Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi all , just getting enthuisiastic again about buying my first cub.
I'm wondering if you guys buy from ebay or get items from "word of mouth" , friends or
even this forum ?

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:03 pm

Welcome aboard. Good to have a member from down under. I recently bought my first Cub off of E-Bay. In the past most of my leads have come from Craigslist. The E-Bay experience was mixed. I was close enough to ride my motorcycle down and inspect the tractor before bidding but didn't because I had dealt with the seller before and trusted him. His description was somewhat vague but the price was in the ball park of what I wanted to spend and figured I wouldn't get hurt, price wise. Anyway, long story short, I wouldn't do it again without going to inspect the tractor first. So for me, no more buying Cubs without looking them over first.

G'day,

Rick

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:09 pm

All of the above. Given your Australian location, buying a Cub becomes a bit more complicated. Your best approach is to find a mate that has some experience with Cubs and ask him to accompany you when you go look at a Cub. Take a good look at this http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=48032, before you go to look at a Cub. Good luck.

Bill

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:19 pm

thamks for the replies.
Yes , my location is a problem in trying to buy a cub. Its a route I'll have to go if I want one , as there
are next to none down here. The few that do come up for sale are expensive as well.
I guess the best situation would be to buy one off a forum member. I've got a friend over here
who's job is importing Harleys. He will ship it over if I can get it to his warehouse in Cal.

Is there a price guide anywhere for cubs ? I look at ebay quiet often , but there's such a range of prices it get confusing.

Paul

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:02 pm

HI AGAIN! Good to hear from you..it's been a while. Unfortunately, the US West Coast is not the best place for cubs either. What you can do is go to Craigslist for specific areas of the country to get an idea of availability and price for cubs in those areas. Be aware that you get varied results depending on what you put in the SEARCH window, eg Farmall Cub, Farmall Cub Tractor, Cub Tractor, Farmall, Tractor...etc, etc. Even adding an "s" can change things! If I had to pick ONE area of the US to target for the purchase of a Cub, I would pick Ohio and neighboring states like Tennessee. The bad part is, then you still have to get it to California, and that is not cheap. Hey, you might get lucky and find one in California...they DO have a lot of agriculture there...

I bet you could fit at least two cubs in a container, ship them over and sell the second (or 3rd, or 4th!!) one to defray the cost of all that shipping. Don't forget to get some spare parts while you are in the US, though...probably a LOT cheaper than trying to get them "at home"!

Good luck, and see you in Australia sometime...I'll be in Camden, NSW, in May 2014 if not sooner.

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:08 pm

Hi Dale , yep , its been a while...
The guy I know quoted me $800 to get it to Oz. A good price I thought.
Do you want to bring 1 over for me ?
Whatcha coming over for ?
Did you come over last year ?
Paul

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:38 pm

goxu1 wrote:Hi Dale , yep , its been a while...
The guy I know quoted me $800 to get it to Oz. A good price I thought.
Do you want to bring 1 over for me ?
Whatcha coming over for ?
Did you come over last year ?
Paul

Send me the $$ for the Cub and a UHaul, and this US gang will find you a Cub, I'll drag it to CA and send it on its way!!! But you REALLY need to get a few of them...at least one to own, maybe two (since they are addictive), one for parts, and one to sell to help with costs (and to have someone else to work on them with!!) :big smile:

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:50 pm

I can hide 1 from my wife , anymore would be risking things. ha
Seriously , when I come to buy one , I need to get one thats in good shape.
I haven't got the time or space to start rebuilding stuff. I need one that's all there and ready to go.
That makes the search even harder to start with.
Any clues on what that sort of cub is gonna cost me ?

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:57 pm

Do you want to farm/garden with it or are you just planning on playing with and showing it? In other words, in addition to wanting a complete and good running one, do you want a PURDY one (~$3000) or one in "work clothes" (~$2000)??!!

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:02 pm

No , no farming , just playing or displays etc , so Purdy thanks

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:09 pm

I'll keep an eye out! PURDY it is!! I'm sure some of the other folks will have suggestions, too. It is really neat with the internet to be able to check for things anywhere in the world, eh?!!

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:12 pm

yep , checking is OK , getting is another thing.
Paul
how long are you going to be in NSW when you come ?

Re: Buying a Cub

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:36 pm

Usually stay 2-4 days on my way to (then from) Papua New Guinea for 20 days of SCUBA diving aboard the MV FeBrina!! :D

PS PLenty of room left if any divers out there want to join us!

Re: Buying a Cub

Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Anyone tell me what year serial number 199606 is from ?

Re: Buying a Cub

Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:06 pm

goxu1 wrote:Anyone tell me what year serial number 199606 is from ?

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