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simplewrench

Decisions decisions

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Well I am torn. I picked up a pretty decent 916 awhile back with a good 48" deck and broken rod. Yesterday I traded a smaller trailer for a 2180 cub cadet with a very good running 18 h.p. Briggs twin. My dilemma is that the cub only needs a deck belt to make it a good mowing tractor. It is rusty but just surface rust. I just have a problem parting out a viable tractor even a somewhat crappy MTD cub. Especially when I know I can get more for it than I wanted for the trailer then I could just wait for another engine doaner. Just curious what others might think. Thanks

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49 minutes ago, oldsarge said:

You can't make a "good mower" out of a CC!   Can't be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well said. dOd

My thoughts would be how easy it is to install said engine in the 916? If it requires a special adapter or lots of fabrication work such as hacking the frame I'd put a belt on the CC, clean it up and sell it. Then look for a more suitable repower. If it's an easily swapped plant do it and there is probably someone needing parts out there. 

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I appreciate the good input it all sounds exactly like what's been rattling around in my head lol. And just to be clear I said viable tractor not good lol. 

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I meant you could make a good tractor with CC,NOT a good mower!!!...........................................................................gtm

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Yes I bought a new cub 2140 in 1994. Really liked the tractor but the deck sucked. I put a belt on the 2180 and it doesn't now too badly but again really like the tractor. Maybe I can figure out a way to mount a simplicity deck on the 2180. 

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