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Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby ShawnAgne » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 pm

My nephew (6) and niece (10) are up from Kentucky for spring break. Sam has been at my house the last two days so the Farmall Cub has been a wonderful babysitter for him. I Hop on the tow bar put it in first gear with about 4 notches from slow idle and he drives around the yard at a very slow walking pace.

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Let him take the Cub out into the field and he was having a blast driving in the dirt, although told him he couldn't drive it where it was muddy.

Was raining today and as soon as it stopped raining he came out to the garage where I was building some shelves and told me it was done raining and he thought we needed to drive tractors. So we went at it again. He tried to tell me tractors are supposed to get muddy and he should drive it in the field. Told him na I don't think so... LOL

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Does a good job and did endless laps and loops through the yard for about an hour each day.
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:56 pm

I remember wooden blocks fastened to pedals.....
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby ricky racer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:45 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Stanton » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:33 am

Looks like you're making some great memories all around.

Be safe. :tractor:
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:35 am

Stanton wrote:Looks like you're making some great memories all around. Be safe. :tractor:
Not to mention becoming the favorite uncle!!! 8)

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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:23 am

I'm right there with ya. Heck I've been letting my nephews steer since they were two. They're 6, 8 and 10 now. The 10 year old is starting to get clutch control now, 8 year old is not far behind. I've even got them an old hydrostatic lawn tractor to ride around on.

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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:29 am

:Dito: I started the grandson a hydrostat lawn mower at age 4 (no mower attached) and I rode on a seat on a yard cart attached where I could control the speed and direction. He's almost 11 now and handles the cubs with ease and confidence.

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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby ShawnAgne » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:07 pm

Yeah when he was 4 he would stand on the platform and steer while I sat on the seat. Last year in the fall when he was up I let him drive for the first time by himself. His sister can work the clutch and drive the Cub but she only does that if he's not around. Probably let her drive the 300 this summer if she wants.

I use to do the same thing and my Grandpa's, he would be out in the barn fixing tractors and I'd drive them around charging up the batteries for him.
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby dgrapes59 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:46 pm

Great memories being made, possible future tractor enthuists in the making! All of my grandkids love to ride and drive when they are responsible enough to take the wheel. One grandson knows how to safely start anything I own with an engine and drives Cub Cadets, ATV's, RTV and loves steering the "bigger" tractors. Still tickles me to watch him go and even back trailers up, he is 8 years old. I love spending out door time with them, keeps them off the video games :wink:

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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Willy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:50 pm

When I was little, I used to ride on my Grandpa's Super C with him. At 12, I was plowing crops with it for him. This might have something to do with why I like Farmalls so much.
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Eugene » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:36 pm

Great memory times with grand kids. Would let the grand kids drive the Cub Cadets and skid steers on the acreage. Help them steer the bigger tractors.

Had step grandson help steer the WC Allis about 1/4 mile to neighbor's shop to blow out the radiator. Actually had everything I needed to blow out the dust from the radiator, just used it as an excuse for the tractor ride.

Grandson and I drove the Cub to town for ice cream.

Grandson during visits would ask to help work on motors.
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby J3 Driver » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:00 pm

My son loves his cub. And make no mistake about it. It’s his. I’m sometimes allowed to use it.

I grew up helping my grandfather and his brother on those Farms. Grandpa had IH. His brother had Deere. At the young age of 12 I preferred the hand clutch on he 620 over the heavy foot clutch on the M.

At that age I was taking and tedding hay myself. And baling with them in the wagon. Grandpa with his 55 McCormick and my uncle with his 14T. I learned new words at a young age. :).

I would t have it any other way growing up. I miss those times.

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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Willy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:50 pm

Eugene wrote:Great memory times with grand kids. Would let the grand kids drive the Cub Cadets and skid steers on the acreage. Help them steer the bigger tractors.

Had step grandson help steer the WC Allis about 1/4 mile to neighbor's shop to blow out the radiator. Actually had everything I needed to blow out the dust from the radiator, just used it as an excuse for the tractor ride.

Grandson and I drove the Cub to town for ice cream.

Grandson during visits would ask to help work on motors.


After I started doing the cultivating with the Super C, my Grandpa would occasionally send me to the country store about 2 miles away to get sodas for us grandkids. We had a smaller place about 15 miles away and I drove it up there to do some plowing in our field there several times.
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Rcook09 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Wait so are they supposed to be in the mud or not lol looks like he had fun either way I have a son on the way and can’t wait to get him on the cadet 104 then the cub
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Re: Babysitting the nephew Farmall Cub style

Postby Drfting1 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:09 pm

That is awesome!
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