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What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby purpledyno » Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:30 pm

A friend of mine bought a old farm, when we went thur the barn we found 2 farm all cubs in it, he did not want them so I bought them for a very low cost,,, to my point,, I know nothing about the cubs,, I did get them running, not to hard to do that,, my questions are,
1 how to tell what year they are made
2 what horse power are they
3 where is a good place to but tires and rims for them

thanks for any help I am out of North Carolina

also they came with a belly mower, a sickle mower and cultvator ,, not sure how to hook the sickle mower up, I got the belly mower on and it works

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:24 pm

WELCOME, from a fellow NC-er in Chapel Hill!

If you haven't already seen this, here is a post that should help get you going:
http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91765

After your 2nd post, you will have access to all the manuals, free and downloadable. They include the Owner's (recommend reading!) and Parts Manuals, both of which you will get a lot of use! There are sections that include routine maintenance.

You are about 1 1/2 hrs from me, but you are right in the middle of some other good cub folks. Check out the IHCC Chapter 42.

To find the years of your cubs, check above under CUB INFO...the tractor serial number will tell you what year you have. Or you can check here:
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm

Holler if you have any questions. Oh, and check out the HOW TO section. If you need parts, like your rims, post a wanted ad In THE VINE...the free classifieds section.
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Tractors Owned: '51 Cub "Bernie" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:12 am

Here's some info on IHCC Chapter 42...
http://ihcollectorsnc42.com/
Their meetings are held right in your area...try attending one where you could meet some of those nice Farmall folks!

If you get stuck on anything, feel free to contact me... I'm just finishing a rear seal swap and the annual service on one of my 5 cubs, so will have more time!
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Pap » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:35 am

Welcome to the forum purpledyno.
You can learn a lot here and there is a great deal of info here just look around and if you can't find what you are looking for just ask.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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purpledyno
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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby purpledyno » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:46 am

Thanks Dale,
I am in Lexington NC
I will look this information over

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:07 pm

This is crazy, there is a pinned thread titled the exact some thing that gives all the info you seek. Haha

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:10 pm

purpledyno wrote:A friend of mine bought a old farm, when we went thur the barn we found 2 farm all cubs in it, he did not want them so I bought them for a very low cost,,, to my point,, I know nothing about the cubs,, I did get them running, not to hard to do that,, my questions are,
1 how to tell what year they are made
2 what horse power are they
3 where is a good place to but tires and rims for them

thanks for any help I am out of North Carolina

also they came with a belly mower, a sickle mower and cultvator ,, not sure how to hook the sickle mower up, I got the belly mower on and it works


The engine serial number will tell you year, you can Google it or find it on this site. It's on the right hand side as you sit on the tractor up front down low. Most of them were 9hp. Some of the later ones had a bit more. I would buy tires from Agrisupply and you could buy rims from a link on this site or Burtch Store tractors in NC or off a member here who has extras or on FB or CL or similar sale ads.

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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub "Bernie" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:44 am

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Re: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Postby Glen » Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:10 am

Hi,
The tractor serial number is on the serial number plate on the right side of the Cub, unless the plate is gone.
Sometimes someone paints over the plate, then you can't read the words on it.
The numbers are stamped in the plate, you might be able to see them if it is painted over.
Up to about the mid 1950's, the serial number plate had the engine maximum RPM stamped in it too, it was 1800 RPM for those years.

The engine serial number is on the left side of the engine, it is different than the tractor serial number, unless the Cub is an early 1947 Cub.
The number is stamped in the block. You may need to clean the area, and use a good light to see it.

Below is a page from the 1955 Cub operator's manual showing where the numbers are.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-02.jpg

When you find the tractor serial number, you can find the year it was made at the top of the page at Cub Info. There are serial number lists there. :)


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