She sure is a beauty,I'm glad you're enjoying it. That trailer looks in really good shape!
Everything looks good. I see an inline fuel filter. The cut off at the tank should have a screen filter on it that is up inside the tank. I guess double filtration is ok too.
I see the pto basket, but it looks like the pto is not there. Did you get it from the previous owner?
Sad that they welded that extension to the muffler. Kinda looks like a diesel extension. Just my opinion, which is not worth much.
Wish my 128 would have been that nice when I got it.
I see you are the lucky family that ended up with the twin to my 128. I still have to rebuild a PTO clutch and install that along with the lever and rod and put on the taillights and install the wire harness for the lights yet as well. This one actually started out as a 1974 108 based off the serial number and has a replacement K301 engine that was repainted along with the rest of the tractor now making it a 12 horsepower and turning it into a 128. The other differences between our two tractors are this one has the 1 inch front spindles added on vs. the 3/4 inch and it also has rear lift with spring assist. View attachment 154179
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That decal was only for the K series with the cam cover dipstick & oil fill.Yep, I have to install the rods and turnbuckle as well once I do the clutch. Don't have the oil fill decal though on any of my wide frames unfortunately. Do you know if that decal is available to purchase anywhere online?
Jared,It seems difficult to justify the cost but ...for another 1000 you could have bought a plastic mower from a box store and it might make it 4 yrs...Taken care of this cub will last another 50 yrs.The guy who refurbed this didn't make squat on this 128..His hours of input to produce that great looking machine were NOT well paid,I can assure you of that !! We members realize the extreme quality that went into them the first time around....You just have to drive one to feel it...
Don't worry, you're not the only one that likes the new cubs as well.I know you folks aren't big on the new stuff, but I cleaned out the barn this weekend so both tractors had a real parking spot instead of being crammed into the corner.
I like seeing the two next two each other and appreciating the 45 years that separate them.
The 1650 is built like a mack truck as well! The newer xt2, not so much. But for the price, American made with the kawi engine, it'll last me a while. At least until the next body style comes out!Jay, not an artist veiwpoint but ..the older model reminds me of an older scaled down Macktruck ,the newer xt looks like an adapted football helmet...both cool machines