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#1 CubHorse80 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:49 AM

I found a really nice cub 1200 on craigslist last night... i need a good mower by this weekend...

 

He was the original owner, it has around 350 hours. all the metal is really good and there is no rattling (which is suprising for a QL)

the paint is perfect

it has a 44" deck

all it needs is a battery and a tuneup cause it sat for 5-7 years in a heated garage.

he has all the manuals, and bill of sale.

 

he is asking 550 OBO.

 

whats a good price for it?

 


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:35 AM

http://cincinnati.cr...3990554013.html

I would say take a battery and try it out. Or better yet tell the seller to pull a battery out of that bigger cub sitting next to it and start it up and make sure it's running good. I don't think the price is bad... unless you're going to need to put tires, belts, carb rebuild... etc. You already know you need a battery which is a heafty bill these days. Also appears to have some overy spray on the front wheels. Have you seen in in person?


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:42 AM

http://cincinnati.cr...3990554013.html

I would say take a battery and try it out. Or better yet tell the seller to pull a battery out of that bigger cub sitting next to it and start it up and make sure it's running good. I don't think the price is bad... unless you're going to need to put tires, belts, carb rebuild... etc. You already know you need a battery which is a heafty bill these days. Also appears to have some overy spray on the front wheels. Have you seen in in person?

not yet, i am going to look this weekend, The front wheels were sprayed, but non of the tractor was. He said the tires are good.



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:48 AM

Picture... ill have more soon

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Posted August 28, 2013 - 09:06 AM

I agree with twostep on the see if it runs with a battery. I would definitely not wait...go look make a deal & give deposit & get a receipt. Tell him you can get a truck or trailer this weekend...not lying because you can I hope. Regardless I would offer $400-$450 then he'll probably counter or might say yes. I made a deal a few months ago on CL on a Cub 1250...worried all week about it & decided to go & look. I was prepared with the whole amount but threw a much lower number & he said if you got it it's yours. I picked it up a few days later. Let us know how it goes.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 09:10 AM

I definitely will, it looks nice. I am waiting on more pictures



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 10:20 AM

I agree with twostep on the see if it runs with a battery.

As nice a shape as it is in, it's worth $550 IF it is functional...

 


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 10:48 AM

As nice a shape as it is in, it's worth $550 IF it is functional...

How do these mow?



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 11:46 AM

I had a 682 with the same deck as that one and I thought it mowed pretty good. The 682 is hydro though. I much prefer a finish mower style deck, one that rides on four wheels. They much a much more consistance cut height.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 02:58 PM

CORRECTION!

 

it has 430 hours...


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 03:42 PM

The ad says a 48 inch deck but that is either a 44" or a 50".  The round end stamped decks like that did not come in 48".  For the hours and the condition I would say that if ti is original and runs as well as it looks it would be worth it.  Still doesn't hurt to make a lower offer to start.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 04:04 PM

The ad says a 48 inch deck but that is either a 44" or a 50".  The round end stamped decks like that did not come in 48".  For the hours and the condition I would say that if ti is original and runs as well as it looks it would be worth it.  Still doesn't hurt to make a lower offer to start.

I will start at 400. He said the front wheels were repainted and thats it. Otherwise its all original. He has all the original paperwork and manuals.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 04:40 PM

550 .00isn't a bad price, but as noted if the seller is willing to deal, dont cheat him out of the opportunity to haggle, they cut great, not Simplicity great, but pretty dang good, it is a hydro, with Hydraulic lift, an option on the 1450, very rare on the1250 and standard on the 1650. No fuel pump on that engine, tank sits higher so gravity fed, on less problem occasionally I've seen head gaskets fail on these, no big deal, and you may want to check out the ISO mounts and replace if necessary. Key switches and fuses sometimes get corroded with age and have a few starting issues. Nothing major. These are the last of the real Cubs and I fully expect these to be worth more in the future, they are a modern and dependable  tractor


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:27 PM

550 .00isn't a bad price, but as noted if the seller is willing to deal, dont cheat him out of the opportunity to haggle, they cut great, not Simplicity great, but pretty dang good, it is a hydro, with Hydraulic lift, an option on the 1450, very rare on the1250 and standard on the 1650. No fuel pump on that engine, tank sits higher so gravity fed, on less problem occasionally I've seen head gaskets fail on these, no big deal, and you may want to check out the ISO mounts and replace if necessary. Key switches and fuses sometimes get corroded with age and have a few starting issues. Nothing major. These are the last of the real Cubs and I fully expect these to be worth more in the future, they are a modern and dependable  tractor

 

Thats a 1200 so its a gear drive with manual lift on it.


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Are some of the weight he's selling GT weights?

Maybe you can get him to add them to the deal.

 

Misc. Tractor Weights - $100

http://cincinnati.cr...3990514451.html

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