I am Cubless after having and enjoying the '56 Loboy we had from '06-'09. Sold it to fund one of the many ongoing DIY home projects. The kids were not happy and to make amends, I purchased a '47 Cub last October. For no particular or rational reason, I just could not get the kids to love this machine as they did the Loboy. They wanted their old Cub back.
So this past spring, I sold the '47 and told them I would go looking for another Loboy. After poking around for a few months, I found an advertisement for a '56 Loboy with FH (just like our old one) about one hour away. I told the gentleman I would be there on Friday. He said there were a couple of interested buyers so he would not hold it. No problem, I will take my chances. Got to his place and the Cub was gone. Fifteen minutes prior to my arrival, the Cub was being hauled away.
While speaking to this gentleman, he was telling me that if I was interested, he has a JD model LA he had been working on for a few years but has lost interest. He would sell it to me. I was disappointed and knew little of JD tractors so I politely refused but said I would read up on the model. After a couple of weeks and talking with the kids (no Loboys in our sites), I told him I would be interested. Drove to his place and purchased the LA. Turned out to be $800 less than the Loboy. My wife was happy.
If you are a true JD collector, this model LA is missing the tag, a few sheet metal parts and it currently has no electrics. The engine has been redone and and it cranks just fine. I was told it is a 1944 Model LA.
Anyway, these are the pictures. The kids and I are enjoying it. Still not the same as our original Loboy. We will have one again someday.
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