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Howard Despeeder

Postby ricky racer » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:15 am

I'm looking at a Cub with a Howard Despeeder. What is a despeeder worth and would it be difficult or easy to sell?
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:34 pm

Rick,

My gut says north of $500 (assuming complete) and yes.

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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby stevey30 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:57 pm

I don't think it's worth anything so you should just send it to me,I'll even pay for the shipping.

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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby Trent M » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:34 pm

I think $500 is a good target. I think they sell easier when packaged with a Rotavator, but I don't think it would be greatly difficult to get it sold.
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby danovercash » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:25 pm

I need one to use with the homemade rototiller I have been toying with building using old Merry Tillers. Doubt it will ever happen. Three tillers ganged on a large piece of angle with one large engine to power all three. Fast hitch. I have the beam, points and three tillers. Two are still in service in the garden.
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby ricky racer » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:38 pm

I'm a little disappointed in the $500 figure. From the searches I did I was finding $800-$1000 but they always worth more when you buying than selling. :lol: I guess it's only worth what someone want's to pay for it. I'm just trying to justify the purchase price and see if recoup some of my investment. I think I'm looking at a road trip later this week..... :wink:
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby Jason (IL) » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:56 pm

I have seen those despeeders bring up to $1200 or a tad more. There was one locally on eBay and it sold for $1050.

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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:50 pm

When you take it off to sell it, be sure to get the plate with the seal mounted on it that is between the Despeeder and the final. It is pretty useless without that. Of course it also needs the brake extension, and the drawbar mount extensions.
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby ricky racer » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:15 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:When you take it off to sell it, be sure to get the plate with the seal mounted on it that is between the Despeeder and the final. It is pretty useless without that. Of course it also needs the brake extension, and the drawbar mount extensions.


It's got the brake extension but not the drawbar extenion. Do you have a picture of the drawbar extension? I'm going tomorrow to take a look at it and I'd like to know what to look for. Thanks.
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby Trent M » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:32 pm

Ricky - there is a pic here:

http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52159

I think I have one in my pile. :shock:
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby ricky racer » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:02 pm

Thanks Trent!
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby Kirk-NJ » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:29 am

I haven't dealt much with the howard in the cub but have taken many howards out of fords. Seen them sell for as much as $1500. I use to pop them out and sell them for $1000/$1200 only a couple of years ago. The last one I sat with for about six months and got $800 for it. I probably won't be buying any more tractors with a howard in them just for resale.They are not bringing what they use to and I'm sure it must be the same with the cubs. I do have one in my ford 2n and they can be handy to have if you need to slow your tractor down without slowing down your pto.

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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby Stanton » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:45 am

ricky racer wrote:...I think I'm looking at a road trip later this week..... :wink:


Hope your road trip is a safe and productive one. We'd like to see some pics after you get home, if'n you're inclined to share. :)
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby cub.bub » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:28 am

Jason (IL) wrote:I have seen those despeeders bring up to $1200 or a tad more. There was one locally on eBay and it sold for $1050.


WOW!...bet that made your eyes light up Ricky? :{_}:
And it looks like you can fab those draw bar extenders.
Have a good trip and yes Pics.
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Re: Howard Despeeder

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:01 am

The one I saw sell for $1200 was on Ebay about 4 or 5 years ago, but it was still in the original box.

the drawbar/implement extensions Rick made for me a few years ago are better than the originals in my opinion. The original consisted of 3 pipes with a bracket welded between them and 3 long bolts that had to be removed to change implements. Ricks brackets are sturdier, plus they have a bar/stiffener between the front and rear sets to maintain the spacing. The results are that to change implements you simply loosen the bolts same as on a tractor with no Despeeder.
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