Just to add a little bit of confusion to the issue here.
I would not exactly rule out the Cub yet.
I have yet to find anyone who owns an older tractor who will say it is everything for every possible use.
The Cub in and of itself for much of what you want to do is more than adequate, don't forget that.
Also, as I mentioned earlier, I have a 25 acre mixed woodlot and garden/fields and I haul all my 4 foot and firewood with my Ellie-Mae. Have a look at the Cub and Implement Gallery on the server. I have hauled what
almost 4,000 lbs on that wagon that Ellie is pulling.
I have twitched 30 foot spruce/pine and fir logs and 20 foot maples last summer with Ellie.
Of course some common sense and a little caution and patience is required to perform this kind of work,
and is not something that I would recommend on a regular basis. However, I do know of 2 local guys that do exactly that, they twitch tree lengths from their wood lots to the saw table all the time
But, for a garden, mowing and light grading as you posted, the Cub is an ideal tractor and a good one to start with.
As your wallet thickens and your work around the yard/farm/garden increases, you may find that you might want to ADD
to your stable and get a larger tractor say a Super A, or a C or Super C. or even one of the number series such as the 140..??
But, if you want all around versatility for a relatively small outlay, then the Cub is it. Oh did I mention you can plow snow with a Cub
Now, will add some more confusion.
I tried to answer your email, but the reply was bounced. Seems your isp mail server did not like the address
Soo, included with this p
rice was a C-3, a Woods 42, front and rear wheel weights (yes to both or just front or rear?), I am assuming a 193 plow, a Cub-23A Disk Harrow (correct ??) as well as the drawbar and brackets.
Lets see now, a rough guess at $400.00 for the C-3, $500.00 for the Woods 42, $250.00 for the wheel weights, $250.00-$300.00 for the disk harrow, $100.00 for the 193 and as discussed in a previous thread $125.00 for the drawbar and brackets.
That makes what
$1675.00 just in implements alone which means he now wants $2325.00 for the Cub.
Not all that out of line now.
Soooo offer him $3,000.00 for the whole kit and kaboodle or better yet $2750.00 and DICKER with him. Before you do though, set an upper limit of what you are willing to pay. You might just be surprised.
He may take your first or your second offer.
You might just want to insert a little time between your offers, do not appear addicted ok.... then maybe wait a week. See what happens.
That is what I did when I negotiated for Granny. He wanted $1250.00, I offered him $500.00. He said no, I said ok, call me if you change your mind. Waited a week, he called back and said hey, what about $1,000.00, said still way way too high, how about $700.00
- he said no, so I said call me if you change your mind. Waited another week, he called back and said hey how about $900.00? I said nah, but maybe I might go as high as $800.00 (which is the max price I was willing to pay and had decided on a couple weeks previously). He said, what about an extra 50 bucks if I include the generator (as I want to put it back to 6 Volt neg grn system). So I said, yeah, the gen is worth 50 to me, so I gave him $850.00 for Granny. Sometimes time and some dickering does pay off.
Something to think about, and guys comments on all the above is warranted....