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Looking for a vintage lawn tractor.

Post in 'The Gear' started by smokinj, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    That is a couple hours north of me. I think I know who bought it. Yea I didn't think it would go that low.

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  2. bluedogz

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    I got a 1969 Deere 110 with a front snow blade. Come get it.
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    Shame you can't get the JD 212.
  4. smokinj

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    I am good with the 108 cub.(My 108 is set-up in every way that a 128 is but the sticker) Its got everything a 212 got but I here a much better trans.
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    Good deal. Hope it works out for you.;)
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    I just picked up a cub 1450 for $300, one of the last IH models. It has sat for 2 years but the guy swears it ran fine when he parked it. Now I just need time to mess with it.
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  7. smokinj

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    I been going through mine with a fine tooth comb x3........lol I have parts that will be here in the next couple days and everything will be above par. After that comes tires and a paint job. Still looking for a rear tail light lens. Its the only thing I am missing.
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    What kind of tires?
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    You can get that lens from ccspecialties, IIRC. It's a metal Grote can light, I assume?
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    Its square I can buy the whole thing for 50.00. The lens normally runs 10.00 bucks and no one has it that I can find. It works just missing lens.



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    Newer vintage than I'm familiar with. I was thinking of the old round Grote's. Sorry!
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  13. smokinj

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    Its a 1971....lol
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    Yeah... but my Cub was two generations prior to yours. Not sure exactly when they switched from the round tail cans to those square lights.
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    Two I thought the very first one was in the early 60's?
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    Yep... 1963! Come to think of it, though... my tractor was actually three generations prior to your model. Each of these "generations" only lasted two years, on average.

    gen.1: Cub Cadet Original
    gen.2: 70 & 100
    gen.3: 71, 102, 122 & 123 <-- my tractor
    gen.4: 72, 104, 124, 105, and 125
    gen.5: 73, 106, 126, 107, 127, and 147 (last narrow frame models)
    gen.6: 86, 108, 128, 109, 129, and 149 <-- your tractor
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    Fired the cub up last night to mow and a truck hauling a big zero turn JD with IH plates up front and in the window locks it up. He wanted my cub and was ready to throw down top money. I ask what to money was he throw out 1200.00. I can see the GF on the JD just shaking her head. I just had to turn it down and thank him for the offer but at this time NFS! lol felt good though.
  18. MasterMech

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    I dunno...... 1200 bucks and I prob would have sent that cub packing...... They just don't sell like that around here.

    Feels good indeed!
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    I didnt think so either seems there more sought after than the JD's. At-least this model (I guess) The 3 point hitch electric and mower deck electric 12 hp and larger tires than a 108. It is a 128 best i can tell. I was very tempted but there is nothing I can find out there with a 3 point that comes close to 1200.00, but he only lives a couple miles away. Suppose to bring me a rear tail light lens. We will see I cant hind one any where. We broke the whole thing down over the last couple weeks probably got 50 hours and parts. Even the stirring is up graded and tuns as good as my deer. Oh and getting lots of waves from people riding by. Never get that on the JD. :)
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    A good condition 12hp early wide frame with 3-point, mower deck, and lots of new parts? Tough call, but $1200 is not stratospheric. When I was shopping for mine, I was seeing several in original running condition go $1400 on ebay.

    I paid $150 for my hydro 123, with 48" mower deck, 42" plow, 42" snow thrower, wheel weights, wheel chains, and spare engine. The guy selling it to me said, "I think I'm giving you a pretty good deal here," but refused to take any more than $150 for it.
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    Wow, I didn't get a deal like that. I probably into it for 750.00 best tell. Its 99 percent there I have paint and tires to go. Now biggest question I have been trying to wrap my head around. Would you badge this thing as a 128 since it has the 12hp and larger tires?
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    I probably had $700 - $750 into mine, as well. After I bought it, I installed a NOS seat ($200), rebuilt the carb, rebuilt the top end of the spare engine, new ignition, new tail light, one headlight, wheel weights, belts, etc. I sold it for $750, so it was essentially a break-even on 2 years of use.

    Yes, you should re-badge it 128, since that's what it is! A 108 with a 10 hp motor is a 108, but a 108 with a 12 hp motor is a 128. ;) You'd know the tire sizes better than me, as I never really got into the wide frame Cubs, myself.
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    I got the paint guy line up.(Going thing I was worried about is badging it as a 128 and there a Super 108) ;) I going to have him do the hood and rear fender and do the rest myself.:eek:
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    Don't think they ever made a Super 108, but I could be wrong. I thought the whole "Super" thing came much, much later in the series.
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    Yea I cant find anything either just didn't want to screw it up if there was.

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