Wow nice tractors! I noticed though, all of them are manual lift? Did Ford never offer hydraulic lift on the old ones?
LGT145 and 165 came standard with hydraulic lift. The one in the center is a 165, it has hydraulic lift. I added the handle to help it with the bucket.Wow nice tractors! I noticed though, all of them are manual lift? Did Ford never offer hydraulic lift on the old ones?
Yes they did. My 165 had hydraulic lift.]id Ford never offer hydraulic lift on the old ones?
Wow thanks for backing me up! Big difference LOL.100% Cub all the way. You ever watch competitive garden tractor pulling? Even the JD badged tractors have a Cub Cadet transaxle cleverly hidden up under there skirts. Nothing else even remotely comes close to the durability of those transaxles.
Pop the rear Diff cover off of 1 and you will quickly see why. lol
Cub Cadet Automotive type Differential.
Peerless 2300 Differential.
Well... No tractor is perfectMy lgt 165 Ford broke the steering box twice. Snapped the shaft thru the middle. Broke the front left spindle. Broke the drag link from the steering box to the front left spindle. All because of having a snowblower on the front and about 3000 hours on the tractor. They all will break down at some point. Metal fatigue will happen in any thing with use.
One of my lgt Ford tractor has hydraulic ports at the front of the tractor. Blade angling or what ever could be hooked there. Mine has a cylinder there to operate the top defector on the snow blower.
Cub cadets where cheating using farm tractor parts to build a garden tractor. Hehe.
That is my logic lol! My brother has a Ford GT85 and I gotta admit, its a decent tractor. But its flaws are: Cheesy fiberglass hood, weak box tubing front axle, and NO PARTS AVAILABILITY. That is one reason why I love Cubs is because I can find parts anywhere.I don't know anything about Fords, never even saw one in person, but I like Cub Cadets so I will say they are better. :nothingtoadd:
Yep lol but some were pretty darn close to perfect. Its really weird seeing the old Cub Cadets just sitting in piles of junk in people's backyards, because the tractor itself isn't worn out at all, its just the engines back then weren't good enough for the tractors. :wallbanging:That's for sure.