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New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Mon May 27, 2013 5:56 pm

Decided to register today and take the Circle of Safety test. I passed on the third try.

Looking to buy a cub or an A with a mower to cut my 4 acres of grass. Been reading up on the differences in models and really to waiting for one in my extremely tight budget to appear.

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Mon May 27, 2013 7:20 pm

Welcome aboard kato. I don't know what is available out there in Kansas but both are great tractors. Four acres is a lot of mowing. As much as I love my Cub, if given a choice, I'd get the A. I have some experience with the Farmall A and it is a great tractor with many benefits over the Cub. It has an overhead valve engine, a four speed transmission and a 540 rpm pto that you can use with "normal" pto driven implements. I'm not sure, and others will be along to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it has a wet sleeve motor which means it's cheaper and easier to rebuild if needed.
However, if a Cub comes along at a bargain price you still get a lot for your money. In my opinion comparing the two, the A has a lot more going for it than the Cub.

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Mon May 27, 2013 7:26 pm

Come to Burlington, Kansas. We can fix you up. Lowboy or regular? Super A also.
Last edited by muleboss on Mon May 27, 2013 10:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Mon May 27, 2013 9:09 pm

Kato:

Well, I am partial to Cubs but A's are nice as well although they generally do not have hydraulics. I would recommend a Super A versus the A but it might be overkill.

Suggest that you follow the links below, do a little research, visit MuleBoss check out the Cubs and then make you decision.

Image to Farmallcub.com :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Tue May 28, 2013 6:18 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas. Sounds like muleboss can get you started and while there you can judge all the differences. Try out a cub, then an A. See the difference's. Good luck.

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Tue May 28, 2013 6:33 am

Welcome to the forum!

I'd encourage you to take muleboss up on his offer. You can get some hands-on experience and see which one you like better (or think will do a better job). It's over now, but would also encourage you to remember the Cubfests next Spring. One is Dewey, OK and one at muleboss' place near Burlington, KS.

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Tue May 28, 2013 7:56 am

A stock Super A and a stock A pretty much perform the same HP wise, but the Super A will have touch control 99.9% of the time. Even just running a mower, it is nice to be able to raise and lower the deck hydraulically. I would hold out for a Super A over an A.

Al

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Tue May 28, 2013 8:51 am

Thanks for the welcome. I don't have my heart set any particular model so I am pretty open. I do like the styling of the Super A. Mowing will be the main duty then pulling trailers. The garden tractors are just not big enough.

Looked at the Cubfests and saw that I missed the Dewey, OK one. That would have been close for me.

Muleboss, I may need to come out to Burlington and check out some tractors. Not sure how far a drive it is.

Allen

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Tue May 28, 2013 9:07 am

Looks like a 2 hour drive. That is not bad.

Allen

Re: New Member. Looking to buy a cub or A.

Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:21 am

Welcome to this great forum