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    Default Cub Cadet 100

    Hi, I'm new here and looking for suggestions and info.
    I've never owned or operated a Cub Cadet,... but tomorrow evening I'm going to look at a Cub Cadet 100 with the intent of buying it.
    I talked to the owner this evening, and he said the 10 HP motor has been overhauled (last year) due to haveing been in a flood. He says it runs great, and he has repainted it. He owns a body shop, so I think he probaly did a good job of painting it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of what else to check (or look for) before handing over my $500.00?

    Another question I have is,... is the Cub Cadet 100 considered a "riding lawn mower", or, a "lawn tractor"? (I hear there's a big difference between the two)

    Thanks,
    RoninKS

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    If the engine has been overhauled the price is worth it in my opinion. The 100 is a gear drive and can do a lot of towing even with only 10 hp. I would consider it a true garden tractor. I had an old Cub 86 which was a little newer with only an 8 hp. I got rid of it when I got my 2542...wish I had it back.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    A 100 is a true "Garden Tractor" and also one of the most popular models. If it is in as good of shape as you say it is, $500 is probably a good price on it. Go buy it. You won't regret it. Plus, in a few years, if you wanted to sell it, you could probably get your money back out of it.

    AJ

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Cub Cadets are great machines. I've got a 109, which should be the same 10HP Kohler in the 100. Mines a hydro drive, and just for the coolness factor I would like to have a gear drive also. Get the machine and enjoy. You may find yourself wanting to get into collecting all the attachments and toys that go with them. Post a photo when you get her home. Welcome to the club!

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Well I bought it, and it does need some TLC (which didn't surprise me).
    1. It needs at least one pair of front wheel bearings.
    2. It needs the clutch adjusted.
    3. I think it needs new brushs in the starter/generator.
    4. The steering has about 1/2 full turn of play before the front wheels move.
    .... but, overall I'm very happy with it.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Congrats Ron. None of those items are showstoppers to me. A good source of info on these machines can be found at www.onlycubcadets.com. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Another good source for parts, and has much more traffic/activity on the site is the ihregistry.com website. We even had a live chat room that gets going around 9pm most nights. There are several dealers on there that sell parts or even whole cubs. Cheers Mike
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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Any clues why there are 3 different specific IH cub sites out there? Seems like there was one, then came IH Registry and now onlycubcadets?

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Ron,

    Here is a link to the service manual.

    IHRegistry Home


    There is a simple procedure to take that play out of the steering.
    Many of these earlier cubs used a starter/generator that wa a little problematic in really cold weather.

    Good luck.
    Curt
    Ford 1220 FEL, Backhoe, Boosh hog, Core Aerator, Finish mower, Boxblade, 3 PT boom sprayer, Tiller, Case 245, Cubs 1872-2284.

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    Exclamation Re: Cub Cadet 100

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioGuy View Post
    Many of these earlier cubs used a starter/generator that wa a little problematic in really cold weather.
    I have a 66 and a 67 Bolens .
    Both have starter/generators that aren't problematic in really cold weather.
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