Haha yeah, That makes me think of another time with the cub. I couldn’t steer worth a **** if the fronts were even touching the ground while helping a neighbor move 10 tons of pea gravel. That poor sole was doing it with a wheel barrow in July. The first few dump carts full was down right scary with almost no control. You would think I wouldn’t have loaded them as heavily after that. Not a chance, I zip tied a 4’ long 6” h beam on to the bull bar. That weight on the front was the key and the big zip ties held up all day minus a few the exhaust melted by the front left tire. At the end of that day I drove the cub back home, I hit the lip of my driveway full speed and all the zip ties broke at once . It sent the beam sliding but the job was done.For reference sake, 582 cubcadet converted to hydro, donor trans was out of a 1650 cc. Plows the garden every year, and has a 48" blade for snow duty. The 2 colored 782 will get a 3 point eventually as well. Original hydro trans. Just took the brinley hitch set up off of it so I could set it up with a 3 or hitch as well. Dont mind the yanmar it has a power shift trans.
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Only problem with either of the Cubs is the front end is light. I also had a 2182 cub that was on mower duty, I think it had an 800lb tow rating. I wouldnt trust something newer to last very long, but theres no reason I can think of for a blanket statement that a hydro cant tow.