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#1 dsmithjr OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 03:20 AM

My dad ran across a fellow taking a bunch of mowers to the scrap yard. We missed out on the first load but caught him before he left this morning with the second. At first he refused to sell but finally gave in so I was able to buy this 149 and deck. He had 2 other decks and a wisconson engine but refused to sell them because they were already loaded on the trailer. I had to give $200 for the 149 so I hope I didnt do to bad. I brought it home and after checking the oil I decided to see if it would start. The battery was dead but I jumped it and it tried to start. After a few shots of carb cleaner it fired up and actually ran good with no smoke. The charging system is not working so it would only run with the jump box attached. It moved under its own power and the hydro pump is pretty quiet. The hydro release level doesnt do anything so I am moving around the garage with a floor jack.Any advice on these would be appreciated because this is my first older hydro cub. This one is serial number 2056047U495746.

Loaded up and headed home.
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Posted February 28, 2012 - 05:21 AM

Hey congratulations ,great save.That Cub looks in really good condition.

Edited by mjodrey, February 28, 2012 - 07:25 AM.


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Posted February 28, 2012 - 05:29 AM

Great save on the 149. I'm glad you got it to run, all sounds repairable. Here's a link that may get you the year:
http://gardentractor...com/kohlcub.htm
Use your engine #'s to get the year.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 05:32 AM

It pains me to see a tractor in that good of a condition going for scrap. I'm glad you could save it.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Glad you could save the 149. I've seen some that look worse for more $$ so congratulations :thumbs: I would have done it if were near me. I'm not into parting them out but the headlight set up on those seem to be over $100 alone quite often these days.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Good save. I hate to hear these stories of trailer loads of GT's going to the scrap yard. That's a really nice CC. It would make a nice candidate for a restoration.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Great save on the 149. I'm glad you got it to run, all sounds repairable. Here's a link that may get you the year:
http://gardentractor...com/kohlcub.htm
Use your engine #'s to get the year.



That model was built from 1971-1974. Cub Cadet serial numbers are easy to figure out the year and month of build.. Just post the serial number.

Edited by mjodrey, February 28, 2012 - 07:28 AM.


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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:34 AM

nice find

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:47 AM

Nice save! I can't believe that anyone would scrap that! It's in really nice shape. Were there other brands on his trailer, or were they all Cubs?

This one is serial number 2056047U495746.



That model was built from 1971-1974. Cub Cadet serial numbers are easy to figure out the year and month of build.. Just post the serial number.


He posted the serial # in the original post. Can you tell us the method for figuring them out? At first glance, I would say '74, but that's just a guess.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:53 AM

I'm glad you were able to save that 149. It looks to be in pretty decent shape. I think giving two hundred dollars was a very good buy. Congrats and good luck with it.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 08:23 AM

It pains me to see a tractor in that good of a condition going for scrap. I'm glad you could save it.

:ditto: No way was he going to get at scrap what you offered-Great buy. It looks complete and in pretty good shape.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:50 AM

Great save from a terrible death. I have chased these guys all the way to the scrapyard to buy Gt's before. Once they are loaded, these scrapers don't want to take them back off. Good job, and nice Cub.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Nice !, another one saved :-) looks to be a prime canadate for a restro :thumbs:

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 02:50 PM

It shows that it was built in late Dec. 1973.

Edited by mjodrey, February 28, 2012 - 02:53 PM.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 02:55 PM

He posted the serial # in the original post. Can you tell us the method for figuring them out? At first glance, I would say '74, but that's just a guess.



Sorry,I missed that in the original post.

Edited by mjodrey, February 28, 2012 - 02:56 PM.





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