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#1 Buck OFFLINE  



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:08 PM

Hi All,

 I kind of snuck away from the our Ford/Jake forum to ask the Cub guys about Low Boys. Hope I am in the right area. Sort of in the market for a cheaper tractor with a loader. Just using it around the house and to load my 1-ton with sand for work in the summer. Salt in the winter. There are a few Low Boy's in the area that kind of fit my needs but I don't know much about them. They seem to be more of the newer model, as compared to my buddy's old international that we grew up with. That was one tough tractor as they used it to mow 3-4 acres, snow removal, brush hauling etc. One I looked at had a mower with it but I don't plan on mowing with it.

 So, just kind of looking for some input on over all, parts still available, what their worth, loader use, etc.



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Posted April 22, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Finding one with a loader would be quite a find. I have never seen a loader on one in person.


Low boys in my area go for a grand up to $1,500 for a bare running tractor, up to $4,000 for a very nice unit with a mower, 3 point and another attachment or two.








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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:09 PM


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:50 AM

u got to watch with the low boys. the ones with the bigger motors had issues.  We had couple in the shop and they are fun little tractors

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 08:32 AM

I would consider a older loader/backhoe if I just needed to load a truck, many are cheaper than used GT tractor/loader.

I see them from 1500-5000 a lot, many are brought by people who are building a new house.

Seems like most sellers just want to get what they have in them.

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 11:49 AM

I think you'll find a Cub a lot easier than a LB.

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Posted May 10, 2013 - 07:29 PM

I have a cub 154, it's been a pretty good tractor for the most part except for the PTO that runs backwards in these tractor kinda bites, we use ours for quite a bit of things, mowing, tilling, plowing, grading and snow plowing, it's been a good tractor for the size and price, I've heard thos tractors with loaders and a pain in the rear when it comes to doing a lot of loader work on account on it doesn't have power steering, but I couldn't really tell you for sure or not. Also the shear pin on the clutch flywheel and input shaft on the tranny that is a common thing I do believe, about every 2 years or so it gives and your stranded till get a new pin, cheap fix but sucks when it goes

Edited by Justin2655, May 10, 2013 - 08:45 PM.