Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

09-15-2012 19:09:17

Report to Moderator

Ok all...this one is a little out there, but if anyone can figure it out its you guys.

I just traded a generator I wasn't using for a Cub ZTR with a Briggs intek v-twin, but the motor is blown. Guy said his brother was mowing and "oil just went everywhere". Well, naturally that'll happen when you put a rod through the block.

I can find the block online for about 250, but my question is can it be welded? Its cast aluminum but a guy I work with can work miracles with a TIG. I don't want to dump a bunch into it so i may part it and buy a new engine if its scrap.


[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

09-17-2012 07:18:39

Report to Moderator
 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
Looks like I got some good new today. Our aluminum fab shop uses 4043 rod and the tech says he has welded cast all the time; several small engines and even a Cummins diesel slave cylinder bracket.
I'm going to clean it up tonight and cut some plate on our lasers to patch the hole. New rods are about $50 ea plus bearings, but i have a set out of an opposed twin with the same stroke and bore, figured it can't hurt...already a boat anchor.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-16-2012 11:52:38

Report to Moderator
 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
I like the inteks since they are usually so reliable. Dad has the exact same mower and hasn't had the first sign of trouble.

We tore it down today and it was pretty bad. Both rods let go, took a silver dollar chunk out of the case, nicked a cam lobe (think I can get it out), but crank is fine. Man, that thing EXPLODED inside, talk about rapid disassembly.

We weld 3003 H-14 alum plate at work all the time. If i can get the block patched, I'll through some rods and bearings at it and see what happens. In the mean time I'm shopping around. No luck yet on used but ill check around home when i get back. Seems a 22HP Intek is a little new for cheap parts.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-16-2012 08:20:27

Report to Moderator
 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
I've got one of the older v twin Briggs engines that I got in a trade that had to holes in it about the size of a silver dollar. I broke some aluminum from another old blown engine and Tig ed it together with my wire welder and have been running it for several years now. I did have the extra parts such as rods etc in another engine or it would not have been practicle to do it.

Buy a new engine would be my suggestion.

I have one of those Zero turn Cub Cadets and I love it. It has about 1000 hours on it and I did a ring job on it a couple of years ago after it began to use oil and foul plugs. Other than that I've replaced the belts several times and cut a lot of grass. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-16-2012 03:37:14

Report to Moderator
 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
Look at what motors Harbor Freight offers to see if they have one that will work. I just recently purchased a 6.5 hp horizontal shaft motor for $100 for my very old Troy built tiller. It runs and works great and the price can not be beat.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-15-2012 22:50:26

Report to Moderator
 Re: OT: Cub Zero Turn Engine in reply to JCinKY, 09-15-2012 19:09:17  
Those Inteks are good engines but I don't think it's worth all that effort to save it unless you have a lot of time on your hands. There are a lot of those vertical shaft motors out there used and for a fair price. Many of these box store cheap mowers have engines that out live the mower. Unless it's mongo big engine you should almost be able to get a running engine for not much more than $250.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters