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Stolen Cub

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:46 pm

I was just made aware of a neighbor's Cub being stolen. It's an early model and has good red paint, is missing the grille and the right side headlight bulb was removed. The battery had been removed. When stolen it had a belly mower attached. I'm waiting to hear back on whether they have a record of the serial number. If they can find it I'll post it. They parked it next to the barn to fix the headlight and check a radiator leak and when they went over to the barn this morning it was gone. It was a family heirloom and they're broken hearted.
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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby IHCFan1950 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:15 pm

What thug would want to steal a nice antique tractor? I can't think of any thief with enough class to want one. So sorry to hear about the loss. They better get the word out to as many equipment dealers and pawn shops as possible. Whoever it is may try to sell it. I hope it is found soon. Sure makes me mad people do this kind of thing.
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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby tst » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:28 pm

check the scrap yards, sleaze balls will sell anything for a few pennies of what it might be worth and many scrap guys do not ask questions of where it came from

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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby T-Mo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:45 am

I was also thinking that the junk yards needs to be check. Druggies will sell any metal to get their next fix. Also, ask around the neighborhood to see if anyone seen the tractor being towed, haul, or moved - there's a possibility that someone may have seen it being hauled away and could identify the tow/haul vehicle. They ain't moving it with a Chevrolet Spark or a Smart car, it's either a long bed truck or on a trailer.

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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby Frozenstate » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:23 am

Some neighbors might have video surveillance. Start checking for cameras on the roads leading away.

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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby Willy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:14 am

Also keep an eye on Craigslist. It'd be pretty easy to sell one there and around here there's always at least a couple of Cubs for sale there.

There's plenty of meth heads running around that are always looking for something to steal and sell cheap. Guy down the road from us had his central ac unit go missing from behind his house with it running when he left for work that day. And I've had some old junk go missing out of the barn myself. I keep my Cub locked up in the shop when I'm not using it.
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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby Willy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:16 am

tst wrote:check the scrap yards, sleaze balls will sell anything for a few pennies of what it might be worth and many scrap guys do not ask questions of where it came from


Our local scrapyard got shut down for that kind of thing.
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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby BigBill » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:09 pm

It’s probably a donor parts tractor to fix another. I’d list wanted add on cL :censored:

Round up the good old boys and go a hunting.


Need to fab a lock box with a padlock inside so she can roll.

Try watching yesterday tractors too.
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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby Crimson Tim » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:44 pm

Park it inside,
Chain it to a tree,
Loop a chain through any two wheels.
Infuriating that you should have to do that. :evil:

I hope this is found safe and intact soon.

Have we figured out a serial number, model year and paint scheme (early = all red?) or any other identifying factors? I did catch that one of the headlights was removed. Rusty? Shiny? Implements attached (belly mower: what kind/color?) And what part of the world did it go missing from? Pennsylvania?
Recent pictures?
Tire tracks? Did it have a magneto and could therefore run without the battery? Or they must have either brought a battery or an entire truck and trailer into the property.

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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:03 pm

Early model, shiny red paint, red belly mower, it was my neighbor's here in PA. It appears it was trailered away. They have been unable to find the serial number.
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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby Scrivet » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 pm

radioguy41 wrote:......They have been unable to find the serial number.
I would think a stolen tractor and the serial number plate would be soon parted, so probably not of much use anyway.

Often makes me wonder about any tractor without a serial number plate. I know not all would be stolen but I bet there are a few floating around with checkered pasts a few owners ago.

I hope it turns up, but deep down I think they have better odds at Mega Millions tonight.

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Re: Stolen Cub

Postby Eugene » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:48 pm

Scrivet wrote:I would think a stolen tractor and the serial number plate would be soon parted, so probably not of much use anyway.
If the owner had the engine serial number and the date casting codes for the major tractor parts, perhaps a chance on recovery.
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