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    Could you post some pics of the screen you put on...

    Could you post some pics of the screen you put on the under carriage .
  2. You got that right it took me 6 hours one day to...

    You got that right it took me 6 hours one day to hook that thing up. Had to wait til my wife got home to help me. I was so pissed! That's what made me take off the shield.
    There was just no room to...
  3. I had the same problem with my Yanmar tractor and...

    I had the same problem with my Yanmar tractor and Landpride cutter. No room to get in their plus hold everything in place and pull back on that ring. Man did I get Peeved!
    I finally removed the...
  4. Thread: 3 point hitch

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    Problem solved! The A frame on the cutter needed...

    Problem solved! The A frame on the cutter needed to be moved to the lower set of holes. Landpride had a note the manual about this.
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    Nice rig!

    Nice rig!
  6. I have an AR Blue Clean! Works really well. I...

    I have an AR Blue Clean! Works really well. I like not having to mess with a gas engine. I use it to wash cars, decks, concrete and siding. Does s great job. Only runs when the trigger is pressed. I...
  7. Thread: 3 point hitch

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    I will try that. Thanks!

    I will try that. Thanks!
  8. Thread: 3 point hitch

    by micman32
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    3 point hitch

    Have a Yanmar 221 with a quick hitch. When I use my Landpride Brush hog it will not lift the tail wheel end off the ground. I am sure it's not set up right. Just wondering what anyone thinks and...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    I have lost a few pins and clips too. The manuel for the MMM could be better. I think it's a little vague on some of the procedures.
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    Re: LandPride RCR-1548 Question

    I wondered that myself!
  11. Re: Yanmar on their own ?? Doesn't seem to be working

    Thanks for the positive remarks Scout! I really do like my tractor. I guess I was all caught up in the moment with all the negative posts. I also had a few issues at first with an oil leak from the...
  12. Re: Yanmar on their own ?? Doesn't seem to be working

    The dealer ( Holmes Rental) has treated me well. They sell Cub Cadet and Yanmar so I am not worried about parts or service. They are less than 5 miles from my house so distance is not a factor. I...
  13. Re: Yanmar on their own ?? Doesn't seem to be working

    After reading all these posts, I wonder if I should have bought another brand.
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    Re: Show off your Yanmars! (Picture Thread)

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    Here are some of my 221.



    Michael
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    I don't think there is. It would be great if they did. This deck is a pain to move. I would be happy if the rear wheels on the deck were casters like the front. Then it could just be rolled out.
    ...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    Hi Frank,

    Well, I am glad that I am not alone then! I have more trouble hooking up the front of the mower to the tractor than I do the PTO. It's more of not getting the front in the correct...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    The 221 has been really good for the most part. For me, it has been a time of learning and getting used to a new machine. The engine runs smoothly and has plenty of power for my needs.
    I have had a...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    Hi Frank,

    The 221 is doing great. I did have an issue with an oil leak but it was taken care of. The seal around the mid mount pto got punctured. I was using my brush hog and I think a briar or...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    Put the 221 thru its paces today. I have a field that has been overgrown for a few years. Lots of multiflora roses etc. The tractor handled it very well with no loss of power. Engine runs smoothly. I...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    Thanks Frank!

    Yes, This is a major step up from the Cub. Now I can do more with my property. It did have a loader at the dealer but I wanted just the Tractor and MMM for now. I also bought a Land...
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    Re: My New Yanmar 221

    I think so.
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    My New Yanmar 221

    Here she is!382312
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    Re: 2014 Yanmar Sub-Compacts

    I got her from Holmes Rental in Millersburg.
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    Re: 2014 Yanmar Sub-Compacts

    Just made a down payment on Yanmar 221. Will be getting it on Wednesday or Thursday. Can't wait til it arrives!

    Michael
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    Re: How Often do you shrapen your blades?

    I have 2 sets so I usually sharpen both at least once a season. I still use the original set when I bought my Cub in 2003. I have a set of Hi-Lift blades and they work great with the triple bagger....
  26. Re: How reliable and durable are Cub Cadet lawn tractors?

    My 2518 runs great and has been very reliable. She has over 600 hours and works perfectly. Got her in 2003 and have been totally satisfied.

    Michael
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    Re: Everybody ready to mow?

    Yeah, this crazy weather but I'm not complaining! I saved alot by not having to buy so much propane. I hernia repair surgery in Feb. so it was nice to be outside.

    Michael
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    Everybody ready to mow?

    I got my Cub out today to take care of the high spots of grass. I ended up mowing the whole lawn. I had to take the deck off to clear out all the build up so I decided to service and wash her. I...
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    Re: Kohler 23hp lifter noise

    I am glad you got the problem solved...:thumbsup:



    Michael
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!:licking:

    Michael
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    Re: Rebuilding the Kohler Command V -twin

    I change it every 100 hours as stated in the manual. This works out about once a season for me.
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    Re: Rebuilding the Kohler Command V -twin

    I have ran Kohler oil in my cub since I bought it new. I have 580 hours on a Command 20. I mow for 3+ hours usually without stopping. I have added oil only one time this season.

    Mike
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    Re: Cub Cadet 2166 What is it worth?????

    Yes, it does have a filter. I would say it would have a drain since there is a filter. I personally have never changed the tranny fluid. My dealer takes care of that when I get tractor serviced.
    ...
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    Re: GT2554 battery life?

    I replaced mine after 6 years. I am sure the $30 auto advance battery will never come close.

    Michael
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    Re: Cub Cadet 2166 What is it worth?????

    I think 2003 was the last year they made it. I remember looking at one when I bought my 2518. It was the entry level model in the 2000 series. I think it was 16 hp (not sure if it was a V twin). I...
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    Re: 2544 deck clogs

    I mow my 3 acres every 4 or 5 days. I mowed on monday after 8 days of on and off rain. I never had any clogging where I had to stop and clear it. The grass was somewhat wet when I started and other...
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    Re: 2544 deck clogs

    I think the biggest problem with the 44iinch deck is the discharge opening is to small. The clippings seem to catch then come out in a clump. For me its more of a problem in the spring when the grass...
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    Re: New Kohler Command 20 HP Cub Cadet

    I usually get the "Tune Up" kit for Kohler Command Engines when I get ready for the season.

    Michael
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    Re: New Kohler Command 20 HP Cub Cadet

    I use the Kohler brand oil. Seems to work fine. Never had anyproblems and I am at 540+ hours. I blow the fan and fins off regularly.

    Michael
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    Re: Kohler V-twin Engine Life in a Cub Cadet

    My 2003 2518 has 540+ hours and it runs fine... No leaks and haven't added oil since i changed it this spring.

    Michael
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    Everybody off to a good start?

    Everyone getting off to a good start this spring? Other than trying to mow between all the storms and rain and all the branches being knocked down by all the wind we have been getting. Got my 2518...
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    Re: Pulled the trigger on a 2010 Cub GT2544

    Congrats on your new Cub! Hurry up grass and grow!

    Michael
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    Re: GT2544 deck belt question

    I have noticed that too. I was worried about the deck belt rubbing on that bracket. Once the deck is installed it is in the proper place. I have never replaced the deck belt and mine is 8 years old....
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    Re: New 2011 Cub Cadet Garden Tractor!!

    I was just on the Cub Cadet website. Looks like the new Series 2000 line will be added to the mix. The 2500 and 3000 series were still there.
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    Re: New 2011 Cub Cadet Garden Tractor!!

    Joel, I think you are right on the 2011 fab decks being like yours. They look so similar. I guess we'll find out!
    Do you get alot of grass clippings on the top of your Z force deck? I get alot on...
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    Re: New 2011 Cub Cadet Garden Tractor!!

    They make these decks with the "One Size Fits All" design. You can bag, mulch or discharge with the same deck. I mostly discharge. Just blow and go!
    I mainly use the bagger for leaf clean up in the...
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    Re: New 2011 Cub Cadet Garden Tractor!!

    When I bought my 2518, I had the choice of 44 or 48 inch deck size. The tractors were the same. I have the 44 because that is what the dealer had in stock.
    I have noticed with my 44 inch deck....
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    Re: New 2011 Cub Cadet Garden Tractor!!

    I think the 2011 Cub looks nearly identical to the current 2500 series lineup. Other than the colors and the deck. I cant really see that much of a difference. I wonder if the brush guard on the...
  49. Thread: My new toy

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    Re: My new toy

    Congrats on your new ZTR! Learning to use it is half the fun!

    Michael
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    Re: GT2523, Mower blades stay engage.

    Yeah, That is what my 2518 did when the PTO went. I nearly choked on that bill!

    Michael
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    Re: Series 3000 Command 20 Overheating

    I have a Command 20 in my 2518. It has close to 500 hours on it. I usually mow for 2 to 3 hours at a time. I have never had heat related issues.
    I would never run her without the side panels. They...
  52. Re: Torn between Cub Cadet LTX 1050kw and GT 2550??

    Sounds like your lawn is like mine ay least the slope part. I agree with Joel. I think the 2550 will better serve your needs. The 2500 series is Heavy Duty and the traction is unsurpassed. I have ag...
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    Re: Please help me solve 2 cub problems

    Your PTO bit the dust. That is what happened when it went on my 2518.

    Michael
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    Re: Bought a Z-Force 44"..

    That's one sweet ride Joel! You'll have it figured out in no time!

    Michael
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    Re: 2135 mowing on hill

    Yep, Those brown spots are from the heat of the exhaust. I learned to park mine on the drive until it cools off.

    Michael
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    Re: Bought a Z-Force 44"..

    Ah, The old waiting game! Hopefully you will have a nice sunny day when she arrives! When my 2518 was delivered I made a couple of rounds just to try it out and then was rained out for 2 days!
    ...
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    Re: 2135 mowing on hill

    I get those "lines" also. I think it's just the incline and nothing to worry about. Like you I thought my deck was out of level but it's right on.
    I get them on the steeper areas of my lawn and...
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    Re: Bought a Z-Force 44"..

    Looking Good Joel! Let us know how it performs!

    Michael
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    Re: Cub 2500 Series anyone?

    I bought my 2518 ( the first model of the 2500 series) on August 5, 2003. I have 470 hours on it. Over all it's been very reliable. I had to replace the PTO at 300 hours. All I can say about that is...
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    Re: 2554 Fuel pump lost prime from sitting

    Yeah I know what ya mean. This past winter I didn't start it at all because my battery went bad and all the snow we had I couldn't get into my shed anyway.
    But it started right up when I put a new...
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    Re: 2554 Fuel pump lost prime from sitting

    Never had that happen. I try to start mine once or twice a month during the winter. It takes a few tries but once it gets going I let it run for 10-15 minutes.

    Michael
  62. Thread: Lawsuit

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    Lawsuit

    Has anyone gotten a notice for a class action lawsuit? It's about manufacturers overstating horsepower ratings.

    Michael
  63. Thread: New Battery

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    Re: New Battery

    Yeah, I figure I'll get a year out of it. I will get a better one next time.

    Michael
  64. Thread: New Battery

    by micman32
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    Re: New Battery

    I never took the battery out over the winter months. I did start it up once or twice a month in the winter.
    We'll see how long this new battery will last. It's a $30 one from Advance Auto.
    Michael
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    Re: Cub Cadet = Specific Belts?

    I would got with OEM belt. They are sized for your tractor. I had to replace the mower drive belt last summer. It had a big chunk out of it for a couple of seasons. I just ran it til it broke. The...
  66. Thread: New Battery

    by micman32
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    New Battery

    I finally got around to replacing the battery in my 2518. The original lasted 6 years. I am not sure if the new one will come close to lasting that long.


    Michael
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    Re: Cub 2500 Series anyone?

    GT 2518 :)
  68. Oil & Fuel Re: Drive on Hydro Static Transmission 2135 after oil change

    My Cub was about $4200 including tax.

    Michael
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    Re: Tie Rod / Ball Joint Assembly on Cub 2554

    I had to replace one on the left side of my 2518. It was a real pia to get back up to my garage. I called my dealer and luckily I was still under warranty so he stopped by and fixed it. No problems...
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    Re: Bermuda going dormant

    All I can say is WOW! Does it take a while to green back up in the spring?

    Michael
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    Re: bagger deck attachment for Cub LT1050?

    Try going to www.cubcadet.com and look in the parts section under attachments for your model.

    Michael
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    Re: First post CC 2544 ordered

    You are welcome Joel. I have a 2004 Cub Cadet catalog so I had the info right here in front of me.


    Michael
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    Re: sleeve hitch for cub 2186??

    Try Johnny Buckets For John Deere Sears Craftsman Cub Cadet Case Simplicity and Many More

    They have an electric sleeve hitch for the 2186

    Michael
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    Re: First post CC 2544 ordered

    Glad you got everything sorted out. Nothing beats a reliable dealer!
    I have the triple bagger for my 2158 and it does a great job. One thing I have learned with leaves is to mow over them first...
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    Re: First post CC 2544 ordered

    The 2186 came with a 20 HP Kohler in 2004. Choice of 44" or 48" deck. This was the model I was gonna get too. My 2518 is exactly like the 2186 with the Cast Iron tranny being the only difference.
    I...
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    Re: My new tractor! and 10 cu. poly cart.

    Welcome to the club! I remember when my Cub was delivered. I got to use it for about a half hour. Then it rained for a couple of days! UGH!

    Diesel... careful of what you are asking for! LOL

    ...
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    Mowing Re: Engaging mower PTO

    You hit the nail right on the head Diesel. After I had my PTO replaced the dealer told me to engage at mid throttle, then goto full.

    After years of that loud bang. I tried the shutting down at...
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    Re: 2554 deck. Awesome cut!

    Sweet! :D

    Michael
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    Re: Wheel covers for the GT2542 and other GT

    I read in an older post where someone ordered wheel covers from a place that sells golf carts. I think he measured the wheels on the cub and went from there.
    Try going to www.golfcarcatalog.com

    ...
  80. Thread: New Battery

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    Re: New Battery

    Yeah, they make tons of stuff! LOL
  81. Thread: New Battery

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    Re: New Battery

    I keep it in a 8x12 storage barn. During the winter months I start it up and let it run for 15 - 20 minutes. It usually starts fairly easy after sitting for weeks.
    I am sure it's recommended to...
  82. Thread: New Battery

    by micman32
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    New Battery

    Well after 6 seasons and 450 hours I gotta get a new battery.


    Michael
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    Re: 2518 pto belts

    I had that problem on my 2518-44. I had to have the the pulley's that are mounted on the front of the tractor replaced.
    Also make sure you have the "twist" coming from the pto to the front pulleys...
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    Re: Lawn Therapy on the 2554

    Hopefully I will get back to lawn therapy at the end of the week. The pto belt went snapp-o. It had a big gash in it last year but i figured run it til it breaks. So, I gotta wait til pay day...
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    What is a electric sleeve hitch?

    I was looking at the attachment page of a Cub brochure. What types of attachments uses this? Is it different from a 3 point hitch that is used for a plow or a brush hog?
    I was looking at the pics in...
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    Re: Lawn Therapy on the 2554

    I love mowing my lawn. It isn't a chore when you have good equipment!

    Michael
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    Re: 2544 won't mow in the middle

    The wing is a little bigger to create more lift. They also seem a little more heavy duty. When I got my bagger it came with 1 high lift blade to be used on the discharge side. It worked okay. Much...
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    Re: Man it's hot here!

    AH the warmth of Summer and the Humidity to go with it!
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    Re: A garage partner for my 2544!

    Looks great Joel! Looks like you will get have lots of fun tinkering! I bet that machine is as solid as it gets!

    Have Fun!

    Michael
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    Oil & Fuel Re: First oil change 2554

    I have never had anyluck with that hose.. I just let it drain into the pan and clean up the mess! Good choice in oil.. I have used it for years in mine. :)

    Michael
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    Re: 2544 won't mow in the middle

    I get some cut quality issues with the center blade. I have learned to keep the deck clear of too much build up especially around the center of the deck. Speed can be a factor as well as grass...
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    Re: New Guy with a 2145 Project Needs Help

    I can see why the belt shredded. Dang! I hope you can get it going again!
    It would probably be easier to find a used deck like Joel suggested.
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    Re: Deck Belt Prices

    I wonder if the $73 belt is a Kevlar Belt. They are supposed to be stronger.

    Michael
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    Re: Out with the 2185 in with the 2554.

    I wouldn't say I follow the manuel like it's the bible. But, I try to follow it more after having to spend over $300 to have the PTO replaced. If I remember right it was the clutch that went out and...
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    Re: I broke my SLT 1554 PTO Drive Belt

    The "standard belts" they use must be very cheaply made. I have replaced the PTO belt at least 3 or 4 times. Once was due to my own stupidity as I didn't have the twist on the front pulleys right....
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    Re: My new 2554 saga begins at 7 hrs....

    I am glad you got your problem taken care of. I had an issue early on when i got my 2518 and the dealer took care of it right away. Luckily I had my Craftsman yet to finish mowing.

    Michael
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    Re: Cub flyer in local paper(from Cub Cadet)

    Joel, I am really amazed at how much lower the prices are now. The difference is huge. My 2518 and your 2544 are the same tractor and I paid $1000 more! I can't complain though, I was actually...
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    Re: Out with the 2185 in with the 2554.

    Welcome to the 2500 club!

    I had to replace my PTO at 300 hours. After more careful reading of the manuel. I engage at half throttle.

    Michael
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    Re: So....Hood #3 (06 GT2554)

    Cub Cadet just needs to forget this plastic hood and go back to the metal one. Any money they saved by going plastic has to be lost in all these replacements and retro-fits and what ever else they...
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    Re: Cub Cadet / Kohler -> not so good

    I have had no problems with my Kohler Command 20. It runs like a top uses no oil and has been very reliable. I have never had any trouble with Kohler engines.

    Michael
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