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bought a cub cadet original,sight unseen


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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:44 PM

have not seen any pics about five hours away,but he is going to deliver to my yard,what he said it was a 1960 ,i will beleive it when i see it,i have being waiting on a pic since monday,he bought it from some older gentleman in W.V. ,and it did run a little problem with the steering,going to deliver next weekend

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:45 PM

Sounds interesting!
be sure to take some pics when you get it

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 05:58 PM

Wow, talk about that impatient feeling like a kid waiting for Christmas to come around. I hope it ends up being what you expect and maybe more :D

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 06:19 PM

I love the Cub Cadet Originals.They are a neat little tractor.My uncle has a 63 O that he restored to showroom condition.I think he paid $150 for it in running condition.

He uses it to mow the yard around the house down at the farm.And uses his Cub 1872 with power steering and Toro GroundsMaster or whatever that big ugly thing is with the huge 7 foot deck hanging off the front of it to mow the rest around the shop and barn.

Those Timed decks on the Os mow really well.
I would love to acquire an Cub Cadet Original and a Bolens Ride-O-Matic and a smaller Frame Steer Bolens.

I think I would even swap my Cub 127 for any of the above if they were in usable condition.:rofl2:

My uncles Toro is a 1970s model Toro Groundsmaster 72 with 4 cylinder liquid cooled Continental engine.Just looked at the manuals I had downloaded for him.It mows good on flat ground but it's horrible on hills. lol

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 06:39 PM

Be sure to take pictures.

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 07:18 PM

yes ,waited until late monday night for pics have to get up at 4 to get to work,very tired on tuesday

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Good luck with the Original! I believe a 1960 would be a prototype and very collectible. The first official year of production was 1961.

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 08:25 PM

Good luck! I hope that he comes through for you and that it's what you expect it to be!

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 04:43 PM

i have still not got any pics of the original but did talk to the owner,said it was electric start and you could read the label on the gas tank,he said it had a seven hp on the gas tank do not know if the tractors after the original had the same sticker or not,not giving him much info about the tractor,because the less he knows the bettet for me.i am getting it for 200.00. ithink that is a stel for an oringinal

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 05:57 PM

Thats a great deal for an Original. Good Luck...

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 08:34 PM

I am trying to wait patiently for pics LOL.

$200.00 is a really great deal if it is all there. :D

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 05:33 PM

here it is dont know about if it is a good buy or not talked him down a little bit because of the steering not working steering wheel turns but nothing else.number stamped on the rear end is2639.it is going to take some work to get it going,hopefully i can figure it out,gas tank was off wires were off from voltage regulator,was hoping to get it running,to take to the denton showdo not know a whole lot about geography,or engine maintenance,or spell check

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 08:39 PM

It's got a little more rust on it then I was hoping for but it looks like it is all there other then the fenders. I can't tell but it looks like there might some thin spots or holes in the dash tower? It's got the grill and the hood ornament though, I don't see how the hood ornament is intact though with the dent the hood has at the tip.

I think you did alright.
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Posted June 16, 2011 - 09:19 PM

number stamped on the rear end is2639.


Going by that number it was made in February of 61. It probably is right as it has the early production front spindles on it that have the caps on the top instead of the bolts. The seat pan looks pretty straight, are there any welds in it? If not that should be a nice seat as they are hard to comeby without a crack.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 02:26 PM

Going by that number it was made in February of 61. It probably is right as it has the early production front spindles on it that have the caps on the top instead of the bolts. The seat pan looks pretty straight, are there any welds in it? If not that should be a nice seat as they are hard to comeby without a crack.


Ditto on the seat pan.You got a good deal on the old girl.Original Oil Bathe air cleaner,grill with IH insert and a decent hood ordainment are worth more than your purchase price.And it looks like a nice straight steering wheel with no cracks?

I've seen a couple 1960 low number Originals,they all had the Swiss Cheese style seat pan and Recoil starter.There may have been factory Electric start on the 1960 O but they were pretty rare on the Lower number tractors.

Either way you found a nice tractor for a good price.
Hope to see the restoration progress photos soon.




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