All i hear is how great the Cubs are. Went and bought this 109 non running for 300 bucks about a month ago.Rebuilt the carb and got the Kohler running then come to find out the deck spindles are bad hydro fan is busted SG doesnt charge both back tires and rims had to be replaced and many other things needed attention. Cant see spending a fortune on a tractor that is worth maybe 400 bucks in perfect condition on a good day.Parts were very hard to find and the nearest dealer was over an hour away.The old Kohler sounded like it was straining its guts out just to pull itself. Put it on CL for 200 bucks and sold it an hour later.Some one told me to treat it as a hobby not as a buisness. Well if this were a buisness i would be bankrupt. Sorry guys but no more Cubs round here.