Would anyone who deals a lot with this era of Cub have a guess what percentage or number of these would have been gear driven and ordered with a creeper? I picked up a fairly nice 1200 with creeper and headlights. I am not that sharp on Cubs, but I wanted a gear driven cub with the creeper package and this is the first time I have seen one with this set up for sale in my area. It looks to have had some restoration work done, but the serial numbers all match up to 1978. I don't have pics right now, but any input would help me in deciding my direction with it.
Thanks in advance
Well that is a tough question to answer because you have to account for those people that might have ordered the creeper with the tractor, dealers that ordered the tractor with the creeper, people who bought the creeper from the dealer or from another person and installed it themselves or had the dealer install it, so the actual number would be hard to say, because theoretically most if not all could have creepers on them. As you probably know Cub did not even designated how many of each QL tractors were made, but instead gave each tractor rolling off the assembly line the next number whether it was a 800, 1000, 1200, 1250, 1450, or 1650. I didn't mention the 1100 because I wasn't sure it came off the same line or was tagged in the QL series. you have know way of knowing which category your tractor falls into the above situations, but the 1200, 1000, and 800 were the only kohler powered gear driven Cubs and the 800 was only made one year, under 2500 units. that said someone might be able to answer fairly easily how many QLs were made and you could start from there to form a completely wild guesstamation, but with the total number plus years made and number of models you could establish a mean and a mode and come up with a standard error or devation that could fall into the 65 percentile, maybe better.
Edited by OkieGt, March 17, 2014 - 10:31 PM.