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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 03:19 PM

Figured id share our working girl. This is the cub that started it all. 1974 cub 128. She has been in the family 24 years now. Original paint, deck, rear tires, engine (no rebuilds), and the only parts that'd been replaced are various wear and tear items.

Who can appreciate an unrestored working tractor?

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 03:59 PM

I can certainly appreciate the way you have obviously maintained it over the years to keep it reliable and looking good! Looks like it has 24 more years in it , no problem.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 04:22 PM

Great shape.  Well looked after. Any other attachments ?  Noel


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Great shape. Well looked after. Any other attachments ? Noel

Snow plow, snow blower, wheel weights, chains, and we had a rototiller at one time that wasn't cub.

I can't take credit for it for all the work. We have both done our share of repairs over the years. I was 6 when the tractor was bought used by my dad. It's still his tractor but my tractors are his tractors and his are mine.

Generally these days we go in half on each tractor so we can buy more stuff. He tells my mom it's mine and I tell my wife it's his. That way we don't get in trouble.

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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:02 PM

That's great having the attachments and the attachment you and your dad have. I have the same with my son. Noel
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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:20 PM

That's great having the attachments and the attachment you and your dad have. I have the same with my son. Noel


It's a good hobby we share. I've been working on tractors and stuff with him since I could walk. 30 years later we still go out in the garage and tinker.

It's a great father son time. I hope my son is interested in this stuff but if not that's ok too
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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:39 PM

  That`s my kind of ride. Anyone can spend big money to make one look brand new but seeing one that has been well cared for and still looks good says something about the person that owns it.

 

 Don


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Nice looking 128 :beerchug: :beerchug: great to see you and your father have kept it in good original condition.

They are only original once :thumbs:



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 07:43 AM

If you look at the front of the frame under the engine you can see where about 10 years ago dad tried out a can of ebay "cub cadet yellow paint"  you can see it didn't match.  I have no idea why he sprayed it on there, but over the last decade it has started to wear off. 

 

I hope to give it to my son one day, if he is the type to be interested in stuff.  If not before I die I will hopefully find someone who appreciates tractors and such, and sell off the whole collection or give it away rather than see them destroyed.  All the restored cubs have way more money invested in them than they are worth honestly.


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Posted May 24, 2014 - 06:02 PM

Bad news today the old girl suffered an engine failure. I told dad the engine needed rebuilt and today she proved it. Locked up. Pulled the engine apart it's salvageable but needs a hone/bore and piston and rings.

We did however make a decision today. The 128 is going to go to restoration booth for a make over and the 107 is going to come out for lawn duty. We figured the 128 has earned a clean up and rest. Plus I sure do like that fancy hydrostatic stuff.
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