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What it worth

Postby Wilbilly » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:20 am

It a 73 cub cadet said it runs and all works, wants 200. Is this a good buy. thanks in advance. Image

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Re: What it worth

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:49 am

IF it runs and "all works" $200 is on the high side of a fair price given the appearance in the picture, I would make sure that is the case, not a ..."when parked" (why is a gas tank on the seat?). It has wrong (homemade?) fenders; round ones were an option on the 73. (Seat is replacement one) Why is the PTO handle all the way back (looks like they removed the mower belt, is the PTO clutch out?)

Any options like lift or spring assist would be a plus, can't see the back. The 73 is the 4th rarest by production numbers but there seems to be many around here.

Good luck,
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Re: What it worth

Postby Eugene » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:49 am

What I see in the photo.

Gas tank is sitting on the seat. Mower belt is wrapped around the steering wheel. Starter generator appears to be crooked in the photo. PTO lever is not in place for some reason.

Based upon what I see, the engine does not run. PTO clutch is suspect. And there will be other problems with a 50 or 60 year old machine.

Is this a good buy for $200-, probably not if you are planning on using it. If you have other narrow framed Cub Cadets, it would probably make a good parts tractor for $100-.

I'm finishing up rebuilding a 122 Cub Cadet. I have over $500- in parts for engine overhaul, new clutch, new brake pucks, rebuild the steering, new front tires, touch up the mower deck.
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Re: What it worth

Postby Wilbilly » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:26 am

Iv not seen it in person, there a boy I work with bough this one and a 71. He fools with pullers but mostly just buys stuff and cuts it up really. First thing I ask him is why the gas tank on the seat, he said it not the one one for this one it goes to the 71. He calmed it was being mowed with two years ago.

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Re: What it worth

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:20 pm

Well, it appears it is now a “ran when parked” situation, not that I would run from it, I would have to see it run and drive it for anything close to his asking price.

Good luck,
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Re: What it worth

Postby gitractorman » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:52 pm

I've had way too many Cub Cadets to list, and I can tell you that it's not worth $100 in my book, for all the reasons that Dave and Eugene have listed. It's already been hacked on, fenders are junk in my book, tires are all shot, PTO is not working, looks like it has sat outside for it's whole life. I had someone give me a Cub Cadet 125 that ran (I drove it on the trailer) and had a spare engine with it in a box! Unless you have another narrow frame that you want parts for, or if you just REALLY want to rebuild a 7-hp Cub Cadet, it's scrap metal in my book, so at $100 per ton, and a 700 pound tractor, it's worth about $50.
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Re: What it worth

Postby Wilbilly » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:02 pm

Well I know around here cub cadets are super high I think usally, around 5-600 for a older one like that. I didn't know if that was usual thing or they all just super high.

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Re: What it worth

Postby Eugene » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:56 pm

You have had 3 pretty similar opinions on the value of the 73 Cub Cadet. Talk yourself out of buying this one.

If you are going to purchase a Cub Cadet, get one in working condition. That way you will have fewer unknowns to fix.

Running/work ready Cub Cadets might sell for $500- to $600- in your area. Consider that it costs more than the asking price to repair some components.
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Re: What it worth

Postby dgrapes59 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:29 pm

Location and how bad you want something can have a factor in the decision... but a few hours drive north may yield a much better value.

I have never paid anywhere close to $500-$600 for a Cub Cadet, but I am cheap and have stumbled on some pretty good deals. This one I got for about the asking price of that 73... a carb kit and a coil from a parts CC and it is a mowing machine, logged many hours over the last year with it an now my son has it. (Bill just might know where I got it :wink: )

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I did clean it up and do a little work on the deck.

Good luck with whatever you decide,
David

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Re: What it worth

Postby Eugene » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:57 pm

dgrapes59 wrote:I have never paid anywhere close to $500-$600 for a Cub Cadet.
Same here. I've seen Cub Cadets with a new $200- starter/generator installed sell for $50-.

Any way, I have 4 narrow framed Cub Cadets in working condition and one in parts on the shelves. You might ask why I spent over $500- rebuilding the one I'm currently working on. I hadn't planned on spending that much. Turned out that it was a might as well replace. Last item is that wife wants one of the Cub Cadets to mow the lower area on the acreage. Gotta keep the wife happy, just give her a completely rebuilt lawn mower to drive.
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Re: What it worth

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:28 pm

I've Cub Expressed a few for you, but I'm not sure, that that one may have been less than 10 miles from me.

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Re: What it worth

Postby Wilbilly » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:52 pm

I think I may let this one go. I had a 1200 at on time and loved it I just gave 300 for it and I was mowing with it the day I got it. I been wanting another really like a original cub but a 71,73 type would be as good for what I want. Plus the kid kinda getting smart with me, when I try to talk him down said he just cut it up if it don't bring what he wants. Guess you can't save the all

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Re: What it worth

Postby dgrapes59 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:55 am

Eugene wrote:
dgrapes59 wrote:I have never paid anywhere close to $500-$600 for a Cub Cadet.
Same here. I've seen Cub Cadets with a new $200- starter/generator installed sell for $50-.

Any way, I have 4 narrow framed Cub Cadets in working condition and one in parts on the shelves. You might ask why I spent over $500- rebuilding the one I'm currently working on. I hadn't planned on spending that much. Turned out that it was a might as well replace. Last item is that wife wants one of the Cub Cadets to mow the lower area on the acreage. Gotta keep the wife happy, just give her a completely rebuilt lawn mower to drive.


That is the caution in buying one needing a lot of work, one never plans on everything they will need. :shock: BUT, if you are doing it to use and not for resale, it is usually a good spend vs. the alternatives offered new now and will give years of service.

Yes Eugene, gotta keep the wife happy, especially is she is wanting to help with the mowing!!
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Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, Trenton

Re: What it worth

Postby dgrapes59 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:09 am

Bill Hudson wrote:I've Cub Expressed a few for you, but I'm not sure, that that one may have been less than 10 miles from me.

Bill (provided I'm the Bill you're referring to) :)


HAHA!! I was referring to GItractorman, I got it from his dad (yet another Bill!)

…But Yes, you have, I guess one could say you are an accessory to my addiction! Here is one of the gems you helped me get:
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