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A Cub as yard art?

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 am

Found this on Craig’s List.
https://longisland.craigslist.org/grd/d ... 98595.html
Not liking this. Gotta feel that this dooms these tractors to sit in the weather for years and suffer internally.
The longer they sit like this blocks will crack, rust and be less likely to ever see practical use.
They just become there own tombstone.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Willy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:45 am

Not something I'd do for sure. They're not that complicated to work on and I'd rather be able to at least drive it around the block when I get the itch.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Willy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:55 am

I grew up in rural SW Arkansas/NE Texas. There was a guy who lived a few miles from us on the main highway who had several antique tractors and farm equipment all painted up and sitting in his front yard. Everything in the yard was restored and running. He'd get out there every week or two, fire 'em up and move 'em around a bit. I went to high school with one of his sons and the son missed the bus one morning so he fired up an old steel wheel John Deere and drove that to school. His dad wasn't appreciative of his son's choice of school transportation when he found out. Fortunately the son only had to cross two paved roads to get to school. The rest were unpaved.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby LRiddle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am

I guess I'm more confused than anything. If it's worth $800, it's worth getting it running. With so many parts available it would take nothing to make it a good runner. I suppose you could buy one just for the paint job, then get it running and you've got a good looking Cub for cheap.

My other thought is, if it isn't a runner it ain't worth $800. Even with a fresh paint job. Not in my neck of the woods at least.

One last thought. If you want $800 out of a non runner, best bet is to part it out. Then you don't have time and money in painting it and those parts can go to keeping ones that are appreciated running.

Like I said, more confused than anything.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:54 am

There is farmer just west of Linn, Mo. with antique John Deere tractors and machinery. He moves the items out near the 4 lane highway. Last time I drove by the items were housed in a shed for the winter.

Other folks around here have farm machinery for yard art. When living in Iowa, folks would purchase and have trucked in large boulders for lawn art.

Daughter wanted an antique farm tractor for yard art. The tractor she wanted would have cost her around $1000-. Talked her out of it. Gave her a 2 wheeled walk behind garden tractor with plow. Next time she calls, will ask is she still has the tractor. My guess, if she displayed the tractor in the front yard, folks would stop and ask her to sell it. If she sold it, I have a couple more she can have.

What people want for yard art; antique tractors, machinery, boulders, what ever, is their own business. I wouldn't spend $800- for any type of yard art.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Stanton » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:55 am

From the wording of the ad, I believe he has a Cub that for $800, he will spruce it up to look like the one in the pic. Different people...different motives.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Shane N. » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:10 pm

The fresh rattle can paint may stay shiny for a month, maybe two and he's got $30 worth of cheap rattle can paint in a paint job that looks good from the road. There's a guy who lives near us you would think his yard is a junk yard with combines, vehicles, tractors, equipment etc. Nope, most of it runs and he uses it. I saw his kids drilling wheat one day with the drill behind the pickup truck. They couldn't have been more than 12 years old at the time.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby jsfarmall » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 pm

I could be wrong but the way I understood the sale ad was they would paint and deliver the tractor for 800 and you supply the tractor. I think the picture was for attention purposes. But still, if gonna pay 800 into a non running tractor, why not put that into it to make it run. For a non runner 800 worth of parts would be quite extensive work and will have a dang good running tractor.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Eugene » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:55 pm

Farmall cub tractor much like the one shown.
Not sure what much like means, since the pictured tractor is not the one for sale.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby T-Mo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:10 pm

If I read the ad correctly, he is selling a Farmall Cub. The title is pretty specific to a Cub, and he's pretty specific on the non-running condition of said Cub. The $800 price, again if I read the ad correctly, is for the tractor, sprucing up the tractor, and delivery of the tractor.

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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Barnyard » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:05 pm

T-Mo wrote:If I read the ad correctly, he is selling a Farmall Cub. The title is pretty specific to a Cub, and he's pretty specific on the non-running condition of said Cub. The $800 price, again if I read the ad correctly, is for the tractor, sprucing up the tractor, and delivery of the tractor.

That is how I read it.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby inairam » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:32 pm

$800 for a painted and delivered parts tractor? If the sheet metal is straight, block free, and the tires hold air - not horrible.

Are any of them really "worth fixing"?

I have a lot of lawn art in my area. On my way to work there is a very nice A painted great with wheel weight and manure spreader and a spotlight at night that has not moved in well over 5 years

from a few months ago.

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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby T-Mo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:14 am

Since his $800 price includes sprucing up and delivery, if a potential buyer foregoes the sprucing up and picks up the tractor himself, then maybe the price will come down to where it's more attractive (depending on missing parts and overall cosmetic appearance of the tractor).

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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 am

Long Island, New York is a long way from Missouri. I won't be taking my pickup and trailer there to inspect the tractor.

Photos of the subject tractor would greatly help.
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Re: A Cub as yard art?

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:26 am

T-Mo wrote:If I read the ad correctly, he is selling a Farmall Cub. The title is pretty specific to a Cub, and he's pretty specific on the non-running condition of said Cub. The $800 price, again if I read the ad correctly, is for the tractor, sprucing up the tractor, and delivery of the tractor.


Yeah, that is NOT a picture of the Cub that's for sale. This idiot stole someone else's picture. That's false advertising. If you post an ad on Craigslist any pictures you use are supposed to be of the actual item you have for sale, not some dolled-up photo you stole off google images.


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