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knolte

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Relatively new guy here looking for information on the mower shown above. I ran across one recently that I think can be had for a song. It belongs to a family member and has suffered a fair number of years of neglect but is complete. Not so much abuse as just the use it as long as it runs mentality. I think it can still be a decent mower and it does have the 60" deck so I would add it to my fleet and use it on my yard. Any thoughts or things to know that are not apparent? I think it was built by MTD which I am not keen on but it happened. I will admit that part of the fascination for this one is that it is a one year only mower with the appropriate markings.
 

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The 3240 is a good machine. Some did have issues with internal bolts coming loose in the rear and destroying the case but there is a fix for that. It will have a CI rear with locking differential. All attachments are shaft driven which in my opinion is a lot better design than a mule drive setup. The drive line is better built than anything before it requiring little if any maintenance. I don't have a 60" deck but I do have the 54" & 48" on a few of my 3000 series machines. Once you mow with a foot controlled hydro you won't wanna go back to anything else, + they will give a better cut then any other Cub Cadet built. The decals are NLA but a few people have made replica's of the original ones. Chrome hub caps came standard on it also.
Here is a pic of mine that I redid a few years back but never used it and I sold it.
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knolte

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Nice looking tractor. Like everyone, Over my years I have owned a few limited year production vehicles a time or two. I sold my last one (Moto Guzzi) a few years ago. I happened across this tractor while visiting my sister and they have had trouble with it. Most of the problems have been due to lack of maintenance and neglect. I just thought it was a good looking tractor and the fact it is a shaft drive mower helps a lot. It is not on par with my JD 420s but it just looks like a decent mower and interesting piece.
 

knolte

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Just curious, if I were to pursue getting this tractor is there a place to determine what the production numbers were for this model? In no way do I think it will be a valuable tractor but more just a point of interest in getting a one year model.
 

knolte

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Who built this tractor? I grew up on IH tractors and recall the days in the 60s when the small town dealers usually had a new Cub Cadet in the shop to sell. I had read IH sold off some parts of the company and that was one of them. Who builds the Cubs of today?
 

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IH sold off the Cub Cadet line in 1981 to CCC (Cub Cadet Corporation) which was and is owned by MTD. MTD still builds them.
 
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