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Old 07-07-2017, 05:10 PM
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I am pretty happy about it. My wife, not so much. She thought I bought it to really use it, not just for snowblowing (which I bought a new snowblower for as well). I have an 80's mtd cub that cuts my .5 acre lawn. The 123 is mostly for fun and hopefully for awesome moving of snow. Somehow I doubt this machine will move snow that well or even start in the Maine winters!
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:10 PM
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Looks good Joe!
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:55 PM
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Tractors can be had for less money, but you bought a really nice one!

Look at this way, all you could buy for $1500 today is a throwaway mower that will be junk in 10 years. You will be able to hand that down to kids or grandkids!!




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Old 07-08-2017, 12:20 AM
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you picked a good all around tractor.
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:57 AM
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Nice tractor!! The 123's are great machines... As Terry said, It's the last all metal Cub Cadet made!

Tuned up, serviced and running correctly that thing should start no problem even in freezing weather... And it will move a ton of snow if needed!

Heck, I'd get it right and mow with it too!!
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That snowblower you got with it would be called a snow thrower, as it is a single stage.
If the previous owner was smart enough to use 2 smoke oil instead of motor oil, he prolly never adjusted the main jet in the carb.
Just for the heck of it, try turning the main jet 1/2 turn CCW. and see how it operates
( The main jet is the only one on top of the carb, right alongside the shaft/linkage that operates the throttle)
Let us know how it operates, it might surprise you.
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Does anyone think it might smoke if I switch from 30 to 10W-30? How do we feel about conventional vs synthetic? Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:31 AM
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Does anyone think it might smoke if I switch from 30 to 10W-30? How do we feel about conventional vs synthetic? Thanks!
That tractor was designed for conventional SAE 30.. I wouldn't change from what it was designed for and what has worked for 50 years.. just my opinion.. i'm sure there are other opinions!
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Does anyone think it might smoke if I switch from 30 to 10W-30? How do we feel about conventional vs synthetic? Thanks!
I use 30w Kohler oil in some and like it. Some have 30w rotella. It's low ash.
I only use synthetic in my 2182(Kubota powered).
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