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New guy with an old tractor

Postby road_thing » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:11 am

Hi, I'm new to the forum, not really a tractor hobbyist but trying to help my Mom out. She has an International Cub, bought new in 1968 or 69, which she is no longer able to use--she just turned 89, I finally convinced her she's too old to get on it! She now thinks she might want to sell it, but neither she nor I have any idea what it's worth. I'll browse the want ad section here and see if I can get a feel for what's reasonable, but I figured it couldn't hurt to go ahead and introduce myself and explain why I'm here.

The tractor is shown in the attached picture. It last ran a couple of years ago but wasn't charging the battery. Since the battery was then fairly new, I suspect a generator or VR problem. The motor is good, no idea how many hours on it, but it's been primarily a lawn mowing machine for its entire life. The mower deck is pretty rusty and the whole thing could use a good steam cleaning, but I think it's basically sound.

I've got a couple of other pictures, too large to post but I could send them to anybody that expresses an interest.

The tractor is located near Hammond, Louisiana. I'm in Texas and don't get back to see Mom as often as I'd like, so I'm trying to help her from a distance.

Any feedback regarding the value of this machine would be very welcome!

tom
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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:19 am

Tom, Welcome to the Forum. Gary Boutwell lives in Hammond and just had a Cubfest (get together for Cub owners) at the start of the month. I'm sure he'll be along shortly and may be able to take a look at your tractor and give you a good idea of value. Feel free to post any other questions you might have.

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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby Rudi » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:38 am

Tom:

Well that certainly shows how some are really attached to their Cubs :shock: 89 years young and still wanting to mow the grass.. :!: amazing. Gary should be able to help your mom out as he is close and has been involved with Cubs for many years, he does know Cubs well. I hope you can find a good home for your Mom's Cub.

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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby Gary Boutwell » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:01 am

Tom,

Welcome to the Cub Forum.
A great place to gather and share info on/about Cubs.

I sent you an email.
I will certainly be happy to take a look at your Mother's Cub.

Just give me a call and we will set it up.

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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby redfin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:15 am

Welcome Tom
If you choose for Gary to lok over your moms Cub , you can be assured it will be faIrly evluated. Good luck :D
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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby road_thing » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:56 pm

Thanks for the welcome, guys!

Gary: I didn't get your e-mail, try me at tom(underscore)mccarroll(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby johnny j » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:07 am

Welcome to the forum :)
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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:47 am

Tom,

Welcome to the forum!

Best of luck with whatever you decide on the Cub,
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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:57 am

Tom, Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New guy with an old tractor

Postby redfin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:35 am

Welcome to the forum :D
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