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inairam
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Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby inairam » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:52 pm

Over the holiday i just finished up working on my brother in laws Cub. A few of the things I needed were a battery box and a toolbox. I was in a hurry and needed some other items and went with TM instead of Norm Quay who supplied me with one or two about a year ago. I purchase a lot from TM but never the sheet metal.

I found the TM product was superior to Norms and cost less. The fit and finish of the sheet metal are great. The hardware was heavier. The lid does not have the bumpers ( like Norm but TM states on the website) but TM ships a piece of 1/4" rubber the size of the lid with the box.

Plus TM was easier to deal with online ordering and the service was great.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

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Re: Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:01 pm

Just checked the TM site and they're asking $105 for their battery box which comes in red shop primer. They call it restoration quality and it does look good. I recently asked about what Norm charges. $100 (?) what did you pay? I'm looking to get one of the heavier built boxes with rounded corners on the lid. The Ebay replacements are thinner metal and have squared corners. They work and look fine but my Lo-Boy has waited a long time and I'd like to make it as nice as I can while still on a sane man's budget. :wink:
Mike.
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"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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1952 Farmall Cub, Paula's Cub
1952 Farmall Cub (#2)
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1946 International IA (#2)
1953 Farmall SA

inairam
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Posts: 1621
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:24 am
Zip Code: 19342
Tractors Owned: 1948 6v - Dozer
1949 with kub klipper belly mower. mag 6v - Mom
1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 with c-2 mower & c-54 grader blade 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v
1975 with homemade mower 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 6 v
Memberships: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association;Chapter 8 IH Collectors; IH Collectors Worldwide
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Glen Mills PA

Re: Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby inairam » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:26 pm

I do not remember exactly what Norm charged ~$100- 110 but the hardware was not included and I had to buy a rubber strip to cover the terminals so another $20-$30. The TM hardware is visibility heaver than the battery box hardware I have bought in the past and included a little plastic sleeve for the threads. I took that off and put some oil on the threads and replaced the plastic sleeve. They even sent the bolt and washer for the toolbox ( which I did not use because I removed a dot bolt for the tool box that was in good shape).

We have a small powder coating operation at work and I had the toolbox and battery box powder coated eastwood red wagon over the primer. My bother in law was ecstatic.

I have to admit I did not have the best purchase experience with Norm. I purchased two boxes and had expected the bumpers on the lid. No website. I purchased based on the recommendations on this site. When I called about the lid after I got the boxes I felt as if I was getting a little BS from Norm. His boxes are good do not get me wrong. The bumpers even get in the way of the new batteries so they are not practical. You will be happy with either. I just was expecting one thing and got something else and I did not feel better after calling.

TM clearly states no bumpers which is probably why I did not previously buy the box from them.
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Re: Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby BillBolt » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:15 pm

:D I got a battery box and tool box from TM could not be happier ! TM was easy to deal with and I got my parts fast. Would recommend TM to anyone ! :D

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Re: Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby DRaymond » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:32 pm

After putting my restored Cub in service I noticed that the tail light vibrated/swayed left to right enough so that I felt metal fatigue could become an issue (I had used the less expensive and lighter battery box as a replacement).

I Chose the TM Tractor Parts battery box (Stock# EL5721, Price: $105.10 each) to replace the lighter box I had used to replace the old original banged up box on my Cub. I will only use them in the future (I have two more cubs to refurbish that will need them) because the the metal is heavier and quality the closest match I had found to the original box I had removed and discarded. The other less expensive boxes (I have two as I am a slow learner) have lighter construction especially the tail light and cover hold down brackets.The lack of rubber cushions in the TM replacement was not an issue for me. The TM box came with a rubber sheet/pad as a substitute for the pads and it works fine.

By the way don't forget the decals for the box if you are putting a new box on your Cub.
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Lt.Mike
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Re: Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:48 pm

I’ve been sitting on a decal set for a couple of years along with a bunch of other parts waiting for the restoration to be done.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

1958 Cub Lo-Boy
1952 Farmall Cub, Paula's Cub
1952 Farmall Cub (#2)
1946 International IA (Lil’Mule)
1946 International IA (#2)
1953 Farmall SA

DRaymond
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Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:28 pm
Zip Code: 99223
Tractors Owned: 1948 FCub 13747 "Marie"
1948 FCub 16109 "Lizzie"
1948 FCub 44181 "Gussie"
Cub-54A Leveling & Grader Blade
Cub-22 Mower
Cub-193 Moldboard Plow
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Battery Box source - TM Tractor

Postby DRaymond » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:28 pm

Been there, bought the "T" Shirt. Good luck with the project.
DT Raymond
Spokane, WA
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48 FCUB - Marie
48 FCUB - Lissie
48 FCUB - Gussie
Cub-193 Moldboard Plow
Cub-22 Mower
Cub-54 Leveling & Grader Blade


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