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I have an old cub cadet 268(I think, been in storage a while). I’m trying to decide if I should restore it and sell it or mod it and keep it a while. I have another blower to use, just looking for something to tinker with. I don’t want to mod it if it’s worth more stock. What are your thoughts?


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There really isn't a collectors market. Fixing up an old one so it's running properly and has good belts, bearings, chains, friction wheel, ... has value but restoring one as in sanding and repainting, you usually won't get much of a bump in price compared to all the time and materials you invest into it IMHO. When putting money into it you should also research if any parts you might need now or in the foreseeable future are already NLA.

The 268 I was looking at looks a lot like an Ariens 10000. I'm guessing it's really heavy and old school tough. Toss up some photos so we know what you have to work with.

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I dont remember what model my old cub is but it was an 8 / 28 built in 1983. When i bought it many years it had a blown up engine and had been sitting for over 25 years in a shed.

one of the rakes was bent and i suspect the engine didn't like the sudden stop. Other than that it was in very good shape but faded paint.
I disassembled it and gave it a paint job and just fixed up a few things.

I did a color change.

You can see a pic in my avatar. This machine is a beast and with the new ohv 11hp electirc start it eats snow like crazy. mine has has a differential so it is easy to turn. it is a very heavy beast and i built roller skids for mine.

There are pics of the restore on the site somewhere.
 

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I dont remember what model my old cub is but it was an 8 / 28 built in 1983. When i bought it many years it had a blown up engine and had been sitting for over 25 years in a shed.

one of the rakes was bent and i suspect the engine didn't like the sudden stop. Other than that it was in very good shape but faded paint.
I disassembled it and gave it a paint job and just fixed up a few things.

I did a color change.

You can see a pic in my avatar. This machine is a beast and with the new ohv 11hp electirc start it eats snow like crazy. mine has has a differential so it is easy to turn. it is a very heavy beast and i built roller skids for mine.

There are pics of the restore on the site somewhere.

Carl forgot to tell you he even made an auto chute control if I remember rightly.....I love the old IH/Cubs!!!!
 

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yes, i made an electric chute setup using an old car window motor and i made roller skids for it that work out great.
 
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