IHC Cub Cadet Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cadet related issues.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:47 am
Last fall I bought a Cub Cadet 129, a 1200, two mower decks, a blade, and a #2 rototiller. The 129 started and ran but had carburetor problems. All of this stuff sat under my carport last winter.
This spring I did put the #2 rototiller on my CC124 and tilled up a corn patch. Yesterday I put the CC129 in the shop and disassembled the carburetor to see what the problem was. Everything looked good, and someone must have cleaned it recently. What I found was the float had gas in it. Upon close examination I found a tiny crack in the brass float. After draining the float I put a dab of JB Weld in the crack and adjusted the float level. I had bought a NAPA 7-02024 carb kit, but didn't use anything from it. That will get the CC1200 running, so I thought. Once the JB Weld had cured I reassembled the carb and put it on the Cadet. After learning how to adjust the carb I got it running good enough to install the mower deck and try it out.
I have wanted a hydrostatic Cadet for a long time. I was totally amazed about how well it worked and found it was a lot easier to control in confined areas of the yard. It was almost dark when I tested it on the tall lawn in our back yard, so the true shakedown cruise will happen today.
BTW, when I removed the engine cover side panels I discovered the CC1200 came without a carburetor. Does anyone have one for sale, either a working carb or a usable core? The plan is to use the CC1200 as a dedicated rototilling Cadet.
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:04 am
Good to hear you got it running but I'm wondering if the JB Weld will hold up to gas?
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:52 am
My 129 is still sitting in the barn needing some TLC
Glad you got the 129 running
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:56 pm
It's running, but not running well. I have to check and see what's up with that. It barely ran when we bought it, and it's going to take some time to get it straightened out. I sure like that hydrostatic drive.
I looked at the float this afternoon and it the JB is working just fine.
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:52 am
ebax wrote:I looked at the float this afternoon and it the JB is working just fine.
Be careful of the JB weld. I tried it with a float on my Farmall Cub, and over a long period of time it turned soft and got into the jets.
Just a FYI
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:04 am
Thanks for the info. I think I will order a new float and retire my patched float ASAP.
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