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Cub cadet 71 - $1300 RI

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Posted February 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM


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Posted February 02, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Mighty proud of that!

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Posted February 02, 2017 - 01:15 PM

I'd be a motivated seller, too --if I were trying to squeeze every penny invested + a few hundred in profit for a "restoration" job on a bare-bones 7hp tractor.  

$250-$325 tractor & deck (Avg. PA Market for a fair condition runner)
$60-200 in paint (I'm guessing towards $60, considering the engine is black and the colors are "off.")
$300 in an engine refresh (If by rebuilt, he doesn't just mean gaskets and rings)
$150 in a rebuilt clutch (If he did it)
$200 in misc. other parts (If he did it right)

By my guesstimate, he has $5-900 in it, and is expecting a good return on his labor.  

I can buy tractors in better shape for far less money.


Just my $0.02   :( 


Edited by Dane in PA, February 02, 2017 - 01:48 PM.

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Posted February 02, 2017 - 01:30 PM

If the seller would of restored the deck also? Maybe. That kind of money for a trailer tug? Not me.

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Posted February 02, 2017 - 04:25 PM

Gee that's a plain Jane machine with no options. Even if it had wheel weights, headlights ,creeper, fenders and a spring assisted 3pt hitch he still wouldn't fetch $1300. He must be living in fantasy Island. LMAO

Edited by Kyocum, February 02, 2017 - 04:27 PM.

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Posted February 02, 2017 - 04:43 PM

Engine looks a little big to be a K161 doesn't it? Looks like a K241 or K301 by how high the air cleaner is sitting.Even with a larger air cleaner on a K161-K181 it doesn't sit that close to the hood.Which would mean it's not the original engine.And his definition of "restored" must mean take it 1/2 apart and rattle can it.I wouldn't offer more than maybe $200-$250 for it.


His tractor.

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Nicely restored Cub Cadet 71



The zip tie to keep the pedal from returning all the way tells me the throw out bearing and possible the whole clutch assembly reeds rebuilt or replaced.Probably hanging up and making a heck of a racket when fully disengaged like mine was on my 582 before I welded up the hanger and replaced the teaser spring,bearing clutch pins and the self aligning driveshaft bushings.





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Posted February 02, 2017 - 05:05 PM

I always find half the tractors that claim to be "restored" are not even close to it, and if they really were restored these guys would lose a bunch of money each time they sold them, no way anyone can do a proper restore and even think of making money unless they sell it for upwards of $4000+ and no one will pay that, there is NO MONEY in a true restoration unless your one of those shows like ricks restorations that can find a buyer at 10K for a davidbradley walkbehind LOL.

Sadly this one likely got a rattle can job an oil change and he called it a hard days restore :wallbanging:

That engine dosent look right either

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Posted February 02, 2017 - 05:23 PM

Easy now fellas, anyone can ask what they want for what they own. We all have different opinions on what it is worth and what is restored, and there's a sucker born every minute.
That being said, I totally agree with you all, to much for not enough .
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Posted February 03, 2017 - 02:10 PM

I don't know Cubs too much , but when I see "restore' and then see a picture where there are old wiring put back on , it just looks wrong.


This jumped out at me about what this was about.



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Posted February 08, 2017 - 08:02 PM

Maybe the guys wife is on his back--"Honey, I've had it on CL for weeks now, but no one is buying."
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