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#31 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2013 - 03:53 PM

So, based on the serial, this was made in late 78.

The serial number puts it in August of 78.


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Posted August 29, 2013 - 05:13 PM

I also know of a 100 in the area. Its in really good shape. It needs front tires, it has new bars on  back. Its pretty nice. He is asking 250

 

$250 is a good price for a 100 with fenders on it.  On a 100 my top end on one that is unrestored would be 400 with the options you stated on it.  They built 39,102 of them and there is still a LOT of them out there even though many have found their way to the scrapper or have been modified into pullers.  A 1200 will mow WORLDS nicer than a 100 will and they are not as common as a 100 is.  They have a better designed deck, a more appropriate second gear for mowing and are easier to service with the removable tunnel cover.  A 100 is probably the #2 tractor in production numbers right after the Original who's production number is 64,867 tractors.  Most of the tractors production figures topped out around 25,000 or so.  Some were much less like the 800 with 2,345 tractors, the 169 with 4,005, the 126 with 5,247 or the 73 with 7,678 tractors built.

 

We own all of these but the 169 and the 1200.  I once had a 1450 that I started to rebuild but then traded for my 36A snowthrower and some cash.  I miss that tractor and now wish I had it back!  It mowed NICE!

 

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Posted August 30, 2013 - 06:51 AM

$250 is a good price for a 100 with fenders on it.  On a 100 my top end on one that is unrestored would be 400 with the options you stated on it.  They built 39,102 of them and there is still a LOT of them out there even though many have found their way to the scrapper or have been modified into pullers.  A 1200 will mow WORLDS nicer than a 100 will and they are not as common as a 100 is.  They have a better designed deck, a more appropriate second gear for mowing and are easier to service with the removable tunnel cover.  A 100 is probably the #2 tractor in production numbers right after the Original who's production number is 64,867 tractors.  Most of the tractors production figures topped out around 25,000 or so.  Some were much less like the 800 with 2,345 tractors, the 169 with 4,005, the 126 with 5,247 or the 73 with 7,678 tractors built.

 

We own all of these but the 169 and the 1200.  I once had a 1450 that I started to rebuild but then traded for my 36A snowthrower and some cash.  I miss that tractor and now wish I had it back!  It mowed NICE!

 

A pic of my 100 ready for snow duty.

I had a 1450 i tore down to restore but it was beyond repair. It ran and moved before i tore it down but the hydro was shot. I loved the look and the feel of it cause its so tall. He has an 800, which is the same as a 12 but with an 8hp kohler, but it was in really bad shape. Im gonna go pick it up today after school


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:29 AM

I don't know what your plans are for the 800 , but if it was mine I'd fix it up and keep it .

They are the rarest cub cadet GT made and very collectible . If it has all the 800 only parts still on it then its worth restoring .

In fact I'd borrow sheet metal parts off a 1000 or 1200 1250 1450 etc. which are a lot more common to fix up  the rarer 800 .


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Its missing engine, and front axle. as well as the side panels. its really rusty too. I dont have the time to restore it.



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Like Jess said, they are the hardest to find, but it sounds like the things that are unique to an 800 are missing.  (ie the engine)


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 06:16 PM

I picked up the 1200. He wouldnt budge from 550. BUT all i had to do is put a new plug in, clean out bowl and carb, and grease the fittings. It cuts perfectly, just needs the blades sharpened. No wierd noises either!

 

The 800 was really bad and he wouldnt sell it, but i tried.


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 06:24 PM

I am going to pick it up tomorrow afternoon. I will get alot more pictures when i do. The diff is a little scratched up but not much.

nothing to worry about those scratches, not a thing


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I picked up the 1200. He wouldnt budge from 550. BUT all i had to do is put a new plug in, clean out bowl and carb, and grease the fittings. It cuts perfectly, just needs the blades sharpened. No wierd noises either!

 

The 800 was really bad and he wouldnt sell it, but i tried.

Sounds like it was a good score.  Good luck with it.


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I don't know what your plans are for the 800 , but if it was mine I'd fix it up and keep it .

They are the rarest cub cadet GT made and very collectible . If it has all the 800 only parts still on it then its worth restoring .

In fact I'd borrow sheet metal parts off a 1000 or 1200 1250 1450 etc. which are a lot more common to fix up  the rarer 800 .

BIG DITTO!!!!


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 09:14 PM

I picked up the 1200. He wouldnt budge from 550. BUT all i had to do is put a new plug in, clean out bowl and carb, and grease the fittings. It cuts perfectly, just needs the blades sharpened. No wierd noises either!

 

The 800 was really bad and he wouldnt sell it, but i tried.

Prices on those cubs is funny, your 1200 geared tractor is probably worth more than th e1250 hydro, as a gardent tractor/puller, it was clean enoug to justfy 550, its only money, I seriously dpubt you'll see another 1200 as clean, good score, and get that 800!!!


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Posted August 30, 2013 - 10:43 PM

Prices on those cubs is funny, your 1200 geared tractor is probably worth more than th e1250 hydro, as a gardent tractor/puller, it was clean enoug to justfy 550, its only money, I seriously dpubt you'll see another 1200 as clean, good score, and get that 800!!!


He won't sell it! I offered him 400 and he still said no. He wants to make it a puller! What an idiot.
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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:20 PM

He won't sell it! I offered him 400 and he still said no. He wants to make it a puller! What an idiot.

Hopefully he's done research on it and has not been able to find the appropriate engine for it.  It would be hard to find the right engine with an appropriate Spec # and the right starter and exhaust shrouding on it.  The starters are next to impossible to find for them as the original was a round starter and the replacement is square.  Add to that the frame rail must be notched on the inside to accomidate it.  The one we have unfortunately has been modified with the replacement starter.  If I get to the farm this weekend maybe I can get a picture of it to post.  We plan to restore it this winter.



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:32 PM

He won't sell it! I offered him 400 and he still said no. He wants to make it a puller! What an idiot.

He wont sell what th 1200 or the 800



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Posted August 30, 2013 - 11:58 PM

Alex , see if the IH serial number tag on the 800 is intact , I have a 800 here that got one on it that dented , creased right in the middle from a previous owners . The guy must have kicked it or at least somethings hit it hard in the past .

See if he'll part with it , if  he's going to make a puller out of it he doesn't need the IH serial tag ....LOL

You have to drive the 2 rivets out from the inside of the frame .....that aluminum tag is really easy to mess up .

 

 

I just sold a really nice 1200 two weeks ago for less than the one you just picked up , and I'm close to you .

 

http://gardentractor...26112-1200-cub/

 

That's the way it goes sometimes .






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