Cub Cadet 7260 Review
No Longer made by Cub Cadet/MTD
Posted by Brad Vanek on 01/10/2013
Has actually been a very dependable tractor, but the 2008 merge with Yanmar has left the compact tractor market of Cub Cadet as non-existent. Yanmar has their own tractor line (with their famous diesel engine) but it still has very limited sales in US.
Model year: 1998
Date Purchased: 05/14/1999
Number of Hours: 1148
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Very durable and also trouble free Mitsubishi engine. Simple but excellent design and good floor space enables you to get off from either side.
Cons: Issues with electical glow plugs went out (possibly due to relay) the glow plugs were off the chart expensive and one of a kind. also the loader is very strong (Cub Cadet loader) but there is a bolt mounting issue whereas the front bracket extends forward along the frame and the mounting bolts actually end up being the motor mounts as well. I have since removed the longer bolts that go through the loader and into the frame/motor as they are not really necessary and the main portion is attached to the loader mounting frame on the tractor.
Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres
Location: United States Oregon
The Cub Cadet 7260 tractor was an MTD parent company with a Mitsubishi 3 cyl. diesel. No dealerships in my area and was bought new from a fledgling enterprise In Woodland, WA. that is no longer in business. Not a good scenario and thank goodness the tractor has been a tough and dependable performer.