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RayF

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This is my 1973 Cub Cadet 108 -purchased from the son of the original owner- in 1996. It was worn and tired, smoked, and the deck needed work. But it cut my yard beautifully.

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I worked on it alot from year-to-year... replacing spindles, pulleys, belts, and having the motor rebuilt in 2000. I painted a few things, just as a rust-preventative. The motor "let go" around 2010- when the camshaft "broke". The tractor sat under our deck until 2020... as I was given a 1996 Cub 1430, and later a 2004 RZT-50. that I used in the interim. Neither of them cut my yard as nice as the 108. Though.... I could cut my yard in 8-minutes with the RZT.

I decided to "re"-rebuild the 108 in 2020..
I rebuilt the original Kohler K241 10HP myself.
New piston/rings/rod .020, Used crankshaft, Crank Bearings, Cheap Carburetor (I modified it), Governor, Points, Condenser, Coil, Spark Plug, etc...
I had many parts zinc-electroplated.
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The Tractor was re-painted with some automotive Urethane that I custom-mixed to match, from paint left-overs at my shop.
Decals were purchased from CC Specialties.
Most easily removable parts were sandblasted, epoxy-primed, and refinished.
I purchased a new Seat and all new tires as well.

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I fabricated the custom hitch many years ago, but just recently replaced the sleeve hitch and lift arm, with an electric Linear Actuator.
It's controlled by the switch on the dash. I use the pin with my garden cart, and have a trailer ball for moving my trailers and boat around.
I plan on adding a receiver for the trailer ball... to ease the exchange.

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The deck was rebuilt many years ago as well... so when I went through it again... it simply needed a new belt, one Idler-pulley, a good cleaning, and a repaint.

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I added headlights by fabricating a replacement headlight panel- and adding LED Motorcycle driving lights.
They are bright enough to light up the neighborhood...

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Beautiful work. Great storyline. That history always makes us feel more connected to what we are doing with our projects. I hope that brings back memories to the son of the owner.
This was my Dad's; he bought it in June 0f 1971. Cleaned it up 2 years ago.
 

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RayF

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Ray, could you please send info on rear lift? I've been looking for something similar..
PM me... what do you want to know?
I had an entire writeup on the build.... but gave up my website a few years ago. I still have all the pages and images.
I could upload to dropbox or similar, and let you download it.
 
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Ray - that's a nice story and a great job on your tractor. The problem I always had after I did that type of work was the tractor looked to nice to use.
 
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