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Research Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:16 pm

I am enrolled in the Correct Police Academy and have passed the Ford and John Deere components. I am studying for the mid-term Farmall section. I have passed the H Section. There is a bonus question I need help with. How late did the Cubs have the original style Firestone front tires from the factory? I am hoping to be a critic at tractor shows. Thanks

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Re: Research Question

Postby v w » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:46 am

I don't have the foggiest idea what an original Firestone front tire would look like! I'm sure my 51 does not have the originals and the replacements? Well.......... they are round, ribbed and the cub follows them. Brand name? CLOSE ENOUGH. If a person has a show quality tractor and wants it as built I can understand the question. But it raises another one if that tire is no longer available how far to go before receiving the wrath of the PC? Maybe you can do another research question. Vern

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Re: Research Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:14 am

When I was writing this, I was hoping no one would take me seriously. Actually, the tires are available here: www.millertire.com/products/lawn-garden ... rib-4-ply/. I am considering buying some for my 59 model. These were original to my 49 model and most all older tractors had this style. I would like to know if they were used all the way through production in 79.

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Re: Research Question

Postby IHCFan1950 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:29 am

Gary,

The description on the page where you found the tire at says it was used through "early 1940s-1960". So to me, it sounds like 1960 was the cutoff. I read somewhere else that IH also supplied a company by the name of EWC with rims, but I do not know the time frame for that.
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Re: Research Question

Postby Glen » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:10 pm

Hi,
Below is a page from the Longstripe Cub owner's manual, which says in it that it is for Cubs serial number 248125 and above, that was mid 1975 and newer.
The front tires look like they have the Firestone style tread, but I can't read the sidewall for the name.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-03.jpg

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Re: Research Question

Postby Gary Puckett » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:18 pm

Thanks Glen for all the references you have looked up a cited. That answers my question.

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Re: Research Question

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:20 pm

To the best of my knowledge the Firestone’s that are available now are not made in the U.S.A.. It is on the sidewall near the rim. Don’t remember if it’s Mexico or Taiwan or somewhere else. The 4.00 x 12” tires are not made here. If someone knows of a Made in U.S.A. 4.00 x 12 let me know the source.
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Re: Research Question

Postby Barebones » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:42 pm

I have a '48 Cub and restored it in 2001 with Firestone rubber. Fronts are made in Taiwan and rears made in USA.


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