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It's been a long time since I've frequented a forum, but I'm back and enjoying being home with my toys! I've spent the last ten months living in Red Wing, MN going to the Tech Center there --learning how to fix musical instruments.

Over my winter break, a family friend who's tractor I've been trying to get my hands on for the past six or seven years told me to check with her husband about the 169 that his father had bought new in 1974 from a local dealer. Bought it with a deck, Brinly Cultivator and Mould Board Plow.

I have the original owners manuals, and maintenance receipts dating back to 2001 --whenever he took ownership of the tractor, when his father bought a left-over Super from the local dealership.

I currently work for the local Dealer, and came across this 86 whenever it got traded in. Neither ran whenever they came to me, but my step-brother mowed with the 86 all last year --but I've had to do some troubleshooting and it needs repairs. Namely the clutch and starter-gen mount.

Well, enough of my rambling --I'm here to show off my two of the five rarest production model Cadets!

I took pictures trying to compare the largest of the first wide-frames with the smallest!

(I'd love to see pictures of your's too!)
 

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Hey Dane!
Good to see you back online.

How did the schooling go? Well, I hope.
Went well! Was quite enjoyable. Glad to be back. Sorry I missed you guys at PAPD this year --I'll certainly be there next time!

I just went all the way to Canada and brought back an 86 for my wife. You should bring some of your toys to the Roots Show this weekend and show them off and meet quite a few members who will be there.

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Nice looking machine --I bet she's happy!

Any info you can send me on this show? I'm not thinking it's in the cards to come, but I'm interested in learning about it.
 

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We have information on the events forum. We are not that far away so even if you can't bring tractors take a drive down Saturday for a visit we would be happy to meet you.

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I likely won't be making it this year --such short notice and just coming back to work and trying to take a weekend off wouldn't be the best idea. Next year it will be on my list of shows. So far, I have four on the list to hit next year.

With your training, those tractors ought to make music after you tune them up. :thumbs:
I see what you did there. :thumbs:
 

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You will LOVE the 169.

Neighbor bought a 169 with rusty 50" deck for $40 at his Moms scrap yard.(my aunt Sissy's yard) I cleaned the carb,points and rewired it for him and she runs SWEET.Hour meter had a tad over 600 hours on it.Paint on it was pretty rough from sitting outside but she's definitely the most healthy running cub cadet that I've had the pleasure of using.

It has so much more power than my 129 or 149 had.You can run the deck at 1/2 throttle in some pretty high grass and it doesn't care 1 bit.And that big muffler is so quiet compared to the older style canister mufflers.
 

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Good to see you back, Dane! Nice Cubs!
 
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