I bought my first and most likely not last Cub Cadet today. It is a 129, a real sweet machine. I have been wanting one for a while but it is one of those things, someday I always told myself, someday.
Well I was cutting my grass yesterday on my old yardman, actually it is not that old (2009) and that thing just cannot do it anymore. It made noises I have never heard. So I had to buy another big box lawn tractor (gasp) or take the plunge.
So I opened up craigslist and there she was in all her beauty. A 1971 129 in all its glory. The guy was asking 550 and he would not come down a nickle. He had another buyer in the wings hoping I would not buy it. I even got the folder with all the maintenance that has ever been done on this thing since 1996. Oh yeah and a manual.
Too bad buddy I bought it and finished cutting the grass today with it. It needs some tinkering, however I will enjoy working on something this nice. It reminds me of how America used to build things. Built to last, I miss that about our great country.