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How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Bigdog » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:47 pm

This cub was posted on Craig's list in June for $2250:
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However, if one is patient you can get a large discount.
Doug Miller (1541) was able to buy this for substantially less. (I'll let him decide on whether he wants to tell how much.)
But - we may have to tweak a couple of items:

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby oldhammerhead » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:53 pm

What happened?

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby cub.bub » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:15 pm

Wow.....I'm thinking that wasn't planed ?

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Barnyard » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:33 pm

Another Cub Tug project.
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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Bigdog » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:46 pm

It appears that the bolts that hold the steering gear assembly to the lower bolster were either loose or missing. They hit something while mowing and snapped the axle assembly off at that junction. Unfortunately, it did cause a hole to be made in the radiator when it dropped but everything else appears to be OK. This tractor has a brand new carb on it and was in good running condition when that happened.
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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby 1541 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:23 pm

The discount is somewhere north of 80% if you are patient. The seller actually stopped by the house Sunday while we were at Janet’s birthday party. David and the boys were out in the shop working on Christmas presents and the seller left their contact information and told the boys that they had a Cub that was in pieces. However, it had several new parts including a new carb. They thought I might be interested in it since they saw all of the activity from the Cub Tug last summer. I contacted them on Monday and made arrangements to look at it yesterday after work. I made them a scrap value offer and it was accepted.

I believe the damage looks worse that it actually is. It looks like two of the bolts that hold the axle assembly to the steering gear assembly sheared off and at least one was missing. From what I can gather the accident involved a tree and the help of a neighbor with a loader tractor. The radiator took a little abuse and is bent and has a hole in the top shoulder. I will know more about it when we bring it home on Sunday. I have a cousin that lives fairly close to the current location of the tractor and his going to bring his loader tractor down to help load it up.

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby LeoM » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:43 am

As a very new cub owner I would like share my experience. I bought my first cub a month ago for $ 150.00. It's a 1966 standard cub. I bought a battery, a starter solenoid (different story), and a carburetor rebuild kit, and it's running smooth as silk. 2 weeks ago I bought my second cub for $300. It is a complete 1952 with no apparent issues. It was running when it was parked 3 years ago. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a IH 1000 Loader for $650. Do you see the trend ? This is getting emotional. Next week I'll probably buy a tire for $1,000.
Seriously, It was all local and on Craigslist. I'm pretty inept when it comes to computer skills but searching Craigslist is simple and effective. You just need to do it daily or more often. The first cub I bought was on-line 1 hr. when I called. I learned that being first wins last summer when I needed a trencher. I bought a Ditch Witch C-99 Trencher for $250.00. I was the first person to call. I put down 1200' of irrigation pipe and will list the trencher for at least $500.00. Daily rental for a similar trencher is $200 - $300/day. I'd have killed myself if I had to do it in 1 day. I worked at my own pace, slow, and saved a ton of money.
The point is E-Bay and Amazon are too commercial.
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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby FarmallCubby1949 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:38 pm

My cub is a 1949 with serial # 68139. I'm currently looking at another one about a mile down the road from me. It appears to be like mine, but I'm going to stop and ask about it. I do rember as a kid riding my bike along the same road and seeing the older gentleman using this cub to mow his yard and plow his garden. I know it has been sitting for some years now, and the paint is faded from years of use and now sitting. I want to make an offer on it. When I get a chance I'm going to stop and ask if I can look at it and get the serial # off it. I see it there and it makes me sad to know it's sitting in distress. I do want this cub in the worst or best way however you choose to look at it. I'll keep you all posted on this. I figure having another friend around the house can't hurt.

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Barnyard » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:45 pm

FarmallCubby1949 wrote: I do want this cub in the worst or best way

Be careful. Feelings like that can cause you to pay way more than it's worth.
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Serial # 163814 J
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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby FarmallCubby1949 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:59 pm

Barnyard wrote:
FarmallCubby1949 wrote: I do want this cub in the worst or best way

Be careful. Feelings like that can cause you to pay way more than it's worth.

You're absolutley right Barnyard. I have to be careful. I'm going to look at it. I don't even know if the engine still turns over, but it might. As I stated before I used to watch this little tractor work when I was a kid. The first thing is seeing if the people will let me look at it, and at that point make a reasonalbe offer depending on the condition of the cub. I'll let everyone know how it goes. If anyone has any suggestions on a price let me know. :thanx:

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Bigdog » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:06 am

FarmallCubby1949 wrote:My cub is a 1949 with serial # 68139. I'm currently looking at another one about a mile down the road from me. It appears to be like mine, but I'm going to stop and ask about it. I do rember as a kid riding my bike along the same road and seeing the older gentleman using this cub to mow his yard and plow his garden. I know it has been sitting for some years now, and the paint is faded from years of use and now sitting. I want to make an offer on it. When I get a chance I'm going to stop and ask if I can look at it and get the serial # off it. I see it there and it makes me sad to know it's sitting in distress. I do want this cub in the worst or best way however you choose to look at it. I'll keep you all posted on this. I figure having another friend around the house can't hurt.


My 49's serial number is within 4 numbers of yours!
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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby BigBill » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:44 pm

Well my first fcub came with 4 new tires and tubes plus two new rear rims, new battery, rebuild engine.
She hasn't been run in two years. I paid $1,500. But I missed the welded bolster. The generator was replaced by a 10si alternator. They cut a square in the hood rather than rotate the end case on the alternator so the pluggins were on the inside. A shorter belt would move in more inside. It came with a full set of cults and wheel weights.
I used it for a while till the drive shaft cracked or fractured at the tranny. Since its apart a might as well check the clutch, rebuild the finals and tranny. I picked up a awesome new hood. I rewired the alternator so it worked. I have everything new or good used for it.
I need to recover from my illness to get back at it. I had my son put jumper cables to the starter to crank it over. He turned it by hand first. It's been sitting going on three years and still loose that's the seafoam I added when it was running.

It's kind of scary. This fcub and my first 154 have rebuilt engines were the original owner passed away two years before.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Zorro » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:26 am

I guess the point is that you either have to be extremely lucky as in LeoM's case, or to find one cheap because of an issue such as the one in Bigdog's post. Around the Northeast, most of us (it seems) end up paying an average of $2,000 or so for something decent enough to use. Mine set me back $1,800 with a Wagner loader. It had issues such as a poorly done alternator setup, no air cleaner, fluids leaking etc. Half the fun is fixing these things anyway. Heck, maybe they should charge more for the broken ones. :lol:
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Serial # 68139
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1953 Farmall Super C (Sam)
Serial # 163814 J
1957 International 350 Utility (Tank) Serial # 8668 S
1946 Farmall M (Boss Hog)
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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby FarmallCubby1949 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:21 pm

Bigdog wrote:
FarmallCubby1949 wrote:My cub is a 1949 with serial # 68139. I'm currently looking at another one about a mile down the road from me. It appears to be like mine, but I'm going to stop and ask about it. I do rember as a kid riding my bike along the same road and seeing the older gentleman using this cub to mow his yard and plow his garden. I know it has been sitting for some years now, and the paint is faded from years of use and now sitting. I want to make an offer on it. When I get a chance I'm going to stop and ask if I can look at it and get the serial # off it. I see it there and it makes me sad to know it's sitting in distress. I do want this cub in the worst or best way however you choose to look at it. I'll keep you all posted on this. I figure having another friend around the house can't hurt.


My 49's serial number is within 4 numbers of yours!

Wow! That's really cool to hear Bigdog. Is it 4 numbers older or newer than mine?

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Re: How to save money when buying a cub.

Postby Bigdog » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:25 pm

4 numbers newer.
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