1968 125?

Thu May 26, 2005 8:25 pm

I have a serious problem.A couple of days ago on my lunch break from work. I spoted a cub cadet on the front lawn of someones house near the street. The cub was intact and had a a very big mower deck on it. Lights,The paint was not good, yellow white chips flaking off. Looked like a Hydro.........Stopped the truck got out and rang the front door with my friend.....Dogs barking....Lady comes out..I ask her if the tractor is for sale or is she just getting rid of it. She said her son tried to start it but it would not start this spring. She said it ran last year. She also said that I could just have it .Please just take away.I said ok. My friend and I looked at each other and I had this :roll: grin on my face.Now was the hard part,to get this in the dodge ram pickup.Just at the right moment my friends at work were coming back from lunch. I needed 6 guys to lift this tractor up.I got it back to the shop.It took me a half hour to get it started,battery dead and points corroded.Looks to me like a 125 hydro from Ken's book.A wopping 48" mower deck(heavy too.) S/N 259246 .Will post some pics if I get the chance.Did not tell wife.I am working on a 350 utility now and only have two hands.Oh I have a serious problem..........

Thu May 26, 2005 8:28 pm

Good Job!

Thu May 26, 2005 8:34 pm

Did the Lady thank you for taking it??

Bill

Thu May 26, 2005 8:42 pm

The best things in life are FREE!!! :wink:

Thu May 26, 2005 9:21 pm

Good find. As you may know, it was built in Aug 1968,

Sat May 28, 2005 5:57 am

DAGNABIT!!! :cry: That NEVER happens to me when I have an empty trailer and I'm cruisin' the country roads :cry: ! NICE FIND...NOTHIN' BEATS FREE :wink: (EXCEPT...unless SOMEONE PAYS YOU TO HAUL IT AWAY) :D :!: :!: :!:

Sat May 28, 2005 5:08 pm

Good find indeed, I have a 125 hydro, with a "48 that I use for triming ,they are truly a great machine,Good Luck With it!!!
Oh I have a serious problem..........
It's just Mad Cub Disease :wink:

Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:43 am

Hey K....That's a REAL NICE lookin Cub Cadet! 8) N.J. was 'Country's old stompin' grounds (born in Newton...raised in Brookside & Mendham in Morris Country) :wink: . Where do you live in the Garden State? :?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:50 pm

Hey K....That's a REAL NICE lookin Cub Cadet! N.J. was 'Country's old stompin' grounds (born in Newton...raised in Brookside & Mendham in Morris Country) . Where do you live in the Garden State?

I live on the Passaic /Sussex border, about 8 miles from Warwick,N.Y. and all I can say is : I can't wait to move somewhere in the South... :?

Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:50 pm

Will post some pics if I get the chance.Did not tell wife


Hey RedNed,
You have to tell her it's for her, That's how I got my 70, so she could use it where I cant mow with the Cub, also for her to use with the trailer in the garden, She likes it so much get this,she and her mom went to garage sale day at the neighboring town ,she call's me from her cell ,tell's me she found a Cub Cadet 125 hydro,"48 deck, single bottom plow,cultivators, QA 42....she haggled the guy down to $450 for all ,the guy gave us the sales reciept from '68 ,brochures ,manuals...It was a good day for me.

Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:06 am

Shes a keeper :lol: