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#1 Clubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:05 PM

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.

 

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Welcome to GTtalk!  :wave:   Nice Cub!


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Nice looking Cub, :welcometogttalk:

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:44 PM

Welcome

looks like you are having fun with it (enjoying it)

there are a lot of great people that will try to help the best they can (with out seeing your problem first hand)

we all have had to do maintenance on our machines

 

there are manuals in the manual section on this forum

you might want to get the Kohler manual for yours

 

good luck with your new toy

and come back often and enjoy this site


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:53 PM

Nice looking Old Cub



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:59 PM

:welcometogttalk:   If you fix it yourself you will appreciate it all the more!!  I do like the look of those cubs!!!  nice machine



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 08:09 PM

Upon further research I have determined it is actually a 1973 cub 129. Ahhh the power of the internet. The world is at our fingertips. I found the serial number and it is 492823 so that make sit a 1973 model. (at least I believe so)


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Nice Cub, congrats & welcome.

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 08:12 PM

What a beauty! And the best part you get to belong to our great site. ( It's far superior to the Yardman Owners Group.)


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Great story, great tractor.

Today you are wondering "is $550 too much?" - 20 years from now you'll be thinking "this was my best investment ever!" 

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WELCOME to GTTalk   :wave:


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Great looking Cub Cadet. And welcome to Gttalk!!



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Great story, great tractor.

Today you are wondering "is $550 too much?" - 20 years from now you'll be thinking "this was my best investment ever!" 

 

 

 

 

 

I second that

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WELCOME to GTTalk   :wave:



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Congratulations on your new C.C. 129. They happen to be my favorite model. Plenty of power with low fuel consumption. I hope you get many years of use out of her.  :thumbs:



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Congrats on the 129 :beerchug: 

They are good tractors, but there is likely a downside to owning one. You'll want another, then another :thumbs:



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Welcome to GTT. Good Luck, Rick




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