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Old 04-26-2012, 10:36 PM
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Default Cub Cadet 805

I have a cub cadet 805 I bought for cheap beginning of this season. She had a tired old 8hp that I swapped out for a brand new 12.5 we had laying around and I was wondering if someone might could share some information on this model. Searching the web there's not much to learn it almost seems like its rare or undesirable. What years were they produced and in what kind of numbers. Im just curious as the one I have is in good shape and I intend on keeping it around.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:33 PM
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So nobody knows anything about this model, seems to be a common theme no matter where I ask.
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Check here for some info

http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-trac...cadet-805.html
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Biggest thing I am curious about is date of manufacture and that site doesn't supply that. That site is the first place I go for information.

The guy at the mower shop said it was a very short production because of deck issues and bad cut quality, any truth to this? He said because of this he had to special order blades and they cost me a fortune...
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The 805 is a Lawn Tractor that had a very short production run. It was only made in '85 & '86. It had a 8 HP B&S engine in it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:58 PM
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Doing some "googling" they seem to be a lawn tractor and not a garden tractor.
I have what is left of a 1720 I bought for the Mag engine.
I'm thinking the 805 is in the same line as it seems to mention models 805 to 1720.
It seems to be like most later throwaway mowers.
I'm sure others will post, just takes a little time.
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