Cub Cadet 7235 . . . ?

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New member
Jun 7, 2014
Hilltown, PA
Deere 1600
Having posted in both the Cub Cadet forum, and the Tractor Buying forum, and been told only that the 7000 and 8000 series Cubs are really Mitsubishis (Mitsubishii?) I figured I would try here. Hopefully 3rd time is a charm . . .

"I've been shopping for a smaller tractor to do some grading and fence work around my house. I only have about an acre, and am already well equipped to mow, but as part of a pool renovation I will need to move 1 or 2 tri-axles worth of topsoil and have about 2 dozen post holes to dig.
I have been looking primarily at Deere and Kubota units because I'm familiar with Deere products, and have multiple Deere and Kubota dealers locally.
However there are 2 Cub Cadet 7235 units for sale near me. One is offered at $9500 with just a loader, no hours in the ad. The other has loader, backhoe, and says 54" belly mower, 1100 hours, asking $11,500.
They both look clean in the pics, and the prices are attractive. I do have Cub dealers in the area just a bit farther out. Are these decent units? Any known issues I should look for? Is durability comparable to the Deere/Kubota brands? And one final question - on the unit with the backhoe will I be able to dismount the hoe and use a 3-point and PTO to run a PHD?"

Also, at this point having read a fair amount of the Mitsubishi forum, I have to ask what I'm looking at as far as serviceability/repair/parts availability, and also resale value. My plan is to do the work I need to do and re-sell, hopefully recovering at least most of what I spent on the tractor in the first place.

Thanks for any opinions