Cub Cadet Garden Tractor Restoration

A 21st-century odyssey: Restoring an IH Cub Cadet garden tractor

With any gear-driven Cub Cadet, at the very least, remove the shift cover from the transmission and inspect the gears and shift forks. Tighten the shift forks, as they often loosen up enough to make full engagement of a specific gear difficult or impossible. If the tractor jumps out of gear, a loose fork may be the problem. If the forks are tight and the tractor jumps out of gear, then a more thorough cleaning and disassembly of the transmission are required to renew the poppet springs and balls.
With any gear-driven Cub Cadet, at the very least, remove the shift cover from the transmission and inspect the gears and shift forks. Tighten the shift forks, as they often loosen up enough to make full engagement of a specific gear difficult or impossible. If the tractor jumps out of gear, a loose fork may be the problem. If the forks are tight and the tractor jumps out of gear, then a more thorough cleaning and disassembly of the transmission are required to renew the poppet springs and balls.