Getting up and running

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Little Red Tractor

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Gloversville NY
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Kubota 2301
Once again, thanks to all those who posted comments about the 6284, allowing me to research and chose this tractor.

I got my "new" to me Cub Cadet 6284 home today and immediately pulled off the mower to service it. Though the tractor has 300 hours on it, I doubt that the mower has more than 100...and hasn't been maintained for most of that. The grease fitting on the PTO end of the shaft was set up, and likely hadn't seen grease since it was new. The expected 8-10 pumps of grease on each spindle was more like 20. The blades weren't too bad, but I sharpened them up and I'll put a new drive belt on before I put it back under the tractor.
The two lifting links are bent. Does anyone have a good idea for replacements on them? I can't seem to find a part number for them.

One grease fitting on the loader had been broken off, and I was worried about that; but the broken piece came out without a problem. I had to re-tap the whole, but it's now holding grease.

Next is an oil change and Hydro service.

I've also got to straighten one of the down-links for the 3-point hitch...don't have a clue how it got bent, but it's bad enough that it should be fixed. That about sums up the work-load. Then I put IT to work.
 
   / Getting up and running #2  
Once again, thanks to all those who posted comments about the 6284, allowing me to research and chose this tractor.

I got my "new" to me Cub Cadet 6284 home today and immediately pulled off the mower to service it. Though the tractor has 300 hours on it, I doubt that the mower has more than 100...and hasn't been maintained for most of that. The grease fitting on the PTO end of the shaft was set up, and likely hadn't seen grease since it was new. The expected 8-10 pumps of grease on each spindle was more like 20. The blades weren't too bad, but I sharpened them up and I'll put a new drive belt on before I put it back under the tractor.
The two lifting links are bent. Does anyone have a good idea for replacements on them? I can't seem to find a part number for them.

One grease fitting on the loader had been broken off, and I was worried about that; but the broken piece came out without a problem. I had to re-tap the whole, but it's now holding grease.

Next is an oil change and Hydro service.

I've also got to straighten one of the down-links for the 3-point hitch...don't have a clue how it got bent, but it's bad enough that it should be fixed. That about sums up the work-load. Then I put IT to work.

Congrats on the new rig! I had a 6284 for years, very capable machine. Sold it last year to go bigger.
I've got lots of spare mower mounting parts for 5000/6000 series....I might have your spare parts I'll sell cheap. Are you talking about the 2 different sized long black arms from the dck to the pivot pin? Perhaps a pic would settle it....:thumbsup:
 
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Thanks for the reply. What I need is not the long black arms that appear to be stabilizers. They're just fine, but what's bent (badly) are the little short, chrome plated turnbuckle-adjustable hangers that actually lift the machine. It works fine, but I'm afraid they'll fail at some point.
I'll either get a picture of find the part number.
 
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Finally have had a chance to do some work with this tractor. We cleaned up some brush around the tree farm and then started work cleaning out a trash heap along one of our boundaries. The edge was a pile of building debris (concrete), scrap wood, live brush...just a mess. The tractor did its job quite well. Today I dug some topsoil from a nearby pile that had set for several years and was pretty well compacted. The tractor performed quite well.
I must say, however, that I've often used a JD 510 tractor/hoe/loader, and after that, this is a bit anemic. For the size of the unit, I'm so far favorably impressed.
By the end of the week, I expect I'll have given it a workout with a 5 foot tiller and the mower. We'll see how it handles that.
 
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This little tractor easily handled a 5 foot Yanmar Tiller. It made very short work of my wife's garden.
The mower, however was a different story. After putting on a new belt (the old one looked pretty well chewed up) the mower kicked it off 5 times in mowing about 1-1/4 acre. I've got another post up, asking for thoughts on that.

Overall, still like the tractor--I'll have all the bugs worked out shortly. After all, buying used is buying an unknown. You just have to deal with some things.
 
 
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