Mon May 24, 2004 11:22 am
Hey guys this is my first time posting here and hope you can help?
I recently purchased a Cub Cadet 104, 1969, 10HP Kohler and don't know the size of the cutting deck. I do know it is either a 38" or 42" but there are no tags or stickers on the deck any more. I was wondering if someone had the dimensions between the spindles to help me out or som other way of being able to determine what size it is.Thanks in advance.
Mon May 24, 2004 6:40 pm
Use a tape measure to measure the width of the strip it will cut.
Mon May 24, 2004 8:21 pm
I'm Sorry I should have been more detailed. I didn't recieve any blades with the deck and the guy I bought it from didn't know what size it was either. So I was hoping that if someone new the measurments between the spindles that it might help, because I need to buy blades.
Tue May 25, 2004 12:22 pm
If you can post a picture or email me a picture (low resolution) I can id it for ya.
Tue May 25, 2004 12:56 pm
I will see about getting one.
Tue May 25, 2004 3:32 pm
Ok so I was at the parts place picking up a wear button for the CC104 when I hat a chance to see a exploded view of a 38" and 42" Deck. I now know I do have a 38" deck whick raises my next quistion. When I bought the blades for said deck and mow with them I have 2 small strips of grass left from were the outer blades and the center blade could not reach. Is this normal and could I try a slightly larger center blad as long as it doesnot interfer with the outers or hit the deck.
Tue May 25, 2004 3:37 pm
Sounds like they did not give you the right blades. I don't know if Cadet ever used a set-up with a larger center blade or not. But some mowers were set up that way.
Tue May 25, 2004 4:57 pm
Does anyone know the size of the blades used on the CC104 38" deck?
Tue May 25, 2004 9:10 pm
I'm not sure what parts breakdown you saw to determine you had a 38" deck, but the 38" and 42" deck use the same parts breakdown (unless a different deck has been adapted to your tractor). Any differences in the parts for the two decks are noted for that part such as blades: 38" one part number, 42" another. I would believe you have a 42" deck and blades for a 38".
Wed May 26, 2004 5:19 am
Damn thought I had it figured out I will see about getting some pics they say they are worth a thousand words. In the meantime is there anything I could look for to help me out?
Wed May 26, 2004 8:01 am
If the deck does not have cast iron ends, including the mount points for the outer spindels, then a 42" deck is just a bit over 48" [48-3/8] wide from side to side, and a 38" is about 44", not including any bolt on grass deflector or extention. I don't have the sizes of the earlier cast iron end deck's, but sizes would be similar even though they have a deflector/blade guard cast as part of the right end.
Wed May 26, 2004 2:11 pm
OK, here we go.....
38" CI (cast iron) deck.
I hope this clears it up a little.
Wed May 26, 2004 8:16 pm
it looks as though I do have a 42" deck I sure do appreciate all the help on figuring this out Thanks.
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