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Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby MikeKing » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:33 pm

After considering a Loboy for a spell I decided I should probably stick with a standard Cub due to the work I wish to perform and attachment availability.
I am considering a '48 and thought I would ask for any thoughts you might have on this unit I'm considering.
I am unsure about the hitch system on this one, perhaps someone could explain exactly what I'm looking at!
Thoughts on the price and practically of hydraulic installation would also be helpful
Random thoughts on the unit itself would also be appreciated.
Many thanks!
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Slim140 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:40 pm

Looks like a $600-$800 tractor to me, depending on if it smokes or not.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Well. Since you are planning on a work tractor, purchase one with installed hydraulics and some of the desired implements.

Recent paint job, tractor condition unknown.

Home made attachment bolted to the standard draw bar, probably for moving trailers.

Edit: Zenith carburetor and cable for choke.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby inairam » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 pm

The lights and grill are correct for a 1948. It has no hydraulics but what looks to be a complete manual lift. The lift/ riser on the tow bar is not original.

zenith carb not correct but usually fine.

wheel weight including front very nice. anything else coming with it beside the c22 mower?

It is not technically difficult to add hydraulics to a cub. Assembling the need pieces would be expensive and more expensive than buying another tractor configured to your needs with some attachments you want.

one difference with the 47 and 48 is sn 32228 and below used a different clutch assembly. Below that the clutch pedal linkage is was adjusted from the little hole in the torque tube. above that sn the adjustment in on the pedal. Is it not a problem just an inconvenience.

Other than some blue paint some places it should not be good looking tractor. I would keep looking for a better package that fits your needs. This is a good dedicated tractor for the c22. A good second, third or fourth cub. You sound like you are looking for your first cub.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:56 pm

If it runs good, it would bring about $1200 or better around here.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:56 pm

Trimmed dash?
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby CapeCodCubs » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:01 pm

Tom Thompson on this forum is about 10 minutes from you in Exeter ME. He could help you and he hosts a Cub Fest every summer that a bunch of Cub guys and girls attend. I will message him and let him know you are asking for help. Bet he will jump at the chance
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:24 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Trimmed dash?

It sure is. Mike King, I need the serial number and location of that Tractor.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:54 pm

Hi Mike, I am just up the road in Exeter. I couldn't imagine not having hydraulics if you intend to do a lot of work with the cub. What is the price on the cub? Check this one out with hydraulics and a couple attachments as a quick comparison...I just pulled off Maine CL -Tom :hattip: ...https://maine.craigslist.org/grd/d/west ... 93743.html

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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Lt.Mike » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 pm

That tractor looks good and has the full set of weights you’ll need for plowing snow, hey, your in Maine right? ;) I’d say if you get it cheap and find a donor tractor to provide the hydraulics you’ll be in business. Snowplow setups come up for sale regularly if your willing to take a road trip for it.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Mainely Saws » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:06 am

Hello Mike ,
I would agree with others and say that having hydraulics is definitely a plus .If you are going to depend on the cub, I would suggest buying a tractor that best suits your needs ( implements/hydraulics ,etc ) . If this will be kind of a hobby/project, then having to find parts/attachments isn't as much of a priority . Best of luck to you in your search, there are many knowledgeable,helpful folks on this forum ..............

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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Urbish » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:27 am

The left side mount of the mower doesn't appear to be attached to the clutch housing. Details like that sometimes can make me shy away from a purchase.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:44 am

1000 dollar cub at the cheapest here in Arkansas. 1500 tops. Hydraulics does make things alot easier. I have a couple with manual lift, couple with hydraulics, and one with both. As others said hydraulics are easy to put on just expensive. Good looking cub for sure though. If you want one and depending on the type of work you need I wouldn't worry about that hand.lift. just depending on the work though. The spring tension and load balance can be adjusted so little effort is needed. Just gotta play with it. I wouldn't want to garden for hours and hours with one. I have a terrible left shoulder. Likes to come out at random times.
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 am

TRIMMED EAR DASH!!!
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Re: Advice on Cub I'm considering

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 am

Urbish wrote:The left side mount of the mower doesn't appear to be attached to the clutch housing. Details like that sometimes can make me shy away from a purchase.


It's not bolted in the correct place, but it is bolted. You crossed it out with your circle. Someone drilled a new hole and through-bolted it in a different location.

Probably had trouble with keeping the bolts tight. Probably didn't have the proper tapered bolts.


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