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I know that many Deere fans think of the 318 as the best Deere ever built, and it was a successful model for ten years. What old Cub is thought of in the same way? Had a long production run so that there are lots of attachments? My extremely uneducated guess might be the 1650? Or the old 100? You guys that know these, let me know, please.
 

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Another popular Cub Cadet

I would say a Cub Cadet 782 it was made by both IH and MTD It was produced from 1980 to 1985
 

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Being a newer dealer (less than 7 years with Cub) I could not name a particuliar model as the best. The legacy behind the 318 in my opinion was because JD didn't have many models that were built like it and it was a very heavy duty tractor. On the other hand the older Cub's all had Cast Iron Transmissions (early models) in them making almost all the older units tough and similiar. Although they were different sizes and horsepower engines they used similiar frames and transmissions. I know both the tractors the 782 and the 1650 were good units. Cub still has cast iron transmissions in the 2500,3000 and 7000 series tractors. I don't really have an answer for you, maybe someone else can give us an answer.
 
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Super garden tractors series !! The model with the Kubota diesel being my favorite ! 1782 thru 2182 series from the early 90's

runner up being a 125....thats because I have one?
 

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My old Cub 154 Lo Boy was a parts eatin' rattle trap but she kept on a runnin' and was running like a champ the day I traded it in. It had a dozer blade, MMM, 3 pt. hitch, and pto adapter kit. That tractor could run forever on 8 gallons of gas but was kinda lacking in the hp department. She was a good ole' tractor that served me well for 10 years. Parts just became too expensive and difficult to find.
 

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Super garden tractors series !! The model with the Kubota diesel being my favorite ! 1782 thru 2182 series from the early 90's

runner up being a 125....thats because I have one?
Welcome, ********* --- good to have you here. Interesting username you #$%$%^[email protected]!!! Just kidding.. :D

Welcome, and thanks for chiming in! Look forward to catching more of you insight on the Cubs.

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Actually I would like to delete that account. By mistake I had all my info Encrypted, including my user name...it was too difficult to use, and not friendly overall....

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Cubs are addictive ,one is too many, and ten would be too few.One year ago I did not own any Cubs,now I have three.In facf one year ago I did not own any International Harvester Equipment at all.The list is now 3 cubs, a super C ,an A, and a 500 deisel crawler.Is there a detox for someone like me?
 

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Cub 125 still hanging in there

I had to "loan" this 1969 125 to my family in NH for this season.
They have had exceptional amounts of snow thus far, and its doing a great job blowing NH snow !!

It looks ratty in the picture because the seat just fell apart over time. Its the original engine, never been rebuilt except a valve and head gasket. Tranny is all original...it took some lumps during its tenure with me. It fell out of a truck (service) and landed up side down and rolled. Thats why the seat was mushed. lots of dents, but started right up and went another 15 years!!

The auger on the blower has found all types of debris over the years, so its bent but works good still !!

i dont think I will get it back from up north, even though i could ask for it back. It gives them some time to buy something new when they can...

Duc
 

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Duc, my father had one just like yours that was crushed in the equipment building collapse during a bad snow storm last year. It had the mower on it though, It had a stuck valve in the engine and was on its last leg.
 

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Originally posted by bontai Joe
I know that many Deere fans think of the 318 as the best Deere ever built, and it was a successful model for ten years. What old Cub is thought of in the same way? Had a long production run so that there are lots of attachments? My extremely uneducated guess might be the 1650? Or the old 100? You guys that know these, let me know, please.

YEP!!! 318's rock!:D
 

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Here's a picture of my 782 taken last fall at Cubarama II. I bought it new in 81. It's one of the last IH made 782's. It has been virtually indestructable as my mowing tractor and for snow removal since it was new up until last year.

<img src=http://pic8.picturetrail.com/VOL234/1221583/2848876/34757825.jpg>
 

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Nothing happened to it. I just replaced it with a new JD to take over the mowing chores. This one will remain a toy - possibly getting a restoration for show purposes.
 

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Originally posted by Bigdog
Here's a picture of my 782 taken last fall at Cubarama II. I bought it new in 81. It's one of the last IH made 782's. It has been virtually indestructable as my mowing tractor and for snow removal since it was new up until last year.

<img src=http://pic8.picturetrail.com/VOL234/1221583/2848876/34757825.jpg>
I have seen this model before. It does not follow the HP rating and series as I know Cubs. What is a 782 ? HP rating ?

If it was a 1450 I would know it is 14 Hp series 50 quite line.

Tell me more about a 782. Are you sure it is IH not Mtd ?
 

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Originally posted by bontai Joe
I know that many Deere fans think of the 318 as the best Deere ever built, and it was a successful model for ten years. What old Cub is thought of in the same way? Had a long production run so that there are lots of attachments? My extremely uneducated guess might be the 1650? Or the old 100? You guys that know these, let me know, please.
:D :ditto: My perfered cub would be a 1650. The old 100 is only 10 Hp and not hydro. The 100 or original series would be for show only. Having had several Cubs I will buy a 1650 next
 
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