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Will Watkins

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I finally retired and decided to get me a Cub project (not my 1st). Got a fairly rough 147 and as soon as I'm done with other projects I'll get started on it! I've previously owned a 71 (my 1st), 124, and a 782. The 71 served me well, got painted / sold and traded up to the 124 made a new mower deck from 1/8 diamond plate. The 782 I inherited and used till we moved to KY 25 years ago, unfortunately our acres were too rough on it and it got barned. 5 years ago I fixed it up and painted then gave it to my son. I'm excited to read all the things going on here and hope I can help some folks!
 

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Welcome Will!

I grew up on a 124 and have a 782 now.
The 147 is a fine machine! Keep us updated with lots of photos and progress reports on your project.
 

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Thanks to all for the warm welcome. I went with the 147 because my Father in law had one and loved it! except for that pesky electric lift, but hey...I like challenges.
 

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Welcome, Will. Can you add pics of your 147?
 

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It's buried in the shed, but I have this one when I brought it home. I'll get more when I start working on it. The plan is to get it running good and use for awhile before getting into the overhaul. Give an idea of what I am working with.
 

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It does, but alot of things aren't right. Just a little time and patience and they will be right again. It will help that I have a donor cub also!
 

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It's buried in the shed, but I have this one when I brought it home. I'll get more when I start working on it. The plan is to get it running good and use for awhile before getting into the overhaul. Give an idea of what I am working with.
Thanks. Please update us when you start working on it. Does it need an overhaul?
 

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I would say probably...seems to run good, but I think I'll open it up and have a look. Brakes don't work, etc. Just needs a good look over then repaired, kinda of a longer term project 😀
 

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I would say probably...seems to run good, but I think I'll open it up and have a look. Brakes don't work, etc. Just needs a good look over then repaired, kinda of a longer term project 😀
Well, it's pretty nice to have it in perfect condition and repainted, right?:bluethumbsup:
 

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