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Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Dave H (MI) » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:09 pm

Hi everybody! I have several tractors but bought my first Cub ('57 LoBoy) on ebay this past fall. Not a perfect experience as I took a lot on faith from the seller. A "cosmetic only" dent in the gas tank turned out to be a caved in gas tank and certain parts listed in the auction were missing and supposed to be shipped...but they never turned up. Seemed like such a nice old couple too! The tractor is otherwise in very nice condition and the engine turns over but it does not start. It is my first project for the Spring and I am looking forward to it. I have accumulated most parts I need including a fast hitch. It originally had one at some point but most of it is gone. It all started when we decided to replace the rear mower deck we use on the 1520 with a ZTR mower. To do our property and get any kind of life from the mower I would have to buy a pretty nice one and that was going to set me back a lot of money. So I discussed it with my wife and came up with the plan of getting the Cub. Having already lasted 50+ years and being relatively easy to work on, it seemed a good choice and fit in well with my interests. It will do a good enough job and make it fun for me at the same time. This site has a lot of great info and I look forward to posting my troubles from time to time and, hopefully, finding the answers I will inevitably need. I will try to get a picture in the Spring when it is uncovered and ready to go in the shop. Really is a very nice little tractor.
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby beaconlight » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:55 pm

Hey Welcome aboard!
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby grumpy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Welcome !! You already are ahead of the game by having a cub. Some problems require a lot of cures before theyre fixed but eventually all problems get solved here. You will be surprised at the help you will get. Grump
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Rudi » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:06 pm

Dave:

I have a JD L-111 to do the small stuff in my yard.. the front lawn and the area around my vines and such in side yard. To do the rest will require Ellie and the C-2 which still needs restoring - although I just made a deal to acquire some badly needed parts :{_}: But you are right, a Cub is a pretty good lawn mower among other things. Better seat time than any of the ridem's.

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby John(videodoc) » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:50 pm

Welcome aboard, besure to check into a local cubfest coming your way soon. DOCfest is coming up in April and may not be too far for you. Push on the link below my signature line for details.

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:05 pm

Hi Dave, Welcome to the best Forum on the www. Be sure and ask any questions you might have. The sponsors at the bottom of the page are a good source of parts, and the tool bar has a great amount of information. You might want to take an hour and look around. We're here to help you.

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby cubguy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:33 pm

Welcome Dave.
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby VinceD » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:13 pm

Welcome, Dave, to the greatest forum on the web with fantastic people and more info than you can possibly imagine. Enjoy. :D :D
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby johnny j » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:58 am

Welcome Dave you are going to meet a great bunch of new friends. :)

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:27 am

Welcome, Dave. Enjoy the ride. Lots of help here, just ask.

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:59 pm

Dave.
welcome to the forum. If you need information you will find it here for sure.
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby cubguy's dad » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:36 pm

Welcome Dave,

It is great to have another Cubber from Michigan. Looks like you are not too far away either.

Good Luck

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby dgrapes59 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:41 pm

Welcome to the Forum Dave,

Too bad about the ebay problem, you never know! :? As noted, the site sponsors are first rate, you won't have any bad experiences if you use them. :big afro:

Best of luck,
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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Buzzard Wing » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:04 am

Ebay, or any auction can be tricky. But they do offer guarantees.... if the item is not as described for example. Could be worth looking into.

Did it come with a mower?

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Re: Greetings from Michigan!

Postby Paul F » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:34 pm

Welcome Dave from a fellow Michigan Cubber.

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