best traction in the snow even with chains.
    Didn't know about the tillers or rear PTO's or 3pt hitches either.

    Never had an hour meter on ours, but when it came time for a rebuild on the Kohler, it was my mowing money that paid for the machine shop. She ran pretty good after the rebuild. Used to do wheel stands in the driveway! There was a lot of cast iron in these tractors. From what I remember of the 48" deck, it wasn't far off from todays commercial decks. Was probably 10 gauge steel or better, and had some sort of cast iron center section. Never did replace any deck spindles on it. I estimate that I put over 1000 hrs on it over the years.

    Boy its fun remembering the good old days!

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