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    Default Cub Cadet 1812

    Just came across a model 1812 . Tractor starts and runs fine but I would like to replace the hydro and engine filters and oil .

    Looking for recommendations for the hydro oil I have read that Shell Rotella 15w-40 is acceptable .

    Thanks for your help
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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    The 1812 is a nice machine Hyd front ports and lift - nice find!

    Use the Cub Cadet or IH Hytran available at CC dealers by the gallon or some say its cheaper at IH dealers. It's made for the CC transmissions - you will need 2 gallons.

    Also pick up a filter there too, some other filters will work, but some that look the same dont work the same internally so its easier to get the right one since this is not done that often.

    I tried the standard Hyd. fluid in my 1811 and result when hot was more squealing from the tranny and thinning out (one of the valves on the top of the tranny leaked too) but when I changed back to Hytran no more problems - I did have to replace the valve tho.

    These are very good units if taken care of - post some pics when you have a chance.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    Thanks for the information . I will search for a cub cadet dealer , I might luck out out Home depot or Tractor supply if not I will have to wait till monday for the dealer to open back up . The deck is a little rough and I don't know yet if all the parts are there to attach the dozer blade , but the tractor runs strong .
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    B7500 FEL / 54 " Mower
    60" woods rear blade
    62" bushog RTS tiller
    Countryline Sub Soiler
    Simplicity Broadmoor
    Cub Cadet 1812

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    By the way where is the drain plug for the engine oil it is not shown in the manual . I believe it's in the front of the engine you would have to use a hex key . thanks
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    62" bushog RTS tiller
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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    if you get full engine model/type/serial number info from either decal or stamped info on engine sheet metal - go to the engine's mfgr website - d/l owner/serv manuals - should find detail on oil drain/filter/etc. ....
    Got yer manual ?

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    OK,

    Thanks for the pics it appears to be in decent condition - a couple of things:

    There should be side sheilds on both sides of the engine (under the white side covers) that direct the cooling air over the fins on the head - w/o these it could overheat longer term.

    The deck - I would grease the heck out of the spindles (if they turn freely) then do a wire brush/sander on the deck and prime/paint - it will look like new.

    Rear axle / hitch plate - its usually attached directly to the AL transaxle and this is known to pull out if pulling towing heavy loads (ask me how I know :-) ) So if you go on line and find a hitch plate - there is one here R.F. Houtz & Son, Inc. - Product Display This bolts onto the main frame left and right and is 1/4" thick - it is stout.

    This is the best solution for the hitch..

    For the engine oil drain, its a 11/16" I think and its up under the frame middle of engine plug on the bottom - you can feel it with your fingers.. I use a deep well socket to loosen.

    For the transmission you can either pull the rear plate (if its leaking) and drain and clean it out, or there is a plug in the front bottom of the transaxle on the left side (from the rear) that I usually drain the tranny.

    Refilling - its a PIA to get 7 quarts back thru the small fill port, but what I do is a medium sized funnel fits tightly inside that fill port then I wrap tape around the funnel and the metal top and slowly pour it in. Watch out as it likes to "burp" oil as the air escapes.

    For paint, TSC has inexpensive white and yellow paint too.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    Thanks for the tips Carl . I found the drain plug shortly after posting the question . I do have the side panels I powerwashed the motor when I brought it homw last night ( had about 1/2 of gunk on it ) . The mower deck is frozen so I am soaking it in penetrating oil for a bit . Thanks for the help and tips
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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    caution on that power washer use - these tractors are not made with a weatherproof elect system and will rust/corrode at connections/switches in a new york minnit..

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    Quote Originally Posted by rcbe View Post
    caution on that power washer use - these tractors are not made with a weatherproof elect system and will rust/corrode at connections/switches in a new york minnit..
    Thanks for the heads up . Tractor turned out good so far , but i will put a little dielectric grease on the connections . I was very cautious with the wand and the pressure . I am in the process now of applying a $10 / 10 foot rattle can paint job to spruce her up a bit just did the engine oil and plugs , hydro will have to wait till i can get the right filter and oil .
    B7500 FEL / 54 " Mower
    60" woods rear blade
    62" bushog RTS tiller
    Countryline Sub Soiler
    Simplicity Broadmoor
    Cub Cadet 1812

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet 1812

    Sounds great!

    I did the same thing to my 1811 2 yrs ago - tho it was more of a touch up after 20 years than a complete respray.

    When you get it done look forward to some pics! Heres several of my 1811.

    Carl
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