What a great site. A tad about me...I've got a small farm (10 acres) in Maryland, dad gave me a piece off the 'big' one few years back. Come to find that I need (want...
) a REAL tractor for various things 'round the place.
I have a chance to buy one, a 1952 Cub.
It comes with:
L59 Woods Mower
Snow Blade (?)
The downside? Owner says:
The brakes need adjusting or replacing
Throttle handle set teeth are worn on higher settings
Has turf tires on rear but weatherworn
Asking price is 2200 or REASONABLE best offer.
I have a basic degree of mechanical knowledge but am hungry to learn more. (That is why I'm interested in this..something I can work on if need be...and my 14 year old son too!). I'm no rocket scientist but can read manuals and plans (I've already read the basic manual for the Cub and printed same from here).
I've made some 'ready reference' checklists for the tractor when I go to look at it, but I guess my question is, how difficult (No BS assessment..and I don't have a garage with lifts etc... just have basic tools and a 3 ton jack) would it be for me to do the brakes? On the other side of that coin, how much would I expect to reasonably pay someone to do them for me if it were outside my level of knowlege?
Based on that, 2200, reasonable? Or try to go lower?
I have pics but they aren't on a public server. Will happily send them to anyone so all can see.
I know, having been on boards before, how sometimes tiring these noob questions can be, so any help and assistance is appreciated.
Oh...my love for Farmall started as a kid with my Grandfathers "C". Alas, it's gone forever, but I still have the memories.