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 11-19-2002, 15:02 Post: 45179
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I'm looking to get opinions good or bad on Cub Cadet 72XX and 73XX series compact tractors. There seem to be quite a few in this area used with low hours, well equipped and well priced. My "green" friend/tractor advisor says that alone says it all. It scares me that they are/were made by MTD, which has a not so good reputation. Any input is appreciated!






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 11-19-2002, 19:03 Post: 45188
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The 72xx & 73xx have Mitsubishi drive trains
I think they are fine I have a 7274 & other than this starting problem (that will hopefully be fixed soon)its been good.Lots of power,smooth running,good on fuel,uses no oil,comfortable to operate.But as Ted has stated MTD seems to be going in the TOILET as far as these models are concerned no support what so ever.






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 11-19-2002, 20:11 Post: 45193
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In 1996 I traded my Kubota 7100 for a cc 7275 and have never looked back. Granted the 7100 was 16 horse and the cc is 27 but there were other differences that surprised me as well. The Cub is very well built. It weighs in at 2700lbs all steel and cast iron and and there is very little plastic on it. Take a look at most other compacts today including Kubota they have plastic grills fenders and engine components. Why? its cheaper. Its an old story get people to trust a brand get comfortable with it and then little by little lessen the quality and raise the price. Who cares if the newer models are half plastic its a Kubota! Cubs have been thrown into the also ran department behind orange, blue and green since day one.And thats unfortunate for the consumer. I for one wanted a compact tractor or scaled back farm/ag tractor not a beefed up riding mower.
I have never had a bit of trouble with mine. I do loader work with it snowblowing plowing mowing skidding ect. I have close to 800hrs on it and would never trade it. I'm not sure whats going on with the MTD company re: parts and repair as I've never needed anything but filters.(As far as Im concerned its a mitsubishi) however MTDs support would be nice! You want my opinion there it is. Dont sell yourself short examine what you are getting for the price. The cc7xxx are great tractors compare them all and I think you'll realize what I'm trying to say.






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 11-19-2002, 20:27 Post: 45195
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Ok my id says I am a deere fan, no bashing here CC is a good product but I worry about resale value and where MTD is taking the comapny

Look around, see many cc dealers folding or calling it quits-why

dollar for dollar you cannot beat a deere product






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 11-20-2002, 09:15 Post: 45212
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I have a Cub 7275 and love it. Its all the tractor I will likely ever need and a blast to use. Frankly, most brands are excellent. We use large JD's at my family farm and they are great too. Most people use their compacts 75-100 hours a year and you are just not going to have any trouble if you maintain them and don't abuse them. At 100 hours a year this tractor will likely out last most of us. I looked at used JD's, Kubota's and chose the Cub because I got a newer hydro tractor with lower hours for the same money. I am not worried about support, it will be there. PJ






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 11-20-2002, 11:16 Post: 45220
whats the difference...
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between the 7265 and the 7275?

Is there an easy way to tell if it's one of the Mitsubishi models?

Thanks for all the great input! Keep em coming!






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 11-20-2002, 18:58 Post: 45232
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They are BOTH Mitsubishi's
You might want to look in the Cub archives to read Ted-abbeywoods comments on what to look for in the "drivetrain" of these tractors-eg leaks etc before you buy






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 11-20-2002, 20:01 Post: 45239
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Likewise, I am very happy with my 7265. An easy life of mowing got a little harder this year with the purchase of 146 acres of hunting land with lots of old skidder trails that need fixing and lots of brush that needs hogging. Nary a complaint from the CC, even right up to the belly in mud and ruts (had to push myself out with the loader more than once). Glad I sprung for the tire chains but that's a whole different thread....






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 11-21-2002, 00:05 Post: 45243
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As far as resale goes I'll let my son or his son or ect. deal with that issue.






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 11-22-2002, 01:38 Post: 45268
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Don't believe all the CC 7000 series tractor are by Mitsubishi.
CC added three new tractor that don't resemble the Mitsubishi
tractors in any way. The entire body appears to be plastic or
fiber glass, not sure which.

These are the new models.

7252, 20 hp, 2 cyl Kawasaki gas engines, 2WD, HST

7254, 20 hp, 2 cyl Kawasaki gas engines, 4WD, HST

7264, 21 hp, 3 cyl Dahatsu Diesel engines, 4WD, HST.

The Mitsubishi Cub Cadets have enjoyed an excellent reputation.
That reputation may or may not apply to this new tractors so
thread carefully...






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