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Cub Cadet Tiller on a Cub

Postby wesome » Wed May 20, 2020 6:25 am

Has anyone tried this? I see a lot of the old Cadet tillers for sale. If you've done so, can you describe your set-up?, mounting, belt, etc. I know tractor speed is an issue, but figure a few passes might be effective in my garden.

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Re: Cub Cadet Tiller on a Cub

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed May 20, 2020 11:17 am

Not exactly, but Rick Prentice built a 3-point hitch and attached a Model 15 Tiller to his cub.
Regarding speed, put the tractor in neutral and let the tiller do the pushing. Use the brakes to control the speed.
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Re: Cub Cadet Tiller on a Cub

Postby wesome » Wed May 20, 2020 5:00 pm

The ones I've seen for sale are driven by a chain and not the PTO. Do you know if this Is this what Mr. Prentice used?

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Re: Cub Cadet Tiller on a Cub

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu May 21, 2020 5:16 am

Rick didn't use a cadet tiller. He used one from the numbered series (PTO driven) but adapted it for use with a cub.
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To adapt another piece of equipment for use with a cub, you are probably better off mounting a motor to the implement and making it self powered. (or purchase something like this)
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Other options include finding a Hub City PTO speed reducer to convert your PTO to a 540RPM that turns the correct direction.
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And then making a 3-point hitch for your cub. This is one another member made.
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Then, pick up a regular 540 RPM implement. This would be the highest cost option. Might be cheaper to buy a numbered series tractor with the implement.
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IH 3160a Mower
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IH-54 Blade

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Re: Cub Cadet Tiller on a Cub

Postby wesome » Thu May 21, 2020 5:41 am

OK, thank you for all of the information. It doesn't seem to be an easy option. A Cub disc that can be lifted (a 28 I think) would fit my needs. As the barn is down the road a piece from the garden, I need to be able to transport over the road. But they are not easy to find hereabouts. Thanks again.

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Re: Cub Cadet Tiller on a Cub

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu May 21, 2020 7:12 am

Sometimes, you can get really lucky and find them like this. Engine Ready. Not yet sure how you reach the handle.
https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/grd/ ... 59397.html

Then bolt on a cheap harbor freight engine.
https://www.harborfreight.com/65-hp-212 ... 69730.html
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH 3160a Mower
IH Model 15 Tiller
IH-54 Blade


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