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Joel wrote:So my neighbor, my uncle, Boss hog, and others have said maybe I should be looking at a super A for gardening. We have clay and rocky soil. I can't really make up my mine. Also, from all the questions, looking and reading I've done on cubs I know what to look for when looking at one. Not any real idea with a Super A.
I looked at one today. was told it was a 54. I couldn't get too up close and personal with it. It was in a tight corner of a barn and I had my dress cloths on.... yeah I know, not the smartest thing I've done, but I stopped on my way home from work.
It has one new rear tire. other rear tire looks good. Front and back cultivators spring style. scratches, rear and front weights, draw bar and working hopper.
also because I was in dress clothes I didn't ask him to start it. Battery was dead. He said he's going to buy one soon. Anyhow. What type price range should I be looking at for something like this? he was asking $3000.
I tried to post photos but Photo Bucket is acting up right now.. wont' let me upload..
IMO, that price is on the higher end, but not completely out of line. Post pics as soon as you can. If it's really a '54 it could be very "interesting" and in a very good way.....
Now, don't read too much into this, but I am breathing into a paper bag right now and trying to get my heart rate to slow down
Joel wrote:Al, You're cracking me up.Now, don't read too much into this, but I am breathing into a paper bag right now and trying to get my heart rate to slow down
The owner did mention it had the same engine as the 140.
Do you guys think that having the kerosene aspect or any other feature on this tractor would make it hard to find parts for?
I don't think it currently is set up for kerosene. He mentioned that the radiator had work done on it (way he said it sounded like it was related to the kerosene) Also the knob on the manifold is rusted frozen in place.
I just realized I hadn't taken any pictures of the grill. It is dented some. nothing that concerns me, but ascetically noticeable.
I wasn't expecting the price point he was asking since some I've seen in the ads some with discs, plows, fast hitchers or mowers for that price.
I wasn't prepared to drop that amount of cash specially since I'd need to pay more to get other attachments I'd need for plowing.
Does the hopper setup look complete? The fiberglass hopper and tube was in the barn. Looked to be in decent condition.
I don't see the linkage for the radiator shutters. I would look to see if the control lever (looks sort of like the throttle) is still there, on the left side of the instrument panel beside the choke control. See if the shutters themselves are still on the front of the radiator, behind the grille. Missing shutters are not the end of the world.
Joel wrote:Al,I don't see the linkage for the radiator shutters. I would look to see if the control lever (looks sort of like the throttle) is still there, on the left side of the instrument panel beside the choke control. See if the shutters themselves are still on the front of the radiator, behind the grille. Missing shutters are not the end of the world.
Are radiator shutters used for kerosene operation? i did a search on google images. Do they look like vertical blinds?
I've had an odd week this week with work so I've not gone back. I'm going to try and get a hold of him tomorrow to see if he's got a battery or if I get one and when we can spend some time looking at it.
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