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My Conundrum

Postby ricky racer » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:11 pm

One of the things I enjoy doing is buying delinquent Cubs, giving them a little love, restoring some life into them, fixing any issues they have and offering them for sale to generate a little cash to put towards the next one. I usually sell them cheap, at least for this area, to sell them quickly. That way I get to play with more Cubs than I ever could afford to otherwise.

However, this last Cub, a '61 I know is going to cause a problem.

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When I first went and looked this Cub I could see that it held a lot of potential. After bringing it home and giving it a good visual going over, this Cub is an extreamly low hour Cub. I can find no wear anywhere on the tractor. Even the throttle quadrant looks like new. There is no slop in the tie rods, no wear in the steering support bushing and the tires are the original U.S. Royal front and rear. The rears have 85% - 90% tread on them.

So what's wrong with that you might ask. Well this one is so nice and would make such a good keeper, I don't know if I can sell it. I have run every possible reason through my mind to logically keep it but can't come up with anything but "I want it" without any logic to back it up. I can't really afford to keep it and space in the barns is limited so the logical course would be to sell it once I get it up and running and working great.

I don't know why I'm coming to you guys for advise here. I know what you're going to tell me. :lol: Anyway, I'm just starting to work on it. This should be a fun project.
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:15 pm

Or sell one of the other ones. :D

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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:19 pm

ricky racer wrote:I don't know why I'm coming to you guys for advise here. I know what you're going to tell me.

Because you want to hear what we will tell you. KEEP IT!!! :D
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Tezell » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:21 pm

:Dito: to what Bob said.

I personally like the idea of "trading up".

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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:29 pm

ricky racer wrote:I have run every possible reason through my mind to logically keep it but can't come up with anything but "I want it" without any logic to back it up.

Rick, we have always said need plays no part in keeping a Cub. It looks like you have a very logical reason to keep this one around.
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby 169Cub » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:48 pm

And, it looks awesome!
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby TJG » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:59 pm

You are lucky to be able to decide if you, or someone else is going to be very happy!

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Re: My Conundrum

Postby randallc » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:11 am

Keep it!
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby pickerandsinger » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:59 am

Not being that knowledgable on the intricacies except my 53 says Farmall and my 57 says International, why does it say Farmall and not International as a 61.....Thanks Dave
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:12 am

pickerandsinger wrote:why does it say Farmall and not International as a 61

All Loboys were branded as International from the time they were introduced. Regular Cubs remained as Farmalls until sometime during the 1964 production year.
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby pickerandsinger » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:18 am

Barnyard wrote:
pickerandsinger wrote:why does it say Farmall and not International as a 61

All Loboys were branded as International from the time they were introduced. Regular Cubs remained as Farmalls until sometime during the 1964 production year.


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Re: My Conundrum

Postby pharmerphil3 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:19 am

:wave: I say keep it; a low hour Cub that looks as nice as this one is worth the space. You have a nice problem on your hands Rick! Good luck. :wave:
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Rodney51Cub » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:24 am

It looks like a keeper to me. Already set up for snow removal so you don't have to swap implements on another cub.

As suggested you could sell something else.

Do some creative rearranging.

Add on to a building or get a portable building for smaller stuff.

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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:40 am

Get rid of one of those ugly green things. :D
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Re: My Conundrum

Postby Smokeycub » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:42 am

Hey there Rick, sometimes it's not about need. People seem to find a way to work things out if they want something badly enough. Sounds like you're on the edge. Like you said it is virtually a new tractor and seems to me to be a no-brainer. Time to add onto the shop! :{_}: :mrgreen:
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