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 11-01-2018, 10:23 Post: 198093
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There was a factory upgrade on the hydrostat filter on the 6284. It required an adapter block attached to the trans housing and accepted a different model of filter. Whether the upgrade was associated to performance issues I don't know. The reverse flow filter housing is Cub part #919-04163 and the hydraulic oil filter number is #923-3014. Note that this was a running change and depending on when your 6284 was built it may have that installed from the factory.

Cold starting has been important to me since I cut and haul a lot of wood in the winter. I even put tire chains on all four corners (it's a really tight fit on the rears). Even with properly operating glow plugs my 6284 was always very difficult to start in temperatures below 20 degrees. Over time I have installed a larger battery, a relay to energize the starter directly from the battery (documented here elsewhere), even installing a push button switch for the starter, and (best of all) I installed a water jacket block heater. After several years of making these changes incrementally, I found that the block heater plugged in for 20 minutes lets the tractor start like a summer day.

Like all of my equipment I expect and require that my 6284 works hard summer and winter, in the woods or on my lawn. Considering that it is more a big garden tractor than a farm or industrial tractor it is impressive what I am able to do with it.





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 11-01-2018, 11:33 Post: 198095
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Hauling firewood with my 6284D





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 11-02-2018, 09:46 Post: 198100
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The oil light flashes every 50 operating hours to indicate it's time to change oil. It will continue to do that for about half an hour or so. It is annoying as hell. It always seems to occur when you are doing something under load and it suddenly starts flashing, scaring you momentarily that something is wrong until you remember what is causing it. I am not aware of resetting it and I certainly don't follow the flashing idiot light to tell me when it is time to change oil and/or filter. I would much preferred that the factory would have provided an oil pressure gauge but I'm sure idiot lights are cheaper.

I think the block heater was a good investment. The Perkins engine is a great little engine but it doesn't like waking up in cold weather. If it doesn't catch within the first couple of tries when it is cold I've learned that all the cranking in the world won't get it until it gets warmed up with the heater. It only takes about 20 minutes to warm it up and it makes all the difference.

When starting in cold weather crank the throttle all the way open but be ready to throttle back down as soon as it catches to prevent over-revving the cold engine. Also, keep the fuel tank fuel to prevent condensation and I always treat the diesel fuel with Power Service Diesel Fuel treatment - summer and winter. It is a lot easier to prevent diesel fuel problems than to fix them after they occur.






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 11-29-2018, 10:14 Post: 198138
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I installed a water jacket style block heater. My records show that I used Kats Frost Plug Engine Heater P/N 10422, but you may want to double check that. It installed pretty easy as I remember.

I don't remember if you can visually identify the upgrade filter mount but I'm guessing you could cross check the filter itself. I also don't know if the old style filter would fit on the updated filter block or vice versa. I can see how that might create a problem if it is the case. I believe that Sunstrand was the manufacturer of the transaxle and hydrostat so perhaps they could help if you can't find a knowledgeable Cub dealer (difficult to find because few Cub dealers ever dabbled in these tractors) My best help came from the parts guy at R. F. HOUTZ & SON, INC. - Phone #: (630)365-6551 - Elburn, IL.
I have a copy of the factory service bulletin regarding the filter upgrade but I am going to have to figure out how to upload it here.

I wonder if there is any adjustment to the travel linkage that might be contributing to your problem regarding travel speed. Perhaps something is bent, out of adjustment, or restricting its motion. I can't recall if that is discussed at all in the owners manual but I think it would be worth checking.






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 11-30-2018, 10:41 Post: 198140
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I have tried numerous times to upload a copy of the Cub service bulletin regarding the hydraulic filter and this site is very clunky about uploading images. If you will contact me with your e-mail address I will send it to you. If it helps the service bulletin is Cub Cadet Service Advisory CC-566 dated April 11, 2007.






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 10-21-2019, 09:58 Post: 198804
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The freeze plug I replaced was near the center of the engine, behind the alternator and ahead of the starter. It was the one that is most accessible.






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