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Re: Some advice please

Postby jsfarmall » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:33 pm

All ya ever used makes a difference lol. The nice thing about hand lift is it's more precise. The 70yr old touch control ain't to accurate anymore. I'm sure some been rebuilt and they are but mine ain't.

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Re: Some advice please

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:47 pm

If you're looking into hand lift Cubs as a way to save some money and limit your investment in the second tractor, it's probably not worth it. The lion's share of Cubs are hydraulic lift. Hand lift Cubs are harder to find, and the hand lift really doesn't detract from their value much, if any.

You should be able to find a hydraulic lift Cub with minor issues, but nothing that would keep it out of the field, for around $1200 for a tractor with no attachments. Maybe the tires aren't new. Maybe it smokes a little. Maybe there's a leak here or there.

Don't get discouraged by the Craigslist wishers who seem to think their Cubs are worth $2500. Hang tight and keep cash in your pocket, and your eyes open. Be ready to pounce when one comes up.

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Re: Some advice please

Postby Wilbilly » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:21 pm

Yeah the cregslist situation is stupid around here. People thinks that pulling one out of the bushes and spraying some dollar store spray paint on one makes it a restoration lol. Iv seen several tractors that they don't even bother to pressure wash them, still got gobs of stuff on it under the new paint. There one cub that been on cregslist for two years know. It's got one wheel bad and has clearly not been ran in a while, it was 1800 and findly dropped down to 1200. I offed 500 and he told me to go f myself (exact words).
I can't say that I wasn't hoping that it be a little cheaper, but really I though it be neat to get lights and everything on mine I have know and the other one be hand lift and crank start no nothing on it just bc. I though it be a good contrast, and maybe I just like doing things the hard way lol. I had an h hand start for several years so I know you have to be careful cranking one by hand, I found keeping it tuned up in tip top shape hand starting isn't really that hard, agin I just like doing things the hard way lol.

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Re: Some advice please

Postby k hutchins » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:02 am

That's the great thing about having a magneto. There have been times when money was tight and a new tractor battery just wasn't on the list. The mowing and snow plowing stil got done. Just a quick 1/2 turn of the crank and away you go.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Some advice please

Postby Willy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:17 am

Wilbilly wrote:Yeah the cregslist situation is stupid around here. People thinks that pulling one out of the bushes and spraying some dollar store spray paint on one makes it a restoration lol. Iv seen several tractors that they don't even bother to pressure wash them, still got gobs of stuff on it under the new paint. There one cub that been on cregslist for two years know. It's got one wheel bad and has clearly not been ran in a while, it was 1800 and findly dropped down to 1200. I offed 500 and he told me to go f myself (exact words).


Yeah, same way around here. When my elderly mother in law still owned mine, she was of the opinion that it should sell for several thousand with a half done engine overhaul, newish paint, an incomplete cultivator set and the right hand lever for a 189 break plow but no plow to go with it. And it hadn't been started in years. It looked good, but that was about it. She still thinks it should sell for a small fortune when she forgets she gave it to me.
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Re: Some advice please

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:30 am

Same here. I found a parts tractor that has been sitting at least 15 years with the head removed, radiator missing, no/incomplete equipment, etc. When I asked the widowed owner about it she quickly told me her contact people said it should bring at least $1500. I wished her well on finding a buyer.

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Re: Some advice please

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:08 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:. . . her contact people said it should bring at least $1500. I wished her well on finding a buyer.

Sometimes I suggest that they sell it to whoever provided the pricing guidance.

I have also found on occasion that that sort of price advisory was really something like "If it runs it should be worth XXX" and the owner quickly forgets the "if it runs" part of the advice. After all, all you have to do is put it together and it would run.


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